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Public Health (COVID-19)

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Coverage of public health (COVID-19) since January 13, 2022.

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Truckers call Ottawa's apparent vaccination flip-flop

"...One expert says it could compromise Canada's food security, while Jean-Marc Picard, the executive director of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association, calls it “another curveball to the industry. ”..."

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New Brunswick reports 4 more COVID-19 deaths, more than 100 people in hospital

"...Level 3 restrictions include the following:Single-household bubbleNo indoor public gatheringsShutting down gyms, spas and entertainment centresRestaurants can operate on take-out and delivery onlyEncouraged use of contactless curbside pickup and/or designate one person from the household to go shopping if feasible to reduce contactsFaith venues can hold outdoor, virtual or in-car services onlyOrganized sports not permittedOrganized sports and all other organized activities are not permitted with people outside a single-household bubbleOutdoor exercise or activities like skiing, skating or snowmobiling are permitted, as long as Public Health measures are followed and you are within your single-household bubbleLodges and other facilities that support outdoor sport must not exceed 50 per cent capacity and must not permit food or drink to be consumed indoors. The province also says at-home learning will be extended for another week. Students are set to return to classrooms on Jan..."

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Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority warns of recycling delays

"...The Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority is warning residents there may be delays in recycling collection, due to staff shortages from COVID-19..."

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Two new COVID-19 deaths in Ottawa as province reaches record hospitalizations

"...Ottawa Public Health is reporting a slight uptick in hospitalizations in Ottawa. The health unit says 61 people are in hospital because of COVID-19, up from 57 on Thursday..."

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City of Iqaluit investigating after residents report fuel smell in water again

"...The city says staff are collecting samples but can't enter people's homes to test tap water, because of Nunavut's COVID-19 lockdown, so staff are testing at the nearest site..."

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New poll suggests Albertans growing sentiment against further public health restrictions

"...Alberta continues to hold out against introducing further public health measures despite pressure from some of the medical community, and a new poll suggests most Albertans agree with the province. According to a poll conducted by Angus Reid, 57 per cent of Albertan surveyed expect to contract Omicron regardless of the precautions they take. The response across Canada was 55 per cent..."

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Nova Scotia beauty sector left out from latest COVID-19 supports

"...On Monday, the province rolled out the Sector Impact Support Program, a one-time grant aimed to help businesses impacted by the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and renewed public health restrictions..."

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Possible delays in recycling pick-up due to COVID

"...The Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority (EWSWA) is warning residents there may be delays in recycling collection due to staff shortages from COVID-19..."

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New support for businesses shuttered by public health order

"...A new provincial program has been rolled out to support B. C. businesses impacted by recent public health measures temporarily forcing them to close their doors..."

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Freezing rain blankets Alberta from Edson to Saskatchewan border

"...Environment and Climate Change Canada warned of freezing rain throughout Thursday morning in and beyond the capital region. At 8:30 a. m..."

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States of Emergency: Climate Change Risks to U.S. Military Installations in 2021 

"...On January 5, the Washington Post published an analysis of climate change-related emergencies in 2021 and concluded that more than 40 percent of Americans live in counties that were covered by federal disaster declarations in the past year. The devastating effects of the severe storms, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and droughts identified in the analysis pose a range of security risks to the US homeland, including direct loss of life (more than 650 people died from these disasters according to the Post), economic harm (NOAA estimates 20 separate “billion dollar” disasters in the US in 2021), and critical infrastructure damage. These climate-driven shocks also undermine long-term US resilience and compound other risks such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic..."

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New Green Labs program empowers Dal researchers to create more sustainable spaces

"...Now, Dal researchers are looking within their own labs to discover the small, ongoing changes they can make to reduce the energy, water consumption, and waste produced in their labs without compromising efficiency or safety..."

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Jobs in public health (COVID-19)

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

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Wastewater Operator 1 - Resort Municipality of Whistler (Whistler, BC)

"...Qualified candidates possess a grade 12 diploma and preferably completion of Post-Secondary education in a Environmental Monitoring (EM) or Water and Wastewater Technology (WWT) program with a valid EOCP Wastewater Operator Level I certificate and 1-2 years of related work experience and sound knowledge of relevant primary, secondary, and tertiary treatment processes, including enhanced biological nutrient removal, as well as SCADA programming and knowledge of the methods, practices, tools, materials and equipment used in the maintenance and operation a plant..."

