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  • B.C. to launch compulsory skilled trades certification system

    VICTORIA - The British Columbia government is launching a compulsory skilled trades certification system that it says will strengthen economic recovery by addressing labour shortages and supporting higher-paying, more stable jobs.
  • Ammonia leak at Fernie, B.C., ice rink linked to aging equipment: report

    VANCOUVER - Old equipment that continued to be used seven years after a maintenance contractor recommended replacing it caused an ammonia leak that killed three workers at an ice rink in British Columbia last October, says an organization that oversees the safe operation of refrigeration systems in the province.
  • Crews access part of B.C. arena after ammonia leak

    FERNIE, B.C. - Emergency crews gained access to part of an arena in Fernie, B.C., on Wednesday more than 24 hours after three workers died following an ammonia leak while emergency maintenance was being done on refrigeration equipment.

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