Edmonton installs push-plates to fight germs at transit centres
The City of Edmonton is installing push-plates on entrance and exit swing doors at transit centres and LRT stations to fight the transmission of germs. Push-plate installation is rolling out in phases with the Bay/Enterprise LRT station the first to receive the upgrades. The plates are made of highly compressed salt and are safe to touch.
Manitoba continues northern winter road construction
The Province of Manitoba is assuring its northern communities they will soon have access to Manitoba’s winter road system enabling delivery of essential goods. The network is open from mid-January to mid-March depending on weather conditions. The roads serve over 30,000 Manitobans in 22 communities and carries over 2,500 shipments of goods annually. Timelines are dependent on weather conditions and the system is built on natural land and ice terrain.
Groningen Declaration calls for climate change action
It was announced yesterday that five Nobel Laureates and more than 3,000 scientists from over 100 countries signed up to the Groningen Science Declaration, calling on world leaders, decision-makers and investors to change the way they plan and invest for a changing climate. The signing took place ahead of the virtual Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS 2021) that will take place Jan. 25 and 26.