PRESS DIGEST- Canada- May 1

Thu May 1, 2014 5:37am EDT
Email This Article |
Share This Article
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
| Print This Article | Single Page
[-] Text [+]

May 1 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Two workers were killed and two others injured as gunfire broke out at the Western Forest Products mill in Nanaimo in British Columbia. Royal Canadian Mounted Police said a lone gunman, a 47-year-old former employee who was later arrested at the scene, entered the mill yard carrying a shotgun and started shooting in the parking lot. (

** A second video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking what has been described as crack cocaine by a self-professed drug dealer was secretly filmed in his sister's basement early Saturday morning. Ford declined to respond to questions about the video, his lawyer said the mayor was going to take a break from election campaigning. (

Reports in the business section:

** Peter Munk stepped down as the chairman of Barrick Gold Corp on Wednesday. He founded the company three decades ago and turned it into the world's biggest gold producer. "You can take, maybe, Munk out of Barrick. You can't take Barrick out of Munk," he said at the company's annual meeting of shareholders. (   Continued...