Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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There's been a pipeline explosion and fire in northern B-C.

A natural-gas transmission line ruptured early last evening, sparking a massive blast and fire on Enbridge's Westcoast line at a rural location northeast of Prince George.

Enbridge reports no injuries, and says crews have isolated the rupture and are working to contain the incident.

About 100 area residents -- most from a nearby First Nation -- have been evacuated from their homes as a precaution.

National Energy Board spokesman Tom Neufeld says the N-E-B has jurisdiction over that gas line and has dispatched inspectors.

They will work with Transportation Safety Board investigators, probing the cause.(2)



Last weekend's deadly crash of a stretch limousine-style S-U-V in upstate New York has left Canadians wondering if the massive vehicles are even safe.

Russ Rader, senior vice-president of communications at the U-S Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, says potential riders should realize stretched vehicles aren't made by the major automotive companies.

The vehicles are engineered to carry a lot of people -- but he says in cutting the vehicles up and stretching them, some of their crash worthiness and safety aspects are taken out.

It was on Saturday that the driver of a limo built from a 2001 Ford Excursion ran a stop sign, crossed three lanes of traffic and hit a parked S-U-V before stopping in a wooded ditch, killing two pedestrians and all 18 people in the limo. (2)



A majority of Canada's doctors report having good mental health overall -- but a significant lot report having problems including burnout, depression and even thoughts of suicide.

The Canadian Medical Association says results of a national online survey completed by more than 25-hundred physicians and 400 medical residents found reported rates of burnout and depression were higher among residents than practising physicians. …

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