PRESS DIGEST- Canada- July 18

Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:29am EDT
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July 18 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Police Chief Bill Blair has withdrawn a request to the Toronto Police Services Board to deny reimbursing a former drug squad officer for legal fees after charges against him in a police corruption case were thrown out. (

* Flames from a fast-moving wildfire have forced the evacuation of more than 2,500 residents from several neighbourhoods in British Columbia's Okanagan region. (

Reports in the business section:

* A sweeping management shuffle at Loblaw Companies Ltd signals that the Weston family, the grocer's largest shareholder, is moving to further assert control at a time of massive change at the retailer. (   Continued...