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Author: Safiyah Marhnouj

Canada

Second Backyard BioBlitz connects people with nature

This weekend the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is hosting a second straight Backyard BioBlitz which is a virtual event encouraging people to connect and take pictures of nature.  People can now register for the BioBlitz to receive instructions on how and where to submit photos and to learn about the daily themes and activities.  Photos can be uploaded on…

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Community

Ottawa volunteers driven to help eliminate vaccination barriers

Volunteers in the Ottawa community have been working to help eliminate barriers for those booking and getting transportation to their vaccine appointments.  On July 26, the city reported that 70 per cent of Ottawa residents over age 18 have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.   Still, navigating online bookings and language barriers can pose a challenge for vulnerable…