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Last of central Alberta fire evacuees allowed to go home
May 17, 2013, Nordegg, Alta. – The last of the evacuees forced from their homes by fires in west-central Alberta are being allowed to return.
May 17, 2013, Toronto – This is being written as I wait in Boston’s Logan Airport for my flight home to Toronto, after a very informative visit with the National Fire Protection Association at their offices in nearby Quincy, Mass. True to the NFPA’s reputation as a professional and progressive organization, its hospitality and welcoming attitude were exemplary, with one glaring exception – the first thing I encountered upon entering their lobby was a life-sized Sparky statue, all decked out in a Bruins jersey and holding a hockey stick. Talk about rubbing salt in the wounds . . .
Police probe suspicious apartment fire
May 17, 2013, St. John's, N.L. – The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says a fire that has left a mother and her young son temporarily homeless is suspicious.
Man sent to hospital after car rolls, catches fire
May 17, 2013, Balls Creek, N.S. – A man is seriously hurt after a car went off the Trans-Canada Highway in Cape Breton and came to a stop in a wooded area.
Fire breaks out at recycling plant in Springwater, Ont.
May 17, 2013, Springwater, Ont. – The flames are now out at a garbage and recycling plant between in Springwater, Ont., that went up in flames last night. Bayshore Broadcasting reports.
Slave Lake mall sues firefighters two years after wildfire
May 17, 2013, Edmonton – The company that owns a Slave Lake shopping centre is suing the town and local fire department for $3 million in damages caused by what it claims was “improper and inadequate” firefighting techniques as the town burned two years ago. The Edmonton Journal reports.
Suspicious fire breaks out at vacant slaughterhouse
May 17, 2013, Blenheim, Ont. – Fire crews are investigating after a blaze broke out at an old slaughter house in Blenheim, Ont., Thursday morning. Blackburn News reports.
Waterloo Fire Rescue considers inspection cuts
May 17, 2013, Waterloo – Waterloo Fire Rescue may cancel non-mandated inspections — including those for daycares, group homes and public halls — to focus on other priorities. The Record reports.
Barn fire spreads to Ops Township home
May 17, 2013, Ops Township, Ont. – A fire that started in a barn in Ops Township, Ont., Thursday afternoon has also damaged a home on the property. MyKawartha.com reports.
Fire damages several homes in L'Epiphanie, Que.
May 17, 2013, L'Epiphanie, Que. – The Surete du Quebec is investigating a fire that destroyed a building and badly damaged several others in L'Epiphanie, Que., on Friday monring. CTV News reports.