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Aug 2 (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 federal investigation into the fatal Lac-Mégantic train derailment and fiery crude oil explosion, after a runaway train carrying 72 cars of crude crashed into the small town's center in early July, has shifted from Quebec to North Dakota, where the oil was drilled, purchased and loaded onto rail cars. A team of investigators was recently dispatched to North Dakota after experts confirmed that the oil reacted "in a way that was abnormal". ()

* Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne was dealt a setback in her first electoral test as leader, with the opposition parties chipping away at her government's hold on the province in the by-elections. Progressive Conservatives won in Etobicoke-Lakeshore, giving the party its first seat in Toronto in a decade. But they failed to win any of the other four races. ()

Reports in the business section:

* TransCanada Corp and Irving Oil Ltd are joining forces to market Canada's crude oil to the world, officially launching the proposed C$12 billion ($11.62 billion) Energy East pipeline and a C$300 million deep-water marine terminal to be built off Saint John, New Brunswick. The pipeline, subject to regulatory approval, promises to unlock new markets for landlocked Western Canadian suppliers by giving them access to eastern refineries and global export markets through ports at Quebec City and Saint John. ()   Continued...