PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Aug 28

Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:44am EDT
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Aug 28 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Prime Minister Stephen Harper is shuffling the ranks of his own office, turning to familiar faces as he tries to move past the Senate spending scandal and begin preparations for the 2015 federal election. ()

* Heavy rain has caused some flooding in downtown Toronto. Fire crews were on the scene Tuesday night, helping pedestrians and vehicles out of a flooded underpass on Lower Simcoe Street, radio station 680News reported. ()

* An inquest was told on Tuesday that a man who died in a hospital emergency room was ignored almost the entire 34 hours he was waiting for care, even when he threw up three times. Sergeant John O'Donovan said 150 people moved through the emergency room the weekend Brian Sinclair died, but he was the only one who didn't receive medical treatment. ()

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