Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--First NewsWatch-

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The exact cause of Monday morning's explosion at the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick still isn't known.

By their afternoon briefing, officials had determined there had been a problem with the refinery's diesel treating unit, which removes sulphur from diesel fuel -- but it wasn't yet clear what caused the malfunction.

The mid-morning blast sent flames and thick, black smoke high into the sky and shook homes in the area, but resulted in only four minor injuries.

The City of Saint John said last night that area residents were no longer being asked to "shelter in place" and police tweeted that all roads had been reopened. (1)



A slow-moving landslide has forced the evacuation of a small community in northeastern British Columbia.

The Peace River Regional District posted on its website that there is "immediate danger to life safety'' in Old Fort, a subdivision of Fort St. John.

It says R-C-M-P and district representatives will help with the evacuation.

Access routes will be manned and people won't be able to go back once they leave.

It warns those who choose to stay remain at their own risk. (1)



The death toll from Saturday's 5.9 earthquake in Haiti rose to 15 people, including nine in Port-de-Paix.

More than 330 other people have been injured.

Monday's update from authorities came as thousands of people slept outdoors fearing aftershocks would topple their cracked homes.

It was back in 2010, a vastly larger magnitude-7.1 quake damaged much of the vulnerable capital Port-au-Prince and killed an estimated 300-thousand people. (1)



A ceremony for victims of Saturday's limousine crash in upstate New York that killed 20 people ended with participants lifting candles above their heads to signal unity and perseverance. …

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