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May 25, 2012

Ontario is bear country and from now until October is a bear’s time to forage. These large and hungry creatures spend nearly all their waking hours in search of food. The...

Apr 27, 2012

Two catastrophic fires at sawmills in B.C. have occurred in the last three months. Early reports suggest dust and dust collection systems had an impact on these incidents....

Apr 24, 2012

An explosion took place at the Lakeland Mills in Prince George B.C. at 9:45 p.m. last night. All 50 people on the job have been accounted for, but initial reports suggest more...

Dec 19, 2011

WSN regrets to inform its clients that a fatality has occurred in Ontario’s logging industry.

The incident took place at a logging operation north of Thessalon, on Dec....