Day: May 13, 2022

Canadian medical students call for free, universal access to contraception

Medical students across Canada are calling on the federal government to make contraception free and universally available to all.  In Canada, it’s up to provincial governments to determine what medical needs are covered by insurance, including contraception. But coverage varies from province to province, and contraception is often not included in provincial or private medical insurance […]

Tour bus company charged with health and safety violations in fatal Jasper icefields rollover

The company operating a tour bus that crashed in the Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park in 2020 has been charged under Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act.  Brewsters Inc. is charged with eight counts under the act, including failing to control hazards and failing to ensure equipment was in safe operating condition.  Two charges allege […]

Engineer who designed Sask. bridge that collapsed hours after opening facing disciplinary hearing

Regina engineer Scott Gullacher will face a disciplinary hearing next month over allegations that he broke the rules when he designed a bridge in rural Saskatchewan that collapsed just hours after it was opened to the public.  On Sept. 14, 2018, the Rural Municipality (RM) of Clayton announced on its Facebook page that “the Dyck Memorial […]

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