An Alberta Transportation requirement that all vehicles over 11,794 kg be inspected daily has led to increased overtime for some volunteer fire departments.
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The town of Deep River, Ontario, population 4,000, simply can't afford to operate a fire department with nine full-time firefighters, says the Mayor. As the small town struggles to redesign its emergency services the Fire Chief has resigned and residents have criticized city hall and the fire department for how the issue has been handled.
The City of Vernon has been ordered to reinstate two fire department employees who were caught on video engaging in sexual activity in the fire chief's office and subsequenty dismissed.