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Markham firefighter dies from work-related illness
Oct. 31, 2011, Markham, Ont. - A Markham firefighter has died from what is identified as a duty-related illness. Larry Pilkey died at his home Thursday with family at his side after a battle with brain cancer, a recognized illness under the Workers Safety Insurance Board Presumptive Legislation Act for firefighters. Yorkregion.com reports.
Firefighters push for change
Oct. 31, 2011, Saint John, N.B. - The country's firefighters are lobbying the federal government for compensation benefits for all public safety officers who are permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty. The Telegraph Journal reports.
Firework likely cause of school fire
Oct. 31, 2011, Vancouver - Investigators say a firework is likely to blame for a fire at an east Vancouver school on Friday night. CBC News reports.
Highrise fire sends three people to hospital
Oct. 31, 2011, Toronto - Three people were sent to a Toronto hospital for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in an apartment at a highrise building on Sunday afternoon. CBC News reports.
Apartment fire sends elderly woman to hospital
Oct. 31, 2011, Winnipeg - A 75-year-old Winnipeg woman is recovering in hospital following an apartment fire midday Sunday. CBC News reports.
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Eleven injured in Vancouver plane crash
Oct. 28, 2011, Vancouver - A Kelowna, B.C.-bound twin-engined airplane operated by Northern Thunderbird Air crashed late Thursday afternoon just shy of the east end of the south runway at Vancouver International Airport. The National Post reports.
Rob Ford denies calling 911 dispatcher names
Oct. 28, 2011, Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is denying he directed a derogatory slur at a 911 dispatcher during an emergency call on Monday, but admits he used the "F-word" and apologized for expressing his frustration inappropriately. CBC News reports.
'Suspicious' blaze destroys home: investigators
Oct. 28, 2011, Thorold, Ont. - A blaze that caused $150,000 damage to a Thorold home remains under investigation. The St. Catharines Standard reports.
Blaze may have been caused by firebombing
Oct. 28, 2011, Winnipeg - Sources tell CTV News a blaze at a home on Tuesday may have been caused by a firebombing in a gang retaliation incident. CTV Winnipeg reports.