Toilets

Why You Should Give A Crap: A Tale Of Two Toilets

Oxfam Canada | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Impact
Oxfam Canada

The global statistics are staggering: 2.4 billion people do not have access to a toilet or latrine. About a billion of them have to defecate in the open, which often leads to serious public health problems. And more than half of the schools in the developing world lack private toilets.

Every Child Has The Right To A Safe And Healthy Learning Environment

WaterAid Canada | Posted 09.19.2016 | Canada Impact
WaterAid Canada

Safe drinking water and decent toilets should be basic essentials in every school, everywhere. Unfortunately, it's not the case for millions of children in the world. Take the 500 students at St. John Bosco Gayaza Primary School in Uganda for example. The water source they rely on is an open pool located about one kilometre from their school.

So My Cats Just Toilet Trained Me

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Living
Fransi Weinstein

My intentions were honourable. I just thought my cats would appreciate some fancier litter boxes, something a bit more dapper than the usual plastic rectangles. I was so wrong, and I paid for my hubris.

A Traveller's Guide To Public Washrooms

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada Living

You might want to carry some tissues or toilet paper to be safe.

Why You Shouldn't Worry About Using Public Toilets

Jason Tetro | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg A closer inspection of the bacterial species revealed only few pathogenic species. Of those, most were unable to survive over long periods of time. There was little to no risk for infection. As to the majority of bacteria found, they were common, and harmless, fecal and skin bacteria. Even high frequency use of a toilet could not develop pathogens in high enough levels to cause infection.

Toilets In India Could Help Protect Women From Assault And Rape

CP | Biswajeet Banerjee, The Associated Press | Posted 08.03.2014 | Canada Impact

LUCKNOW, India - The two teenage girls had walked out together at night, as they did every night, into the wild bamboo fields 10 or 15 minutes from th...

Potty Training: Design Tips for Choosing Toilets

Yanic Simard | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada
Yanic Simard

Although the finished product may appear almost the same, there are many reasons to consider going with a one-piece or two-piece toilet: A two piece model connects a separate tank and base/seat, which are bolted together on site, while a one piece toilet includes everything already attached seamlessly.

B.C. Mall Urinals Better Than Sochi

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

One of the most ridiculed photos from the Sochi Winter Olympics shows two toilets in one stall at a venue. But now a mall bathroom in Victoria, B.C. m...

Beware the Germs in the Air

Jason Tetro | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg It's been known for some time that germs can be found in the atmosphere and they have made clouds a happy home. But more important than how they survive is the question of which germs are surviving and whether they pose a threat to our health.