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RCMP say Elephant Hill wildfire was human caused

RCMP say they're looking for help in finding the source of a human caused wildfire that burned nearly 2,000 square kilometres of forest, brush and buildings in British Columbia last year.

Ontario church to launch PTSD program for first responders

In an age when dwindling attendance numbers in mainstream denominations are forcing many small-town churches to shut their doors, the congregation at St. John's United in Cardinal is opening theirs a little bit wider.

The small rural church is readying for the launch of a program dubbed 'First Responders United'

The novel ministry targets frontline personnel, such as police officers, firefighters and paramedics who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Prescott Journal reports.

Judge rules firefighter was wrongfully dismissed over driving ban

A former assistant fire chief in the Kelowna area who was fired after receiving a 90-day driving ban was wrongfully dismissed, a judge has concluded. The Vancouver Sun reports.
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Ottawa crews douse powerful house fire

A fire over the noon-hour in Orléans on Tuesday was so powerful that, at one point, responders had to get out for safety reasons during a search for occupants. The Ottawa Citizen reports. » Read more...

Nearly 4,000 pigs perish in large barn fire

Provincial police say thousands of pigs died when a large barn in southwestern Ontario caught fire early Monday morning. » Read more...

Human remains discovered at site of suspicious fire

RCMP are investigating a deadly house fire in a small community on Nova Scotia's South Shore. » Read more...

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