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Ford recalls vehicles including nearly 3,000 SUVs in Canada over fire risk

May 20, 2022 The Associated Press

DETROIT – Ford has issued three recalls of more than 350,000 vehicles in North America, including nearly 3,000 in Canada and 39,000 in the U.S. due to a risk the engines could catch fire. Transport Canada said in a recall

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Alert Ready system expands to floods, fires in B.C., not heat domes

May 4, 2022 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – An automated alert system will be ready to warn British Columbians of spring flooding and summer wildfires but not yet for extreme heat, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said Tuesday. Farnworth told a news conference the Alert Ready

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Debris from cargo ship spill last fall spreading along B.C. coast: beach cleaners

March 7, 2022 The Canadian Press

TOFINO, B.C. – A volunteer organization that has been cleaning up debris from a cargo ship that lost 109 containers off the B.C. coast last fall says the incident should be a wake-up call to the need for more urgent

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‘Should be an alarm bell’: Calls for action after fatal fires on First Nations

February 14, 2022 Kelly Geraldine Malone - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Monias Fiddler says time is moving slowly for the Sandy Lake First Nation as the community feels the immense weight from the loss of three children in a house fire last month.   Grant Meekis, 9; Remi Meekis, 6; and Wilfred

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Ship fire out, but search continues for lost containers from vessel off B.C.’s coast 

October 29, 2021 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – A fire that burned for nearly a week on the container ship anchored off Victoria’s waterfront has been put out.   A statement from Danaos Shipping Co., the manager of the MV Zim Kingston, says the specialized marine service

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Salvage crew’s access to smouldering ship hampered by storm on B.C.’s coast

October 25, 2021 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – The Canadian Coast Guard says a fire aboard a container ship off the coast of Victoria continues to smoulder. The coast guard says in a statement posted on social media that a salvage crew from Resolve Marine is

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How coffee whitener and aluminum dust can pose a fire risk

October 19, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Clients could be surprised at the fire and explosion risk to which they are exposed if they are in the 3D printing business or produce dust of any kind. “It is easier to name the dusts that are not explosible

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Fire breaks out at lumber-drying facility southeast of Quebec City

September 20, 2021 The Canadian Press

BEAUCEVILLE, Que. – Quebec provincial police say eight people were injured in an early morning fire at a lumber-drying facility southeast of Quebec City. Provincial police say they received 911 calls around 7:30 a.m. for a fire at the company

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Travel trailer fire in rural Nova Scotia claims six lives

September 13, 2021 The Canadian Press

MILLVALE, N.S. – The RCMP say the bodies of six members of a family were discovered Sunday evening following a fire in a travel trailer in rural Nova Scotia. Officers were called to Mountain Road in Millvale, N.S., Sunday evening

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GM expands Chevy Bolt electric vehicle recall to cover all model years for fire risk

August 23, 2021 The Canadian Press

General Motors says it has expanded a recall of its Chevy Bolt electric vehicles to include all model years because of a risk the battery cells could catch fire. The latest recall adds about 73,000 Bolts from the 2019 through

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Top 3 ways Mother Nature can ruin your cottage

August 5, 2021 Canadian Underwriter

Water is often touted as “the new fire,” but not in cottage country, where fire still ranks as the Number 1 cause of loss. “In personal lines, we have seen water become the new fire, or in some cases surpass

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5 reasons why fire sprinklers fail, and what your clients can do about it

July 6, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Building renovations are among five common reasons for fire sprinkler failure, according to Diana Rodriguez-Zaba, a partner for ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba, in a recent article on TheBigRedGuide.com. Typical renovation incidents that can cause failure include collisions with construction equipment,