PRESS DIGEST- Canada-Jan 24

Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:21am EST
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Jan 24 (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 Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrived at a massive refugee camp in Jordan just a day after enjoying the comforts of a presidential palace. Harper, on the final day of his visit to Israel and Jordan, was touring the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan, just 12 kilometres from the Syrian border. ()

* A horrific fire that ripped through a seniors' home in rural Quebec has left a tiny community reeling from what is feared to be the worst tragedy of its kind in decades. The blaze broke out in the bitter-cold early hours of Thursday in L'Isle-Verte, a Lower St. Lawrence village 230 kilometres downriver from Quebec City. Wind gusts spread it quickly through the 52-unit home. At least five people were killed and as many as 30 are unaccounted for. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Corporate Canada is beginning to feel the effects of a plunging Canadian dollar, with some businesses raising prices - or making plans to do so - to account for the higher cost of U.S. goods. ()   Continued...