Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Military Bases on Heightened Security Status after Ottawa Shootings

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Military Bases on Heightened Security Status after Ottawa Shootings

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Bases on heightened security around country

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OTTAWA - Canadian Forces bases across the country were told Wednesday to consider increasing security levels after shootings on Parliament Hill and at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

Maj.-Gen. Christopher Coates said bases were asked to take "precautions appropriate to their environments" to ensure the safety and security of personnel, equipment and buildings.

Across the country, different precautions were taken.

At Canadian Forces Base Edmonton, a spokesman said it was operating normally. But extra security precautions were put in place in Halifax and at 19 Wing Comox airbase on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

In Halifax, gates to the waterfront navy base, the air base and other bases were locked as part of the heightened security effort.

Capt. Peter Ryan of Maritime Forces Atlantic said other measures can't be discussed in order to ensure the safety of military personnel, adding that the security measures weren't in response to any local incidents. …

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