Monday, January 18, 2016

Family of four on aid trip among Canadians killed in Burkina Faso attack

By: City Hall reporter
Six Canadian humanitarian workers from Quebec were among those killed in an attack by Islamic extremists in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou.
There were 28 people of 18 nationalities killed and 56 others wounded after a 15-hour siege that ended Saturday night at a hotel popular with international business travellers on the busy Avenue Kwame Nkrumah in the city’s centre.
The Canadians were: Yves Carrier; his daughter Maude; his wife, Gladys Chamberland; their son Charlélie, and their friends Louis Chabot and Suzanne Bernier, all residents of Quebec, La Presse reported.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau led a moment of silence for the victims on Sunday at a restored mosque in Peterborough, Ont., which was firebombed in the aftermath of deadly attacks in Paris last November...Continue reading...

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