PRESS DIGEST-Canada-June 25

Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:25am EDT
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June 25 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Weeks before rising floodwaters devastated Calgary and other municipalities along the Bow River, a hint of the impending disaster was apparent in data from a pair of NASA satellites. Observations by the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment show groundwater in the region has been at progressively higher levels than average - leaving the land with little extra capacity to take up additional water coming in from rainfall and melting snow. ()

* The Canadian government, trying to balance its books, is cracking down on tax evasion by forcing taxpayers to reveal more details of foreign holdings. National Revenue Minister Gail Shea will unveil new reporting requirements Tuesday that will apply to taxpayers with more than C$100,000 ($95,000) of offshore assets. ()

* Seven Conservative MPs are seeking a combined C$355,907 from a group of voters who went to court and lost their bid to overturn election results in their federal ridings because of misleading robocalls. A document recently filed in Federal Court says the Tories are asking for a "modest fixed amount" in legal fees plus disbursements. ()