Canada

"WHO Rebukes Would-Be Quebec Asbestos Magnate"

"Baljit Chadha, the entrepreneur behind Quebec’s controversial asbestos exports, has earned a rare public rebuke from an official with the World Health Organization for distorting its position on the safety of the carcinogenic product.

'We have been receiving a lot of expressions of concerns from around the world that the WHO has been misquoted,'Ivan Ivanov, the team leader of occupational health at the WHO Department of Public Health and Environment, said in a phone interview from Geneva.

Source: Toronto Globe & Mail, 10/19/2011

"Explosion Rocks Regina Refinery"

"REGINA -- Shaken by an explosion that some described as a massive fireball, workers huddled in groups in the fields surrounding the Consumers' Co-operative Refineries Ltd. (CCRL) in north Regina on Thursday afternoon. Ten construction workers were injured in the explosion. Eight were taken to hospital to be treated for burns, two were treated at the site."

Source: Regina Leader-Post, 10/07/2011
November 4, 2011

CanGEA's Geothermal Power Forum & Reception in Calgary

CanGEA's 4th Annual Conference and Investment Forum will include various panels and presentations by leading speakers from the geothermal energy industry in Canada and internationally.

November 3, 2011 to November 4, 2011

Conference on the Assessment of Future Energy Systems (CAFES) in Calgary

Join global experts in energy systems thinking and top scientists, industry leaders and policy makers to identify the opportunities, challenges and integrated solutions for Canada and North America of the next energy system transformation. Special registration and accommodation rates available until October 7th.

Appeals Court Orders Release of Timber-Trade Records

Details and documents on the 2006 US-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement will be released after a federal appeals court ruled Sept. 16, 2011, against claims by the Office of the US Trade Representative that the documents, sought by the Center for Biological Diversity and Conservation Northwest, were exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.

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