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Supreme Court to consider disclosure of cockpit voice recordings in aviation accident lawsuits

October 15, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments, from federal aviation accident investigators, that cockpit voice recordings should not be made available to personal injury plaintiffs who are trying to sue an airline over an accident in Halifax. On March

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Wildfire in Lytton, B.C. a ‘wake-up call’ to take precautions: safety board

July 15, 2021 Camille Bains - THE CANADIAN PRESS

A wildfire in Lytton, B.C., during historically high temperatures points to a serious need to prevent similar occurrences, says the chairwoman of the Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the possibility that a freight train could have been linked to

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Fire aboard shrimp trawler off Newfoundland started in sauna: investigation report

November 12, 2020 The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Transportation Safety Board says a fire in January aboard a large factory-freezer trawler started in the ship’s sauna as the vessel was catching and processing shrimp off the coast of Newfoundland. The independent agency, in

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TSB calls for mandatory emergency position indicating radio beacons on fishing boats

March 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada reiterated this week a 16-year-old recommendation that the federal government require emergency position indicating radio beacons or similar devices for certain small fishing vessels. In an investigation report released in 2000, TSB recommended that

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Second, smaller spill reported in Saskatchewan by Tundra Energy Marketing Ltd.

February 2, 2017 The Canadian Press

STORTHOAKS, Sask. – The Calgary-based company handling a pipeline spill that saw 200,000 litres of crude leaked onto First Nations farmland in Saskatchewan is now dealing with another, albeit much smaller, spill. On Wednesday night, the National Energy Board issued

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Investigators can’t identify object that caused Porter plane’s evasive moves

November 25, 2016 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Federal transportation investigators say they are unable to identify an airborne object that caused a Toronto-bound plane to take evasive manoeuvres that left two flight attendants with minor injuries. A Porter Airlines flight en route from Ottawa to

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Railways need ‘additional physical defences’ to ensure crews follow visual signals: TSB

October 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is warning of a “persistent risk of serious train collisions or derailments in the event of railway signal indications not being followed.” TSB released Monday its 2016 watch list of key safety issues that

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Transportation Safety Board of Canada pushes for more hot air balloon safety regulations

August 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Nine years after a hot air balloon accident near Winnipeg, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada suggested Monday it “continues to be concerned” that operators are not regulated in the same manner as operators of other commercial aircraft. “Hot air