In today’s Big Story podcast, more of us than ever before are burning out at work. The rise in this kind of stress, in fact, is pronounced enough that last week the World Health Organization categorized “burnout” as an official occupational syndrome. That means no, you might not just be having a rough couple weeks. You might really need help. Because we know now that the end of this path isn’t pretty.Why are we more stressed at work than we’ve ever been? Will having WHO-approved medical language help employers and employees address the problem? What do you do when a weekend away doesn’t fix anything? How can you tell when someone’s in danger of flaming out, and how do you talk about it with them?GUEST: Hamza Khan, educator, speaker, author of The Burnout Gamble(For more from Hamza you can watch his TED talk on burnout right here.)Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/thebigstory/s/rogers-aod.leanstream.co/rogers/thebigstory_dai/tbs_06052019_dai.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to the Big Story for free on Apple Podcasts, Google or Spotify.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on iTunes or Google Podcasts.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.
MONTREAL — Quebec’s hydro utility has been awarded the biggest export contract in its history after the U.S. state of Massachusetts gave the nod of approval to the Northern Pass project.Massachusetts officially selected Northern Pass today out of 40 submissions presented to the state last year.The project, run by Hydro-Quebec and U.S. partner Eversource, would bring up to 9.45 terawatt hours of electricity per year from Quebec’s hydroelectric plants to Massachusetts.The push is on to make Ontario’s disastrous ‘Fair Power Plan’ even worseRegulator scales back Ontario Power Generation rate-hike request over ‘excessive’ costsThe 20-year contract is expected to be signed in March and could generate up to $500 million in revenues for Hydro-Quebec per year.In 2017, Hydro-Quebec’s exports represented $803 million of its $2.86-billion profit.The project still needs to be approved by New Hampshire as well as by Canada’s National Energy Board.“There were many projects on the table but (Northern Pass) stood out,” said Judith Judson, Commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources.