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R.I.P. Corporal Nathan Cirillo of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada regiment. The 24 year old soldier was shot and killed while guarding the Tomb of the Unknown at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada this morning in a senseless act of terrorism. My heart is with his family, the City of Ottawa, the people of Canada, and all those affected by this great tragedy.
Amber Alert for missing Blairmore girl stretches into second day, 22-year-old man arrested
Hamori said the Amber Alert in effect for two-year-old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette will be extended this afternoon. He added police are “hoping and praying” the toddler will be found safely.
By ,Annalise Klingbeil, Calgary Herald & Clara Ho, Calgary Herald

Police say they have arrested a 22-year-old Blairmore man in connection with an ongoing homicide and abduction investigation in Blairmore, Alberta.

A white van has also been located in the area, RCMP Supt. Tony Hamori said at a press conference this afternoon. Investigators are determining if the van is connected to the case.

Hamori said the Amber Alert in effect for two-year-old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette will be extended this afternoon. He added police are “hoping and praying” the toddler will be found safely.

As the Amber Alert for the brown-haired girl stretched into its second day Tuesday, police combed yards near the southern Alberta home where the two-year-old’s dad was found dead.

RCMP believe Dunbar-Blanchette was taken from the Blairmore home where the lifeless body of her father, 27-year-old Terry Blanchette, was found Monday morning.

Investigators are treating the death as a homicide, and are linking the two investigations.

Mounties will be holding a media update about the case at 1 p.m. in Airdrie.

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This is no stereotype, but a fact:
To have such violence in the heart of our nation’s capital, in the very heart of our government, is appalling. 
It is hard to believe that a country known for being polite, friendly, and nice, is now reeling from an act of terrorism. 
Our hearts and prayers go out to those in Ottawa, those downtown, those on Parliament Hill, all emergency responders, and especially the soldier standing guard at the grave of the unknown soldier.
‘Hellboy’ Dinosaur Discovered in Alberta Reveals Evolutionary Surprises
Named for a monstrous hero from ’90s comics, a strange new species of horned dinosaur is an object lesson in how appearances can deceive, paleontologists say.

Read on to learn about the newly found relative of Triceratops, and the evolutionary lessons that scientists are reading from its features.


Photos of the day - February 19, 2015

Polar bear twins make their first public appearance with their mother ‘Freedom’ at Ouwehands Zoo Rhenen, in Rhenen, a girl wears glasses printed with the Tibetan flag and map for the Tibetan New Year in Lalitpur, Ppedestrians and workers pass an upside down car art installation in a car park on the South Bank in London, people pray for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Yonghegong Lama Temple, in Beijing, geese attempt fly in and land of chunks of ice on the Hudson River in New York City, Queen Elizabeth II looks at the view out of a window during a visit to reopen Canada House on Trafalgar Square, an elderly Afghan refugee trims his beard while another plays with his grandson on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan and Chinese artists perform a dragon dance at a local amusement park during celebrations for the Lunar New Year in Beijing, China are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters)

Photo credits: (from top) EPA/BART MAAT, REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar, REUTERS/Toby Melville, REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon, Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News, Kirsty Wigglesworth/Getty Images, AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen, Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

See more photos of the day and our other slideshows on Yahoo News.
Convicted murderer escapes from Saskatchewan prison
Guards noticed Roger Joseph Gillet, 64, was missing Friday morning

Police are searching for a convicted murderer who escaped from the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert, Sask. today.

Roger Joseph Gillet, 64, was not present when the prison counted the inmates in its minimum security unit at 10 a.m. CST this morning.  

Prince Albert Police and the RCMP are now searching for the escapee, having issued a warrant for his arrest.

Roger Joseph Gillet is five feet seven inches tall and weighs about 179 pounds. He has a fair complexion with brown eyes and grey hair.

Gillet has scars on his back and chin and tattoos on the abdomen, chin, upper right arm and left arm.

He is currently serving a sentence for second-degree murder, forcible confinement, robbery, prison breach and escaping lawful custody.

Anyone who has information on Gillet’s whereabouts is asked to contact police.

Correctional Service Canada said it was investigating the circumstances of his escape.


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I have non-breaking news for you: FIFA does not care what you think.

Over the years, FIFA has never seemed influenced by what is written or said in papers, articles, tweets, blogs, and on television about how it operates. And over the years, women’s soccer has not appeared to sit high on FIFA’s priority list….

FIFA certifies turf and puts the FIFA stamp of approval on it. So it appears that we have a messaging issue: How can FIFA put its stamp of approval on turf and then not allow it for World Cup games? To which I would argue, even FIFA states on its “FIFA Quality Programme” website that “turf is the best alternative to natural grass.” Alternative, not “better than grass.” In countries or places where an appropriate grass surface is not an option, then turf is indeed a great alternative. But that is only when grass does not or cannot grow.

More non-breaking news, folks: Canada can grow grass.

Emergency Evacuation in Fort McMurray, Alberta!

Hey, everyone! I’d really appreciate anyone who would be willing to re-blog this post and pray for Fort Mac. The entire town has been ordered to evacuate tonight due to an out of control wildfire that has been spreading all day. It’s been declared a state of emergency, and this is apparently the worst fire and largest evacuation in Alberta history.

So I just wanted to say that the reason I have not reported the name of the suspect in yesterday’s terrorist attack is because that is exactly what people like that want. This man was a radicalized, religious extremist who wanted his name and face to go down in history as sparking fear in people. His life was nothing, this is all he will be known for and soon, his name will fade from the headlines. Instead we should choose to make Corporal Nathan Cirillo the face of this tragedy. He was a young, loving, and dedicated soldier who was murdered while standing guard at the Tomb of the Unknown. He should be celebrated, he should be remembered by history, he should be the one we all talk about. Another man we should celebrate is Sergeant at Arms Kevin Vickers who rushed towards the gunfire and took the suspect down. All the brave men and women, both civilian and not, who rushed to help others or rushed towards the fight should be celebrated. Lastly we should celebrate the people of Canada who stand tall amid such chaos. When things like this happen, they shake the country and the world, but these cowards are not worth fearing. The gunman is dead, he will do no more harm, let us not speak his name and show his face, but let us celebrate the heroes of that day.