Quebec town of Abestos votes to change name to Val des Source
Beat five other proposed names with 51.5% of the vote after three rounds.
Quebec town of Asbestos is getting a new name
Residents looking to shed its association with the toxic mineral due to its negative impact on people’s health.
Quebec town Asbestos hits pause on name change process
Some residents aren’t happy with the four names under consideration, town council looking at expanding options.
Asbestos ready to change name and move beyond toxic legacy
Business owners, residents are tired of getting attention for all the wrong reasons.
Mayor of Asbestos says it’s time to change town’s unfortunate name
Grimard says town has no choice if it wants to pursue economic development.
Canada’s ban on asbestos to take effect but mining residues are exempt
Regulations, which will take effect at the end of the year, bar the import, sale or use of processed asbestos fibres and products containing them.
CCOHS offers e-course to manage asbestos risks in the workplace
Will cover locating it, identifying risks, assessing hazards and what action to take.
EPA begins process to regulate toxic, widely used chemicals
It’s prioritizing those that are the most dangerous and widely used.
Five years after mine closure, Asbestos seeks new identity
A $50-million regional diversification fund will help attract new business.
PQ takes on three controversial industries
Shutting a nuke plant, scuttling asbestos revival and threatening shale gas development.