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Oct 15, 2014 - Elliot Lake mall collapse was the result of years of neglect, inquiry finds

Oct 14, 2014 - Transit, infrastructure the top issues in Toronto, poll says

Oct 14, 2014 - Wasylycia-Leis reiterates infrastructure promises, says she would not take city severance

Sep 24, 2014 - Ojibway Parkway intersection construction stalled by contaminated soil

Aug 8, 2014 - Kelly McParland: After neglecting infrastructure, Ontario wants Ottawa to pay the tab

Aug 7, 2014 - Mount Polley mine spill: What the early water test results don't tell us

Aug 6, 2014 - Kathleen Wynne urges Ottawa to boost funding for neglected infrastructure

Aug 1, 2014 - Culvert repairs needed on parkway, but officials claim no construction delays

Jul 15, 2014 - Infrastructure spending necessary for Ontario's future: Wynne

Jul 10, 2014 - Bowman pledges to find additional $10 million annually in budget for infrastructure

Jul 8, 2014 - A billion-dollar bill to replace infrastructure

Jun 25, 2014 - Quebec gets $5 billion in federal funds for infrastructure

Jun 23, 2014 - Exclusive: Testing Confirms Lake Winnipeg Dying

Jun 12, 2014 - David Dodge says low rates should encourage infrastructure spending

Jun 11, 2014 - New wind research laboratory seeks to understand effects of storms

Jun 10, 2014 - Groundwater contamination could be problem

A new study is raising questions about the safety of drinking water in communities across Eastern Ontario after concluding that there is bacteria-contaminated groundwater in the village of Portland, outside Smith Falls.

Jun 7, 2014 - Bridges over historic Rideau Canal in bad shape: Parks Canada report

A newly released report says eight of the 11 historic bridges over the canal in eastern Ontario are in "poor condition or worse."

Jun 6, 2014 - Lead: It's likely in your water, city tests show

Jun 4, 2014 - Radon level testing easy, important, expert says

Jun 4, 2014 - $500 million cut from infrastructure spending

May 27, 2014 - Innovation can help to close the 'infrastructure gap'

May 26, 2014 - Horwath mum on funding for Ring of Fire

May 20, 2014 - Interactive: Water testing results

May 20, 2014 - Cities must pay for own infrastructure as federal cash flow dwindles, says economist

May 19, 2014 - Parks Canada infrastructure worse than thought, report finds

May 15, 2014 - Hudak promises Ring of Fire development

The Progressive Conservatives would develop the mineral-rich Ring of Fire in northern Ontario through a public-private partnership scheme if elected on June 12, Tory Leader Tim Hudak said Wednesday.

May 15, 2014 - Kathleen Wynne in Walkerton: 'Cuts have consequences'

Speaking in Walkerton, Ont., site of Canada's worst E. coli water contamination, Ontario Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne said Thursday that cuts like those proposed by PC Leader Tim Hudak "have consequences."

May 9, 2014 - Thousands of infrastructure projects in limbo as confusion plagues $14-billion federal funding program

By now, municipalities and small communities across Canada had expected to see thousands of infrastructure projects taking shape. That hasn't happened. The federal government's $14-billion construction program began last month, when the money earmarked for roads, bridges and many other new or crumbling services was supposed to land in local hands. Or, so they had thought.

Apr 29, 2014 - We need a conscious uncoupling

The government admitted that it – specifically Premier Kathleen Wynne, when she was Transportation minister – "negotiated away" its oversight over the $1.4-billion Herb Gray Parkway, the biggest infrastructure project in the province.

Apr 28, 2014 - Government allowed girder installation despite knowing they were non-compliant, documents show

Ontario government leaders were warned by high-ranking transportation ministry staff of non-compliant and potentially faulty manufacturing of more than 500 girders for the Herb Gray Parkway, but no action was taken until seven months later when hundreds were already in the ground, according to documents released Monday.

Apr 28, 2014 - CCIL News Release - CCIL Leadership Awards Winners For Safeguarding the Public and the Environment

Mar 27, 2014 - Infrastructure plan much ado about too little, cities say

Mar 27, 2014 - Complete inspection needed by the province

Mar 26, 2014 - Parkway's new boss says bridge panels look safe, so far

Mar 25, 2014 - Parkway bridge support panels under government review

Mar 10, 2014 - Councillor calls on feds to fix flaws in $14B infrastructure fund

Ward 7 Coun. Dave Kilgour has joined other members of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' board of directors in calling on the federal government to fix "serious gaps" in the design of the New Building Canada Fund.

