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Written by Vancouver Sun

April 18, 2008, Nanaimo, B.C. - One person is dead and police say they found a substantial marijuana-growing operation after an early-morning trailer fire south of Nanaimo on Thursday. The Vancouver Sun reports. READ MORE

Written by Ottawa Citizen

April 16, 2008, Ottawa - Fire destroyed a large farmer's shed Wednesday evening at a farm northwest of Greely. The Ottawa Citizen reports. READ MORE

Written by Calgary Herald

April 17, 2008, Calgary - A short circuit in a coffee maker is being blamed for a duplex fire that caused $650,000 in damage and property loss earlier this week. The Calgary Herald reports that the fire was accidental, caused  when the coffee maker ignited due to a short circuit. READ MORE
 

Written by Durhamregion.com
April 17, 2008, Clarington, Ont. - As Durhamregion.com reports, forcing new home builders to install residential sprinkler systems may not be a burning issue, say Clarington councillors. READ MORE
Written by Fredericton Daily Gleaner

April 15, 2008, Fredericton - The City of Fredericton and its firefighters have ratified a five-year contract that was rendered after binding arbitration, the Daily Gleaner reports. READ MORE

Written by Hamilton Spectator

April 15, 2008, Hamilton, Ont. - Two Hamilton police officers are being praised for their heroic rescue of 56 elderly residents from a burning Huntsville area retirement home late Sunday night. The Hamilton Spectator reports. READ MORE

Written by The Canadian Press
April 13, 2008 Quebec - Quebec City's mayor wants a firm commitment from the Conservative government that the Voltigeurs de Quebec drill hall, razed in a blaze last week, will be rebuilt by next year. 
Written by The Canadian Press
April 10, 2008, Delta B.C. - Three people have died in a house fire south of Vancouver and police are trying to determine if a marijuana grow-up at the residence had anything to do with the blaze.
Written by Hamilton Spectator

April 10, 2008, Hamilton, Ont. - Firefighters responding to a devastating blaze at the a packaging plant last summer did not know the fire involved rodent poisons. As the Hamiliton Spectator reports, that's one finding from an Ontario Fire Marshal investigation into the July 26 blaze that caused $1.5 million damage, spilled millions of litres of runoff into a creek and killed thousands of fish. READ MORE

Written by Montreal Gazette

April 9, 2008, Laval, Que. - A Laval restaurant was the scene of two separate fires early Wednesday morning that destroyed much of the building. The Montreal Gazette reports. READ MORE

Written by Greater Toronto Airport Authority
April 9, 2008, Toronto - The first of its kind in Canada, today the GTAA launched the largest public access defibrillation program at Toronto Pearson  International Airport in partnership with the Medtronic Foundation.
Written by The Canadian Press
April 9, 2008, Mont-Laurier, Que. - Police say a blaze at a Quebec seniors' home has claimed one victim.
Written by Regina Leader-Post

April 9, 2008, Ralph and Regina, Sask. - Canadian Pacific Railway is saying there is likely to be no environmental impact due to a Monday morning derailment in southeastern Saskatchewan that involved three trains. The Regina Leader-Post reports. READ MORE

Written by The Caledon Enterprise
April 9, 2008, Bolton, Ont. - A worker at a Bolton, Ont., concrete firm was taken to hospital with serious injuries last Thursday after falling into an industrial hopper, the Caldeon Enterprise reports. READ MORE
Written by Barrieadvance.com
April 9, 2008, Barrie, Ont. - Communications operator Sharon Phillips-Laidlaw with the City of Barrie Fire and Emergency Service has been named the Tri-Service Public Safety communicator of the year. Barrieadvance.com reports. READ MORE 
Written by Halifax Chronicle-Herald

April 9, 2008, Springhill, N.S. - Victims and fire personnel say quick action by Dave Chute saved the lives of four people in a burning building in Springhill early Tuesday morning. The Halifax Chronicle-Herald reports. READ MORE

Written by Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal
April 9, 2008, Thunder Bay, Ont. - A charge laid against the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre by Thunder Bay Fire & Rescue is the result of a misunderstanding, according to a statement released by the hospital‘s director of communications. The Chronicle-Journal reports. READ MORE
Written by Winnipeg Sun

April 9, 2008, Winnipeg - As authorities prepare for a seasonal peak in firebug activity, city police have apprehended a 10-year-old boy who they believe set 32 fires during a six-month spree of terror. The Winnipeg Sun reports. READ MORE

Written by Chatham Daily News

April 7, 2008, Chatham, Ont. - Three Chatham youths are charged with arson after a log they set on fire got out of control in Chatham park, the Chatham Daily News reports. READ MORE 

Written by Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press
April 7, 2008, Quebec - Canada's oldest French-language military regiment got some good news Sunday when it was discovered that a large part of its archives were spared from a devastating fire that ripped through its 121-year-old armoury.

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