PRESS DIGEST-Canada-July 11

Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:38am EDT
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July 11 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* U.S. railway executive Edward Burkhardt, at the center of Canada's most devastating derailment in decades, is casting partial blame on a company employee, saying he believes the engineer failed to apply some of the hand brakes in the hours before the unmanned freight train barreled into Lac-Mégantic, Quebec and exploded. ()

* British Columbia Premier Christy Clark will return to the legislature this summer, winning the Westside-Kelowna byelection in convincing fashion over NDP challenger Carole Gordon. ()

* Special prosecutor Peter Wilson is looking into laying charges connected to long-standing polygamous practices among residents of the rural British Columbia community of Bountiful. Possible charges include polygamy, sexual assault, sexual interference and parents or guardians procuring sexual activity. ()