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Health & Safety

Emergency training centre draw for city (05/04)

In an effort to encourage economic growth and keep dollars in the community, the City of Thunder Bay is looking at the benefits of a Protective and Emergency Services Training Centre.

Employment contracts vital (01/04)

Despite how routine contract negotiations are in the business environment, surprisingly few employers negotiate a written contract with new employees prior to hiring them on, according to a labour relations lawyer.

Biotech centre may replace former hospital

A feasibility study is underway to explore the possibly of opening a biotechnology/biomedical centre in the old Thunder Bay Regional Hospital.

Biotech proposal turned down (8/03)

It was not a big surprise to Barbara Eccles to find out that the application for a northwestern Ontario biotechnology cluster was turned down by the Ministry of Enterprise, Opportunity and Innovation.

Youth job safety: an employer’s role (7/03)

By IAN ROSS Thousands of teenagers show up for work each day. Hundreds are hurt each year. Some die. But employers and parents can help them reach adulthood alive and well.

Cancer detection focus of study (6/03)

Scientists at Genesis Genomics are studying over 300 prostate cancer patients for the purpose of targeting non-nuclear DNA for early detection of cancer.

Drug linked to cancer treatment (6/03)

Scientists at the Northeastern Cancer Centre continuing research to determine why certain breast cancer patients find themselves resistant to drugs have stumbled upon agents that may aid in cancer treatment, says Dr.

Employee innovation improves safety (3/03)

Sometimes the simplest of inventions prove the most invaluable of tools. Sylvain Jean, 48, a millwright with Weyerhaeuser’s Chapleau mill, is finding that a simple tool he has helped to invent is proving an invaluable tool in his day to day efforts.

$45M biotech centre proposed (10/02)

Two hospital facilities will become surplus next year when the new Thunder Bay Regional Hospital opens.

Cambrian's Sky/Tech Institute recognized (10/02)

Cambrian College's Sky/Tech Institute, a consortium of stakeholders stablished for the purpose of providing the best possible training in the ndustrial training field, will receive national recognition for co-operative education.