Mar 10, 2014 - Canadian cities push for answers on Ottawa's $14B infrastructure program

OTTAWA - It was supposed to be a simple and timely transition to a new long-term spending plan to build roads, bridges and commuter rail, and plenty more below the ground.

Mar 7, 2014 - Massive highway project around Regina seems closer

REGINA - Officially, it's "wait-and-see", but a group of municipal politicians emerged all smiles from a meeting about the prospects of the biggest infrastructure project in the province's history.

Feb 20, 2014 - Hatfield calls for parkway suppliers to get paid

MPP Percy Hatfield (NDP - Windsor-Tecumseh) is demanding that Ontario's Minister of Transportation take responsibility to ensure that several local suppliers who worked on the Herb Gray Parkway get paid the money they are owed.

Feb 9, 2014 - Infrastructure, job creation expected in risk-free federal budget

OTTAWA - The federal budget, being tabled Tuesday, will put money into job creation and infrastructure while remaining risk-free, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty told political talk shows Sunday.

Jan 31, 2014 - City to ease the manganese - Substance caused brown water; levels not considered harmful

Outbreaks of brown water in Winnipeg households are expected to decline over the next two years as city hall launches an aggressive plan to control the problem. City officials identified the cause of the discoloured water as the presence of manganese in the city's water supply.

Jan 23, 2014 - Don't blame the contractor for the Champlain Bridge's woes

In his January 18 column about the deterioration of Quebec's Champlain Bridge ("A bridge too Broken; Montreal structure needs replacing, just 50 years after it opened"), Jonathan Kay suggested that the bridge's shortened lifespan is due in part to the "over-cambering" of the pre-stressed concrete beams that make up the bridge deck, and that this "over-cambering" was the result of "design flaws." Later in the article, Mr. Kay uses the term "flawed construction." This language may be interpreted as a criticism of the contractor that built the relevant portions of the bridge. I believe that such criticism would be unfounded.

Jan 14, 2014 - Burnaby's Silver Creek not yet tested following coal spill

CN Rail and the Ministry of the Environment say they are getting ready to test the waters of Silver Creek after nine tanker cars derailed on Saturday, with three of them tipping over and dumping coal into the water.

Jan 14, 2014 - Minister supports girder removal despite Freyssinet claiming they're 'safe'

Ontario Transportation Minister Glen Murray is standing behind the decision to dispose of 500 faulty girders made for the Herb Gray Parkway, despite claims Tuesday by the manufacturer that they are "entirely safe for use" and should not be replaced.

Jan 14, 2014 - Parkway girders are safe, insists Freyssinet

The makers of the parkway girders that the Ontario government deemed below standard are insisting their product is "entirely safe for use" and should not be replaced.

Jan 13, 2014 - Port Hope properties tested for radiation

About 450 Port Hope homeowners have had their soil sampled and properties tested for radon and gamma radiation in the first phase of the biggest radioactive cleanup in Canadian history.

Jan 13, 2014 - Extreme weather spotlights Canada's aging infrastructure

The extreme weather that struck large parts of the country this winter has highlighted the inadequacies of Canada's aging infrastructure.

Jan 8, 2014 - Pesticide Residue Found On Nearly Half Of Organic Produce

Nearly half the organic fresh fruits and vegetables tested across Canada in the past two years contained pesticide residue, according to a CBC News analysis of data supplied by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Dec 12, 2013 - Lorneville bridge closes after structural failure

Some residents in New Brunswick say they feel the province may have put them at risk after the Lorneville Creek causeway suffered another structural failure this week. The failure comes just after the bridge was flagged for its poor state.

Nov 23, 2013 - Toronto Sun - No inspection requirement in dozens of Ontario road, bridge contracts: CCIL

TORONTO - Dozens of contracts to build Ontario roads and bridges have been signed without a requirement for independent testing or inspection, claims the Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL).

Nov 22, 2013 - Metro News - Lack of oversight affects projects beyond Herb Gray Parkway

The scandal over faulty girders in Windsor's Herb Gray Parkway may not be an isolated incident, says an Ontario consortium of independent testers.

