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Cochrane signs secondary response agreement with Calgary
April 17, 2014, Cochrane, Alta. – The Town of Cochrane, Alta., is entering into a five-year secondary emergency response agreement with the City of Calgary. The Cochrane Times reports.  | READ MORE
Barrie woman charged with arson after house fire
April 17, 2014, Barrie, Ont. – A woman faces arson charges after allegedly starting a fire in her home in Barrie, Ont., following a fight with her two adult children. Simcoe.com reports.  | READ MORE
Three suspicious fires in Abbotsford investigated
April 17, 2014, Abbotsford, B.C. – Officials are investigating the cause of three suspicious fires in Abbotsford, B.C., that occurred within hours of each other Wednesday morning. BC Local News reports.  | READ MORE
Fishermen rescued after boat becomes trapped in ice
April 17, 2014, Halifax – A four-person crew was rescued from their boat after the fishing vessel became trapped in ice. The Telegram reports.  | READ MORE
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Hamilton karaoke bar operator fined for fire code violations
April 17, 2014, Hamilton, Ont. – The operator of a karaoke bar in Hamilton, Ont., is being fined under the Ontario Fire Code for the second time for failing to keep an exit door readily operable and for failing to maintain a stairwell free of obstructions. The Hamilton Spectator reports.  | READ MORE
Basement unit in fatal St. Boniface fire had no smoke alarms
April 17, 2014, St. Boniface, Man. – The basement unit in which a man was killed in a Wednesday fire had no working smoke alarms, while other units reported faulty alarms. CTV News reports.  | READ MORE
Halifax to spend $120,000 to improve workers' driving
April 17, 2014, Halifax – Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency wants to spend $120,000 on special equipment to improve its employees' driving after noticing an increase in the number of fire truck collisions in the past two years.CBC News reports.
West St. Paul house fire sends one person to hospital
April 17, 2014, West St. Paul, Man. – One person was taken to hospital with unknown injuries after a Wednesday evening house fire in West St. Paul, Man. CTV News reports.  | READ MORE
Sawmill blast warning failed to prompt preventive measures
April, 17, 2014, Vancouver – Shortly after a bustling sawmill was flattened by fire in northern British Columbia, a concerned worker at another operation phoned the province's safety watchdog with fears that his workplace would meet a similar fate.  | READ MORE
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