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2003-2013: Recognizing ten years of service

Ten years ago, a small group of volunteers got together to launch an organization that would connect and support families struggling with the devastating effects of a tragedy at work. Threads of Life was born in April 2003, and we … Continue reading

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Metron sentenced with a $200K fine for guilty plea of criminal negligence in the deaths of four scaffold workers

On July 13, 2012, Ontario Court Justice Robert Bigelow sentenced Metron Construction and its President, Joel Swartz with fines totaling $290,000 plus victim surcharges of 25% for a total of $342,500. The fines follow the parties’ guilty pleas to several … Continue reading

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Bill C45 Charges and Convictions

In 2004, the Criminal Code of Canada was amended by Bill C-45. Also known as the Westray Bill, the changes brought about in these amendments resulted from extensive lobbying as a result of the 26 miners who died in the … Continue reading

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NS Minister of Labour justifies higher occupational health and safety fines

June 2011 The Honourable Marilyn More, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education in Nova Scotia has moved to the second reading of Bill No. 25, an Act to Amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The following is an abbreviated … Continue reading

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