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Meet OSBIE’s new legal counsel / Faites connaissance avec la nouvelle conseillère juridique de l’OSBIE

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***Version française en bas de la page*** Greetings from OSBIE’s newest legal counsel! I am honoured and thrilled to join the OSBIE family as legal counsel. Prior to joining OSBIE, I worked as defence and coverage counsel at a large law firm in downtown Toronto. My practice focused on personal injury, professional negligence, construction, and insurance coverage. I have defended…

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OSBIE Incident Reporting – When in doubt fill one out! / Les rapports d’incident d’OSBIE : en cas de doute, remplissez-en un!

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Did you know? In 2015, 104,654 incident reports were submitted to OSBIE. As with any system that processes a large volume of transactions, questions from our users often come up, and this Blog article is dedicated to answering the most frequently asked questions. Reporting Basics When to be completed when someone is injured on school or board property when someone…

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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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The Top Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2015 / Les dix poursuites les plus ridicules de 2015

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***Version française en bas de la page*** For a 4th year in a row, we’ve decided to carry on the tradition of listing the Top Ten Most Ridiculous U.S. Lawsuits of 2015 from votes cast throughout the year by visitors to Although the abuse of any legal system is no joke, it’s important to be aware that such litigious minded…

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