Nov 21, 2013 - On-Site - CCIL concerned about lack of government oversight in dozens of Ontario construction projects

Nov 21, 2013 - Windsor Star - Alarm raised over Ontario's road projects in wake of parkway's woes

Nov 21, 2013 - Blackburn News - Call To Make Inspections Mandatory

Nov 21, 2013 - CTV News - Hatfield demands infrastructure assurance in wake of report

Nov 21, 2013 - CBC News - Ontario road projects lack oversight safety groups says

Nov 21, 2013 - CCIL news release - Dozens of construction contracts entered into by the Ontario government have not required any independent testing or inspection

Nov 4, 2013 - Nabil Kamel, CCIL's Certification Programs Manager, has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Technical Asphalt Association

Nov 4, 2013 - CBC Radio One Interview with Minister Murray

Oct 19, 2013 - Parkway predicament: should girders stay or go?

The engineer hired to help oversee production of girders on the Herb Gray Parkway quit his job more than a year ago over concerns about safety and durability - two of the issues highlighted in an expert review panel's findings.

Oct 17, 2013 - The best option chosen for girders

I want to take this opportunity to clarify some facts and misconceptions about the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway.

Oct 16, 2013 - Mandatory inspection requirements encouraged in Ontario

Ontario's government is entering into contracts that will make inspections and independent testing for quality and safety of various infrastructure projects' construction, repair, and maintenance not mandatory.

Oct 15, 2013 - Nabil Kamel, CCIL's Certification Programs Manager, profiled in Asphaltopics.

Oct 8, 2013 - Hundreds of girders cause problems on $1.4-billion P3 Windsor parkway

Opposition critics in the Ontario legislature are upset that the government has agreed to allow a consortium to salvage rather than replace 300 massive steel girders that have been installed for one of Canada's largest infrastructure projects.

Oct 7, 2013 - Independent testing labs protest new contracting arrangements

Toronto, ON - The Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories is speaking out against new contracting arrangements being entered into by the Ontario's provincial government, under which some construction, repair and maintenance projects involving highways and other infrastructure are now being done without requirements for any independent testing or inspection of their quality or safety.

Oct 7, 2013 - Hatfield presses Liberals on Herb Gray Parkway girders (With Video)

Local MPP Percy Hatfield (NDP – Windsor-Tecumseh) kept the pressure on the provincial government Monday regarding controversial girders used on the $1.4-billion Herb Gray Parkway.

Oct 3, 2013 - Highways and other infrastructure no longer required to be independently tested

Oct 3, 2013 - Ontario urged to require independent checks on all infrastructure projects

TORONTO - There are calls for Ontario's governing Liberals to tighten the rules for infrastructure projects to ensure they're all independently inspected.

Oct 3, 2013 - Ontario urged to require independent checks on infrastructure

TORONTO – A Canadian organization is calling on the Ontario government to ensure all the province's infrastructure is independently inspected.

Oct 3, 2013 - Independent inspection, testing would have prevented girder problem, says CCIL head

The 500 Herb Gray Parkway girders described by an expert panel as neither safe nor durable would probably never have been manufactured if independent inspection and testing had been required on the project, the executive director of the Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories said Thursday.

Oct 3, 2013 - Ontario urged to require independent checks on all infrastructure projects

TORONTO -- There are calls for Ontario's governing Liberals to tighten the rules for infrastructure projects to ensure they're all independently inspected. Read more: http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-urged-to-require-independent-checks-on-all-infrastructure-projects-1.1482087#ixzz2gmlSjZPX

Oct 3, 2013 - Highlights from the Herb Gray Parkway girder report

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Transportation made public a 165-page report examining the more than 500 girders manufactured for the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Park.

Oct 2, 2013 - Controversial Herb Gray Parkway girders won't be removed

The more than 300 concrete girders that did not meet code but were used in the construction of the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway project anyway will not be removed, for now.

Sep 25, 2013 - Referendum results in: P3 model to fund Regina sewage plant

People in Regina have voted to fund the city's wastewater plant upgrade through a public-private partnership (P3). According to the Regina Referendum website 49,013 people voted in the city-wide referendum.

Sep 23, 2013 - Regina's Referendum

On Wednesday, Reginans will vote in the city's first referendum in 20 years, this one to decide how a new wastewater treatment plant will be financed. City council decided in February to use a public-private partnership to help fund the project, but the Regina Water Watch group helped sway council to call a referendum over the issue in July.

Sep 20, 2013 - Solvent found in well water near Kilbride P.S.

