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Bullying, harassment thrive at RCMP, watchdog says in calling for major reforms

In a toughly worded report Monday, the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP said the force lacks both the will and the capacity to address the challenges that afflict its workplaces.

City council divided on approach to safety on Winnipeg buses

Three months after the murder of Winnipeg bus driver Irvine Fraser by a rider, six members of the city council are expressing dismay at how the municipality has responded – particularly in the lack of input from the transit union.

Victim wants adult sentence for school shooter who killed four, wounded seven

The last time Charlene Klyne was in the same room as the teenager convicted in a deadly school shooting in Saskatchewan, he opened fire and shot her in the face. Klyne lost her sight after the January 2016 shooting in La Loche.

Fire truck catches fire en route to call: “There’s a degree of irony, yes”

Halifax firefighters got a surprise Thursday morning, when flames started shooting from their own truck as they responded to a call. "Unbelievable — a fire truck actually caught on fire,” mused Deputy Fire Chief Roy Hollett. “It’s like a police car getting broken into.”

Third accused admits to role in vicious Manitoba youth-centre beatings

A third teenager has pleaded guilty in last year’s brutal beating of two women at a youth centre near Winnipeg. The male teen — who can’t be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act — entered the plea Tuesday to a charge of robbery.

Unregulated ice-rescue courses the only option for firefighters, inquest hears

Firefighters seeking training in ice-rescue operations may have no other choice but to take unregulated private courses such as the ones in which two Ontario men died, an inquest into the men’s deaths heard as it began last Tuesday.
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Feature Stories 

When the Dust Settles

From 1978 to 1979, Jim Hobbs was one of many miners in northern Ontario who inhaled finely ground aluminum dust known as McIntyre Powder, which was believed to protect them from silicosis. Canisters containing this powder were punctured, and a compressed-air system would send out a thick, black cloud of respirable aluminum dust into specially constructed chambers or change rooms where miners breathed in the dust. During the dispersal process, all ventilation would be halted. » Read More

Managing Change

Significant changes in a workplace affect the mental and physical health of employees, says a recent study by Toronto-based consulting firm Morneau Shepell. » Read More
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Westray tragedy marked, 25 years later: “Pure greed that took lives”

When the Westray coal mine opened in northern Nova Scotia in 1991, Glenn Martin was lucky enough to land a well-paying job underground that was supposed to last 15 years. » Read More

Report suggests possible causes of Muskrat Falls structure collapse

Certain factors may have contributed to the collapse of a support structure at a construction site last May 29. » Read More
Press Releases 

A+A 2017: It’s the individual that counts

May 15, 2017 — DÜSSELDORF, Germany — From October 17 to 20, trade visitors from all over the world will be meeting at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre for A+A, comprising both an international trade fair and a convention. » Read More

First aid and safety training in Worksite News

May 8, 2017 — EDMONTON, Alta. — Worksite News, Western Canada’s premier occupational health, safety and environment e-Magazine, is pleased to be running a special editorial series on First Aid Training and Safety Awareness in the Workplace. » Read More