Occupational Health and Safety investigation underway at Lethbridge’s Melcor Centre

An Occupational Health and Safety investigation is underway at Melcor Centre following reports of black mould due to alleged repeated flooding (including two this week).

The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees says it’s become a health hazard to its more than 200 employees who work in the building. Melcor Developments on the other hand says they’re only aware of two floods (one in 2020 and the other this week), and that the floods are the fault of the tenant.

BCN’s Jeannette Rocher has been following the story since 2020 and joins Hal Roberts in the studio to discuss.

Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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