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“He’s gone just like that”: Man dies after walnut shells used at Edmonton worksite

The 33-year-old was doing air-quality tests at the old Rossdale fire station in Edmonton on Oct. 2, when he started having trouble breathing and went into anaphylactic shock.

Firefighters exposed to harmful chemicals through skin: study

A new study from the University of Ottawa has found that firefighters absorb toxic chemicals from smoke through their skin while on the job.

Alberta government launches pilot project on prison body scanners

Canada’s largest correctional facility has installed a body scanner, not unlike those at airports, to prevent visitors from smuggling weapons, drugs and other contraband inside.

Contractor killed at Suncor mining site north of Fort McMurray

Alberta Labour spokesman Trent Bancarz said the man, in his 30s, was digging a trench when he was buried. His name was not released. The man was employed by Aecon Mining, which said it was deeply saddened and had put its work on hold.

Police officer hit by car and stabbed during Edmonton attack is back on job

Const. Mike Chernyk, 48, had been handling crowd control at a Canadian Football League game at Commonwealth Stadium when he was hit by a speeding car that rammed through a barrier and sent him flying five metres through the air.

Media star Eric Salvail on leave following sexual-misconduct allegations

The alleged conduct spanned a 15-year period. The one person who did agree to having his name published was hair and makeup artist Marco Berardini, who took to Twitter after telling La Presse about unwanted touching and harassment.
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Ammonia leak at Fernie, B.C. arena leaves three dead, area evacuated

WorkSafeBC said based on preliminary information, three workers were exposed to a gas leak shortly before noon. The city said details about the victims would be released once they are identified and their next of kin are notified. » Read More

TTC employee, 50, dies of injuries eight days after workcar accident

A subway-track maintenance worker with the Toronto Transit Commission has died after a workplace accident left him severely injured in the early morning hours of Oct. 1. » Read More
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Welcome Chris Harker to the SHOWA sales team

Oct. 17, 2017 — COATICOOK, Que. — Mr. Terry Smith, national sales manager of SHOWA Canada, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Mr. Chris Harker as Atlantic Canada territory manager. » Read More

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