Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifth Newswatch-

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Officials at the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick say they are "very grateful" that a Thanksgiving Monday disaster wasn't even more so.

The facility that employs about 14-hundred people was shutdown for maintenance yesterday, but about three-thousand contract workers had been at the sprawling refinery when an explosion and fire in one unit shot flames and black smoke into the sky and rumbled area homes.

Officials say fortunately, there were only minor injuries to four people and they're blaming a malfunction in the refinery's diesel treating unit, where sulphur is removed from diesel fuel.

Area residents are being warned that they may see some flareups as crews work to restabilize the facility. (5)



A slow-moving landslide has forced the evacuation of a small community in northeastern B-C, in Fort St. John.

The Peace River Regional District says there is immediate danger to life in the town's Old Fort subdivision, where R-C-M-P and district officials are helping with the evacuation of several dozen residents.

It says those who leave won't be allowed back, and those choosing to stay do so at their own risk. (5)



Hurricane Michael continues to gain strength as it moves through the southern Gulf of Mexico this morning.

Forecasters say the storm's centre is about 675 kilometres south of Panama City and they expect the storm to grow to a Category-three level hurricane tonight.

It's expected to make landfall on the Gulf Coast, around the Florida Panhandle tomorrow. (5)



The mystery surrounding the fate of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi is deepening after his paper, The Washington Post, published an image that purports to show him walking into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey last week. …

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