PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Aug 19

Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:02am EDT
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Aug 19 (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. discounter Target Corp arrived in Canada with a splash in March, stirring up a buzz about its cool factor and drawing throngs of shoppers. But it hasn't been able to live up to high expectations, a new survey suggests. Shoppers complain that its stores have been short on inventory and that prices are higher than those at its U.S. outlets. ()

* The head of the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, the rail operator whose tanker train blew up in a Quebec town last month, says his firm's assets could be sold to raise funds to pay for rebuilding devastated Lac-Mégantic, but such a deal is only possible if a bypass rail line is built for a new operator. ()

* Toronto Mayor Rob Ford refused to comment Sunday on reports that police interviewed former staffers about attempts to retrieve an alleged video that shows the mayor purportedly smoking crack cocaine. ()