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MPs Return To Work On Parliament Hill

          M-P for Vancouver Island North is expressing his gratitude to Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers who's being credited with shooting and killing a gunman who stormed Parliament Hill on Wednesday. 
          John Duncan says Vickers quickly jumped into action when shots rang out inside the Parliament building.
          All three party leaders singled out the bravery of Vickers, giving him several standing ovations.
          Canadian soldier Nathan Cirillo was killed in Wednesday's attack.

Royal Canadian Legion-Parliament Hill Shooting

          Royal Canadian Legion members are expressing their condolences to the families of Corporal Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, the soldier who was killed in Quebec on Monday.
          Dominion President Tom Eagles says he was sickened when he learned of the attacks.
          Eagles says both soldiers will be honoured at Remembrance Day ceremonies across the country.

RCMP Tightened Security

          In the aftermath of the shooting in Ottawa R-C-M-P are tightening security around the prime minister.
          Stephen Harper was unguarded on Wednesday as he met with his Tory caucus in a room just steps away from where gunfire erupted. 
          R-C-M-P say effective immediately, Harper will be protected 24-7.

Bodies Recovered From Sunken Vessel

          R-C-M-P's Underwater Recovery Team has retrieved the bodies of two men from a sunken vessel near Campbell River. 
          Corporal Poppy Hallam says the team was able to reach the wreckage on Wednesday. 
          The vessel sank early Saturday morning during stormy weather. 
          A third crew member was rescued.
          B-C Coroners Service and the Transportation Safety Board have taken over the case.