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Health & Safety

Fire damages paper mill (8/02)

Norampac expects its Red Rock paper mill in northwestern Ontario to be back in operation just days after a fire damaged one of the plant's five boilers. The cause of the Aug. 6 fire was unknown but it is suspected to have originated above the boiler.

Grain companies express concern over incinerator proposal (8/02)

Two grain companies warn they may stop buying Timiskaming farm products unless Bennett Environmental Ltd. alleviates their concerns about a proposed hazardous waste incinerator for Kirkland Lake.

Hospital renovation project (8/02)

Work should begin on Phase 4 of the La Verendrye hospital renovation project in Fort Frances by next spring says a city official. The drawings, which are being fine-tuned, are in progress along with consultations from the Ministry of Health.

Scope of telehealth network broadens in North (8/02)

By Ian Ross Armelle Hope considers herself a walking and talking “miracle” of telemedicine. The 58-year-old Timmins resident attributes the NORTH Network to saving her life.

Agricultural sector joins outcry in plant proposal (8/02)

Timiskaming dairy farmers are prepared to go to court, if necessary, to stop the construction of a hazardous waste incinerator in Kirkland Lake and protect their livelihood.

Workplace not immune to air quality concerns, experts say (12/02)

By GIANNI UBRIACO The Older Adult Centre in Greater Sudbury recently played host to an indoor air quality seminar hosted by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) and The Ontario Lung Association.

Facing the stress factor (12/02)

Stress in the workplace can have serious consequences if not dealt with properly. Sharon Chayka, a psychologist and the director of Perspectives Inc.

Incentives for businesses focused on safety in workplace (9/01)

By Marla Tomlinson Safety and prevention in all aspects of life are getting a high profile lately, but especially in the workplace, says Ron Lovelock, director of prevention services at Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

Northern hospitals upgrade telehealth network (7/01)

Upgrades are being made to the North's telehealth network through a $362,000-contribution from FedNor.

Accident claims life of prominent businessman (1/02)

Leonard Wilson, a leading businessman in the Tri-Towns area was killed Dec. 30 in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 11 near Latchford.