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Three stories in the news today, March 9

03/09/2015 05:52 EDT | Updated 05/09/2015 05:59 EDT
Three stories in the news today, March 9, from The Canadian Press:

CONTAINMENT AND CLEANUP CONTINUES AT A NORTHERN ONTARIO TRAIN DERAILMENT

CN Rail crews worked all weekend to deal with a derailment of one of its trains on Saturday. A number of tanker cars laden with oil caught fire and spilled into the local waterway near the community of Gogama. Crews were continuing the cleanup efforts on Monday.

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PREMIER GREG SELINGER LOOKS AHEAD AFTER LEADERSHIP VICTORY

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger survived a challenge to his leadership of the province' New Democratic Party — but only by the narrowest of margins. Now he faces the daunting tasks of healing a party divided against itself, and winning back the support of Manitobans before the next provincial election in just over a year from now. A tall order, perhaps, but Selinger insists he can deliver.

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VANCOUVER TRANSIT COPS UNDER FIRE OVER SEX ASSAULT INVESTIGATION

Some women's advocates are criticizing a decision by Metro Vancouver Transit Police to release a detailed description of an alleged sex assault victim. They say police should never have issued a news release that included identifying details of the young woman. Transit Police went public last week, asking the young woman to come forward, after a witness reported seeing a man grope her on the city's SkyTrain.