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Company slapped with $10k fine for faking seal

The Ontario Court of Justice at Cornwall fined a corporation and its principal $10,000 for applying a facsimile of a professional engineer's seal to design drawings without the knowledge or consent of the professional engineer.

Win up to $10k from WSIB

The Ontario Workplace Safety Insurance Board is accepting submissions for its Small Business Health and Safety Leadership awards. Independent businesses with under 50 employees can win $10,000, $6,000 or $4,000 by telling the WSIB how they improved workplace health and safety last year.

Editorial: All hail the benefactors

My daughter interviewed me for a school psychology assignment the other day. She had to pose thorny moral problems and collect my answers to questions about them. Then she had to evaluate the answers to identify where I fell on some measure of “maturity.” I hope I did OK. If not, it’s a bit late in life to improve.

At your service: Don’t force the hand that feeds

I rarely call a company out by name but I have a real bee in my bonnet this time so let’s talk about Shoppers Drug Mart. They are owned and operated by Loblaws, and net earnings were roughly $1.9 billion in 2022.

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Counter Talks Episode #45: Click Before You Dig…Or Else – Ian Simpson, One Call Ontario

Ontario’s excavation safety regulator, One Call, is getting serious about making sure people don’t injure themselves or destroy infrastructure by hitting utilities during earthmoving projects. As of the start of this month, anyone digging anywhere in Ontario to any depth without calling for a locate first could face a fine of up to $10,000. This might be something that person at your counter renting a mini-excavator needs to hear about. Ian Simpson, director of industry engagement for One Call, joins CounterTalks to explain the rules, the penalties and how One Call can help your customers avoid them. » Read More...
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Introducing the New Patron RP504 Plate Compactor with Enhanced Features

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Construction Labourers

M&G Fencing Inc. a locally owned and operated construction company specializing in highway guiderail, commercial and residential fencing has an immediate opening for the full-time position of: Warehouse / Yard Attendant. » Apply today


Whiponic Wellputer is located in the small remote northern town of Norman Wells, NT servicing the Sahtu Region for 43 years. We pride ourselves on quality work and superior customer service. » Apply today

Construction Project Manager/Estimator

Edge Group is a full service general contracting and building restoration company, specializing in curtainwall, masonry, balcony and parking structures for commercial institutional and residential properties. » Apply today

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Westland’s experts know the value and importance of ensuring your unique rental business needs are protected at a price that won’t break your budget. As a Canadian owned and operated business ourselves, we offer comprehensive commercial insurance packages tailored to your unique needs. Packages include liability, property (building, stock, and equipment), contractors’ equipment that is rented or sold and cyber insurance. Ask an expert and get a no obligation quote today!
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