Remember Fire Safety During the Holiday Season

first_imgWith the temperature dropping and holiday decorations going up, Nova Scotians are urged to take care and keep safety front and centre. “Electrical and fire safety can sometimes be forgotten in the excitement of installing Christmas lights and finding that perfect tree for the house,” said Minister Marilyn More, Labour and Workforce Development. “Following a few tips from the fire marshal can help make sure you and your family have safe and joyous holiday season.” “Unfortunately, this time of year we can see an increase in certain types of fires,” said Harold Pothier, acting Fire Marshal. “However, there are a few simple steps you can take to prevent potential fire hazzards when the weather gets colder and many of us are decorating with lights, trees and candles.” Over the holidays and winter months, always remember to: In addition, Nova Scotians should take care when installing their Christmas lights. Lights should be checked over carefully for wear, installed following the manufacturers instructions and should not be installed with staples. For more information on fire safety, contact the Office of the Fire Marshal at 1-800-559-3473. take care when cooking or smoking never discard fireplace or wood stove ashes in your green bin. Instead, place them outdoors in a metal container and away from your house. Let the ashes sit for at least 72 hours before disposing them never leave candles unattended. Keep out of the reach of children and pets, and place in a sturdy holder. Battery-operated candles and lights are safe and convenient alternatives water your natural tree, turn out the lights when not in use, and keep it away from heaters or any flammable objects.last_img read more

Linamar reaches 12 billion deal to buy agriculture manufacturer MacDon

GUELPH, Ont. — Manufacturer Linamar Corp. says it has reached an agreement to buy Winnipeg-based agriculture equipment maker MacDon Industries Ltd. for $1.2 billion.Guelph, Ont.-based Linamar says MacDon and its group of companies will complement its existing agricultural harvesting business in Hungary and allow the company to serve more markets globally.Linamar, which makes precision metallic parts for a range of sectors including automobiles, says the MacDon deal will allow it to further diversity its operations and end markets.‘America has much more to lose than they will ever gain’ by scrapping NAFTA: Linamar CEO‘Astoundingly clean’ balance sheet: Canada’s auto parts makers just keep roaring alongCompany CEO Linda Hasenfratz says the increased exposure to agriculture comes as the sector is in the early stages of a cyclical recovery, and with strong growth to be driven by a growing and developing global population.MacDon sells its specialized agricultural harvesting equipment in over 40 countries and has about 1,400 dealers and distributors in its global network.Linamar, with 59 manufacturing facilities globally and about 24,500 employees, had sales of $6 billion in 2016. read more