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New trial for B.C. chief accused of assault

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial on sexual assault charges for a former fire chief, ruling that the actions of the trial judge could be perceived as being unfair. >> Read full article

Union denied chance to address council

An attempt by the union representing London’s firefighters to discuss the now six-year long labour dispute with council, has been denied. The arbitration between the two parties is believed to be the longest contract dispute in Canadian firefighter history. >> Read full article

Housing cut for B.C. Rapattack base

British Columbia will no longer provide food and shelter for specialized firefighters at the Rapattack base in Salmon Arm, the only Rapattack base in the province. Mayor Nancy Cooper is concerned that without adequate housing, firefighters may need to seek rental accommodations. >> Read full article

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On Friday, the Ontario government provided an update on the recommendations from the Elliot Lake inquiry. As Laura King writes, the document is brief, and rather vague. >> Learn More…

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Two-hatters are being forced to make a choice

Full time firefighters in Caledon, Ont., are being told to give up their volunteer fire positions or face consequences from their union. >> Read full article

Fire Fighting in Canada This Week

Host Tamar Atik reports on the rescue of a Toronto firefighter, the effects of Hurricane Matthew in Cape Breton Island, and also some ways departments across Canada are having a bit of fun with this year’s Don’t Wait — Check the Date theme for Fire Prevention Week. >> Read full article

Brandon firefighters pay to increase

Firefighters and paramedics in Brandon, Man., will see their pay rise by more than 18 per cent over the next six years. However the deal has raised mixed concerns from city council members. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Cariboo Regional District annual fire chiefs workshop and tradeshow

October 21-22, 2016
Location: Williams Lake, B.C. >> More Info

2016 Firefighter Career Expo

Oct. 22, 2016
Location: Mississauga, Ont. >> More Info

Southwestern Ontario Fire Trade Show

Oct. 26, 2016
Location: Leamington, Ont. >> More Info

IAFC: VCOS Symposium in the Sun

Nov. 10-13, 2016
Location: Clearwater Beach, Fla. >> More Info