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WorkSafe BC Legislative Change:

Bill 23 was recently passed in BC with several minor changes to how workers compensation is administered. One change that we noticed that may add some costs to an employer’s account is that: “preventative health care can now be provided on pending claims, if the medical evidence supports that without such services or supplies, the […]

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Manitoba closer to paid sick leave during pandemic

MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Dr. Brent Roussin, chief provincial public health officer, during the latest COVID-19 update at the Manitoba Legislative building Friday, October 16, 2020. 201016 – Friday, October 16, 2020. On a day when Manitoba’s health minister and top doctor announced tightened pandemic restrictions for Winnipeggers and repeated the mantra for […]

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Manitoba News Release: Manitoba Introduced Legislation to Join Class Action Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers

MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTIONS SERVICES IN MANITOBA The Manitoba government has previously announced 24 initiatives valued at more than $42.8 million to improve mental health and addictions services throughout the province including: Expanding the distribution of Thrival Kits ($1.4 million). The kits incorporate evidencebased mental health practices such as mindfulness meditation, personal reflection, stress reduction […]

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Case Management Canada: Passing on some relevant (and helpful) Information from the Saskatchewan WCB:

The article below has been released by the Sask WCB. It contains some very good information regarding the real risks of asbestos exposure. Asbestos exposure is the leading cause of work-related deaths in Saskatchewan WorkSafe Saskatchewan is urging contractors and homeowners to take the proper steps to protect themselves against the risks of asbestos exposure. REGINA, […]

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Covid-19 Now Covered Under WorkSafe BC’s “Presumption” Schedule:

Effective August 20, 2020, all claims made by BC workers for Covid-19 will be covered under WorkSafe BC’s presumptive diseases list. That means that all claims advanced by workers in BC for Covid-19 will be presumed to have occurred from the workplace unless otherwise proven. If an employer believes that the claim was not contracted […]

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Proposed $200M private orthopedic surgical facility would be largest in Alberta’s history

Group says Health Minister Tyler Shandro tentatively supports the project Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro, left, and Premier Jason Kenney were at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute in Edmonton on March 3 to announce $100 million in funding to improve surgery wait times in the province. (Trevor Wilson/CBC) A group that includes orthopedic surgeons, a developer […]

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