We Remember

14 11 2010

Canada’s Governor General David Johnston (C) and Silver Cross Mother Mabel Girouard, watch as veterns march during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on November 11, 2010. A Silver Cross Mother is chosen each year to represent all Canadian mothers who have lost children in the military service. Girouard is the mother of Chief Warrant Officer Robert Girouard who was killed in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber in 2006. (Xinhua / Christopher Pike)


Poppies are placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier following the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on November 11, 2010. (Xinhua / Christopher Pike)


Trail of Horror

29 09 2010

A body lays at the scene of a one vehicle collision on Albert street west of Bank street in Ottawa, Ont., Sep. 16, 2010. Another person was taken to hospital with critical life threatening injuries.
(Christopher Pike / Ottawa Citizen)

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this and that

7 09 2010

An RCMP and an Ottawa Police officer stand guard outside an apartment on the seventh floor of a building at 220 Woodridge Crescent in Ottawa, Ontario, August 25, 2010. The apartment was one of two residences raided resulting in two people being arrested on terrorism-related charges in a joint RCMP/Ottawa police operation. CHRISTOPHER PIKE FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL


Canada’s Minister of International Trade Peter Van Loan listens to a journalists question during a press conference in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on August 30, 2010. Loan, who recently traveled to Latin America, said the government has started exploratory trade discussions with South America’s Mercosur bloc, which consists of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. (Xinhua / Christopher Pike)

Speakers’ Consultation in the Senate chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on September 3, 2010. The Speaker’s Consultation among the presiding officers of the upper and unicameral houses of the G20 is being held for the first time, with 24 entities taking part. (Xinhua / Christopher Pike)

China’s Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee Jiang Shusheng (L) meets with Speaker of the Senate of Canada Noël A. Kinsella during a bilateral meeting in his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on September 3, 2010.

(Xinhua / Christopher Pike)

Canadian Veterans stand after a ceremony to commemorate the contributions and sacrifice of Merchant Navy Veterans at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on September 3, 2010. The 7th annual Merchant Navy Veterans Day recognizes the individuals who, on behalf of Canada, made great personal sacrifice for the overall gain of the Allies during the Second World War. (Xinhua / Christopher Pike)


U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi (4th R) points to the tie of Canada’s Speaker of the House of Commons Peter Milliken (C) while taking part in a group photo during the G8 Speakers of the Lower House meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on September 10, 2010. Also pictured (L to R) European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek, UK’s Speaker of the House Simon Bercow, France’s President of the National Assembly, Germany’s President of the Bundestag Norbert Lammert, Italy’s President of the Chamber of Deputies Gianfranco Fini, Japan’s Speaker of the House Takahiro Yokomichi, and Russia’s Deputy Speaker of the Federal Assembly. The meetings, between September 9 to 11, aim to promote an exchange of experience, opinions and information, primarily on parliamentary matters such as the role of parliaments and the organization of parliamentary functions in a rapidly changing world.
(Xinhua / Christopher Pike)

Connor Jones, 8, holds the helmet of his grandfather, Lieutenant Richard Gietz, during the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on September 12, 2010. Gietz died from a work related illness on December 29, 2007.
(Xinhua / Christopher Pike)

Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper waves to members of the conservative constituency at Stanley Farms in Edwards, Ontario, Canada, (approximately 40 kilometers east of Ottawa) on September 14, 2010. Canadian Parliament returns from summer break September 20th.
(Xinhua / Christopher Pike)

9th murder

24 08 2010

Was called at 8:15am by an assignment editor at the Ottawa Citizen to head to the Vanier neighborhood of Ottawa, (about 10 minutes from my house), to check out the scene of a suspicious death.

Police cruisers at the scene of a suspicious death in the 100-block of Alice street in the Vanier area of Ottawa, Ont., Aug. 20, 2010.
(Christopher Pike / Ottawa Citizen)

After three hours on scene, I was relieved by a staff photographer so I could go to another assignment. Afterward I decided to head back to the scene.

Meet a woman who said she lived across the street from where police seemed to be concentrating their investigation. Was able to talk my way into her house. Waited for the better part of an hour.
It was later confirmed that the ‘suspicious death’, was in fact the cities ninth homicide of the year. Jennifer Leigh Stewart, 36, a prostitute, was stabbed to death in the early morning of August 20th.

Anyone with information regarding Stewart’s death should call police at 613-236-1222


two chiefs walk into an airport reception room . . .

24 08 2010

Netherlands’ Chief of the Defense Staff, General Peter Van Uhm (L) and Canada’s Chief of the Defense Staff, General Walter Natynczyk share a laugh after a joint press conference at the Ottawa International Airport in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on August 20, 2010. General Peter Van Uhm was on an official visit to Canada August 18-20.
(Xinhua / Christopher Pike)

Weronika & Chris | Married | Long Sault, Ontario | July 24, 2010

24 08 2010

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‘This must stop’ – Toronto Star Front

18 08 2010