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Monthly variations in drinking water production, 2005 to 2007

Potable water of sufficient quality and in adequate quantities is fundamental to human health and the economy. This article examines temporal and geographic variations in drinking water production volumes. The results indicate that nationally, the average daily volumes of water treated in the lowest production month of December and the highest production month of July varied by a range of 32% when compared to the annual daily averages for each of 2005, 2006 and 2007.

The use of transportation by seniors in Canada

A focus on the use of transportation by older Canadians has important implications because of the large number of baby boomers that will soon be turning 65. This article looks at transportation used by senior Canadians, using data from the Canadian Community Health Survey – Healthy Aging. The results indicate that in 2009 60% of seniors reported driving a motor vehicle as their most common form of transportation. Also, seniors were more likely to report driving if they were male, married, had no chronic conditions, or had excellent or very good health.

Ecoregion profile: Manitoulin–Lake Simcoe

The Manitoulin–Lake Simcoe ecoregion profile is the fifth in a series of ecoregion profiles. The information presented includes a brief description of the physical setting, a snapshot of land cover and use as well as statistics on selected socio-economic characteristics of the region. This is Canada's fourth most densely populated ecoregion.

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