Late edition: 5 things to know on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
Published Thursday, December 7, 2017 8:04PM EST
Terrible damage from California wildfires, raising the alarm on the suicide risk for veterans, and a ‘porch pirate’ caught on camera.
California wildfires: One of the victims of the explosive fires raging in southern California is a 74-year-old widower who lost everything.
Raising the alarm: Canadian veterans are at "significantly higher risk" of death by suicide than the general public, according to a first-of-its-kind federal study.
3. Hamilton shooting: Police in Hamilton, Ont., have issued a warning about an “unauthorized” GoFundMe page purportedly created to help the family of a fatally shot teenager.
4. Not up to speed: Police say a woman is facing charges for allegedly driving 60 kilometres per hour under the speed limit on a highway in eastern Ontario.
5. Hit the ice: A skating rink on Parliament Hill that gained national attention for its multi-million-dollar price tag and laundry list of rules opened to the public on Thursday.
An Ottawa-area couple is warning others about so-called “porch pirates,” after catching one of the thieves in the act on a security camera.