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Archive for September 2012

Keep your germs to yourself and stay home!

September 28, 2012

By Stephanie Usher Safety in the workplace does not always have to be about avoiding injury; it can also be about proactively avoiding illness and promoting health. For example, I am not one to call in sick. I am the one who will call in sick only in circumstances of near death or gangrene. To […]

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Bullying: At School or Work – it is Unacceptable

September 21, 2012

By Theresa It’s a new school year and I would guess that many teachers are getting briefed on recognizing and dealing with bullying in school. Bullying is defined as “a repeated pattern of behaviour intended to intimidate, offend, degrade or humiliate a particular person or group—the bully’s target.” ( As I’m writing this blog it […]

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Back to School

September 14, 2012

By: Lindsey MacDonald It was always obvious when summer was ending and it was time to go back to school. The signs were everywhere and it was impossible to avoid noticing. Things like the leaves starting to turn; the daily newspaper coming with the added bulk of flyers for the latest binders, pencils, pens, and […]

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School, work, girlfriend, drumming… Juggle safely my son

September 7, 2012

By Andy’s Mom It’s back to school and this school year will be a juggling act for my son Andy.  He’s in grade 12 and with a goal of going to university he’ll need to focus on his studies. Mind you that is not first and foremost on his mind this week. He’s focusing on […]

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