Potential Canada Post Service Disruption

As of September 26, 2018, Canada Post is in a legal work disruption position. This means the workers can strike, or the employer can implement a lockout. The WSCC is committed to minimizing service interruption for our stakeholders. A Canada Post service disruption changes the way we work.

Please take a moment to review our mailing alternatives for employers, workers, claimants, pensioners, and suppliers.

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The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission responds to recommendations from the Office of the Chief Coroner of the Northwest Territories

Yellowknife, NT (July 31, 2018) – The WSCC has responded to the recommendations made by the Office of the Chief Coroner of the Northwest Territories following the coroner’s investigation into the death of David John Vinnicombe, a worker who was fatally injured at a worksite near Inuvik, Northwest Territories on June 28, 2016.

All recommendations have been reviewed and a summary of the responses are as follows:

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Media Release: The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Lay Charges under the Northwest Territories’ Safety Act

Yellowknife, NT (July 10, 2018) – On June 29, 2018, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission filed five charges in the Northwest Territories’ Territorial Court under the Northwest Territories’ Safety Act.

LSI Transport NWT Limited and Supervisor Richard German are charged with multiple counts, which allege various offences in violation of the Safety Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, including failing to:

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Media Release: Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Announces Winners of 61st Annual Mine Rescue Competition

Yellowknife, NT (June 6, 2018) – On Saturday, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) announced the winners of the 61st Annual Mine Rescue Competition, held June 1 and 2, 2018 in Yellowknife. Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine of De Beers Canada took home the Overall Surface trophy, and Diavik Diamond Mine of Rio Tinto Ltd. took home the Overall Underground trophy.

The two-day competition saw eight teams from eight mines demonstrate mine surface and underground response and rescue skills. Mines from the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Ontario competed.

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Media Release: The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Lay Charges under the Northwest Territories Safety Act

Yellowknife, NT (May 29, 2018) – On April 24, 2018, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission filed five charges in the Northwest Territories’ Territorial Court under the Northwest Territories’ Safety Act.

The North West Company Inc. and the North West Company LP are charged with multiple counts  which allege various offences in violation of the Safety Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, including failing to:

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Media Release: Northern Mines to Compete at the WSCC’s Annual Mine Rescue Competition

Yellowknife, NT (May 18, 2018) – The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut invites Northerners to witness the events of the 61st Annual Mine Rescue Competition.

The annual public event takes place this year on Saturday, June 2. The WSCC invites the public to take in the action on Saturday at the Yellowknife Multiplex/Fieldhouse Parking Lot from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The competition coincides with the NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines’ Miner’s Picnic from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

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