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    Diver Cert. Board reduces fees for new dive school grads.

    Following recent discussions among directors of the Diver Certification Board of Canada, the Executive Director of the DCBC today announced that fees for the two year certificates granted to divers when they first graduate from accredited commercial diver training organisations will be set at 50% of the regular fee, down from 70%. Go to the Canadian Diver Certification Board site for further information.

    CADC to meet in Halifax in April with CSA Diving Subcommittees.

    CADC will be having a general meeting in Halifax on Friday April 25th at 2:00 PM at the Citadel Halifax hotel. This will be held in conjunction with the CSA Diving Committees meetings that will be meeting in Halifax that week. Right now the CADC agenda is still being set but so far there will be Jeremy Leonard (CADC President), Jim Wilson (CADC Executive Director) and David Parkes will be talking about the Diver Certification Board.

    Local diving companies and individuals wanting to find about the CADC should plan on attending. More information to come.

    Toronto General Hospital planning to scrap Hyperbaric Unit.

    (Toronto Star Article) Toronto General Hospital is planning to scrap Ontario's largest hyperbaric unit in three weeks a "ridiculous, dangerous" move that will risk lives and limbs, warn doctors.
    The hospital will be without a hyperbaric chamber for at least 15 months. These life-saving machines are used to treat everything from carbon monoxide poisoning to decompression sickness. And the move, clearing space for a new research facility, has sparked outrage from police, firefighters, past patients and hyperbaric experts.
    Read about it here.

    Want to find out up-to-the-minute news of divers plying their craft on a world wide basis. We scour the net for current news that is happening NOW. Follow the banner link at CADC - news updated hourly!!

    It is with deep sadness that we have to inform you that one of our members, Mr.Jim Ritcy, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 23, 2002. Jim was a founding member of CADC and served on the Board of Directors for many years. He was an ardent supporter of CADC and was keenly involved in the many activities of our Association. All his friends and associates will sorely miss Jim. Our sincerest wishes of sympathy are extended to his wife, Linda, their children and spouses and to his grandchildren who were so special to him. It is a sad day for all of us.

    'Commercial Diving Symposium' held on March 26th, 2002 in Whitehorse, Yukon was a solid success. CADC is achieving some great inroads into the Yukon by enhancing diver safety dramatically thorough the implementation of diving standards, reducing the liability of diving operations for the client, increased productivity of diving operations and creating a fair playing field for future contractual opportunities. Find out what went on in the Yukon this month. is syndicating their ongoing newsfeed of the  Newsletter and Information Server on underwater activities in Canada and the world. Up-to-the-minute headlines from website can now be displayed on other sites' webpages. The webmaster can choose to display headlines from the front page, or any categories and customize the feed. All that's required is to cut and paste some coding onto the site. The headlines stay current and updates the same time  UnderwaterINDUSTRY updates theirs. (This is a free service from UnderwaterINDUSTRY to continue to promote safety and industry news on a timely basis.)

    The Canadian Association of Diving Contractors has added a Job Posting Area to their discussion group section. Looking for work or need a good hand / Tech for an upcoming project?This is the place to post your notices - or just plain look around to find out whats happening out "there".

    The dangers associated with diving are vastly underrated - find out why and what should be done about it.

    Want to know where all the bidding goes on in Canada and Internationally. Find out from these sites!

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