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Written by James Stevenson, The Canadian Press

May 14, 2008, Cranbrook, B.C. - A pedestrian crushed Tuesday under the exploding fireball of a crashed helicopter had little warning of the tragedy, witnesses said.

Written by Kingston Whig-Standard

May 14, 2008, Kingston, Ont. - A Kingston firefighter who tumbled out of a speeding fire truck was facing backward at the time of the bizarre accident, witnesses told investigators who completed an internal report. The Kingston Whig-Standard reports. READ MORE

Written by The Canadian Press

May 14, 2008, Fredericton - A forest fire east of Fredericton that forced the closure of a section of the Trans-Canada Highway because of thick smoke has been contained.

Written by Kitchener Waterloo Record

May 13, 2008, Kitchener - The fire at Alison Park Public School on the weekend was devastating. But it wasn't the first major fire at a public school. The Kitchener Waterloo Record reports. READ MORE

Written by The Canadian Press
May 9, 2008, Calgary - An investigation into a botched 911 call that contributed to the death of an 18-month-old Calgary boy has placed the blame on the family's Internet phone provider.
Written by The Canadian Press
May 8, 2008, North Vancouver, B.C. - Arson has been ruled out as the cause of a fire that killed three elderly women in North Vancouver on Tuesday night.
Written by The Canadian Press
May 7, 2008, North Vancouver - Three elderly women were killed while struggling to escape from a burning three-storey apartment building in North Vancouver, the RCMP said Wednesday.
Written by Barrie Examiner
May 6, 2008, Barrie, Ont. - Months of fundraising has literally sunk to the bottom of Lake Simcoe. The Oro-Medonte Township Fire Department's 18-foot rescue boat was swamped by massive waves in whitecap conditions, Sunday morning, and dropped to the bottom of the lake. The wave struck as four firefighters were plucking an 18-year-old Toronto man from the water. The Barrie Examiner reports. READ MORE
Written by St. Catharines Standard
May 6, 2008, St. Catharines, Ont. - Peace has been restored at the St. Catharines fire department. The head of a professional dispute-resolution company, hired by the city in February 2007 to improve labour relations in the strife-ridden fire department, says his mission has been accomplished. The St. Catharines Standard reports. READ MORE
Written by Saskatoon StarPhoenix

May 5, 2008, Saskatoon - Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services was kept busy Saturday night with a number of overlapping incidents between 10 p.m. and midnight. The StarPhoenix reports that a 15-year-old girl has been charged with arson in one of the incidents. READ MORE

Written by The Canadian Press
May 2, 2008, Woodstock, N.B.  - A brake problem is being blamed for a fire that destroyed a 16-metre trailer full of tires on the Trans-Canada Highway in western New Brunswick.
Written by The Vancouver Sun

April 30, 2008, Esquimalt, B.C. - The tragic last moments of a couple killed by a smouldering fire in their apartment on the weekend have been pieced together by fire investigators. The Vancouver Sun reports. READ MORE

Written by The Canadian Press

April 30, 2008, Bowmanville, Ont. - A fire in a 100-year-old building in Bowmanville's downtown core has left 15 people homeless.

Written by The Canadian Press

April 30, 2008, Melville, Sask. - A fire truck was rear-ended while crews were battling a grass fire near Melville, Sask.

Written by London Free Press
April 27, 2008, Mossley, Ont. - Five family cats were killed when fire ripped through a home southeast of London as the owners ate breakfast out yesterday. The London Free Press reports. READ MORE
Written by CBC

April 25, 2008, St. John's - As the CBC reports, Liberal Leader Yvonne Jones wants Newfoundland and Labrador's fire commissioner to ensure the province's schools are safe. READ MORE

Written by Montreal Gazeette
April 25, 2008, Montreal - The union representing Montreal's 2,300 firefighters claims its members were sent in to battle car fires during Monday night's post-hockey rampage with no plan to co-ordinate their efforts and found themselves in harm's way as the mob targeted them and their fire trucks with bricks. The Montreal Gazette reports that the union and the department have differeing views. READ MORE
Written by Halifax Chronicle Herald

April 23, 2008, Halifax - A fire that blazed through the early morning hours destroyed two businesses, forced the evacuation of a nearby building and threatened to tie up the morning commute on one of the city's busiest streets. The Halifax Chronicle Herald reports. READ MORE

Written by Hallifax Chronicle Herald

April 21, 2008, Wolfville, N.S. - A Wolfville mother and her three young children escaped from a burning apartment by jumping from a second-storey window early Sunday morning, but a family cat died. The Chronicle Herald reports. READ MORE

Written by Carey Fredericks
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                                                         Photo by John Riddell
Toronto firefighter John Tuffner carries a memorial plaque during a ceremony to honour line-of-duty-deaths from work-related illnesses recently recognized in provincial legislation. The ceremony, held by Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association, was to present commemorative station plaques to be hung at each firefighter's last hall as well as medal for
the families.

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