PRESS DIGEST- Canada - March 5

Wed Mar 5, 2014 4:14am EST
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March 5 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Ice-hockey team Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk, a Canadian-Ukrainian, met with Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Kiev's ambassador to Canada on Tuesday regarding the crisis in Ukraine, making the rounds on what he describes as "some of the darkest days in the country's history." ()

* A safety enforcement blitz in British Columbia sawmills that triggered 13 stop-work orders in just three months shows that the forest industry and its regulators are not doing enough in response to two deadly mill explosions, the top union official representing mill workers said. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Chrysler Group LLC said it is moving forward with a major redevelopment of its Canadian operations, despite abruptly withdrawing its request for financial assistance from the federal and Ontario governments. ()   Continued...