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Volunteers and School Activities/ Les bénévoles et les activités scolaires

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***Version française en bas de la page*** Given the recent news headlines involving the possibility of strike action faced by Ontario schools for now and the foreseeable future.   We thought it would be helpful to re-post the contents of a previous blog as a reminder of the risk management issues that need consideration before it is decided to allow volunteers…

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Zika Virus on the Rise / La progression du virus Zika

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***Version française en bas de la page*** In recent days the media has focused on the expected proliferation of the Zika virus throughout the Americas. The Zika virus is thought to be transmitted by Aedes aegyptiv mosquitos who have bitten a person with an active infection.  This mosquito species is native to tropical and sub-tropical climates. The World Health Organization…

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Coroner Examines Winter Sports Fatalities

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***Version française en bas de la page*** Winter Sports Death Review a report by the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario examines 45 fatalities related to skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing in Ontario from January 1, 1991 to December 31, 2012. Released in December 2015, the review’s primary purpose is to increase the safety of skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing through…

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