Several injured, including police officers, after shooting in Chicago suburb
More details are coming out about an active shooter situation in a Chicago suburb.
The Aurora Daily Herald reports that preliminary information indicates that four police officers and multiple civilians were wounded in a shooting at a manufacturing plant Friday afternoon. CNN reports that the officers are in stable condition and a tweet from the City of Aurora say the gunman, who reports say was armed with a pistol, has been arrested. TV footage shows SWAT officers and other first responders gathered outside the plant.
Father to be charged with first-degree murder in death of daughter
Police in Ontario say a man is going to be charged with the first-degree murder of his 11-year-old daughter while the two were supposed to be celebrating the child’s birthday.
The Forty-one-year-old man was taken into police custody following an Amber Alert Thursday night and police say he is suffering from an undisclosed injury. Police broke down the door to the father’s house in Brampton west of Toronto and found the little girl’s body inside. The mother had gone to police to report that her former boyfriend, was allegedly making comments indicating his intention to harm both himself and their child.
Canadians told to stay away from Haiti
The federal government is telling Canadians to stay away from Haiti after rioting trapped some visitors there this week.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters Friday the government is deeply concerned about what’s going on in the Caribbean country.
American President Donald Trump declares national emergency over funds to build border wall
Trump is trying to do an end-run around Congress by declaring a national emergency to fulfill his campaign promise to build a wall along the Mexican border.
He plans to use executive action to siphon billions of dollars from federal military construction and counter-drug efforts for the wall, a move which is expected to face rounds of legal challenges.
New report looking at why more adults are still living with their parents
A Statistics Canada report is investigating why an increasing number of adults are still living with their parents.
Close to 1.9 million Canadians aged 25 to 64 lived with at least one parent in 2017…more than double the number in 1995. Seventy per cent reported being single, meaning they were unmarried and had no common-law partners.