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Deadly shooting in Fredericton: how events unfolded

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A suspect is in custody and four people, including two police officers, are dead after a shooting Friday morning in Fredericton.

The incident unfolded over about four hours at an apartment complex on Brookside Drive on the north side of the city.

Here's a timeline of events:

Around 7 a.m.: People report hearing gunshots in the area.

7:47 a.m.: The Fredericton Police Force issues its first statement over Twitter, asking people to avoid the Brookside Drive area because of an "ongoing incident."

7:53 a.m.: Police announce a lockdown in the area, urging residents to stay inside and lock their doors for their safety. The lockdown was in effect for Brookside Drive between Main and Ring roads.

8:17 a.m.: Police say there are "multiple fatalities."

Fredericton police sealed off some streets in the area and urged people to stay inside their homes. (Catherine Harrop/CBC)

8:20 to 8:30 a.m.: Residents and reporters say more shots are heard. Video captured by a neighbour shows an armoured police vehicle approaching the apartment building and officers firing what appears to be tear gas at a window.

8:31 a.m.: At least four people are confirmed dead.

8:47 a.m.: Police ask the public to stop calling the station directly because of the volume of calls coming in.

8:53 a.m.: New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant issues statement saying the province is "shock and saddened." Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered condolences about 20 minutes later.

9:25 a.m.: Police say the situation is still active and ask the public to avoid posting police positions on social media.

9:45 a.m.: One person is confirmed in custody, but the lockdown remains in effect.

10:28 a.m.: Police confirm four people are dead, including two police officers.

11:04 a.m.: Police lift the lockdown and say the threat to the public is over.

11:06 a.m.: The Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton said on Twitter it's "currently treating multiple victims of today's shooting."

Around 11:15 a.m.: A provincial emergency command post arrives at the scene. RCMP and a canine unit are also there.

Police examine the neighbourhood where four people, including two officers, were shot dead. (Keith Minchin/Canadian Press)

11:23 a.m.: Fredericton police say the suspect is being treated for "serious injuries" related to the shooting.

12:13 p.m.: Large police presence outside the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital.

12:48 p.m.: Horizon Health asks the public to avoid the hospital emergency room unless a visit is essential. 

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PHOTOS: Hurricane force winds, snow, slam Newfoundland

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Thursday, November 15, 2018, 2:52 PM – The strongest storm of the season so far edged into Atlantic Canada earlier this week, strengthening rapidly as it barrelled through the north Atlantic Thursday. Hurricane force winds, snow, and damaging storm surge were expected to batter parts of Newfoundland the the day, with the largest waves on the planet targeting the island.

The storm knocked out power to thousands as winds whipped the region.

“This is just one of many issues our crews have been dealing with,” said Newfoundland Power in a tweet showing powerline damage. “We thank all of our customers who have been impacted during this storm for their patience. We are working as safely and diligently as possible to restore power to our customers.”

Much of Atlantic Canada saw winds upwards of 80 km/h, with most of Newfoundland experiencing wind gusts over 130 km/m, which made for reduced visibility and dangerous driving conditions.

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Work accident claims three

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Three people are dead after an apparent workplace accident just south of Edmonton.

Police, firefighters and emergency crews responded Thursday afternoon to a call at Millennium Cryogenic Technologies in Leduc.

Mayor Bob Young confirms three people died.

Young says it isn't clear what happened at the worksite in the Leduc Business Park.

He says the situation is contained and there is no risk to the public.

RCMP and Alberta Occupational Health & Safety officers are investigating.

"On behalf of Leduc City Council and administration, I want to express our deepest condolences to the co-workers and families affected by this tragic incident,” Young said in a statement.

Premier Rachel Notley said her heart breaks for the workers and their families.

"While we wait for details about how this tragic accident happened, my thoughts are with all those who are mourning this terrible loss," she said in a statement.

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Search and rescue responding to bulk carrier off Newfoundland, no plans to abandon ship

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Rescue officials have come to the aid of a bulk carrier that flooded Thursday afternoon off Newfoundland.

Joint Task Force Atlantic says the Centennial Harmony was roughly 460 kilometres off St. John’s, N.L., in the Grand Banks with when it reported flooding onboard around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

READ MORE: Rescue mission underway for person who fell overboard off N.S. coast

In a statement Thursday evening, National Defence said the flooding was under control, and there was no intention to abandon ship.

It says the bulk carrier – with 21 crew members – was also having intermittent power issues and required technical assistance.


A Hercules aircraft and the Canadian Coast Guard ship Sir Wilfred Grenfell responded to the incident.

A resupply ship, the Maersk Cutter, was on standby roughly 150 kilometres away to assist if required.

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