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Woman dies in seniors' home fire

TERREBONNE, Que.—A neighbour who rushed to the scene of a deadly fire in a Quebec seniors' residence yesterday said he could hear trapped residents calling out before he turned the corner and saw the building in flames.

“There were police officers running, firefighters, too. The house was in flames,” Terrebonne resident Nicolas Martel said in a phone interview.

Officer bitten by mom

INNISFIL, Ont.—Police say four people are facing charges after an incident in which death threats were allegedly made at gunpoint and an officer was bitten by the mother of one of the accused.

South Simcoe police allege two teens were harassing a young woman and boxed her car in at a park in Innisfil, Ont., early this morning.

Military pensions for life info due by end of year

CALGARY—Canada's veterans affairs minister is urging patience from injured ex-soldiers growing frustrated waiting for a government plan that would give them pensions for life.

The Liberal government promised in the budget it would announce plans by the end of this year for the option of life-long pensions for those injured in uniform.