Excerpt from the government of Ontario ‘Newsroom’

Recovery Abatement & Insulation Ltd., a Harrowsmith business that conducts asbestos abatement, has pleaded guilty and has been fined $25,000 after workers were exposed to asbestos dust on a job site. A supervisor, Gregory Simpson, pleaded guilty to failing to ensure workers used protective clothing and equipment, and was fined $4,000.

Excerpt from the OH&S Canada magazine

Nova Scotia is commissioning a review on the health, social, economic and environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing.

Commonly known as “fracking”, the process involves pumping fluid or gas down a well to fracture rock below ground to access natural gas. “We have heard from Nova Scotians that they want to have their say and that review should be independent of government; we’ve listened on both counts,” Department of Energy Minister Charlie Parker said on August 28, 2013.