( Canada-Post ) (Audio:p08) Canada Post C-E-O Deepak Chopra told a Commons committee the Crown corporation must make difficult changes to keep pace in the digital world. But Denis Lemelin , president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers , says he cannot understand why Canada Post doesn't follow in the footsteps of European post offices. Lemelin says that in many countries, they are either beginning a banking service or expanding their existing services -- and he says CUP-W will fight to reverse proposed Canada Post service cuts. (17) (Lac-Megantic-Trains) (Audio:148) Rail service is back in place in Lac-Megantic, Quebec for first time since July's fatal derailment. The first train arrived at a plant in the town's industrial park to pick up a load of particle board and tests were carried out to ensure signals were functioning properly. A number of people in the town are still trying to cope with the disaster that killed 47 people and they have mixed feelings about the return of trains to the railway-dependent community. (17) (Condo-Fire) His employer says the Kingston crane operator who survived yesterday's massive fire was ``severely burned'' when he was stuck atop the crane. A military helicopter was able to navigate the thick smoke and high flames to airlift the man ( Adam Jastrzebski ) to safety. He is in hospital, recovering from burns to his hands, legs, back and buttocks. (17) (Mulcair-Pipeline) N-D-P Leader Tom Mulcair says he believes the Northern Gateway pipeline will never become a reality, even if results of a environmental review are positive. He says the project should have been vetoed before public money was spent on an environmental assessment. Tomorrow, the National Energy Board is expected to release the results of its review of Enbridge's proposed pipeline to carry Alberta oilsands crude to a B-C port. (17) (Cda-Russia-Amnesty-Greenpeace) The family of a Canadian Greenpeace activist held in Russia is ``cautiously optimistic'' about the prospect of a pardon. Patricia Ruzycki Stirling , sister of jailed activist Paul Ruzycki , says she's buoyed by news that an amnesty bill passed today in Moscow will apply to them. But she says the family will not celebrate until her brother is back on Canadian soil. Alexandre Paul of Montreal is also behind bars. (17) (Mega-Millions-Jackpot) Lottery officials say a Georgia woman has one of the two winning tickets to the 636-million-dollar Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest in American history. Officials identified her as Ira Curry , of Stone Mountain , just east of Atlanta . They say she bought one ticket and chose the numbers herself, using family birthdays and her family's lucky number, which is seven. The other winning ticket was sold in San Jose. (17) (NewsWatch by Chris Mayberry ) ( The Canadian Press )
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