Charges laid in one of yesterday's gun incidents

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-24 10:50:09

Halifax police are now saying those were two seperate gun incidents downtown yesterday.

The first was at 8:30 when a man was spotted walking down the street with a rifle near the Scotiabank Centre. Police couldn't find him. The seocnd incident was around 11:00 when a metro transit driver reported finding a rifle, wrapped in fabric, after a man had gotten off a bus. A suspect was arrested a short time later on Argyle Street.

That 25 year old man is facing several weapons charges.

Police say they've determined the incidents are not related and their investigation is ongoing. Police say there were no threats made to anyone and no shots were fired.

Parliament Hill Shootings - RCMP

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-24 06:58:45

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says the Parliament Hill shooter was not on their list of what are termed "high-risk travellers".

Paulson says there are about 93 names on that list and that the force is working with C-SIS to keep tabs on them. Paulson appealed late yesterday to Canadians to contact police if they notice signs that someone around them has the potential for radical behaviour.

Paulson also said 32 year old Michael Zehaf Bibeau had applied for a passport to travel to Syria. He had not drawn the attention of authorities because of any radical activity and that there's no evidence of a link between Bibeau and Martin Couture-Rouleau, the man who ran down the two soldiers near Montreal Monday.

Flood watch in some areas

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-24 06:58:08

People living in parts of western Nova Scotia are preparing for possible flooding.

A slow-moving, low pressure system could drop up to 100mm of rain om some areas before it eases up tonight. Forecasters say there's the potential for flash flooding. People should also watch out for possible washouts near creeks, rivers and lakes.

New driver's license rules coming

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-24 06:57:49

Drivers who have lost their licenses permanently after a fourth conviction for impaired driving...may be able to drive legally again under amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act introduced by the Transportation Minister.

Geoff MacLellan says four amendments to the act would strengthen the graduated licencing program for new drivers. One change would double the time of the beginner phase from six months to a year. Drivers would have to maintain zero blood alcohol content for two years after they complete the program. Supervisory drivers would also have to be fully licensed for at least two years after they complete the program. There's also a faint hope clause for drivers who have lost their licenses. It would allow better monitoring because ignition locks would be required for them to get their licenses.

Car-ped accident

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-24 06:57:27

A 57 year old women is the latest car-pedestrian victim.

She was crossing Herring Cove Road at Williams Lake Road when she was hit by a vehicle turning from Herring cove onto Williams Lake. Police say it was dark and raining. The women was taken to hospital with a leg injury. The 61 year old man driving was ticketed.

Annual heating rebate program starts taking aplications next week

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-24 06:57:10

People can start applying for the government's heating rebate program. The Heating Assistance Rebate Program will launch next week on the 30th. The rebate provides up to $200 to cover some of the cost of oil, natural gas, wood, wood pellets, propane, electricity, or coal. To qualify, applicants must be a household with a net annual income of $42,000 or less or a single person earning $27,000.

Ebola case in New York

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-24 06:56:41

A New York City doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus.

Officials say the test results are preliminary. Dr. Craig Spencer is the fourth confirmed case in the United States and the first in New York. He returned from Guinea more than a week ago where he worked with the group Doctors Without Borders. He was self-monitoring his health and as soon as the first symptoms appeared yesterday he reported it and went into self-imposed quarantine.

SPORTS

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-10-24 06:56:21

In the NHL...Sean Monahan scored his first two goals of the season as the Flames shut down the Hurricanes 5-0 after a moment of silence to start the game. Jonas Hiller only had to stop 16 shots for his 22nd career shutout. The Bruins marked the shooting in Ottawa by singing O Canada before their game in Boston where they lost 3-2 to the Islanders. The Canucks handled the Blues 4-1.

In the Thursday Night Football game...Peyton Manning threw three T-D passes to Emmanuel Sanders as the Broncos beat the Chargers 35-21.

News stories from 2014-10-23.