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Corner Brook firefighters called back to negotiations
Jan. 27, 2012, Corner Brook, N.L. - A conciliator has called unionized firefighters and the City of Corner Brook to a weekend meeting that aims to avoid a strike. CBC News reports.
Probe finds propane leak started inn fire
Jan. 27, 2012, Coldbrook, N.S. - A fire that destroyed a landmark hotel in Coldbrook earlier this month has been ruled accidental. The Chronicle Herald reports.
Saint John fire cuts likely, says deputy mayor
Jan. 27, 2012, Saint John, N.B. - Saint John council members will lock themselves behind closed doors again on Saturday to discuss the budget and potentially serious cuts to city services. CBC News reports.
Elders to review housing safety after fatal fire
Jan. 27, 2012, Vancouver Island, B.C. - Elders on a Vancouver Island reserve where two young boys were killed in a house fire this week say they will the community to make sure band members' houses are safe. CTV British Columbia reports.
Officials probe house fire
Jan. 26, 2012, Saskatoon – Saskatoon fire officials are trying to find out what caused a house fire on the city's west side Thursday morning. CBC News reports.
Municipalities need support for rural volunteers
Jan. 26, 2012, Grand Bend, Ont. - The ongoing issues fire departments are facing seem to be this country’s best kept secret. As a court case in Meaford continues, thousands of communities are dealing with high-risk situations with little support from upper tier governments. The Lakeshore Advance reports.
Burgessville firefighter charged with fraud
Jan. 26, 2012, Burgessville, Ont. - A volunteer firefighter from Burgessville is facing several criminal charges after allegedly stealing money from his firefighters association. The Woodstock Sentinel-Review reports.
Georgina firefighters seek new contract
Jan. 26, 2012, Georgina, Ont. - Contract negotiations between the town and its firefighters won’t put residents’ safety at risk, said Tim MacRae, president of the Georgina Professional Firefighters Association. Yorkregion.com reports.
Rash of arsons target Kelowna dumpsters
Jan. 26, 2012, Kelowna, B.C. - Kelowna RCMP are searching for one or several arsonists after multiple garbage bins were set on fire Tuesday night. The Vancouver Sun reports.
One person hospitalized after parkade fire
Jan. 26, 2012, Winnipeg - One person was taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation following a small fire in a downtown parkade Wednesday night. The Winnipeg Free Press reports.