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Firefighter in Northwest Territories dies battling wildfire near home community

A firefighter has died while battling a wildfire near his home community in the Northwest Territories, marking the second time in only a few days a Canadian firefighter was killed on the job during a record-setting national wildfire season.

Canadian worker survives fall off Ambassador Bridge, international crossing between Detroit and Windsor

A worker has survived after falling 150 feet (45.7 metres) into the Detroit River. The man, identified as Spencer Baker, plunged off the Ambassador Bridge — the international crossing that connects Detroit and Windsor, Ont.

Cape Breton’s Donkin coal mine shut down again over reports of rock fall

Nova Scotia’s Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration says workers at the mine have complied with safety protocols by returning to the surface and there are no reports of injuries.

B.C. firefighter killed responding to wildfire near Revelstoke, premier extends condolences

The death comes as the province puts out a call for national and international help to fight the 350 or so fires burning across B.C.

Hit and run at Montreal construction site leaves two injured, one critically

Montreal police say a hit-and-run at a road construction site in the city's east end injured two workers last week. Police say one of the workers, a 39-year-old man, is in critical condition in hospital.

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Dispatches from Greece: The roads, and drivers, are a little terrifying

"You have to be brave." That was the advice dispensed by my partner's cousin Antonis this week — in between bites of tzatziki-drenched souvlaki at the cantina in our local platia (aka town square) — about driving in the heart of Athens. » Read More...
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Boy thrown from carnival ride at Illinois community festival

Carnival rides were shut down at an Illinois community festival after a 10-year-old boy was thrown from his seat and seriously injured, authorities said. » Read More...

1 dead and 50 injured in a bus crash on a major highway in southeastern Czech Republic

Two buses collided on a Czech highway in the southeast of the country, killing at least one person and injuring about 50, officials said on Monday. » Read More...

Freight train derails in southeast Pennsylvania, but no known injuries or hazards

A freight train derailment in southeast Pennsylvania early Monday spurred precautionary evacuations, but officials said no injuries were reported and there was no known hazard to the public. » Read More...


Sleep deprivation benefited our ancestors, yet harms us now — but staying fit may help us cope

Humans need less sleep than our closest evolutionary relatives. However, we often sleep less than we need. Needing less sleep is a consequence of our ancestors’ choices to remain awake longer — a behaviour that led to evolutionary benefits. Sleeping less than we need is the result of our modern-day choices to remain awake longer, but in this case the behaviour is detrimental to our health and well-being. » Read More...

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NSC Safety Congress & Expo

October 20, 2023 | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans » Read More...