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Man, 35, charged after Sudbury, Ont. bus driver attacked with knife

Police say a man jumped out of a moving taxi late Sunday night, ran down the street and boarded a bus. It’s alleged he then attacked the bus driver with a knife, cutting the driver’s forearm and neck.

City releases report on former deputy mayor accused of harassment

Following the recent resignation of deputy mayor Michael Di Biase, the City of Vaughan, Ont. has released the investigation report on accusations that Di Biase sexually harassed a colleague on numerous occasions.

Silicosis affecting miners in Labrador, according to new study

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has released the results of a medical audit that studied silica-dust exposure at two mining properties in western Labrador.

Put risky ice-rescue courses on hold, jury at inquest recommends

Risky ice-rescue courses that send firefighters and firefighting students into treacherous, fast-moving currents should be put on hold until they can be performed safely, a coroner’s inquest into the deaths of two Ontario men recommended Thursday.

N.S. schools see average 1,100 threats or acts of “physical violence” monthly

The data include reported incidents at 400 schools, using the province’s definition of violence as “using force, gesturing or inciting others to use force to injure a member of the school community.”

RCMP charge Alberta woman with threatening Sophie Gregoire Trudeau

Police have charged a woman in southern Alberta with making online threats against the prime minister’s wife and the Canadian government.
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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

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Widow seeking inquiry into alleged toxic exposures at Manitoba smelter in 2008

Almost nine years after her husband died of a supposed heart attack during a work stint at a Vale Canada smelter in Thompson, Man., Lila Fifi still has questions – and is unsatisfied with the answers she has received. » Read More

La Loche shooter asked for gift to mark anniversary of shooting that killed four

A hearing is underway to determine if the teen should serve time as a youth or an adult. » Read More
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Corporate Health: Fit for Work at A+A 2017

May 24, 2017 — DÜSSELDORF, Germany — The thematic area of Corporate Health at A+A 2017 covers a wide range of preventative products and services aimed at helping the workforce stay fit for work for as long as possible. » 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