PRESS DIGEST-Canada-June 26

Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:54am EDT
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June 26 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Canadian police have charged Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a fugitive al-Qaeda-aligned bandit based in the Sahara Desert, with the kidnapping of two Canadian diplomats almost five years ago. ()

* A group of South American health professionals is looking to follow Vancouver's lead in reducing harm when it comes to injection-drug use. The South American delegation, which arrived in Vancouver on Tuesday, will spend three days meeting local health-care providers and researchers, including managers at Insite, Vancouver's supervised injection-drug clinic. ()

* Millions of Canadians living in many parts of the country could find their homes declared uninsurable, as the insurance industry grapples with skyrocketing water damage claims. That is the grim future predicted by Blair Feltmate, chair of the Climate Change Adaptation Project at the University of Waterloo. ()

Reports in the business section:   Continued...