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Teachers' union in Kamloops cited for workplace bullying, harassment

KAMLOOPS, B.C. (The Canadian Press) -- A teachers' union local in Kamloops has been cited by WorkSafeBC for bullying and harassment in the workplace.
Aug 21, 2014 10:18AM

Lac Megantic: safety board says rail company had weak safety culture

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. (The Canadian Press) -- Many factors contributed to the Lac-Megantic train derailment in 2013, including lax safety measures at the company that owned the runaway train, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said Tuesday.
Aug 20, 2014 10:14AM

Health Canada changing labels on controlled release opioids; stressing risks

TORONTO (The Canadian Press) -- Health Canada has changed the labelling for controlled release opioids in a bid to make clear the risks and safety concerns of the pain medications.
Aug 19, 2014 9:50AM

Feds stressed fatigue, workload concerns just before Lac Megantic disaster

OTTAWA (The Canadian Press) -- A train operator's level of fatigue, sleep patterns and ability to "make effective, safe decisions'' were among the risk factors singled out in Transport Canada guidelines for single-person train...
Aug 18, 2014 11:39AM

Study probes mental health in the Canadian Forces

(Canadian OH&S News) -- About one in six members of the Canadian Forces experienced symptoms of mental health or alcohol disorders over several months last year, a new Statistics Canada survey has revealed.
Aug 18, 2014 9:57AM

Saskatchewan farm investigated after child labour complaints

(Canadian OH&S News) -- A family farm near Endeavour, Sask. has received clearance to allow the owners’ two young daughters to work at its onsite butcher shop, following an investigation by the Ministry of Labour Relations and...
Aug 18, 2014 9:27AM

Mayor Rob Ford's handling of bomb threat 'irresponsible', risked lives: union

TORONTO (The Canadian Press) -- Mayor Rob Ford's actions following a bomb threat earlier this week were "irresponsible'' and put workers' lives at risk, a union representing Toronto city hall employees said Friday as it filed a complaint.
Aug 15, 2014 3:21PM

Former CFIA researcher pleads guilty in attempted bacteria smuggling case

OTTAWA (The Canadian Press) -- The puzzling case of the renowned Canadian infectious disease expert who tried to smuggle dangerous bacteria to China neared its end Wednesday as the disgraced scientist pleaded guilty to 11 charges.
Aug 15, 2014 11:54AM

B.C. First Nations band evicts company that owns Mount Polley tailings pond

CHASE (The Canadian Press) -- A First Nations band in British Columbia has issued an eviction notice to the company that owns the Mount Polley tailings pond, which spilled millions of cubic metres of waste in the Cariboo region.
Aug 14, 2014 9:06AM

Review of Manitoba whistleblower act released

WINNIPEG (The Canadian Press) -- The Manitoba government has made public the report on the Whistleblower Protection Act.
Aug 12, 2014 9:22AM

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