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Better infection prevention needed in schools
Infection prevention and control, while taken seriously in healthcare settings, isn’t always a priority in educational facilities, where appearance sometimes takes precedence over cleaning and disinfecting high touch points.
Forest fires pose indoor air quality challenge
Indoor air quality specialists concur that larger commercial buildings are among the better places to be when outdoor conditions are compromised since HVAC systems typically incorporate air filtration.
Hamilton seeing increased legionella activity
The City of Hamilton’s Public Health Services reports there are increasing cases of Legionnaires’ disease, a type of pneumonia that is caused by legionella, a bacterium found primarily in warm water environments.
Putting Safety First
When a retail facility or an industrial factory closes as a result of a flood or fire, typically the first question asked by management is, “How quickly will we be back up in business?” But, when that facility happens to be an institution responsible for housing hundreds of elementary students, nothing matters more than keeping kids and staff safe.
Saskatoon ponders city-wide organics program
The City of Saskatoon is considering a city-wide organics program to divert food and yard waste from landfill.
Specially designed plastic films prevent bacterial contamination: study
Specially designed plastic films can prevent bacterial contamination in the food and biomedical industries and could sanitize food production facilities, according to new research published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

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Citron Hygiene acquires Chemsyn
Citron Hygiene has acquired Chemsyn Chemical Corporation (Chemsyn), a top player in commercial warewash and laundry solutions.
ISSA Canada creates ARCSI Canada division
ISSA Canada has created a Canadian division of the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International.
loop_maintenance_banner.gif The pros and cons of different humidifiers
In mechanical systems for buildings, benefits in some areas may come with trade-offs in other areas. For example, the lowest possible upfront cost might mean future costs for consumables. Conversely, a larger upfront investment might deliver payback in the form of maintenance-free operation for months or even years. Therefore, it's helpful to consider maintenance requirements when selecting a humidification system.
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ICYMI: U of Manitoba begins largest accessibility audit
The University of Manitoba is currently undertaking the largest accessibility audit ever conducted in the province, looking at both interior and exterior spaces across more than 100 buildings. Read More »

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