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Twelve still missing in Elliot Lake collapse
June 27, 2012, Elliot Lake, Ont. - As state-of-the-art heavy machinery rolled into Elliot Lake on high hopes it can help in the rescue of an estimated 12 people buried beneath the rubble at Algo Centre Mall, questions continue to swirl about the decision to call off a search just hours after rescuers had detected signs of life amidst the wreckage. The National Post reports.
Disaster in the making: The irony of Elliot Lake
Editor's note: We don't often publish opinion pieces or editorials from newspapers but Senator Colin Kenny's editorial in today's Globe and Mail articulately details what others have been saying for the last 24 hours about the irony of the Elliot Lake situation and Ottawa's decision to scrap funding for the Joint Emergency Preparedness Program, which funds Canada's five HUSAR teams. Kennedy has been a fervent supporter of emergency responders.
Public Safety Council donates $50,000 in honour of Rich Morris
June 26, 2012, Toronto – The Ontario Fire Marshal’s Public Safety Council presented a cheque for $50,000 Tuesday to the Sunnybrook Foundation in honour of fire-safety and smoke-alarm pioneer Rich Morris, who died in May.
Excavation gear on its way to Elliot Lake, McGuinty says
June 26, 2012, Elliot Lake, Ont. – Premier Dalton McGuinty says heavy equipment, such as grapplers and other excavation gear, will arrive at the Elliot Lake mall collapse Tuesday afternoon. The Toronto Star reports.
Harper offers military to help in Elliot Lake
June 26, 2012, Elliot Lake, Ont. – Prime Minister Stephen Harper has offered to send Canadian military personnel to help out with renewed rescue efforts as workers desperately look for survivors of a collapsed shopping mall in Elliot Lake, Ont. The Toronto Star reports.
June 26, 2012, Toronto – I’m not claiming any prescient abilities, or suggesting any causality, but for the second time in less than a month, our fears as written here have come true.
June 26, 2012 - I don’t know that I’ve ever been so frustrated by coverage of a news story as I was after watching CBC’s The National last night.
B.C. firefighters help battle Yukon wildfires
June 26, 2012, Prince George, B.C. - Several Prince George Fire Centre crews have been sent to the Yukon to help battle wildfires. HQPrinceGeorge reports.
Firefighters rescue unconcious person from burning building
June 26, 2012, Kingston, Ont. - Kingston firefighters pulled an unconscious person from a burning building on Princess Street Sunday evening. The Kingston Whig-Standard reports.
June 26, 2012, Redwood Meadows, Alta. – This past week appears to have all been about recognition. None of us goes out looking for accolades from the jobs we do but it is nice to feed the ego once in a while.