PRESS DIGEST-Canada-July 9

Tue Jul 9, 2013 7:01am EDT
 
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July 9 (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

* Toronto's subway lines, as well as numerous traffic lights and street lights went out across the city during a massive thunderstorm. Environment Canada said some parts of the greater Toronto area had been drenched with more than 100 millimeters of rain. ()

* Hundreds of passengers were stranded on a flooded GO Transit train for nearly seven hours after heavy rains dumped a record level of rainfall on the city Monday evening. ()

* Edward Burkhardt, the chairman of Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway, the company at the center of a devastating blast, is accusing firefighters of shutting down the locomotive hours before it rolled into Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. ()

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