PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Aug 18

Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:47am EDT
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Aug 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.


* The British Columbia government says an independent investigation into the Mount Polley spill is needed, and the province is indicating there could also be new inspections at other mines. It said the communities in the affected areas, First Nations, industry and other British Columbians "deserve to know in a clear and timely way what happened and what can be done to ensure such incidents never happen again." (

* About 200 kilometres before an ill-fated oil train was left idling on the main track near Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Transport Canada conducted a routine inspection and allowed it to proceed. The inspector didn't report any concerns about the engine in the train's lead locomotive. The Globe and Mail has learned that part of the federal investigation into the rail disaster focused on a repair conducted nine months earlier that played a role in a series of events that led to the train's derailment and explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. (