Government and school officials are keeping a close eye on well water at Burlington's Kilbride Public School after an industrial solvent was discovered during the testing of nearby groundwater this past spring.

Sep 19, 2013 - Opponents square off - Waste water debate

Mayor Michael Fougere positioned a public-private partnership (P3) for the wastewater treatment plant as a way to stretch tax dollars, while Jim Holmes of Regina Water Watch criticized the plan as "bad public policy", as the two met for the first of two debates ahead of next week's referendum.

Sep 17, 2013 - Harper government pressured to act quickly to replace deteriorating Champlain Bridge in 2011

OTTAWA - Federal bureaucrats highlighted negative media coverage as they pressed the Harper government to act quickly on the rapid deterioration of the Champlain Bridge uncovered by inspections warning about the risks of a collapse.

Sep 13, 2013 - P3 projects make way to the Arctic: $141-million raised to rehabilitate Iqaluit Airport

A little history was made Monday when Arctic Infrastructure LP priced a $141.98-million offering of 34-year 5.092% senior amortizing bonds.

Sep 10, 2013 - Windsor-based company now involved in parkway girder controversy (With video)

Construction delays at the $1.4-billion Herb Gray Parkway are threatening to become widespread after government officials learned girders manufactured by Windsor-based Prestressed Systems Inc. are also in violation of federal standards.

Aug 29, 2013 - Union questions transparency of LRT project

WATERLOO REGION - A senior economist with the Canadian Union of Public Employees says the public-private partnership for rapid transit must be more transparent.

Aug 25, 2013 - Study says public-private partnerships growing in popularity

WATERLOO REGION - Some local politicians say a recent report from the Conference Board of Canada on public-private partnerships validates the path chosen for the region's $818-million rapid transit project.

Aug 21, 2013 - Canada leader in public-private partnerships: report

GLOBE-Net, August 21, 2013 - Canada has emerged as a leader in the creation of efficient public-private partnerships (P3) for building infrastructure, said a Conference Board of Canada report which found that 83 per cent of projects met the goal of being completed early or on time.

Aug 14, 2013 - Rail relocation from urban centres benefits both cities and railways

VANCOUVER, BC, Aug 14, 2013/ Troy Media/ – The rail tragedy at Lac Mégantic, Québec, has opened a debate about the safety of railway in urban areas.

Aug 14, 2013 - Lac-Megantic: study alleges high pollution levels in area soil, water

MONTREAL-Tests conducted by an environmental group suggest last month's Lac-Megantic, Que., train disaster had a devastating impact on water quality and soil in the affected area. Extremely high concentrations of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and arsenic, detected in surface water, have "confirmed the fears" of the Societe pour vaincre la pollution, the group said.

Aug 9, 2013 - Metrolinx defends Eglinton Crosstown LRT's construction and safety

Metrolinx is defending the design, safety and provincial content of the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown LRT in the wake of criticism from the Ontario construction industry. The Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario and the Consulting Engineers of Ontario say local firms are being shut out of a giant contract to build the Crosstown stations and maintenance facility.

Aug 8, 2013 - Eglinton-Crosstown mega-contract raises safety concerns

Ontario engineers are adding public safety concerns to questions about the cost of the Metrolinx mega-contract for the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown LRT.

Aug 6, 2013 - Plenty of good, clean water in B.C.? 8 things you don't know about our water

Our water - it's as valuable as any resource in B.C., vital to our economy, environment and health. But experts are raising alarms, saying there is too much we don't know about the quality of our water and how much we have. Despite the number of government agencies that keep track of water, much of the information about this vital resource is murky in B.C., especially compared with other parts of North America. Here are eight things you may not know about the province's water - and a few things that no one seems to know.

Jul 24, 2013 - Transportation ministry failed to act for months on parkway girders

Ontario Transportation Ministry officials admitted Wednesday they've known since late last year some massive girders used in the $1.4-billion Herb Gray Parkway did not meet federal standards, but didn't halt their installation until Monday.

Jul 23, 2013 - New Democrats demand answers on government's role in controversy over parkway girders

The NDP is demanding that the provincial government publicly explain why it allowed the installation of hundreds of non-code compliant girders on the $1.4 billion Herb Gray Parkway despite knowing about the problem for several months.

Jun 27, 2013 - Kitchener - Margaret Avenue bridge could collapse without warning

A Kitchener bridge that has been closed for the past two weeks will remain closed due to fears it could collapse without warning.

