Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

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Most residents of a northern B-C community are being allowed back into their homes after a natural-gas pipeline ruptured last night, sparking a massive blaze.

R-C-M-P say the explosion on the Enbridge gas line happened last night northeast of Prince George, and forced about 100 members of a nearby First Nation from their homes as a precaution.

Residences within several kilometres were ordered emptied, but police say the evacuation zone has now been reduced to homes within a one-kilometre radius of the explosion site.

There were no injuries and no reported damage other than to the pipeline itself.

Transportation Safety Board investigators will lead the probe into what caused it.(4)



A trial continues in Calgary today for a couple charged in the death of their 14-month-old son.

The jury yesterday heard that a laptop seized from the family home had evidence of online searches related to natural treatments for gangrene and eczema.

Jeromie and Jennifer Clark have pleaded not guilty to criminal negligence causing death and failure to provide the necessaries of life for their son John, who died of a staph infection in 2013.

Doctors have testified John had some black toes and was covered in a rash when his parents brought him to a Calgary hospital, where he died the next day.

A dermatologist testified that John's rash was likely due to a nutritional deficiency, not eczema. (4)



The Trudeau government's annual public accounts -- likely coming this month -- will release a trove of data that will show how much more Ottawa expects to pay to settle billions of dollars in legal claims made by Indigenous Peoples.

The contingent liabilities section in last year's public accounts estimated Ottawa would eventually have to pay out nearly 20-billion dollars to cover 70 outstanding comprehensive Indigenous land claims, 528 smaller specific claims and thousands of other cases of litigation, including those related to the legacy of residential schools. …

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