Highlights/Health

Health, Society

Road safety should be standardized to save children: researchers

In Canada, each province or territory is responsible for its own rules of the road and they differ from place to place. Researchers say it would reduce death and hospitalization among young Canadians if there were just one code for» 

Economy, Health, International

Levels are down on Canada’s sweet gift to the world

Maple syrup production down 22% Canada is by far the world’s biggest supplier of maple syrup, the all-natural sweet treat made from the sap of certain maple trees. The province of Quebec alone is the largest producer supplying about 72» 

Health, Society

Domestic homicide is predictable, preventable: report

A new report found that 476 people died in Canada between 2010 and 2015 as a result of domestic violence. Most of the victims were women, but so were men and children. Of the perpetrators, 86 per cent were men» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Ontario court case may decide on legal definition of death

Family in court today. A long legal battle continues in Canada in the case of a young woman doctors say has no brain activity. Taquisha McKitty, aged 27, was found unconscious on a sidewalk in Brampton Ontario, near Toronto, suffering» 

Health, Indigenous

Inuit leader wants more input in changes to federal nutritional subsidy program

Canada’s national Inuit organization says it wants to have a say in how the federal government changes a key nutritional support program designed to tackle the high cost of food for people living in isolated northern communities. The federal government» 

Health, Indigenous

Inuit organization releases strategy to eliminate TB by 2030

Canada’s national Inuit organization released Monday its strategy to eliminate by 2030 the “staggeringly high rates” of tuberculosis (TB) among Inuit leaving in a vast region of the Canadian Arctic stretching from the Labrador Sea in the east to the» 

Environment, Health

Talc powder could pose danger to lungs and ovaries, Health Canada warns

Health Canada says Canadian consumers should avoid inhaling talc powder or using products containing talc on the female genital area, as exposure may be harmful to lungs and is a possible cause of ovarian cancer. The warning comes after Health» 

Health, International, Society

Boxing debated again as Stevenson in coma

Boxing is under debate again in Canada in the wake of the tragic ending to a fight on Saturday in the provincial capital, Quebec City. Boxer Adonis Stevenson, 41, is now lying in an induced coma after suffering a severe» 

Economy, Health, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Cost of migrants crossing “irregularly” into Canada average $14K each

(public comments open at bottom-Comments will be posted after moderating) It is illegal to cross into Canada anywhere other than at an official border point. The Trudeau government however has changed the terminology from illegal crossing to irregular crossing. After» 

Health

Employers can no longer require high heels in Alberta

The western province of Alberta has become the latest jurisdiction to prohibit employers from obliging workers to wear footwear that may pose a health and safety risk. In 2017, the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia passed laws banning mandatory»