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Ajax says no to fire services amalgamation in Durham Region - 'There’s nothing in this for Ajax at all’ - AJAX -- The Town doesn’t support amalgamating the eight fire departments in Durham into one large unit. Saying there... Read more >
Clash looms over Brockville fire plan - Brockville’s “labour peace” may fall apart in the coming months as city hall and firefighters butt heads over plans to bring in part-time firefighters. Saying he hopes to see the city and its... Read more >
Firefighter injured in blaze - An electrical fire has left two east end renters homeless, a firefighter injured and about $172,000 in damage. Neighbours of the one-and-a-half-storey house at 57 Blair Ave. called the fire department at 9:26 p.m.... Read more >
Sky lanterns grounded in Clarington - While they may look beautiful as floating lights through the night sky, Clarington Fire Chief Gord Weir is reminding residents that sky lanterns (or Chinese lanterns) are banned after several caught fire and... Read more >
Scugog strikes new labour pact with full-time firefighters - Scugog has signed a new deal with its four full-time firefighters, agreeing to a nearly 15-per cent pay hike over the four-year pact and avoiding a potentially costly return to the... Read more >
City of Guelph and firefighters’ association file for arbitration - The Ministry of Labour conciliator selected to help the City of Guelph and the Guelph Professional Firefighters' Association resolve their contract dispute has filed a no... Read more >
New Tecumseth lowering flags to honour former fire chief - Former fire chief Nelson Snider has died. The longtime Tottenham resident, who worked with the municipality for 30 years from 1970 to 2000, died suddenly in hospital Monday (June 22). He was... Read more >
Three people sent to hospital after CO leak at Lake of Bays cottage - Three people had to be transported to hospital after high levels of carbon monoxide was detected in their Lake of Bays cottage on Monday night. Huntsville fire crews found 300... Read more >
Doctor injured in Westboro fire transferred to Toronto hospital - An Ottawa family doctor who was rescued by firefighters after his Westboro bungalow caught fire has been transferred to a burn unit at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital. A relative... Read more >
Pickering and Toronto fire departments to join forces with mutual aid agreement - Pickering and Toronto fire services will officially help one another out in case of emergencies, under a new agreement. “Unofficially we’ve been doing this... Read more >