Jun 28, 2013 - Calgary - Calgary Floods Spotlight Cities' Costly Failure To Plan For Climate Change

Many Canadian cities and towns are ill-prepared for the rising frequency of catastrophic weather events like the southern Alberta floods, and it's a problem that taxpayers will ultimately end up paying for, climate change experts say.

May 31, 2013 - Calgary - Albertans should expect more P3 projects, says premier

Albertans should expect far more co-operation between industry and the province when it comes to building hospitals, schools and roads, according to Premier Alison Redford.

May 3, 2013 - Ottawa - Non-residential construction up to $12.4 billion: StatsCan

Investment in non-residential building construction grew to $12.4 billion in the first quarter, up one per cent from the previous quarter, led by higher spending in the commercial and industrial sectors, reports Statistics Canada.

Apr 22, 2013 - Fredericton - SWN Resources will resume shale gas exploration

SWN Resources will be operating again in New Brunswick this summer and will be testing to see if the company has a viable chance of developing a shale gas industry in the province.

Apr 21, 2013 - Ottawa - Conservatives mark Earth Day, open public access to oilsands monitoring data

The federal Conservatives have decided to mark Earth Day this year, launching a long-promised portal for public access to sensitive environmental data from the oilsands.

Apr 18, 2013 - Regina - Flood risk prompts province to pay for tests on drinking water

An increased risk of flooding has prompted the Saskatchewan government to offer free tests on drinking water in rural areas.

Apr 5, 2013 - Calgary - Alberta to consider testing water near fracking sites

The Alberta government is considering expanding its mandatory water well testing program to include areas near fracking activity.

Apr 2, 2013 - Ottawa - Committee OKs city's P3 Public, Private Partnership policy

Council's de facto executive committee approved a new P3 policy Tuesday, brushing aside a request from a labour rep to delay the vote.

Apr 2, 2013 - Fredericton - Fredericton agriculture lab's future in question

The New Brunswick government is considering whether it will close the province's agriculture laboratory in Fredericton, a possibility that is causing concern inside the farming community.

Mar 27, 2013 - Fort McMurray - Environmentalists appeal to province over Suncor leak

Suncor Energy and the Alberta government are facing the wrath of Canada's environmental movement, after a pipeline leaked untreated water into the Athabasca River over a 10 hour period on Monday

Mar 26, 2013 - Saint John - Common Council to pursue public,private partnership funding for major water projects

Saint John Common Council has voted on which way to go when it comes to paying to safe clean drinking water.

Mar 26, 2013 - Fort McMurray - River water tested for oilsands waste water

Tests are being done to determine whether a waste water spill at an oilsands plant in northern Alberta made its way into a nearby river.

Mar 26, 2013 - Ottawa - Federal budget cuts undermine Environment Canada's mandate to enforce clean air regulations

The Harper government's budget cuts to scientific research at Environment Canada have compromised the department's capacity to crack down on cancer-linked pollution and its mandate to enforce clean air regulations, say enforcement officers in a collection of internal emails obtained by Postmedia News.

Mar 26, 2013 - Saint John - Common Council to pursue public-private partnership funding for major water projects

Saint John Common Council has voted on which way to go when it comes to paying to safe clean drinking water.

Mar 21, 2013 - Ottawa - Ottawa pledges billions a year for new infrastructure, but mayors say more is needed

Municipalities will receive billions in infrastructure spending in an austere federal budget, though some mayors who are on the front lines of fixing Canada's ailing road and transit systems are complaining that the money isn't enough.

Mar 19, 2013 - Saint John - P3 water deal could save 'millions,' consultant says

Saint John could save millions of dollars by enlisting a private partner to build and operate a new water treatment plant, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mar 18, 2013 - Ottawa - Federal budget cuts undermine Environment Canada's mandate to enforce clean air regulations

The Harper government's budget cuts to scientific research at Environment Canada have compromised the department's capacity to crack down on cancer-linked pollution and its mandate to enforce clean air regulations, say enforcement officers in a collection of internal emails obtained by Postmedia News.

Mar 14, 2013 - Edmonton - Government of Canada and City of Edmonton Announce Public-Private Partnership (P3) to Spe

Announcing a P3 Canada Fund investment of up to $250 million to support the construction of the City of Edmonton's new Light Rail Transit (LRT).

