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Daily Media Report recap: March 29 to April 11

2019.04.11

The coroner’s inquest into the death of a Radiohead drum technician who was killed when a stage collapsed in 2012 in Toronto. The Saskatchewan government places weight restrictions on five bridges after the collapse of a bridge last year. The release of a government report on climate change in Canada. These were the top stories from the Daily Media Report for the first half of April.

  • Coroner’s inquest: The coroner’s inquest into the fatal stage collapse at Downsview Park in Toronto, ON, in 2012 heard closing submissions on Tuesday, April 9. The inquest heard testimony from 25 witnesses over three weeks, including testimony about the engineering design and materials.  
  • Weight restrictions on Saskatchewan bridges: The Saskatchewan government has directed four municipalities to place weight restrictions on five bridges that were built by the same company that built the bridge in the RM of Clayton that collapsed in 2018.
  • Government climate change report: A newly released report commissioned by Environment and Climate Change Canada has found that Canada is, on average, warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, and that Northern Canada in particular is warming at almost three times the global average. The report found that along with these temperature increases, Canada is experiencing increases in precipitation, extreme fire weather, water shortages in summer, and a higher risk of coastal flooding.