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June 23, 2017, Vancouver - A major fire in Vancouver's Kerrisdale neighbourhood has destroyed six businesses. Dozens of Vancouver firefighters were called to the three-alarm fire around 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening. Global News reports. | READ MORE
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June 23, 2017, Nanaimo, B.C. - A Nanaimo boy is recovering after falling through a steel grate and breaking his leg at Dover Bay Secondary School Thursday morning. The fire department got a call just before 9 a.m. and using technical rescue gear that included baskets and ropes, they were able to hoist the victim out of the air intake shaft a little more than an hour later. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
June 23, 2017, Halifax - Emergency services closed a section of road in downtown Halifax and more than 8,000 Nova Scotia Power customers in the south end lost electricity when a transformer in an underground vault exploded and caught fire Thursday evening. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
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June 23, 2017, Dawson City, Yukon - Fire crews continue to attack a wildfire burning 21 kilometres south of Dawson City, Yukon. And additional support is on the way — firefighters from other parts of Yukon are headed to the Klondike to help out. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Montreal Gazette
June 22, 2017, Montreal - Sixty-three firefighters who were charged in connection with the ransacking of Montreal city hall three summers ago have seen the criminal accusations filed against them stayed as part of an agreement reach with the Crown. A Crown prosecutor told Quebec Court Judge Lori Renee Weitzman that in exchange for the stay of proceedings each person charged has agreed to pay fines totaling more than $71,000. The Montreal Gazette reports. | READ MORE 
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June 22, 2017, Kelowna, B.C. - West Kelowna fire crews were called to a grass fire late Tuesday night. The fire was reported shortly after 11 p.m. Global News reports. | READ MORE
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June 22, 2017, Sudbury, Ont. - Sudbury city staff will look into cost-savings for fire services, but many of the recommendations look familiar. The city's auditor general presented his value-for-money audits for fire and paramedic services on Monday.  CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by Blackburn News
June 21, 2017, Lambton County, Ont. - After just six months on the job, Plympton-Wyoming's fire chief is on indefinite leave. Sources tell Blackburn News that firefighters discovered a video camera in the radio dispatch room of the Wyoming fire hall. Chief Administrative Officer Carolyn Tripp confirms Steve Clemens' role is currently being filled by Camlachie station chief Scott Jordan. Blackburn News reports. | READ MORE 
Written by Mississauga.com
June 21, 2017, Mississauga, Ont. - The City of Mississauga and members of its Fire and Emergency Services department remain entrenched in a protracted labour dispute that could cost the city millions. Mississauga’s 701 unionized firefighters have been without a contract or a pay hike since December 2014. Unable to negotiate a settlement, the city and the Mississauga Firefighters Association (MFFA) have firmed up dates this winter to begin interest arbitration proceedings. Mississauga.com reports. | READ MORE
Written by CTV News
June 21, 2017, Richmond, B.C. - Two people were hospitalized after being exposed to an unidentified powder at Canada Post's sorting centre at Vancouver International Airport Tuesday.  Police, firefighters, paramedics and a hazmat team were all dispatched to the facility around 2 p.m. after the powder escaped from a broken package on a conveyor belt. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
June 21, 2017, Quebec City - A 37-year-old Quebec City man has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a fire that killed two people in the city last week. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by InfoTel News
June 20, 2017, Kelowna, B.C. - Travis Whiting will have to remove the deputy from his title, as he is Kelowna's new fire chief. Whiting, who has served as deputy fire chief for the past two years, beat out candidates from across the country, according to a City of Kelowna media release. The City says during that time he led the Emergency Management and Fire Communications branch of the Kelowna Fire Department. InfoTel News reports | READ MORE 
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June 20, 2017, Saint John, N.B. - An Alberta family who sold everything to move to New Brunswick now faces an uncertain future after their house burned down on their very first night in the new home. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
June 20, 2017, Quebec City - A four-alarm fire in an old hardware store forced the evacuation of neighbouring apartment buildings in Quebec City late Monday night. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Canadian Press
June 19, 2017, Montreal - Montreal’s firefighters gave their overwhelming approval to an agreement-in-principle on pensions that would end almost three years of labour strife on Friday night.
Written by The Vancouver Sun
June 19, 2017, Abbotsford, B.C. - Abbotsford Police suspect an arsonist may be to blame for a fire that destroyed an OK Tire early Saturday morning. The Vancouver Sun reports. | READ MORE
Written by CP24
June 19, 2017, Toronto - Toronto firefighters say four people were injured when a fire broke out on the seventh floor of an apartment building in Scarborough on Sunday evening. CP24 reports. | READ MORE
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June 19, 2017, Vancouver - An overnight fire Sunday that damaged the hall of St. Augustine's Church in Marpole is most likely arson, according to Vancouver police. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by Global News
June 16, 2017, Vancouver - Crews were called to a bridge high above the Capilano River Thursday evening to conduct a dramatic rescue effort. Assistant Chief Brian Hutchinson with the District of North Vancouver Fire Rescue Services said crews were called to the scene just after 8:30 p.m. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Written by Kamloops This Week
June 16, 2017, Kamloops, B.C. - Fire investigators are at the scene of a fire that destroyed a processing plant of one of the B.C. Interior’s main producers of milk. The blaze in a building on the Blackwell Dairy farm in Barnhartvale began just before midnight on Wednesday, destroying the company’s main production facility. Kamloops This Week reports. | READ MORE

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