PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Oct 29

Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:11am EDT
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Oct 29 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Tsunami warnings that were issued after a strong earthquake off the northwest coast of British Columbia have been lifted, allowing people who had moved to higher ground to return to their homes and assess what so far appears to be limited damage.

* Canada and Japan will begin their first round of free trade talks in late November -- what are expected to be difficult negotiations aimed at unlocking access to an Asian economy beset by import restrictions.

Reports in the business section:

* Malaysian state oil firm Petronas will renew a bid for gas producer Progress Energy Resources Corp, Petronas sources said, seeking to assure the Canadian government that the deal will benefit the country.   Continued...