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Man charged in Vancouver Island forest fire
June 28, 2012, Comox, B.C. - A 40-year-old man has been charged in an explosion that set off a forest fire on Vancouver Island last month. The Vancouver Sun reports.
Apartment fire was likely caused by arson
June 28, 2012, Toronto - A passerby is being praised for jumping out of a cab and alerting three people about a fire outside their home Thursday morning. CP 24 News reports.
The Elliot Lake situation is a national embarrassment
June 28, 2012 - Editor's note: With tempers flaring in Elliot Lake, reporters, columnists and editorial writers are weighing in, offering opinions about the role of firefighters and rescuers, and questioning the wisdom of the decision to halt the search for survivors and victims that was later overturned by Premier Dalton McGuinty. In an bit of a departure from our usual news coverage, we'll publish some of those pieces here so you can see what writers have to say, and we'll continue to offer up our own opinions as this event moves forward. Here's The Globe and Mail's Margaret Wente.
Ontario’s emergency response protocols under review
June 28, 2012, Elliot Lake, Ont. - With two bodies pulled from the wreckage of Elliot Lake’s Algo Mall, Dalton McGuinty’s government is set to begin a grim review of whether Ontario’s own emergency-response processes undermined the ultimately fruitless rescue mission. The Globe and Mail reports.
Rescuers came within feet of mall collapse victims
June 28, 2012, Elliot Lake, Ont. - As the search for survivors in the Elliot Lake mall collapse came to a tragic end Wednesday, new details about how heartbreakingly close rescuers came to saving at least one of the two victims emerged. The National Post reports.
HUSAR "would have stayed four or five weeks": Neadles
June 27, 2012, Elliot Lake, Ont. - Search and rescue workers doffed their hats and bowed their heads in sorrow on Wednesday after efforts to find survivors in the wreckage of a partially collapsed shopping mall concluded in the removal of two bodies.
Ottawa warned that funding cut would cripple HUSAR teams
June 27, 2012, Ottawa - The Harper government was warned that cutting federal funding would likely cripple rescue teams like the one working at a caved-in mall in the northern Ontario city of Elliot Lake.
June 27, 2012, Toronto - I have no qualms about paraphrasing comic-book icon Stan Lee in the title of this piece, because his body of work stands head and shoulders over what I have just read in the Toronto Sun. What passes for journalism in this country is often laughable, but I cannot let today’s column by Joe Warmington pass without comment.
Rescuers expected to complete search today
June 27, 2012, Elliot Lake, Ont. - Rescue workers have removed a second body from the rubble of a collapsed mall in Elliot Lake, Ont.
Elliot Lake residents demand answers
June 27, 2012, Elliot Lake, Ont. - Residents in Elliot Lake are demanding to know more about a body recovered from a collapsed mall this morning – and what's being done to reach other possible victims.