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Fire crews battle blaze in historic Exchange District
April 19, 2012, Winnipeg – A fire at War on Music at 44 Albert Street in the Exchange District of Winnipeg is spreading smoke over the downtown area. The Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Chemical spill leads to hospital evacuation
April 19, 2012, Winnipeg - A section of the St. Boniface Hospital was evacuated after staff noticed leaks in a container of formaldehyde, said the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. CTV Winnipeg reports.
Smoke bomb stalls Montreal metro service
April 19, 2012, Montreal - Montreal police are investigating after someone set off a suspected smoke bomb on the green line of the metro Wednesday morning. CBC News reports.
Firefighters honoured at awards night
April 19, 2012, Gravenhurst, Ont. - It was a fitting annual awards night for Gravenhurst’s fire department this past Saturday, April 14. With a good crowd of fire officials, volunteer fighters and their proud spouses gathered at the legion for the annual awards and appreciation dinner, the alarms sounded and the room cleared out half its guests. Cottagecountrynow.ca reports.
Vaughan, firefighters' union head to arbitration
April 19, 2012, Vaughan, Ont. - The City of Vaughan and its firefighters’ union headed to arbitration Wednesday after failing to reach terms on a new collective agreement. Yorkregion.com reports.
Transport carrying cooking oil crashes, catches fire
April 19, 2012, Espanola, Ont. - Highway 17 at the turnoff to Fairbanks Provincial Park was closed Wednesday morning, after two transports collided — and one truck burst into flames. CBC News reports.
Clarke's Beach blaze claims woman's life
April 19, 2012, Clarke's Beach, N.L. - One woman is dead following a Wednesday morning fire in Clarke's Beach, and her husband is in the hospital being treated for smoke inhalation after unsuccessfully trying to save her. CBC News reports.
School fire causes $250,000 in damage
April 19, 2012, Hamilton, Ont. - A $250,000 blaze at Chedoke School on the west Mountain late Wednesday has closed the school. The Hamilton Spectator reports.
April 18, 2012, Indianapolis – If you’ll pardon the pun, Chief Steve Kraft from Richmond Hill, Ont., was on fire this morning when he delivered the keynote address here at the opening session in Indy.
Peterborough names new fire chief
April 18, 2012, Peterborough, Ont. - Peterborough’s new fire chief is following in the footsteps of his father. After climbing the ladder through the ranks for the last 34 years, Doug Tennent will wear the chief’s helmet just like his dad did for the former Cumberland Township. Mykawartha.com reports.