PRESS DIGEST- Canada - May 13

Fri May 13, 2016 7:02am EDT
 
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May 13 (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 GLOBE AND MAIL

** The grim toll from fentanyl abuse in British Columbia is climbing, accounting for at least half the drug overdose fatalities this year. Illicit drug overdoses killed an average of 64 British Columbians in each of the first four months of 2016 - a dramatic increase from last year's record-breaking tally. (bit.ly/1TSvkMo)

** The sale of Conrad Black's Toronto mansion has been put on hold after the Canada Revenue Agency placed liens against the property for C$15 million ($11.66 million) in unpaid income taxes, according to documents obtained by the Globe and Mail. (bit.ly/1TSvlzZ)

** The World Gold Council, the marketing arm of the gold industry, announced on Thursday that demand for the precious metal hit its second-highest level on record during the first quarter. (bit.ly/1TSvuTU)

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