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October 3, 2017
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Charges laid against suspect in Edmonton attack include attempted murder

Police have charged a Somali refugee who they say attacked an officer and ran down pedestrians with a truck — but are holding off on terrorism charges for now. RCMP Supt. Stacey Talbot said the investigation of Abdulahi Hasan Sharif is still “in its infancy."


Skid-steer accident claims construction worker, 38

A construction accident with a skid-steer machine claimed the life of a 38-year-old male worker in Stony Plain, Alta. on the afternoon of Sept. 25. The fatality happened at a housing development, according to a spokesperson with Alberta Labour.


Violent offender’s transfer sparks safety concerns at youth correctional facility

Employees of the Nova Scotia Youth Facility in Waterville, N.S. are concerned for their safety following the transfer of a 19-year-old murderer from an adult correctional institution, according to the provincial union representing them.


Judge convicts RCMP in Moncton massacre, saying force left officers “ill-prepared”

RCMP officers were caught outgunned and “ill-prepared” to confront a gunman who targeted them on a warm spring night in 2014, a judge ruled Friday as he convicted the national police force of failing to provide adequate equipment and user training.


Court rules in favour of Suncor on drug testing; union to keep fighting

Energy giant Suncor Energy has won another victory in a years-long legal battle over random drug and alcohol testing at its northeastern Alberta oilsands sites. Suncor started randomly testing staff in safety-sensitive jobs in 2012.


Proposed PTSD bill adds 9-1-1 operators, care workers to those eligible

Continuing care assistants and 9-1-1 dispatchers have been added to the list of Nova Scotia emergency workers who wouldn’t have to prove their PTSD diagnosis was caused by trauma on the job under proposed legislation.
 
 
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Road accident claims life of tow-truck driver, 44

A tow-truck driver was killed on the job in a road collision that occurred early in the morning on Aug. 29, on the Trans-Canada Highway near Strathmore, Alta. » Read More

Workers feel ill during “incident” at British Columbia shipping terminal

An unspecified incident at Fairview Container Terminal in Prince Rupert, B.C. sent 11 workers to the hospital for precautionary treatment on Sept. 3 – but the parties involved stressed that the employees were fine. » Read More
 
 
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