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An explosion and fire rocked an industrial park in St. Catharines.
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Series of explosions rock Ontario industrial facility

January 12, 2023 Jessica Smith - THE CANADIAN PRESS

St. Catharines Fire Services says crews continue to battle a fire triggered by a series of explosions at a hazardous waste facility in the city that has left one person with serious injuries. Chief Dave Upper says firefighters responded to

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Directors’ liability at issue in challenge to environmental protection order

August 17, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A Saskatchewan company facing a possible fine of $1 million arising from an alleged environmental offence could have its case heard by the Supreme Court of Canada. The case centres around the validity of an environmental protection order. In Canada,

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Government of Manitoba announces legislation to reduce red tape imposed on businesses, industry and local governments

March 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Manitoba has announced proposed legislation that would reduce outdated, contradictory, complicated or ineffective regulatory requirements imposed on businesses, industry and local governments, provincial Finance Minister Cameron Friesen said last week. Friesen said in a statement that the

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Cracks in track led to train derailment in Banff, coal waste in river: report

November 26, 2015 The Canadian Press

BANFF, Alta. – The Transportation Safety Board has determined that a fractured piece of railway track caused a derailment last year that sent coal ash waste into a creek in Banff National Park. A report released Thursday found that a

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March 1, 2015 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

Seeking ways to better manage the risks associated with oil-by-rail transport – as well as to deal with the often negative and costly fallout from derailments, collisions or worse – is gaining momentum in Canada. Ottawa looks to be moving