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BC Paramedics – Underpaid and Overworked

BC Paramedics are underpaid for the services they provide to the public. A paramedic’s average hourly wage in British Columbia is $34. For that money, there’s quite a few alternative options. Things like operating heavy machinery, for example, have the potential to be far less frightening, and stressful. Often overlooked is the use of the… Continue Reading →

B.C.’s rural and remote residents encouraged to take internet speed test

Don’t like how fast your internet is? According to one regional district in B.C.’s Interior, you’re not alone. Many B.C. towns have expressed worry that federal data on broadband Internet speeds may not accurately reflect the speeds observed in homes, businesses, and other sites, according to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. And, as the CSRD… Continue Reading →

Cities have their own distinct microbial fingerprints

Chris Mason’s daughter used to touch surfaces on the New York City subway when she was a baby, and he was fascinated by it. Then she licked a pole one day. Mason, a geneticist at Weill Cornell Medicine, believes there was a clear microbial interaction. “I was desperate to find out what had happened.” So… Continue Reading →

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