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Scientists develop biocide to combat superbugs

Scientists in Canada have developed a new therapy to combat deadly bacteria that is infecting hospital patients worldwide.
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UBC researchers invent new technique for making smart windows

UBC chemistry researchers have developed a simple, cost-effective technique for making smart windows that could lead the way for wide-scale adoption of this energy-saving technology.

New app helps users find and rate clean restrooms

Cintas launched a new app to help users find and rate clean restrooms in their vicinity.
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Alberta issues environmental protection order at former Sears Canada site

Alberta issued an environmental protection order against Sears Canada and Concord North Hill GP Ltd for neglecting an underground storage tank leak.

3M names Michael Roman new CEO

Michael F. Roman is the new chief executive officer of 3M, effective July 1, 2018. He succeeds Inge G. Thulin, who will be appointed to

Ontario’s top 25 cities for rats

Toronto, Ottawa and Mississauga are the cities with the most rodents, according to Orkin Canada's 25 most "rattiest" cities in Ontario list.
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New funding for women in skilled trades

The 2018 federal budget commits funds to inform women about apprenticeship programs, dispense financial grants for training and provide resources as they move into the workforce.

Feds pledge $24.4-mil for military grave repairs

The federal budget, released Tuesday, earmarks $24.4 million for military grave repairs.

Manitoba approves almost $30-mil to maintain health facilities

Manitoba plans to spend nearly $30 million on 120 healthcare facility maintenance projects across the province.

More spending at businesses with clean restrooms

A new survey found that when businesses let restroom maintenance slip they are at a high risk of jeopardizing customer sales.
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New industrial rebates for energy savings in Alberta

Alberta has added several industrial-specific rebates to its Energy Efficiency Alberta’s Business Non-Profit and Institutional Energy Savings Program.

Far-UVC light can stop flu from spreading: study

Continuous low doses of far ultraviolet C light can stop the flu and other airborne viruses from spreading in indoor public locations.
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Carbon market funding to upgrade Ontario schools

Ontario is investing in energy upgrades at college and university campuses across the province.

Citron Hygiene and BOMA Canada publish Pandemic Guide

The latest version of the Pandemic Guide has been released with up-to-date knowledge of preparedness.
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High levels of antibiotic resistance found globally

Global data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections.

Online tool helps workplaces address stress and mental injury

A new online survey tool assists workplaces in identifying and addressing psychosocial hazards.
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Proposed community hubs get maintenance funds

Four community hubs across Ontario will receive funding through the Surplus Property Transition Initiative (SPTI) for up to 18 months.