Health and Safety

Published on Thu, 06/15/2017 by Humanitarian Coalition

The famine no one is talking about

The famine no one is talking about

The Humanitarian Coalition is made up of seven leading agencies who work together to increase the impact, efficiency and effectiveness of Canadian responses to international disasters and emergencies. The following article and attached image are free to use in your publications. Should you wish to conduct an interview with a Canadian who has recently witnessed the devastation or a South Sudanese now in Canada, please contact Yosé Cormier at 613-292-2687.

When you donate to members of the Humanitarian Coalition, you are giving experienced aid workers, already helping on the ground in countries like Yemen and South Sudan, the ability to reach even more people. Together, we can indeed save more lives.

Imagine walking to the local market and finding only empty stalls.

Published on Thu, 06/15/2017 by BASF Canada

Drydown application ‘very important’ for straight-cutting canola

Drydown application ‘very important’ for straight-cutting canola

The trend of straight-cutting in canola has gained traction in recent years, particularly with farmers managing an increasing number of farm acres. A 2015 study from Ipsos found 74 percent of growers surveyed are interested in trying straight-cutting canola on their farm. Agronomists estimate that half of all canola acres will be harvested using straight-cutting by 2020.  

Those who do it, cite benefits of better management of acres, larger seeds, less green seed, reduced dockage compared to swathing, and improved weed control.

Published on Wed, 06/07/2017 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

ABC Life Literacy Canada engages Canadians to increase their health literacy with ABC Health Matters

ABC Life Literacy Canada engages Canadians to increase their health literacy with ABC Health Matters

(Toronto, ON – June 7, 2017) – ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) is proud to announce the second year of ABC Health Matters, a health literacy program developed to help Canadians increase their confidence when talking about and making decisions regarding health issues with family, friends, and health care professionals. With the support of AbbVie Corporation and McKesson Canada, and through delivery partner University Health Network (UHN), ABC Health Matters will reach patient groups with this health care provider-led program.

Published on Wed, 05/31/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Canadian Environment Week: Volunteers make a huge impact

Canadian Environment Week: Volunteers make a huge impact

By Kailey Setter, Nature Conservancy of Canada

Each spring and early summer, as Canada’s migratory species start arriving at their breeding and nesting grounds, the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Conservation Volunteers also emerge from their wintering grounds.

Published on Wed, 05/31/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Maintain forests and plant trees to breathe with ease

Maintain forests and plant trees to breathe with ease

June 7 is Clean Air Day. Part of Canadian Environment Week, this special day aims to drive awareness about air quality.

The negative impacts of air pollution on our health are now well-known. In fact, tens of thousands of Canadians suffer from respiratory problems related to and worsened by air pollution.

Published on Fri, 12/16/2016 by BASF Canada

Making advancements on your farm operation by harvesting more than just your crops this season

Making advancements on your farm operation by harvesting more than just your crops this season

Grow the crop, harvest the crop, haul it to the elevator. If only farming were that simple.

The fact is, crop producers have more variables than ever to manage. Today’s growers not only need to manage the data from inputs and yields in each of their fields, but they also need to manage grain contracts and on-farm storage.

This matters because at harvest time growers are vividly reminded that the success of their year’s sweat and toil can often be determined by how much grain goes in and out of the bins and at what price is it sold.

Published on Tue, 12/13/2016 by BASF Canada

Protect flax at seeding time for a healthy, vigorous crop

Protect flax at seeding time for a healthy, vigorous crop

Areas of Western Canada experienced significant moisture during the 2016 growing season, making conditions favourable for the development of increased seed- and soil-borne diseases in flax.

Seed- and soil-borne diseases that appear in flax include seed rot, seedling blight and root rot, and these diseases are caused by the Fusarium and Rhizoctonia solani fungi. Seed rot, seedling blight and root rot can lead to significant reductions in germination and emergence, and ultimately a reduction in yield potential.

Published on Fri, 09/30/2016 by Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council

Teachers, Fire Departments and Parents Work in Tandem to Address Fire Safety in Ontario Homes

Teachers, Fire Departments and Parents Work in Tandem to Address Fire Safety in Ontario Homes

For Immediate Release

Published on Wed, 07/13/2016 by Parkinson Canada

Parkinson’s learning module aims to enhance nursing care

Parkinson’s learning module aims to enhance nursing care

TORONTO, ON, July 13, 2016 — Parkinson Canada is pleased to launch its latest online learning module, especially designed to help nurses learn how to assist patients in managing their Parkinson’s symptoms at every stage of the disease.

Published on Thu, 06/30/2016 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Spend your summer with NCC

Spend your summer with NCC

Nature Conservancy of Canada Highlights Need For Greater Conservation in Canada

Our planet is a very different place today than when your grandparents where born. Despite the copious amount of conservation work occurring on a daily basis by citizens, volunteers and environmental groups biodiversity is continuing to be lost in Canada.

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