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Published on: 20 Apr 2016 By

Dry Cleaner Sentenced to House Arrest for Improper Storage of Tetrachloroethylene

An Edmonton businessman and owner of a dry cleaning operation, First Class Cleaners, was given an four-month conditional sentence on that is to be served in the community.  The owner of First Class Cleaners plead guilty to five Canadian Environmental Protection Act offences relating to the u…

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Published on: 20 Apr 2016 By

Dry Cleaner Sentenced to House Arrest for Improper Storage of Tetrachloroethylene

An Edmonton businessman and owner of a dry cleaning operation, First Class Cleaners, was given an four-month conditional sentence on that is to be served in the community. The owner of First Class Cleaners plead guilty to five Canadian Environmental Protection Act offences relating to the us…

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Published on: 13 Apr 2016 By

Priestly Demolition fined $70,000 for Spill and Failure to Report to MOECC

The defendant, Priestly Demolition Inc. caused chlorine gas to be discharged into the environment when an employee operating a magnetic grapple attempted to move old pressurized gas cylinders. During the move, a valve snapped releasing the gas. The employee experienced a burning sensation an…

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Published on: 13 Apr 2016 By

Priestly Demolition fined $70,000 for Spill and Failure to Report

The defendant, Priestly Demolition Inc. caused chlorine gas to be discharged into the environment when an employee operating a magnetic grapple attempted to move old pressurized gas cylinders. During the move, a valve snapped releasing the gas. The employee experienced a burning sensation an…

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Published on: 30 Mar 2016 By

Shell fined $500,000, pays $200,000 to First Nation following 2013 spill

In case you missed it, nearly 3 years following the event, Shell Canada Ltd has been sentenced for a spill of “flare knock-out liquids” at a Sarnia-area refinery. The January 2013 spill affected members of the nearby Aamjiwnaang First Nation, who experienced a variety of adverse health effec…

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Published on: 22 Mar 2016 By

A reminder: Employees Have Obligations, Too

You probably know that employers are required to accommodate a disability to the point of undue hardship. If you’ve ever been involved in a situation requiring accommodation, you probably also know that “undue hardship” is a very high standard. So it’s good to hear about arbitrators who also…

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