After 9 years, 7 month’s and 20 days…the world’s most intensive man-hunt is over. American officials say Osama bin Laden was killed by the U.S. military in a raid on a house north is Islamabad, Pakistan. Now, his body has apparently been buried at sea….and that’s because finding a country willing to accept the Al-Qaeda leader would have been difficult. So far the U.S. isn’t saying where the burial happened.
Canadian military personnel in Afghanistan are cheering at the news bin Laden has been killed. Officers say they hope this is a step towards world peace. And Prime Minister Harper says this country greets the death of Osama with sober satisfaction, adding this is not the end of the fight against terrorism.
City police are hunting for a suspect in a case where a woman says a person rode up on a bicycle and sexually assaulted her. The 27 year old alleged victim says she heard the bike behind her, and then felt someone place their hands on her waist and push her to the ground. The suspect proceeded to assault the woman, but when she started yelling, he hopped on his bike and rode away.
If you’re walkin around town and find something on the ground that looks like a part of a Taser, that’s very well what it could be. Police say sometime Saturday night, a cartridge became dislodged from one of the devices that a cop was carrying in northwest Winnipeg. The cartridge contains probes on wires which extend when the device gets discharged, although the actual taser wasn’t lost. Police say if anyone comes across the cartridge, they should call police right away.
Well polls will open shortly for this country’s 41st general election. On the last day of the campaign, Prime Minister Harper, who has led 2 straight Tory minority governments, repeated his pitch for right-leaning Liberal votes. Harper says the best Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff can hope for is to be a backseat passenger.
After the death of Osama bin Laden, Canadian Foreign Affairs updated its website for those Canucks in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The department says they should avoid all gatherings and demonstrations in both countries. They also still advise no travel to either country.
This weekend’s weather was not only wild, but deadly. At least 5 deaths are blamed on a storm that dumped up to 40 plus centimeters of snow in some parts of the province. 2 soldiers from CFB Shilo were killed when the S.U.V. they were in crashed just east of Brandon. And, 3 other people died when their pickup lost control and hit a tree northwest of Brandon.
By the way officials say despite all the rain and snow we got this weekend, it’s not expected to do much on the flood front…except extend the crest.
For the past 5 weeks and 2 days, the federal political leaders had their say on the campaign trail. Today, voters get their turn as they cast ballots in this country’s 41st general election. Prime Minister Harper will cast his ballot in Calgary, while NDP leader Jack Layton and Liberal leader, Michael Ignatieff will vote in Toronto.
NASA says it’ll be at least next Sunday before another attempt is made to get Endeavor off the ground for its final mission. Last Friday’s scheduled liftoff was scrubbed by a bad fuse box. After this, only one more shuttle flight remains…Atlantis, which is due to go into orbit late next month.