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Little oversight of high-GWP anesthetic gases

Anesthetics commonly used in medical, dental and veterinary surgery have global warming potential (GWP) ranging from 130 to 2,540 times greater than carbon dioxide (CO2), but are largely overlooked when greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are officially tallied. The gases — desflurane, isoflurane and sevoflurane — are not among the 31 listed in Ontario’s GHG emissions reporting regulation. Nor are health care facilities asked to account for anesthetics in the carbon emissions calculations that public sector entities must make as part of their mandated energy conservation and demand management plans.

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2. Travel Centre charts unmapped territory

Flight Centre is taking its guests into uncharted territory with a new destination that brings together a rare mix of event, retail and work space. Read More »

3. World's largest YMCA opens in Calgary

Shane Homes YMCA has opened at the new Rocky Ridge facility in Calgary. It is the world’s largest YMCA. The facility cost $192 million to build and stands at 284,000 square feet. Read More »

4. Hamilton tops global list of smartest communities 
The Top7 Intelligent Communities represent models of economic and social transformation in the 21st century. Read More »
5. Choice Properties buying CREIT for $3.9 billion
Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (Choice Properties), the real estate arm of Loblaw, is acquiring Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (CREIT) for $3.9 billion in cash and stock. Read More »
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