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Posted by web-chief on Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:14AM

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REDWOOD MEADOWS, AB - While I have been off work recovering from my heart attack I have been driving around the area a lot trying to relax, taking hundreds of pictures...[ read more ]

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Kitchener fire causes $495,000 in damage
Posted by web-chief on Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:02AM

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KITCHENER, ON - A fire that damaged two homes in southwest Kitchener early Wednesday morning is being considered an accident.

The fire was reported around 2 a.m...[ read more ]

Source: CTV News (click for full story)
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http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/overnight-fire-destroys-farm-in-mirabel
Posted by web-chief on Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:01AM

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MIRABEL, QC - A fire early Thursday has destroyed a farm in Mirabel, north of Montreal.

Walls and beams are all that remain of buildings on a farm on de la Fresnière Rd...[ read more ]

Source: The Montreal Gazette (click for full story)
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Rooming hosue owner fined for fatal fire
Posted by web-chief on Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:00AM

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TORONTO, ON - The owner of an illegal Toronto rooming house where a woman died in a 2013 fire has been fined $75,000.

Konstantin Lysenko, owner of 189 Sheridan Ave...[ read more ]

Source: The Toronto Star (click for full story)
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Fire crews battling Kensington Market blaze
Posted by web-chief on Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:56AM

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TORONTO, ON - Toronto Fire Services are responding to a two-alarm fire in the heart of Kensington Market, early Thursday morning.

The fire is on Kensignton Ave. near Dundas St. W...[ read more ]

Source: The Toronto Star (click for full story)
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Under Control
Posted by web-chief on Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:36AM

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WHITEHORSE, YU - I was anticipating attending the 23rd Annual Association of Yukon Fire Chiefs conference because it’s great to meet old friends and, with the conference being in Whitehorse, I was rea...[ read more ]

Source: Fire Fighting in Canada (click for full story)
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Editor's blog
Posted by web-chief on Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:53AM

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TORONTO, ON - Something to ponder: a directive from Ontario Fire Marshal Jim Jessop – his first (and likely only given his imminent departure) – says that when incidents occur that require OFM investi...[ read more ]

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B.C. chiefs want smokers held accountable
Posted by web-chief on Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:14AM

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VANCOUVER, BC - The president of the BC Fire Chiefs Association says steps should be taken to prevent a leading cause of wildfires — discarded cigarette butts...[ read more ]

Source: CHEK (click for full story)
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House explosion sends man to hospital
Posted by web-chief on Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:13AM

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ST. VITAL, MB - One person was taken to hospital in critical condition after being found near a house fire in St. Vital early Tuesday morning.

At about 5:10 a.m...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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New Brunswick firefighters battling U.S. wildfires
Posted by web-chief on Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:12AM

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FREDERICTON, NB - The Department of Natural Resources is providing help to Idaho to fight wildfires raging through the state...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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Fire damages two homes in Calgary
Posted by web-chief on Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:11AM

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CALGARY, AB - Two homes are “significantly damaged” following a fire in Panorama Hills Tuesday afternoon...[ read more ]

Source: The Calgary Herald (click for full story)
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Firefighters douse minor kitchen blaze
Posted by web-chief on Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:10AM

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ST. JOHN'S, NL - Firefighters from the St...[ read more ]

Source: The St. John's Telegram (click for full story)
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Calgary issues fire ban due to air quality
Posted by web-chief on Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:09AM

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CALGARY, AB - The Calgary Fire Department has issued a fire ban as smoke from fires in the Pacific Northwest continues to blow into Alberta, leading to poor air quality that presents a “high” health r...[ read more ]

Source: The Calgary Herald (click for full story)
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Two New Brunswick fire departments to merge
Posted by web-chief on Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:16PM

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MILLVILLE, NB - A regional fire service will be established to serve the Millville and Keswick Valley area...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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Fire crews battle commercial building blaze
Posted by web-chief on Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:00AM

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MONTREAL, QC - A major fire broke out at a commercial building in Anjou Monday night.

The Montreal fire department was alerted to the blaze at Colbert and Larrey Sts. at 6:19 p.m...[ read more ]

Source: CTV News (click for full story)
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Farm fire destroys 1,700 hay bales
Posted by web-chief on Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:59AM

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BURGESSVILLE, ON - Approximately 1,700 bales of straw were burnt, causing $200,000 in damages, after a Quonset hut on a cattle farm on Beaconsfield Road, west of Highway 59 near Burgessville, caught f...[ read more ]

Source: The Woodstock Sentinel Review (click for full story)
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Blaze damages Dalhousie agricultural campus
Posted by web-chief on Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:58AM

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BIBLE HILL, NS - A fire Monday evening at Dalhousie University's agricultural campus in Bible Hill damaged a barn and silos but it could have been "much worse," a fire official said...[ read more ]

Source: The Chronicle Herald (click for full story)
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Apartment fire claims woman's life
Posted by web-chief on Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:57AM

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KAMLOOPS, BC - An elderly woman has died in an apartment fire in Kamloops, B.C...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
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Fredericton, firefighters reach new collective deal
Posted by web-chief on Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:56AM

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FREDERICTON, NB - The City of Fredericton has reached a new collective agreement with its firefighters' union.

The new contract, approved by council Monday night, includes a 13...[ read more ]

Source: The Canadian Press (click for full story)
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Editor's blog
Posted by web-chief on Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:57PM

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TORONTO, ON - A former fire chief I know often says that whatever matter he’s working on with a certain agency is moving at the speed of government –painfully slowly...[ read more ]

Source: Fire Fighting in Canada (click for full story)
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Four-alarm apartment fire causes extensive damage
Posted by web-chief on Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:55AM

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WATFORD, ON - The Ontario Fire Marshall has been called in to investigate a four-alarm fire in Watford, Ont...[ read more ]

Source: Blackburnnews.com (click for full story)
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Saskatchewan made solutions for fire emergencies
Posted by web-chief on Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:53AM

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REGINA, SK - There were some Saskatchewan-made ways of fighting the fires in the province’s north this summer...[ read more ]

Source: The Regina Leader-Post (click for full story)
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Cigarettes suspected in three Victoria-area bush fires
Posted by web-chief on Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:52AM

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VICTORIA, BC - The Victoria Fire Department put out three brush fires Sunday, all believed to be caused by carelessly discarded cigarettes...[ read more ]

Source: The Times Colonist (click for full story)
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Firefighters' union launches PTSD support site
Posted by web-chief on Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:17AM

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WINNIPEG, MB - The union representing firefighters in Winnipeg has launched a new website to help members who are living with post-traumatic stress disorder...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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Vancouver blaze forces 60 people from their homes
Posted by web-chief on Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:16AM

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VANCOUVER, BC - A major fire on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside has put 60 residents out of their homes.

The fire, which grew into a three-alarm blaze, started around 5 a.m...[ read more ]

Source: CBC News (click for full story)
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