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Health groups call for neonic ban Health groups call for neonic ban
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Quebec waste reduction proceeds according to plan Quebec waste reduction proceeds according to plan
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McCarthy Says China Deal Won't Affect Stringency of Power Plant Carbon Rules McCarthy Says China Deal Won't Affect Stringency of Power Plant Carbon Rules
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Alberta recharges municipal energy efficiency program
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Enforcement an issue with Ont's Bill 168 workplace violence and harassment obligations
Workplace violence and harassment are in the news once more in Ontario, though the high-profile cases are under federal, not provincial, jurisdiction at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and in the Houses of Parliament.
11/14/2014 | Full Story

Wanted: ecofiscal solutions for Canada
“Bob Rae, Paul Martin and Preston Manning walk into a bar.” It could be the opening line of a bad joke. Instead, it’s a metaphor for Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, a new think tank led by luminaries and strange...
11/14/2014 | Full Story

EPA Will Continue to Work on Carbon Rules; Says Efforts Shouldn't Be 'Political Football'
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CEC taking stock of industrial pollution changes
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British Columbia's contaminated sites provisions under review
11/7/2014 | Full Story

WDO extends consultation on two industry stewardship plans
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Republican Election Gains Bode Well for More EPA Oversight, Keystone Pipeline
11/7/2014 | Full Story

Evaporation, a disposal solution for NS's fracking wastewater
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COLUMN: 'Big Data' and the environment
10/31/2014 | Full Story

New provisions meant to put the brakes on runaway trains
10/31/2014 | Full Story

EPA Adds 23 Chemicals, Including BPA, to Key List for Scrutiny, Possible Action
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Site C opponents move to the courts
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WorkSafeBC mulling over policy on plantar fasciitis Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Ontario to host traumatic mental stress conference in 2015 Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Nova Scotia's Bill 12 in force Oct 1, 2014 Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Nova Scotia finalizes administrative penalties system Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Nova Scotia proposes amendments to Workplace Health and Safety Regs Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Yi Yi Construction owner fined $15,000 after worker falls, dies from injuries Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Aluminart Products Limited fined $50,000 after part of worker's finger amputated Log In or Subscribe to View Article
10/31/2014 | Full Story

McKeown Contracting fined $60,000 after worker's arm severed Log In or Subscribe to View Article
10/31/2014 | Full Story

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BC Bill 6 giveth and BC Bill 2 taketh away
To British Columbia’s emerging liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, the provincial government giveth with one hand, and taketh away with the other. Two Bills introduced in the provincial Legislature late October 2014 will have an impact...
10/31/2014 | Full Story

British Columbia's contaminated sites provisions under review
The British Columbia (B.C.) Ministry of Environment has commenced a review of the legal regime governing the province’s contaminated site remediation.
10/31/2014 | Full Story

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New provisions meant to put the brakes on runaway trains
Transport Minister Lisa Raitt hopes the most recent set of orders to the rail industry will put the brakes on runaway trains like the one that devastated Lac-Mégantic in July, 2013. Since then, the Department of Transport has issued...
10/31/2014 | Full Story

Nova Scotia's Bill 12 in force Oct 1, 2014 Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Halifax, NS—Nova Scotia’s Bill 12, the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Act, came into force on October 1, 2014. (See also the December, 2013 issue of EHScompliance.ca newsletter under “Nova Scotia’s Bill 12...
10/31/2014 | Full Story

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Legal Commentary

GHG emitters to pay for climate change costs?
Canada’s top greenhouse gas emitters (GHG) could find themselves picking up the tab for the costs of climate change if current legal trends are any indication, according to a provocative new paper from West Coast Environmental Law and the...
10/17/2014 | Full Story

Tsilhqot'in Aboriginal title decision: implications Log In or Subscribe to View Article
The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44 (Tsilhqot’in) determined that a wide tract of land in central British Columbia is owned by the plaintiff First Nation holding...
9/30/2014 | Full Story

EDITOR's PICK: Negligence claim proceeds against XCG consultant Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Negligence claims continue to multiply against environmental consultants accused of failing to clean up contaminated sites. The Ontario Superior Court recently allowed a professional negligence lawsuit to go ahead against an Ontario...
7/31/2014 | Full Story

City of Toronto defers decision on streamlined risk assessments Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Environmental consultants will have to wait another month for a decision from Toronto city council about rejecting modified generic risk assessments (MGRA) for contaminated lands, as recommended by the City’s Public Works and...
7/25/2014 | Full Story

Proposed rules for exploration work on Anticosti Island Log In or Subscribe to View Article
On June 9, 2014, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources published in the Gazette officielle du Québec a draft Minister’s Order setting out the conditions on which exploration work for petroleum and natural gas may be...
6/30/2014 | Full Story

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Case Studies

STUDY: Canada's drinking water contaminated by excreted drugs Log In or Subscribe to View Article

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Small appliance repair beaten down by throwaway culture Log In or Subscribe to View Article

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Finnish researcher finds success using fungal remediation Log In or Subscribe to View Article
White-rot fungus, mostly known for its ability to decay forest wood, can be used as a low-cost cleanser for contaminated soils, a Finnish researcher has found. 
6/26/2014 | Full Story

VIDEOS: Sneak peek at Toronto's East Bayfront condo remediation Log In or Subscribe to View Article

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Alberta oil sands company will be first to recycle wastewater Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Suncor Energy, a leading Canadian oil sands company, has announced that it will be the first player from Alberta’s controversial oil sands exploration environment to recycle tailings waste.
6/6/2014 | Full Story

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