An Ontario man has been ordered to stop representing himself as an engineer. An engineer has had their license suspended in New Brunswick and PEI and is being prosecuted over faulty designs. A teenager has created a virtual lifeguarding program after being inspired to prevent backyard pool drownings. These were the most-read stories in the Daily Media Report in the middle of June. 

An Ontario man has been ordered to stop representing himself as an engineer. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto has ordered Amr Adel Mousta Robah, to refrain from holding himself out as a professional engineer and providing services to the public. He had been ordered to pay costs of over $88,000 to Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). This is Robah’s second conviction; in 2018, Robah pled guilty before the Ontario Court of Justice for misusing an engineer's seal on six occasions and he and his company were fined $27,500. 

An engineer is being suspended and prosecuted over faulty designs. Hélène Thériault, a Moncton structural engineer, has been suspended in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, and lawsuits have been filed alleging design flaws in three apartment buildings she helped design. One of the buildings in question is an apartment complex on rue des Élèves, in Dieppe. The project developer alleges that significant cracks were discovered in the walls of the foundation that were allegedly caused by inadequate structural elements. It is also alleged that the plans did not comply to national standards. 

A teenager has created a virtual lifeguard to prevent drownings. The Grade 8 student from Burlington, says the inspiration for his inexpensive monitor to prevent backyard pool drownings was spurred on by a couple of fatal incidents involving young children. His virtual lifeguard uses artificial intelligence to distinguish between swimming and drowning and alerts bystanders of the latter to prevent a fatality. Audible, visual and email alarms are sent when the device's cameras, microcomputer and AI software determine a swimmer's motions are unnatural.