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Written by The St. Catharines Standard
Jan. 30, 2019, St. Catharines, Ont. - St. Catharines will build a "desperately" needed firefighter training tower to replace the crumbling structure by Twelve Mile Creek that's been unusable since 2015. The new $1.8-million tower, or burn centre, was included in the $31.3-million capital budget for 2019 that was approved by city council Monday night. The St. Catharines Standard reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Jan. 30, 2019, Abbotford, B.C. - Seven residents and a dog have been displaced after a fire at a house in Abbotsford, B.C., early Tuesday. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Jan. 30, 2019, Baker Lake, Nunavut - A fire that broke out at the municipal garage in Baker Lake, Nunavut, early Tuesday morning has caused significant damage. According to the hamlet's senior administrative officer, Sheldon Dorey, six sewage trucks, two loaders, a Caterpillar D6 bulldozer, and a garbage truck were lost in the fire. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Jan. 29, 2019, Truro, N.S. - Four people have been displaced following a fire early Sunday morning in a Truro house containing two apartments, the Red Cross says. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The St. John's Telegram
Jan. 29, 2019, St. John's - A fire at a car wash on Sunday afternoon damaged a utility room attached to the facility. Firefighters from the St. John’s Regional fire department were called when someone noticed smoke coming from the car wash building and when they arrived on scene, they found a fire inside the machinery room of the detached structure. The St. John's Telegram reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Jan. 29, 2019, Laval, Que. - Members of the association representing Quebec's fire chiefs are sounding the alarm that their industry may be on the cusp of a worker shortage, especially for part-time positions and in more remote regions of Quebec. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CTV News
Jan. 28, 2019, Blenheim, Ont. - A fire at a barn near Blenheim destroyed the structure, causing $50,000 in damages. Firefighters from Blenheim and Ridgetown were called to the scene around midnight Sunday. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Edmonton Journal
Jan. 28, 2019, Calmar, Alta. - Thieves broke into the Calmar fire hall Saturday morning and made away with over $100,000 worth of equipment, police say. The Edmonton Journal reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Jan. 28, 2019, Montreal - About 150 Montreal firefighters were out in the frigid cold early Sunday, battling an abandoned church fire in the borough of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Jan. 28, 2019, St. Thomas, Ont. - The Ontario Fire Marshal is investigating an overnight blaze Saturday at a St. Thomas nursing home that left two residents in critical condition. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Jan. 28, 2019, Ottawa - Carleton University evacuated three buildings Saturday evening after a two-alarm fire broke out at a laboratory inside the building housing the chemistry department. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CBC News
Jan. 25, 2019, Quebec City - It took 80 firefighters close to three hours Wednesday afternoon to put out a fire in the 160-year-old Clarendon Hotel in Vieux-Québec. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Written by CTV News
Jan. 25, 2019, Cumberland, Ont. - No injuries have been reported following a house fire in Cumberland Thursday afternoon. Ottawa Fire was called to the home around 3 p.m. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Written by The Kitchener-Waterloo Record
Jan. 25, 2019, Kitchener, Ont. - A garage fire on Thursday afternoon destroyed an antique tractor and caused an estimated $100,000 damage. The Kitchener-Waterloo Record reports. | READ MORE
Written by Global News
Jan. 24, 2019, Oshawa, Ont. - The Oshawa Professional Firefighters Association is calling for action from the city after an October report commissioned by the organization claimed the city’s fire services need to improve in order to meet industry standards. Global News reports. | READ MORE
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