Community Connections

  • January 14, 2015

    This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures

    Community Connections is pleased to invite you to our 4th annual event "This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures".  This event will be held on March 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Glencairn Neighborhood Centre - 2626 Dewdney Ave. East

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  • September 14, 2012

    Special Olympic Truck Convoy & Truck Pull

    A TRUCK CONVOY of close to 70 trucks with large trailers left Saskatoon in the morning and arrived in Regina at the Turvey Centre at 1pm.

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  • September 8, 2012

    Canadian Paraplegic Association Relay

    I was honoured to attend and bring greetings to this fun event

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  • Chinese Freemasons of Regina

    We were pleased to attend their 4th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration

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  • June 23, 2012

    Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

    I had the honor of attending the Opening Ceremonies of the National Aboriginal Day Live & Celebrations.

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  • K+S Potash Legacy Mine Ground Breaking Ceremony

    K+S Legacy Project near Bethune, Saskatchewan

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  • Feed the Kids Night

    At North Central Family Centre.

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APRIL 18, 2013

ASBESTOS REPORTING TO BE MANDATORY IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS

Saskatchewan is poised to become the first province in Canada to require mandatory reporting of public buildings that are known to contain asbestos.

The Public Health (Howard’s Law) Amendment Act passed third reading today.  The legislation will require information to be reported about public buildings found to contain asbestos.  The public registry applies to buildings owned by health regions and their affiliates, those used by or connected to schools, and buildings owned by the provincial government and prescribed crown corporations.  Other buildings can be added in the future through enactment of regulations.

“People want and deserve to have easier access to information about the presence of asbestos in public buildings,” Health Minister Dustin Duncan said.  “A public registry will help provide residents with relevant information about this important issue.”

In November, the province launched a voluntary registry of public buildings that are known to contain asbestos and posted a new online asbestos information guide.  The move was in response to the efforts of Howard Willems, an advocate for public reporting of asbestos, who died from a rare form of cancer caused by inhaling asbestos fibres.

“This registry is an important step forward in protecting Saskatchewan workers,” Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said.  “We are approaching the Day of Mourning when we remember those injured or lost through workplace injury and disease.  All of us need to work together to make sure that all of our workers come home safe every day.”

The new legislation includes requirements for both online and on-site public reporting.  For more information, visit www.lrws.gov.sk.ca/asbestos.

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For more information, contact:

Tyler McMurchy
Health
Regina
Phone: 306-787-4083
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Cell: 306-537-3594 

Shannon McMillan
Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
Regina
Phone: 306-787-0253
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