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Paramedic wins WSIB case over off-duty injury
July 5, 2012, Toronto - An Ontario paramedic has won a precedent case against the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and will receive compensation for an injury suffered while performing emergency assistance off-duty. The Toronto Star reports.
Baysville firefighters contain propane leak at brewery
July 4, 2012, Huntsville, Ont. – The propane leaking from a Baysville brewery could have been devastating had it found a flame, said Deputy Fire Chief Gary Monahan. Cottage Country Now reports.
Suspected arson incidents being investigated in Ajax
July 4, 2012, Ajax, Ont. – Several suspected acts of arson in Ajax during the Canada Day weekend are being investigated by Durham police and Ajax Fire and Emergency Services. DurhamRegion.com reports.
Electrical fire causes $100,000 damage
July 4, 2012, Saskatoon, Sask. – An electrical fire at a Caswell Hill house Tuesday night may have been caused by a downed power line. The Star Phoenix reports.
July 4, 2012, Redwood Meadows, Alta. - Watching the horrifying circumstances in Elliot Lake, Ont., recently has been an eye-opener for our department, along with the rest of the country. Redwood Meadows Emergency Services (RMES) is fortunate enough to be in close proximity to CAN-TF2 in Calgary and, on occasion, has had to use the crews from Calgary’s 9 Station, where the Calgary HUSAR team is based. What a great resource to have so close by when in need.
Maintenance log cited for probe of mall collapse
July 4, 2012, Elliot Lake, Ont. - The criminal investigation into an Elliot Lake mall’s fatal collapse announced Tuesday stemmed from information about the building’s record of unaddressed maintenance problems prior to the accident, an Ontario Provincial Police source said. The Globe and Mail reports.
Calgary chief frustrated by reckless rafters
July 4, 2012, Calgary - Calgary's fire chief is fed up with people ignoring the warnings about Harvie Passage, the weir on Bow River. CTV Calgary reports.
Fire leaves Lakshore resident without a home
July 4, 2012, Windsor, Ont. - A Lakeshore man and his dog have been left without a home after a fire Tuesday morning. The Windsor Star reports.
Firefighters battle woodworking shop fire
July 4, 2012, Peterborough, Ont. - Douro-Dummer Township firefighters brought a fire that broke out in a 2,500-square-foot woodworking shop on a farm under control early Wednesday morning. The Peterborough Examiner reports.
Blaze damages Thornhill home
July 4, 2012, Thornhill, Ont. - Both Toronto and York Region firefighters doused a blaze at a home in Thornhill on Wednesday morning. City News Toronto reports.