Public Safety

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Slip Slidin’ Away: Winter Driving Tips

Whether you’re driving in snow, on slick roads, or on icy-slushy roads, winter driving in Canada is never dull. It’s an adventure that requires skill, focus, and all of your senses. For starters, find out the weather forecast for all the areas you will be driving. If you are experiencing terrible weather or they are … Continue reading »

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 »

Government of Canada launches homelessness request for proposals

The Government of Canada is seeking new partners to help tackle homelessness in Saskatchewan.  The announcement was made today by Dr. Kellie Leitch, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development. “Our government is giving a hand‑up to Canadians with housing needs and is helping to break the cycle … 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 »

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 »

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 »

Resource Road User Safety Guide courtesy of BC Forest Safety Council

The BC Forest Safety Council has updated the Resource Road User Safety Guide that is intended for recreational users or industrial traffic unfamiliar with travelling on resource roads (e.g. delivery vehicles, mining, land surveying, etc.). This guide lets readers know what to expect on resource roads and some things travelers should do to ensure a … Continue reading »

A few basic safety checks makes for a worry free trip

As RV season kicks off, many British Columbians look forward to the smells, sights and sounds of their destination campsite but did you know that what you can’t smell, see or hear might kill you? Most folks know that leaking propane smells like rotten eggs but what does carbon monoxide (CO) smell like? Nothing, that’s … Continue reading »

Canada’s Labour Minister visits the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Hamilton, Ontario, February 22, 2012—Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt,Canada’s Labour Minister, toured the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and discussed the importance of providing Canadians with the information they need to prevent work-related illnesses and injuries. “I had an opportunity today to reflect upon the vision and operational direction of the CCOHS … Continue reading »

Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week – Thinking & Planning Ahead

The North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH Week) is an annual event where employers, workers, and all partners in occupational health and safety focus on preventing injury and illness in the workplace. It will take place from May 6-12, 2012. Your workplace can take part by: Setting new goals for workplace health and … Continue reading »

BC Ferry & Marine Workers’ Union Response to Safety Reports

Smooth Sailing or Choppy Waters Ahead VANCOUVER, Feb. 15, 2012 /CNW/ – With the recent departure of CEO David Hahn and reports released on both safety and the governance of BC Ferries, some would venture there has been much improvement in the system. That may be true when comparing on time performance, or customer satisfaction with the service, both … Continue reading »

Harper government introduces Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act

OTTAWA, February 14, 2012 — The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, and the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today introduced in the House of Commons the Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act, a Bill that would provide law enforcement and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) with the modern investigative … Continue reading »

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