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June 13, 2017
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Inquiry focuses on mental health of man who killed peace officer

Rod Lazenby was a retired RCMP officer who was responsible for enforcing bylaws in the Municipal District of Foothills south of Calgary. The 62-year-old died in 2012 after being sent to a rural property on a call about dogs.


Women’s organization, union negotiating leave for domestic violence

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia, an organization that assists women who have been in conflict with the criminal justice system, is in the process of adopting leave for employees due to intimate-partner violence.


Metrolinx considering random testing for commuter, airport transit workers

Metrolinx – the company that runs the GO Transit commuter system, as well as the Union Pearson Express trains to Toronto Pearson International Airport – is currently considering whether it should adopt random alcohol and drug testing.


Toronto woman found not criminally responsible in stabbing of condo doorman

Ellis Kirkland was charged with attempted murder, assault with a weapon and weapons dangerous to the public peace. Last year, she asked the doorman to help her move some boxes. When he bent over, she stabbed him multiple times with a kitchen knife.


Thick Arctic ice pack traps boats, triggers rescue operation

Unusually heavy Arctic pack ice has trapped multiple vessels, stymied the fishing season and triggered a high-stakes rescue operation from a sinking ship off Newfoundland. Five fishermen were rescued Wednesday.


Gay former navy officer loses appeal of court decision in human-rights case

A former navy officer who alleges the military discriminated against him has lost an appeal. Paul Ritchie was appealing a Federal Court decision to dismiss his application for a judicial review of a decision by the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
 
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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

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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Farm worker, 25, dead in tractor accident

Quebec’s provincial police force and occupational health and safety authority are investigating a workplace fatality that occurred on a farm in Inverness, a small municipality south of the St. Lawrence River, on the afternoon of May 30. » Read More

Unlicenced operators responsible for more near misses involving drones: study

A new University of Calgary study examined data from Transport Canada. » Read More
 
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A+A 2017: It’s the individual that counts

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