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long-term care

Dirty carpet impacts public opinion of long-term care facilities: survey

Clean carpet matters in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities, according to a new survey.
Fitwel

Fitwel Viral Response module launches

Fitwel's Viral Response module requires that companies follow a set of baseline strategies—actions that are necessary to mitigate the spread of infectious respiratory diseases such as COVID-19.
BC Place

Vancouver’s BC Place first Canadian stadium to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation

Vancouver's BC Place Stadium has become the first stadium in Canada to achieve global GBAC STAR accreditation.
chlorine gas release nets funds for health and safety initiatives

Chlorine gas release warrants $150,000 fine

The Alberta court determined the fine should be directed to efforts to educate workers at the water treatment plant and ensure indoor air quality at a local health care centre.
hospitals

Ontario hospitals get funding for critical upgrades

A provincial funding boost of $175 million for COVID-19 related and other urgent projects will address critical maintenance in 129 hospitals.
certification exams

Apprentice backlog tackles certification exams

Typically, about 1,700 candidates write certification exams for the skilled trades every month in Ontario, but COVID-19 shut down provincial testing centres last March.

Exhibition Place becomes first Canadian venue to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation

Exhibition Place in Toronto is the first Canadian venue to earn GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation from The Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), a Division of
Montreal holding company fined for violating PCB regulations

Montreal office building afoul of PCB regulations

A Montreal holding company pleaded guilty and was fined $260,000 for failing to comply after environmental enforcement officers ordered the disposal of a transformer.
Alpine Building Maintenance

Alpine Building Maintenance acquires Domus Building Cleaning Company

Alpine Building Maintenance Inc. is continuing its Canadian expansion with the acquisition of Ottawa-based Domus Building Cleaning Company Limited.
plastic waste glut attributed to China's ban on imports

Plastic waste glut could fuel innovation

A new report projects the market for polymer recycling could reach USD $162 billion by 2030, but investment will be required to improve sorting and reduce contamination.
flooding

High-rise builders flagged in new flooding insight

Little has been invested in underground infrastructure to increase capacity when it comes to Toronto's aging sewage and stormwater pipes.
Indoor air quality assurance and vigilance key to building reopenings

Indoor air quality assurance bolsters reopenings

BOMA Toronto's new HVAC Advisory Council will monitor and respond to emerging knowledge about how SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — spreads.
Hospital-grade disinfectant covid

Ontario firm unveils hospital-grade disinfectant to fight COVID

A Hamilton-based company is introducing a hospital-grade disinfectant to help cleaning professionals protect the health of building users – and keep businesses open.
Return to work COVID-19

The COVID-19 return to work guide for Canadians

Understanding what employers, managers, and workers can do to safely reopen office spaces and return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
landscape excellence professionalism

Canadian landscape professionalism honoured

The 17th Annual National Awards of Landscape Excellence (NALE) recognizes the high level of professionalism in the industry.
Flood preparedness

Flood preparedness in Canada graded C

Canada’s provinces and territories received a grade of C on flood preparedness, following a two-year national study completed in 2019.
child care operators

Ontario allots new funding for child care operators

New funding is available for licensed child care and early years programs across Ontario to support enhanced cleaning and infection control.