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Vancouver: Downtown residents outraged about falling construction debris

A 90 kilogram pane of glass plunging 36 storeys down onto an apparent construction worker’s car Thursday morning has residents outraged at the falling debris’ proximity to a nearby courtyard where children play. Wade King, a resident living there for 13 years, said a neighbour doing yoga in the courtyard even had a piece of … Continue reading »

Urgent Action Needed to Reduce Growing Health and Environmental Hazards from Chemicals: UN Report

Synthetic chemicals are becoming the largest components of waste streams and pollution around the world. Coordinated action by governments and industry is urgently needed to reduce the growing risks to human health and the environment posed by the unsustainable management of chemicals worldwide, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). … Continue reading »

BC Forest Safety Council, Canfor and New Gold Inc. partner to make resource roads safer

BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) reps Rachel Derrick and Rick Walters met with Steve Nevidon from Canfor and Bob Geddes representing New Gold at 18.5km on the Kluskus Forest Service Road (junction with the Kenney Dam Rd) on Thursday July 19th to erect a Resource Road User Safety kiosk. The target audience of this sign … Continue reading »

New Search and Rescue Assets in Vancouver Area

The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today reaffirmed that mariners in Vancouver will see no change in the excellent service Canadians have come to expect from the Canadian Coast Guard. “The safety of mariners is the top priority of the Canadian Coast Guard and consolidating our Coast Guard presence in the Vancouver … Continue reading »

Certain MANGOES Sold in Western Provinces and Territories May Contain Salmonella Braenderup Bacteria

The public warning issued earlier, on August 24, 2012, has been updated to include additional product brand information. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and North American Produce Sales are warning the public not to consume the Daniella brand Mangoes described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup bacteria. The affected Daniella brand Mangoes, product of … Continue reading »

NIOSH Develops Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS) System

Overview The nation depends on emergency responders to preserve the public’s safety and health when disasters strike.   To successfully meet this challenge, emergency responders must be protected from the hazardous conditions that disasters and other emergencies create.  A plan for monitoring emergency responder health and safety is an important part of protecting them. Recognizing this, … Continue reading »

Harper Government Working with Law Enforcement Officials to Keep Communities Safe

Today the Honourable Vic Toews, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to supporting Canada’s frontline police officers and making our communities safer during his remarks at the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) annual conference. “Cooperation and information sharing between and among police forces is essential for helping keep our communities … Continue reading »

How Vancouver prepares for emergencies

Everyone has a role to play in making sure we all stay safe in emergencies. The City commits major resources to make sure our public buildings, roads, and bridges are safe. We also make sure we are prepared to give shelter and other emergency during emergencies. Bridge upgrades The City owns and maintains 26 bridges … Continue reading »

Public Safety: Take a fire safety and extinguisher use course

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services offers fire and life safety training courses for groups, organizations, and individuals. Their courses combine classroom instruction with hands-on experience extinguishing a real fire, supervised by Vancouver firefighters. The courses are inclusive, supportive and fun. Participate in the course, and earn a certificate. Course topics Previous experience in any of … Continue reading »

Harper Government announces water lot remediation at the Esquimalt Graving Dock

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, today announced that a major environmental remediation project will be undertaken to remove contaminated sediment in the Esquimalt Graving Dock water lot. A Request for Proposals for the first phase of the project, the construction of a sheet pile … Continue reading »

McGuinty Government Takes Next Steps in Elimination of Coal-Fired Generation

Ontario is moving forward with the conversion of the Atikokan Generating Station from coal to biomass, creating 200 construction jobs and helping to protect existing jobs at the plant. The conversion is the first of its kind in the province. The project will create new economic opportunities for Ontario’s forestry sector, which will provide the … Continue reading »

Health Canada Announces Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study

Health Canada, in collaboration with Statistics Canada, will conduct a research study that will explore the relationship between wind turbine noise and health effects reported by, and objectively measured in, people living near wind power developments. “This study is in response to questions from residents living near wind farms about possible health effects of low … Continue reading »

Idea Share: Co-op Cash to Buy Defibrillators Boosts First-Aid Training for Sheriff’s Cadets

TheLedger.com reports a story about a purchase of automated external defibrillators (AED) via seeking a grant. AED’s have been proven in the field as life savers and life changing devices. They’re becoming recognized and many organizations already have one or more in their company locations to provide a measure of protection and security for their … Continue reading »