PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Sept 17

Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:06am EDT
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Sept 17 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* The Quebec Liberal Party has confirmed anti-corruption investigators raided party headquarters this summer while the province's attention was riveted on a succession of resignations and arrests of big-city mayors. ()

* As many as two Coast Guard icebreakers may be dispatched to the site of a deadly helicopter crash in the remote western Arctic to hunt for answers hundreds of meters below the surface of the Northwest Passage. The Canadian government is still reviewing options before green-lighting a trip but advance planning is already under way that could send the Amundsen and Henry Larsen to the spot, about 670 kilometers west of Resolute, Nunavut, where three died on Sept. 9 in a tragedy that has shaken Arctic researchers. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Wind Mobile plans to participate in the auction of Canadian wireless spectrum, making it the first new-entrant carrier to confirm its intentions to bid. Chief Executive Anthony Lacavera gave that confirmation on Monday, ending speculation about whether the startup carrier would compete in the auction of the 700-megahertz frequency. Carriers face a Tuesday deadline to file their applications and put down a 5 percent deposit to secure a place in the auction. ()   Continued...