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Few wash hands properly in germ-ridden schools
A new school year has kicked off across Canada and the millions of students piling into classrooms every day aren’t just bringing in stories about their summer vacations, but germs and viruses, too. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, 80 per cent of common infections can be spread through contaminated hands. Promoting handwashing through artistic expression makes the process more engaging. Here are some tips for preventing outbreaks.
Retailers key to Hurricane Harvey recovery
Retail association networks have been enlisted to mend a storm-tossed supply chain and support Hurricane Harvey recovery. 
Employee perceptions of workplace restrooms: survey
The condition of a workplace restroom reflects how much a company values its workforce, according to 89 per cent of respondents queried in Bradley Corporation’s 2017 Healthy Handwashing Survey.
Innovation Transforms Historic Landmark Hotel
Built in 1913, the iconic Fort Garry Hotel is one of Winnipeg’s most recognizable architectural landmarks and a National Historic Site of Canada. But despite its timeless aesthetics, dated equipment and mechanical systems began to take their toll, and owners were faced with pressures like rising energy costs and improving operational efficiency.
Canada cracks down on antimicrobial resistance
Canada is taking new steps to confront the reality of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), one of the most serious global health threats facing the world today.
Simon Fraser University closer to becoming net zero
Of all the science buildings on the Simon Fraser University campus, Shrum Chemistry is now one of the most energy efficient. It incorporates new systems for water efficiency and reduction, optimized energy performance and waste management. It has also adopted green cleaning practices.

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Regina pilots new pavement preservation technique
Regina, Saskatchewan is investing $350,000 from its existing paving maintenance budget in a new pavement preservation technique designed to restore and rejuvenate the surface of the asphalt at a fraction of the cost of repaving the roads.
Avmor expands into U.S. market
Avmor, a 70-year-old manufacturer of chemical cleaning solutions and the largest manufacturer of professional cleaning products in Canada, will begin marketing its products through a select and limited number of distributors in the U.S. starting later this year.
loop_maintenance_banner.gif Regular use of disinfectants linked to lung disease
The regular use of disinfectants could increase the chance of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by nearly a third, according to new preliminary research.
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ICYMI: Getting wasps to buzz off your facility
Wasps have a frightening reputation for their stinging ability and aggressive behaviour and are often seen in greater numbers towards the end of summer as they scavenge for food in outdoor areas like restaurants, shopping centre food courts, gardens, garbage areas and around picnic grounds of school campuses and hospitals. Read More »

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