Westray Mine Explosion

At 5:20a.m. on May 9th, 1992, an explosion occurred through a coal mine in Plymouth, Nova Scotia. Twenty-six miners were killed; eleven miners are still buried under the decay of the mine to this day. The reports from the accident explain that they believe that sparks from the cutting head of a continuous mining machine …

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Four Californians accused of identity theft and running mortgage fraud scheme that targeted minorities

Andrew Valles, Jemal Lilly, Mark Bellinger, and Arnold Millman are facing a total of 194 charges for allegedly spear-heading a mortgage fraud scheme that took advantage of distressed minority borrowers who were seeking help with paying off their mortgages. The charges include forging documents in a public office, conspiracy to commit those offences, identity theft, …

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IWK Health Centre introduces whistleblowing phone line following former CEO expense scandal

In June of 2017, then-CEO of the IWK, Tracey Kitch, was found to have expensed $47 000 in personal charges to Atlantic Canada's largest children's hospital. Both Kitch and Stephen D'Arcy, the hospital's then-CFO (who knowingly assisted in the scandal), resigned after their involvement was made public. The IWK board of directors have since enacted …

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Qualcomm fined $1.2bn for Apple deal

Qualcomm, the world’s largest producer of mobile phone chips, has been fined $1.2 billion by the EU's Competition Commission for paying Apple to exclusively use their chips for the iPhone and iPad. The Commission saw Qualcomm’s deal with Apple as an abuse of the company’s power over the mobile phone chip market that sought to …

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