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Winnipeg city council approves agreement

A new four-year deal for Winnipeg firefighters was approved by city council on April 26. Rather than going to arbitration scheduled for this fall, the two sides came up with the deal, under which firefighters get wage increases of 1.8 per cent on Dec. 24, and two per cent increases the following three years.

Vancouver names new fire chief

The City of Vancouver has appointed Darrell Reid to serve as the new fire chief, beginning June 19. Reid currently serves as CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and was previously the deputy chief with Toronto Fire Services. Reid will replace the city’s current fire chief John McKearney, who is retiring after 37 years of service.

Regina crews battle blaze at former GM plant

A massive blaze has caused significant damage to an historic Regina building. Fire crews were called to the former General Motors plant just before 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday night.

Fort McMurray marks anniversary of wildfire

The fire started deep in the bush on May 1 of last year and exploded into a ferocious blaze that forced the evacuation of the entire city two days later. It was nicknamed "the beast" because it was so fierce and unpredictable.

Caledon two-hatters prepare for union trial

Six firefighters, who have been charged by their full-time union for volunteering in Caledon, will go before a tribunal of their peers on May 15.
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