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Society

Improperly repaired rail led to 2015 accident: report

Following its investigation, Canada’s Transportation Safety Board recommends ways to improve track inspections in order to prevent derailments like the one in 2015 involving 39 freight cars near Gogoma, Ontario. Repairs had been made to the rail but a maintenance» 

Health, Immigration & Refuge, Lifestyle, Society, Sports

Boating safety videos posted to prevent accidents, deaths

The Lifesaving Society has posted free online videos in several languages to teach skills and safety to new boaters, particularly to new Canadians. Canada has more freshwater than any other country in the world. It borders on three oceans and» 

Health, Lifestyle

Opioid crisis prompts festival safety tips

Authorities in the western province of British Columbia (B.C.) are worried about the opioid crisis and are issuing safety tips to those who plan to attend summer festivals. The provincial government has declared a public health emergency because of the» 

Health, Lifestyle, Society

Cost of treating bicycle injuries likely soaring: CAA

The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) is advocating for better bicycle paths and public education to prevent death and injury. Statistics from the United States show the cost of treating bicycle injuries is increasing and reached $24.4 billion for the year» 

Health, Society

Non-profit warns of acetaminophen link to liver failure

The common analgesic acetaminophen is the leading cause of liver failure in Canada and the non- profit Institute for Safe Medication Practices in Canada (ISMP) has issued a bulletin asking that it be used safely. It notes that about 4,500» 

Health, Lifestyle, Politics, Society, Work & Labour

Employers anxious about marijuana in the workplace

The Canadian government will soon legalize the recreational use of marijuana but employers say it has failed to take steps to prevent its use in the workplace. Employers in Canada are legally obliged to ensure the safety of their workers,» 

Society

Another death prompts calls for safer snow removal

At age 21, Jessica Holman-Price pushed her brother out of the way and was crushed under the wheels of a snow removal truck. © CBC A mother whose daughter died 11 years ago under the wheels of a snow removal truck» 

Health, Society, Sports

Concussion conference: making sport safe

‘A serious and widespread problem’ Canada’s governor general, David Johnston, will host a one-day conference on concussions involving some of the country’s top names in professional and amateur sport as well as prominent medical experts. “We have a major challenge with» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Health, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Former Health Canada scientist against trade deals.

Canadian Shiv Chopra recently returned from the Hague where a mock international tribunal, and parallel “People’s Assembly”, were discussing if the multi-national bio-tech and chemical giant Monsanto, can be held accountable under human rights laws. Micro-biologist and veterinarian, for over» 

Society

Pilots no longer need to fly to keep licences current

Rules have changed in Canada so that pilots can simply use simulator testing to keep their pilots’ licenses up to date, and experts say that is a threat to public safety. In the past, pilots could not maintain their licences»