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Meaford trial to proceed on single charge
March 1, 2012 – Two of three remaining charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act against the Municipality of Meaford and its fire department have been dropped by the prosecution but the trial will proceed on the charge of failing to set up an accountability system.
Ontario mayors lobby for volunteer firefighters
Feb. 29, 2012, Sarnia, Ont. - Efforts by a group of mayors to relieve growing pressure on rural volunteer firefighters received a hearing this week from Ontario Labour Minister Linda Jeffrey. The Sarnia Observer reports.
Ottawa man barricades, sets unit on fire
Feb. 29, 2012, Ottawa - Ottawa police responding to reports of an assault called firefighters for backup Tuesday afternoon when they noticed heavy smoke and flames coming out of the bedroom window of an east-end townhome where a man in his 50s was barricaded. The Ottawa Citizen reports.
Driver freed from toppled tractor trailer
Feb. 29, 2012, Burlington, Ont. - Rescue crews were able to free a truck driver trapped Tuesday when his tractor trailer rolled over and nearly slid off an overpass on the eastbound Highway 403 ramp where it merges with the Niagara-bound QEW. CBC News reports.
Corner Brook mayor makes no apologies for cuts
Feb. 29, 2012, Corner Brook, N.L. - Despite a chanting crowd calling for his resignation, Corner Brook Mayor Neville Greeley is standing by controversial job cuts in the city's firefighting service — and with how he delivered them. CBC News reports.
Three people injured escaping from Montreal fire
Feb. 29, 2012, Montreal - Several people were hurt when fire ripped through a three-storey building early Wednesday morning. CTV Montreal reports.
Fire rips through Coquitlam apartment complex
Feb. 29, 2012, Coquitlam, B.C. - A massive fire ripped through part of a 24-unit apartment complex in Coquitlam on Tuesday morning. The Vancouver Sun reports.
Fire destroys castle home
Feb. 29, 2012, Perkins, Que. - Three fire departments worked to put out a fire that destroyed a “castle”-themed under renovation north of Gatineau Wednesday morning. The Ottawa Citizen reports.
RCMP say two people missing after Iqaluit fire
Feb. 29, 2012, Iqaluit, Nunavut - The RCMP in Iqaluit say two people are still unaccounted for after Sunday’s fire at a townhouse complex in the city, but no bodies have been recovered from the ice-caked ruin, which remains unsafe for investigators. CBC News reports.
Selkirk fire sends woman to hospital
Feb. 28, 2012, Selkirk, Man. - A woman was sent to hospital after being injured in a fire in Selkirk, Man., on Tuesday. CBC News reports.