OPP will use mandatory screening tests at Festive R.I.D.E.s

Ontario Provincial Police patrolling Lennox and Addington County have announced they will be using mandatory alcohol-screening tests at most Festive R.I.D.E. programmes this holiday season. Such tests will allow police to test a driver’s breath for the presence of alcohol during any lawful stop, without reasonable suspicion. The legislature permitting this type of screening came … Continued

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Ready for takeoff in times of COVID-19

In times when people are stepping out of their comfort zones to travel once again, Canada’s flagship carrier Air Canada is all set to make the process safer and smoother. The airline has collaborated with the country’s leading pharmacy retailer – Shoppers Drug Mart – to provide Air Canada customers with the opportunity to take … Continued

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Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol abuse, a historical public health concern, is gaining increased interest among medical professionals and analysts. Developing assessments are unveiling the significance of an alcohol crisis despite overshadowing drug epidemics. An estimated 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. The prevalence of … Continued

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Nova Scotia considers liquor home delivery

For those who’d like beer delivered at their doorstep, and with just a few clicks of a button, the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation may soon make this dream a reality. After much consideration, the Crown corporation is looking to start a home delivery service for some of its most sought after alcohol products. The move … Continued

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Tununiq MLA calls for more drug testing at Baffin Island mine

According to David Qamaniq, Tununiq MLA, Baffinland Iron Mines should implement more stringent drug and alcohol testing. Specifically, during recent regulatory meetings, Qamaniq has suggested that all workers should be screened using urine samples, similar to the drug-testing process used at the Olympics. In turn, Baffinland Iron Mines has produced a written response to Qamaniq’s … Continued

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How to deal with drug testing and remote workers

A recent article published in People Management discusses the possibility to monitor and offer support on substance misuse to individuals working remotely. With consumption of alcohol on the rise during the pandemic, experts and employers have voiced concerns over alcohol consumption by employees working remotely and from home. According to Alan Lewis, a legal expert … Continued

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