Cadets told to cease activities until further notice

Greg Bennett gbennett@thecoastguard.ca
Published on October 23, 2014

A sea cadet member salutes during a Remembrance Day ceremony.

BARRINGTON - In the wake of Wednesday’s shootings at the National War Memorial and on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, all cadet meetings across Nova Scotia are on hold.

A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial was fatally shot on Wednesday morning.

A gunman then entered Parliament and opened fire. He was shot and killed by the sergeant-of-arms for the House of Commons. 

The local 327 Sea Cadet Squadron in Barrington posted on Thursday on its official Facebook Page that all cadet activities would be temporarily halted.

“In light of recent events, direction has been issued by Chief Reserves and Cadets to temporarily cease Cadet and JCR activities nationwide as a precautionary measure. While there is no indication that Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers are at risk themselves, we are taking these precautions to ensure the safety of the youth entrusted in our care. We will continue to monitor this situation and provide further information and additional direction as soon as possible. The safety and welfare of Cadets, Junior Canadian Rangers and their leaders remains our greatest concern and top priority." reads the post.

The local sea cadet squadron also posted that in compliance with the precautionary measures issued by chief reserves and cadets - all activities for cadets of 327 Unicorn are cancelled or postponed until further direction is received.