An asbestos removal contractor has been barred from the industry by the B.C. Supreme Court after being issued literally hundreds of orders for breaking the rules. The Story Seattle Environmental and related companies owned by Mike Singh have operated in the Lower Mainland area of greater Vancouver for several years. The court found the company…

Read More

Flash flooding took GTA residents by surprise earlier this week. When about 125mm of rain fell over Burlington, west of Toronto, in a matter of hours, it caused chaos, flooding roads and even closing the QEW. As a point of comparison, that figure is typical for a month’s rainfall in this area at this time…

Read More

The town of Grimsby in the Niagara peninsula is joining the growing list of municipalities who are undertaking a comprehensive review of their properties for the presence of asbestos. Last winter, the Pembroke Regional Hospital was fined $60K for failing to protect workers from asbestos exposure. The well-publicized case led the town to examine its own properties.

Read More

The tragic collapse of the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake continues to make headlines even as the collapsed building is being taken demolished. According to a 2005 report, inspectors found asbestos containing materials, including ceiling tiles and a cement mixture that was used to waterproof outer walls. The mall first opened its doors in 1980.

Read More