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First Notice: Canada joins IRENA council; REALPAC offers vaccination spaces; RAIC postpones webinar

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First Notice: Canada joins IRENA council; REALPAC offers vaccination spaces; RAIC postpones webinar

 

Canada earns two-year term on International Renewable Energy Agency Council

The Government of Canada has been voted in as an official member of council for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Canada will serve a two-year term on the council, and federal Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan Jr. said the focus will be on a net-zero carbon economy as the globe recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. IRENA is made up of 163 member countries.

REALPAC offers vacant commercial space for vaccinations

Canada’s commercial real estate industry announced yesterday an initiative to support the national vaccination rollout, by providing governments and health networks across Canada with the free use of vacant commercial space such as retail space in malls, big box space, conference centres, hotels, industrial units, parking lots and office buildings for use as vaccination sites. “The goal is to provide an easily scalable portfolio of real estate assets that can form part of Canada’s distribution network to support the country’s vaccine mobilization effort,” stated REALPAC in a release.

RAIC accessibility webinar postponed

Today’s webinar on accessible architecture scheduled for 1 p.m. EST has been postponed. The event was to be presented by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the U.S. Embassy. No future date for the event has been announced.

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