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Daily Media Report recap: June 4 to June 18, 2020

2020.06.18

Disciplinary actions in BC and Newfoundland. The pandemic’s effect on the daily commute. And International Women in Engineering Day is coming up on June 23. These were the top stories from the Daily Media Report in early June.

Mount Polley: Engineers and Geoscientists BC plan to call three engineers in front of a disciplinary committee on charges of misconduct for their role in the Mount Polley tailings pond in 2014. The first of the disciplinary hearings begin on June 15.

Muskrat Falls: A professional review by the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador has found Astaldi, the company overseeing construction of the Muskrat Falls powerhouse when the formwork collapsed four years ago, guilty of professional incompetence. They have issued the maximum fine.

The daily commute: Given the shift to working-from-home caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there could be ensuing implications on commuter behaviour, traffic flow, and the future of city road design.

INWED 2020: June 23 is International Women in Engineering Day, and Engineers and Geoscientists BC has planned social media content and a virtual networking event to celebrate the outstanding achievements of women in engineering.