zoom Teekay Corporation and Teekay Tankers Ltd. announced that Bruce Chan, Chief Executive Officer of Teekay Tankers and President of Teekay Tanker Services, has informed the Company of his intention to resign from his position effective June 20, 2014 after more than 18 years of service with the Company. Peter Evensen, Teekay’s President and Chief Executive Officer stated, “Bruce Chan has been a dynamic contributor to Teekay’s growth and evolution over the past 18 years. He led our conventional tanker business through one of the toughest periods in its history and positioned it for a strong recovery. We appreciate the work he has done to lead this business. He will be missed in the organization and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”Bruce Chan said, “I have truly enjoyed working as part of the executive team at Teekay during its many years of growth. I am fortunate to have led talented teams within Teekay where I had the opportunity to collaborate and partner with global customers and suppliers and engage with our investors and analysts. I am confident that I am leaving Teekay Tankers in an excellent position to benefit from a recovery in the tanker market. After more than 18 years with Teekay, I am looking forward to pursuing new opportunities, including Board positions with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.”Mr. Chan joined Teekay in 1995. He held a number of positions in finance, investor relations and strategic development before being appointed Executive Vice President, Corporate Resources in 2005. In 2008, Mr. Chan was appointed President of the Company’s Teekay Tanker Services division, which is responsible for the commercial management of Teekay’s conventional crude oil and product tanker transportation services. In 2011, Mr. Chan also assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer of Teekay Tankers Ltd., and was subsequently appointed as Director on June 12, 2013. Prior to joining Teekay, Mr. Chan worked as a Chartered Accountant in the Vancouver, Canada office of Ernst & Young LLP. A search will be conducted for his replacement.Teekay, January 14, 2014
The province’s Better Care Sooner plan is helping emergency rooms stay open. The third annual Accountability Report on Emergency Departments shows an overall decrease of 1, 203 hours of emergency department closures in 2011-12, or a decrease of 6.4 per cent, compared with the previous year . Five communities where new Collaborative Emergency Centres have opened are experiencing even more dramatic decreases in the number of emergency department closures, according to data in the report, which was tabled in the legislature today, Nov. 28, by Health and Wellness Minister David Wilson. The annual report is required under the province’s Emergency Department Closures Accountability Act. Government included more recent statistics in the report to show the impact the Collaborative Emergency Centres are having. There are six CECs in Nova Scotia with more planned for next year. “This report shows government is keeping its commitment to keep emergency rooms open across Nova Scotia,” said Mr. Wilson. “The CECs are the key difference from previous years, so we will continue to build on that success in the year ahead.” Bruce Quigley, CEO of Cumberland Health Authority where three Collaborative Emergency Centres have opened since 2011, says that the CECs have given citizens a sense of security that emergency health services are available. “Prior to the opening of the CECs, the emergency departments in Parrsboro, Pugwash and Springhill were often closed on a weekly basis,” said Mr. Quigley. “Now that the transition to the CEC model has taken place, people know the centers will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to meet both their emergency and primary care needs.” According to the Accountability Report on Emergency Departments, in 2011-2012, emergency departments in hospitals across the province were open 94.7 per cent of the time, overall. Twenty-five of the province’s 38 hospitals had no closures. Thirteen hospitals did have closures, for a total of 17,717 hours.The Annual Accountability Report on Emergency Departments will also serve as a benchmark, so data can be compared and progress charted annually. The report can be found is available online at www.gov.ns.ca/health .