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Union's 'bullying' angers Saugeen Shores fire chief
Oct. 31, 2014, Saugeen Shores, Ont. - The fear of provoking Ontario union leaders stops Saugeen Shores Fire Department Chief Phil Eagleson from identifying, or even saying exactly how many so-called "double-hatters" answer local emergency calls. The Shoreline Beacon reports.
N.W.T. firefighters call for expanded cancer compensation
Oct. 31, 2014, Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Firefighters in the territory are calling on legislators to expand the list of work-related illnesses they can be compensated for. The firefighters want five different kinds of cancer added to the list. CBC News reports.
Suspicious blaze destroys Robin's Donuts
Oct. 31, 2014, Fort Nelson, B.C. - The Northern Rockies RCMP are continuing their investigation into a suspicious fire which resulted in the complete destruction of Robin Donuts in Fort Nelson during the early hours of Tuesday morning. Energeticcity.ca reports.
Ottawa apartment fire leaves three people homeless
Oct. 31, 2014, Ottawa - Three people are homeless after an accidental fire at an apartment in Overbrook late Thursday night, according to Ottawa Fire Services. CBC News reports.
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Reserves need $28 million for fire protection: report
Oct. 30, 2014, Winnipeg - An internal report from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada estimates it will take a $28-million injection of federal funding to reduce the number of deadly fires on Manitoba reserves, but only a fraction of that amount has been approved.
Alberta to upgrade fire safety systems at seniors homes
Oct. 30, 2014, Calgary - Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says the province is committing $70 million to put more sprinklers and other fire safety devices in seniors facilities as soon as possible. Prentice said Wednesday it’s part of a broader strategy to equip the 24,000 government owned and supported seniors care units in Alberta. The Globe and Mail reports.
Townhouse fire sends four people to hospital
Oct. 30, 2014, Calgary - Four people were taken to hospital after a fire early Thursday morning at a southwest Calgary townhouse. CBC News reports.
Rail safety rules announced in wake of Lac-Megantic report
Oct. 29, 2014, Ottawa - The Conservative government has unveiled a new set of rules aimed at improving rail safety in Canada, including tougher hand brake requirements, more research on crude oil properties and a requirement that rail companies submit training plans for review.
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