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Labourer 3 - Forestry - City of Burnaby (Burnaby, BC)

"...Considerable knowledge of the practices, methods, tools, materials and safety precautions used in forestry work; of the functions of the division concerned, established procedures governing the work of the division and the relationship between the various applicable divisions of the civic service..."

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Veterinary Technician - Milliken Animal Clinic - Scarborough, ON

"...At Milliken, we provide a supportive environment to encourage new ideas, and a harmonious environment for our team..."

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Veterinary Technician - Milliken Animal Clinic - Scarborough, ON

"...At Milliken, we provide a supportive environment to encourage new ideas, and a harmonious environment for our team..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention public health (COVID-19).

Beef Market Update: Futures market keeps close eye on labour uncertainties

Duration: 8:14

"...With the rise of the omicron variant, we’re watching COVID-19 once again disrupt the supply chain..."

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Farmers voice frustration over online school and delays as Omicron spreads

Duration: 4:40

"...There have been major disruptions to school schedules since March 2020 when the first wave of COVID-19 hit the shores of North America..."

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Mechanics of policy delivery should be decided regionally, Saskatchewan premier says

Duration: 11:12

"...The political jurisdiction of federal and provincial governments has perhaps never been made more clear than during the COVID-19 pandemic, that saw provinces taking the lead on regulations, recommendations, and requirements..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about public health (COVID-19).

Did COVID-19 travel restrictions improve air quality? | Ask a Scientist

"...Elisabeth Galarneau, Research Scientist at Environment and Climate Change Canada, answers a question about the effects of reduced air travel on air quality during COVID-19..."

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Confronting Climate, COVID and Conflict in a Fragile Context | Sustainable Development Summit 2021

"...With fragile nations more vulnerable to climate change and socio-economic fallout, what actions can government and business take to overcome these risks? ..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about public health (COVID-19) relevant to the latest news.

Human Settlements: Urban Challenges and Future Development

"...Maladaptation to climate change is considered in the context to urban environmental pollution, human health and well-being, and quality of life..."

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Vertical Farming: Under Climate Change Effect

"...Energy and water consumption, yield, and scalability criteria are examined for the vertical farming under climate effects..."

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Changing Dynamics with COVID-19: Future Outlook

"...In sensitive areas, especially in mountainous regions, tropical forests, deserts, and glaciers, human habitation and human and economic activity should be limited..."

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IoT-Based Horticulture Monitoring System

"...With climate change and global warming in mind, vertical farms, hydroponics and urban greenhouses can now be found in many cities worldwide as we transform the ways we produce food..."

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The Influence of Covid-19 on Perceived Health Effects of Wetland Parks in China

"...The results provide empirical evidence for managing ecosystem services as delivered by these urban wetlands, in the context of COVID-19 or potential future pandemics, for promoting public health..."

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Blockchain as a Service: A Holistic Approach to Traceability in the Circular Economy

"...The circular economy has been proposed as a key element in the transformation of production models in the context of European post?covid-19 recovery plans with particular reference to the Next Generation EU instrument..."

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Plastic accumulation during COVID-19: call for another pandemic; bioplastic a step towards this challenge?

"...Plastic pollution has become a serious transboundary challenge to nature and human health, with estimation of reports published ? predicting a twofold increase in plastic waste by 2030..."

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Critical Communication Studies and COVID-19: Mediation, Discourse, and Masks

"...After outlining these challenges, I propose a way of thinking about COVID-19 as a problem for communication scholarship that distinguishes it from health communication, risk communication, and science communication..."

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Characterization of littered face masks in the southeastern part of Turkey

"...This study aims to estimate the amount of face mask use during the COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey, thereby expressing our concerns about waste management and plastic pollution and calling on appropriate solid waste management policies and governments to take the necessary measures to formulate their strategies at all levels..."

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?Waste Not, Want Not? ? Leveraging Sewer Systems and Wastewater-Based Epidemiology for Drug Use Trends and Pharmaceutical Monit

"...Wastewater surveillance downstream at wastewater treatment plants provides large-scale population and regional-scale aggregation while upstream surveillance monitors locations at the neighborhood level with more precise geographic analysis..."

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Energy access during and post-COVID-19 pandemic in sub-Saharan countries: the case of Ethiopia

"...Furthermore, powering healthcare facilities with microgrids composed of solar panels and battery storage systems could be one cost-effective and sustainable solution for the speedy and effective response of the pandemic challenges..."

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