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Published on Tue, 02/15/2011 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Follow the golden rules of farm safety

Follow the golden rules of farm safety

by Theresa Whalen
CFA Farm Safety Consultant (495 words)

You've set out the safety plan for your farm. Now -- how do you get the work team to use it? Farm operations that are successful in motivating compliance with farm safety rules pay careful attention to: preparation, presentation, reinforcement, enforcement and leadership by example.

Published on Thu, 02/10/2011 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Find a love for literacy and lifelong learning this Valentine’s Day

Find a love for literacy and lifelong learning this Valentine’s Day

Fun literacy tips the whole family can practice this Valentine’s Day

(Toronto, ON, February 10, 2011) - Celebrate Valentine’s Day and discover a love of lifelong learning with this fun list of literacy tips and activities! ABC Life Literacy Canada reminds families to enjoy the endless possibilities of practicing literacy skills.

Published on Tue, 02/08/2011 by Twentyten Group

Street parties and cauldron cakes

Street parties and cauldron cakes

Patriot Hearts

For Release: Week of Monday, February 7th, 2011

Excitement builds toward Games Anniversary Weekend

Published on Tue, 02/01/2011 by Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

2011 Juno Award Nominations Announced!

2011 Juno Award Nominations Announced!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Drake leads the pack with six JUNO Award nominations;
Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Hedley, Johnny Reid, Justin Bieber and Sarah McLachlan receive multiple nominations

Tickets to THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS broadcast on CTV go on sale Saturday, February 5

Published on Tue, 02/01/2011 by Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Hope is in the air

Hope is in the air

Cystic Fibrosis Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cystic Fibrosis Canada aims to reach greater heights in fight against cystic fibrosis

Toronto, Ontario (February 1, 2011) – Staying current and contemporary in a highly competitive market is not only a challenge for the profit sector, but charities as well. Cystic Fibrosis Canada (formerly known as the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) is changing its look in an effort to build recognition for the cause, and raise vital funds for research.

Published on Fri, 01/28/2011 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Bill C-45 and your farm

Bill C-45 and your farm

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Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 13 – 19, 2011

by Theresa Whalen
CFA Farm Safety Consultant (457 words)

On March 31, 2004, Bill C-45, an act to amend Canada’s Criminal code, came into force. The amendment laid out the responsibilities for workplace safety and allows prosecution under the charges of ‘criminal negligence’ for those who show wilful or reckless disregard for safety.

Published on Fri, 01/28/2011 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Progressive Ag Safety Days® make farm and ranch life safer for kids

Progressive Ag Safety Days® make farm and ranch life safer for kids

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Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 13 – 19, 2011

by Theresa Whalen
CFA Farm Safety Consultant (510 words)

More than 12,500 rural kids will learn to be safer on the farm at 75 Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® in Canada in 2011. They’ll be joined by 3,000 adult volunteers who organize the events and lead activities to help make farm and ranch life safer and healthier for children.

Published on Fri, 01/28/2011 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Work a plan for safety in confined spaces

Work a plan for safety in confined spaces

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Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 13 – 19, 2011

by Theresa Whalen
CFA Farm Safety Consultant (652 words)

Published on Fri, 01/28/2011 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Machinery runovers are preventable

Machinery runovers are preventable

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Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 13 – 19, 2011

by Theresa Whalen
CFA Farm Safety Consultant (498 words)

Machinery runovers accounted for almost 20 per cent of all work-related fatalities on Canadian farms between 1990-2005. Overall, unmanned runovers were most common (37%), followed by bystander runovers (27%), fallen operator runovers (19%), and extra rider runovers (15%), reports a study by the Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting (CAIR) program.

Published on Fri, 01/28/2011 by Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Include kids in your farm safety plan

Include kids in your farm safety plan

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Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 13 – 19, 2011

by Theresa Whalen
CFA Farm Safety Consultant (486 words)

Unlike most other industries, in farming, the workplace is also usually the home. Adults frequently work with their children nearby and that can increase the risk of children getting injured.

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