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WorkSafeBC orders mill to pay $724,000 in penalties, levies for 2012 fatal fire

VANCOUVER (The Canadian Press) -- The company that owns the northern British Columbia sawmill where two workers were killed and 22 others injured in a explosion and fire has been ordered by WorkSafeBC to pay more than $724,000 in penalties and...
Jul 30, 2014 9:01AM

Ex engineer loses bid to keep parts of Elliot Lake mall collapse report secret

OTTAWA (The Canadian Press) -- A discredited former engineer has lost his bid to keep parts of a report into the deadly collapse of a northern Ontario mall secret until after his criminal trial.
Jul 29, 2014 12:46PM

Police, fire and ambulance personnel face high PTSD rates, seek new aid

WINNIPEG (The Canadian Press) -- Alex Forrest clearly remembers what happened to a fellow firefighter who was traumatized by the deaths of two captains in a house fire.
Jul 28, 2014 10:12AM

Canadian Pacific protests reinstatement of worker

(Canadian Occupational Health and Safety News) -- Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) has announced that it will be asking the Superior Court of Quebec to stay a recent arbitration decision that ruled that a locomotive engineer who used...
Jul 28, 2014 10:01AM

RCMP has seen 31 officer suicides since 2006

(Canadian Occupational Health and Safety News) -- In the wake of four suicides among RCMP ranks and retirees so far this year — including the recent death of 51-year-old Ken Barker, who investigated a Greyhound bus beheading in Manitoba...
Jul 28, 2014 9:51AM

Quebec police try to prevent U.S. auction of Lac Megantic locomotive

MONTREAL (The Canadian Press) -- Quebec provincial police say they've taken steps to prevent the auction of the locomotive that played a key role in the deadly Lac-Megantic rail disaster.
Jul 25, 2014 10:10AM

Alberta issues health advisory for town residents after spill of fracking sand

BASHAW, Alta. (The Canadian Press) -- Health officials have issued an advisory for residents of a central Alberta town more than a month after a spill of sand used in fracking.
Jul 24, 2014 10:18AM

Human error caused five hour SkyTrain shutdown in Metro Vancouver

VANCOUVER (The Canadian Press) -- The union representing SkyTrain workers is questioning the blame being cast on one of its suspended members following a five-hour service disruption for two rapid-transit lines in Metro Vancouver.
Jul 23, 2014 10:27AM

Survivor of plane crash, family of dead passenger still seeking damages from airline

WINNIPEG (The Canadian Press) -- Two lawsuits against a pilot responsible for a plane crash in northern Ontario that killed him and three others have been dropped after the airline admitted responsibility.
Jul 22, 2014 4:11PM

Alberta labour group wants changes to laws after 15 year old boy dies on the job

EDMONTON (The Canadian Press) -- The Alberta Federation of Labour hopes the death of a teen at a work site will prompt change in youth labour laws.
Jul 21, 2014 9:06PM

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