Mar 7, 2013 - Kitchener - City looks at possible public-private partnership for Rockway Centre

Two of the eight options presented for the future of the Rockway Centre involve a public-private partnership - something city council wants to know more about.

Mar 6, 2013 - Winnipeg - Disraeli Bridges Project's public-private partnership approach results in significant cos

The $195 million Disraeli Bridges Project, a Public-Private Partnership with Plenary Roads Winnipeg, opened on time and on budget last fall and resulted in multi-million dollar cost savings in comparison to a traditional delivery approach.

Mar 5, 2013 - Toronto - Parasites found in pre-washed packages of lettuce: Health Canada

In the first-ever large-scale study of its kind, Canadian researchers have tested how clean pre-washed packages of leafy greens really are, and found parasites in dozens of samples purchased in Ontario.

Feb 28, 2013 - Saint John - Saint John builds P3 business case over water system

Members of Saint John council met on Thursday morning to review the public-private partnership process with the head of the federal government's P3 Canada.

Feb 26, 2013 - Regina - Council approves Public Private Partnership for Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade

City Council approved a Public Private Partnership (P3) approach for the wastewater treatment plant upgrade. This means the City will have a single, long-term contract with a consortium of companies to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the plant. The City of Regina will continue to own and control the wastewater treatment plant.

Feb 20, 2013 - Toronto - Transportation Minister Glen Murray claims fresh ideas for transit investment

The Liberal government's plans for transit investment will be reflected in the 2014-2015 provincial budget, says Ontario's new minister of transportation and infrastructure.

Feb 20, 2013 - Ottawa - Canada Safeway recalls burgers due to possible E. coli contamination

Health officials are investigating another massive cross-country beef recall after frozen burgers sold by Canada Safeway Ltd. tested positive for E. coli bacteria.

Feb 19, 2013 - Saint John - Mel Norton puts 'full-court press' on for new water system

Saint John council is holding a special public meeting to discuss how a public-private partnership could be arranged to pay for a new water treatment system.

Feb 18, 2013 - Ottawa - Oilsands monitoring plan results not available yet

The revamping of environmental monitoring of the oilsands was supposed to be the federal government's defence against suspicions of widespread damage.

Feb 15, 2013 - Fredericton - Shale gas rules in New Brunswick among 'strictest'

The New Brunswick government says its new rules governing the oil and gas industry will be the among the strictest in North America.

Feb 13, 2013 - Regina - Public-private partnership bad for wastewater treatment plant, labour leader says

The City of Regina is defending its move to explore a public-private partnership (P3) to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant amid strong concern from a labour leader that private interest could negatively impact the publically owned and operated facility.

Feb 6, 2013 - N.W.T. - Feds don't monitor northern mines closely enough, says watchdog

A new report from Canada's environmental watchdog says the department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development doesn't know if mining companies in the North are setting aside enough money to clean up projects.

Dec 19, 2012 - Ottawa - Salmonella found in Canadian commercial animal feed

Canadian food inspectors find salmonella in more than 10 per cent of commercial animal feed they test despite a zero tolerance stance, a statistic that has food safety experts alarmed, a CBC News investigation has found.

Dec 17, 2012 - Winnipeg - Dollarama takes cleansing wipes off shelves after CBC probe

Dollarama has pulled two products from their stores across the country after tests by CBC News revealed unacceptable levels of bacteria in cosmetic wipes and excessive bacteria growth in baby wipes.

Dec 13, 2012 - Edmonton - Funds put towards testing for E.coli, other pathogens

Genome Canada and government and industry partners are offering $1 million for the development of a rapid and specific test for E. coli, the bug in beef products that forced the massive recall from XL Foods in Alberta last month.

Dec 13, 2012 - Ottawa - Burger recall prompted by possible E. coli contamination

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Loblaw Companies Ltd. are warning the public to avoid certain Butcher's Choice Garlic Peppercorn Beef Burgers because of possible E. coli contamination.

Dec 12, 2012 - Toronto - Parts of Gardiner Expressway becoming unstable, only six years of life left, city engineer

City engineers confirmed on Wednesday that a section of the Gardiner Expressway has deteriorated to a point that if not replaced, it won't be safe to drive on before the decade is up.

Dec 6, 2012 - Sault Ste. Marie - Municipalities responsible for safe drinking water

New legislation will come into effect January 1 that will see municipalities including members of council liable for safe drinking water.