When something like this happens in your own backyard, it brings things so imminently close to home that it can really scare you.
I are streaming CBC live at the moment, and have been texting our children and spouses throughout the morning. Two of them live here in Ottawa, one of whom just moved work locations from the downtown core -- for which we are suddenly grateful.
The lockdown area and perimeter have been widened. Ottawa isn't a large downtown area -- very concentrated, lots of government workers ..... and everyone on edge as police and military take more control over Parliament Hill and surrounding area.http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/parliam ... -1.2808710