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Society

PM Trudeau’s mother in hospital after fire at Montreal apartment building

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s mother, Margaret Trudeau, is being treated for smoke inhalation in hospital after a fire broke out in her Montreal apartment building, according to reports by Radio-Canada. Trudeau tweeted Tuesday morning that his mother was “doing fine.” »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Safer eco-friendly and more efficient fire suppressant foam?

As wildfires cause massive destruction in Australia, a couple of Canadians think their product could be of great assistance in quelling those fires. Not only helpful, but safe for the environment afterward Quincy Emmons and Zackery Hodgen, former firefighters themselves »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

Canada-Australia: Joint wildfire equipment sharing?

Canada and Australia share many things; both are young countries, huge territories, sparsely populated rural areas, vast forested regions, and enormous wildfires. The current and deadly monster wildfires in Australia have prompted the revival of an idea first proposed four »

Economy, International, Society

 Notre Dame restoration, a Canadian stonemason comments

The damage to this great cathedral can be easily seen to be devastating and extensive. The ancient oak beams supporting the steeply vaulted lead-covered roof are gone and speculation is they will not, and very possibly could not be replaced. »

International, Society

Canadians ‘heartbroken’ by Notre-Dame blaze

It is “absolutely heartbreaking” to see the Notre-Dame Cathedral in flames, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted Monday as Canadians across the country watched in horror and disbelief images of the iconic 12th-century Paris landmark being devoured by a raging blaze. »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Seven refugee children die in a house fire

It is heartbreaking to learn that a house fire took the lives of seven children in the eastern province of Nova Scotia, but even sadder that they were refugees from Syria who came to Canada less than two years ago »

Indigenous, Society

Fire in remote Iqaluit raises concerns about supplies

The mayor and residents of the arctic community of Iqaluit are concerned about having enough supplies after fire broke out in the main grocery and general retailer late on Nov. 7, 2018. Most perishable food is brought into the town »

Society

Millions of fire extinguishers recalled

More than 40 million fire extinguishers have been recalled in Canada and the United States because they might not work in an emergency.  A recall notice was issued by the U.S. Consumer Safety Product Safety Commission. The commission said it »

Society

Arctic exercise focuses on responding to hazardous chemicals fire in Inuit hamlet

Every year for the last decade the Canadian military has conducted summer exercises in the Arctic to increase its ability to operate in the North and respond to various threats and situations, ranging from military and security threats to search »

Politics, Society

Canada History; Feb 3, 1916, Canada’s Parliament on fire!

The huge and impressive Gothic stone and wood Parliament building, completed in 1876, had dominated the skyline of Ottawa, the capital of the young country for just over 40 years. It was, and is located on what was originally known »