PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Feb 14

Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:25am EST
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Feb 14 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Some expenses claimed by Senator Pamela Wallin are "very unusual", according to the senior Conservative responsible for Senate spending. Wallin is facing an audit of expenses including more than C$350,000 ($349,100) in travel over a period of 27 months - an average of nearly C$13,000 per month.

* Ontario's horse-racing track operator says it's being forced to slash hundreds of positions to keep pace with a reduction in revenue. Woodbine Entertainment Group says it's cutting 109 salaried jobs at its Woodbine and Mohawk racetracks.

Reports in the business section:

* A new player from Canada's East Coast is rolling the dice on the high-stakes game of wireless communications. Eastlink, a unit of Bragg Communications Inc, will become the latest upstart to wade into the cut-throat wireless market on Friday, when it begins selling services at its flagship Halifax store.   Continued...