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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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les-karplukPrince Albert, Sask., Oct. 30 - I recently had the opportunity to present at the Southern Alberta Fire Department Conference in Lethbridge. I also had the privilege during the conference to listen to three men who are passionate about changing the fire service.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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