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November 24, 2016 News

Uber for Trucking Launched

by John Nicholson

The bane of taxis drivers around the world, Uber recently launched a new division called Uber Freight.  The plan to develop Uber Freight includes the introduction of self-driving trucks after the company bought Otto, a self-driving trucking company in the

November 24, 2016 News

What Dangerous Goods are Crossing the Border at Windsor?

by John Nicholson

The City of Windsor recently released a list from CN and CP of the types of dangerous goods that passed through Windsor in 2015 as can be seen below.  

November 24, 2016 Feature

Court Denies Municipality Access to Industry’s Hazard Assessment Report

by Stanely D. Berger, B.C.L., L.L.C., Certified Specialist in Environmental Law, Fogler Rubinoff

Decision and Implications On October 13, 2016 the Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench in Consumers’ Co-operative Refineries Ltd. (CCRL) v. the City of Regina 2016 SKQB 335 held that information in a major instance hazard assessment report, prepared by Marsh Risk Consulting

November 18, 2016 News

Mining Company fined $80,000 for Environmental Offences

by John Nicholson

CaNickel Mining Limited recently pleaded guilty in the Provincial Court of Manitoba to having committed two offences under the Canadian Fisheries Act in violation of the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations.  The company pleaded guilty to a charge of depositing mine

November 18, 2016 News

CHAR Technologies Ltd. named a Top 20 Innovative Company

by John Nicholson

CHAR Technologies Ltd. (TSXV: YES), a cleantech start-up company based in Mississauga, Ontario, was recently named to the Top 20 most innovative companies in Canada by the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX).  Each year, CIX offers a glimpse of some of

November 3, 2016 News

Saskatchewan First Nation fined $100,000 for Environmental Offence

by John Nicholson

The Makwa Sahgaiehcan (Loon Lake) First Nation recently pleaded guilty, in Saskatchewan Provincial Court, for failing to comply with an environmental protection compliance order (EPCO) issued by Environment Canada and Climate Change (ECCC). The court fined the Makwa Sahgaiehcan (Loon

November 3, 2016 News

Large Fine for Release of Acidic Wash Water

by John Nicholson

Nyrstar Myra Falls (Campbell River) was recently ordered to pay $185,000 penalty for release of untreated acidic wash water in Myra Creek, British Columbia. Nyrstar Myra Falls pleaded guilty, in B.C. Provincial Court, to two counts under the Fisheries Act

November 3, 2016 News

Free Webinar: Air Quality & Odour Monitoring using Drones

by John Nicholson

There will be a free online webinar scheduled for Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 at 10:00 AM  Eastern Time.  In this webinar experts will explain the use of drone, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for air quality monitoring, chemical monitoring and Meteorological Measurements

November 3, 2016 News

Disaster Risk Reduction Roundtable

by John Nicholson

The Seventh Annual National Roundtable for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is scheduled to take place in in Montréal, Quebec on November 21st to the 22nd, 2016.  Hosted by Canada’s Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, the annual event facilitates coordination and

November 3, 2016 News

Marketing Opportunities in Hazmat Magazine

by John Nicholson

Hazmat Management Magazine’s weekly e-newsletter is distributed to over 18,000 environmental, cleantech, and hazmat professionals in North America.  Have your company’s product or service included in our company profile section of HazMat Management’s weekly e-newsletter or web site. Starting at

October 27, 2016 News

Ontario Association of Emergency Managers

by John Nicholson

Becoming a member of the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers has many benefits for individuals wishing to explore the Emergency Management Industry. Member benefits include: Access to a network of emergency management contacts An excellent source of emergency management reference

October 27, 2016 News

Northern Ontario Refinery and President Fined $1.5 Million for Environmental Offences

by John Nicholson

1449817 Ontario Inc. and Alfred Tenny, the President of the company, were recently convicted in Ontario provincial court of eight offences each and were fined $1,520,000 for failing to comply with a court order relating to the removal of waste