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No word on cause of Dartmouth apartment fire
Jan. 3, 2012, Dartmouth, N.S. - The fire department has finished its work at a severely damaged apartment building in Dartmouth but has not released the cause of the blaze New Year’s Eve. The Chronicle Herald reports.
Three firefighters injured in industrial blaze
Jan. 3, 2012, Winnipeg - A burning industrial building in Winnipeg exploded Monday when firefighters arrived on scene, and three firefighters were injured when they were blown from the building. CTV Winnipeg reports.
Row house blaze leaves five homeless
Jan. 3, 2012, Ottawa - Five people are now homeless after an early morning row house fire in south Ottawa on Tuesday. CBC News reports.
Arson suspected in Montreal apartment fire
Jan. 3, 2012, Montreal - "What a way to start the new year," Mariathasan Soosaipillai said forlornly Monday morning, a couple of hours after a fire tore through his brick apartment building in Rosemont. The Montreal Gazette reports.
Jan. 3, 2012 – Along with several fire fatalities in the last two weeks (tragically, I count 11 since Christmas eve), we were busy over the holiday sharing news on our website and our Facebook and Twitter feeds about two line-of-duty deaths.
ORNGE spends $600,000 on degrees for executives
Jan. 2, 2012, Toronto – A spokesperson for the ORNGE air ambulance service has defended the service's practice of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on university business degrees for top executives, saying the executives are "high performers" and funding the business degrees helps ORNGE "attract and retain top quality talent." The Toronto Star reports.
Unexpected blast kills volunteer firefighter
Jan. 2, 2011, Enderby, B.C. – As firefighters mopped up an early-morning blaze at a log-home construction business in Enderby on Thursday, volunteer firefighter Daniel Botkin was about to roll up the hose lines. It was about 5 a.m. and still dark when the sky was lit up by a sudden explosion that killed Botkin and injured another firefighter nearby. The Vancouver Sun reports.
Firefighters injured in explosion
Jan. 2, 2012, Winnipeg - Four firefighters suffered minor injuries when an explosion occurred inside a burning building early Sunday morning. The London Free Press reports.
New Year's Eve fire damages restaurant
Jan. 2, 2012, Ottawa - Fire caused hundreds of thousands of dollars damage to a west Ottawa restaurant Saturday night. CTV Ottawa reports.
Smoker's materials blamed for garage fire
Jan. 2, 2012, Edmonton - A garage fire at a Mill Woods home Sunday morning was sparked by smoker's materials, Edmonton Fire Rescue says. The Edmonton Journal reports.