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Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Cyberbullying law offers options for victims

The province of Nova Scotia has fine-tuned a law to protect against cyberbullying and the unwanted sharing of intimate images, and it is offering victims several ways to deal with the problem aside from filing criminal charges. Nova Scotia was» 

Health

Plastic patch will detect e-coli in food

Canada has strict measures in place to assure the safety of food, but new technology may further reduce the chances that people eat contaminated food and get sick. Researchers at Western University in London, Ontario are developing a transparent plastic» 

Health

Falling is the most common cause of injury

Every day in 2016-2017, almost 1,800 people in Canada went to hospital emergency rooms as a result of a fall, according to a new report. Research by the non-profit Canadian Institute for Health Information also found that every day there» 

Environment, Health

Eating like a human results in obese raccoons

Seems that city raccoons are living the human life-too much. In an urban setting there’s often a lot of household and fast food waste that makes a handy meal for the bold urban omnivores. All that human junk food also» 

Health, Society

Ottawa invests nearly $1M to study effects of cannabis on drivers

As Canada prepares for the legalization of recreational use of cannabis in October, the federal government is investing nearly $1 million to study effects of cannabis use on drivers. Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale announced Tuesday» 

Health, Society

Cyberbullying: prevention and help from Red Cross

School is out for the summer in Canada and that means children and youth have more time to go online and perhaps a greater risk of being bullied on social media. The Canadian Red Cross offers several programs to help» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Neonicotinoids: spreading into ecosystems

Toxic chemical targets insects, but found in birds Hunters in Ontario suspected something was wrong.  In recent years, there seemed to be fewer of the wild turkeys they usually hunt. They suspected the birds were feeding on crop seeds coated» 

Health

Mental health campaign aims to reduce stigma

A major Canadian company has launched a t-shirt campaign to raise awareness about mental health issues and to help fund support services. The Hudson’s Bay Company is a global retailer and this campaign is part of a larger one in» 

Health, Society

Drowning case reminds Canadians to swim safely

A mother and her five-year-old daughter died at a resort pool in Collingwood, Ontario last week and are among the hundreds who will likely drown in Canada this year. Public awareness campaigns and an abundance of swimming classes offered in» 

Health, Society

Safety warnings abound ahead of holiday

July 1 is Canada Day, a public holiday and a time when Canadians do all kinds of crazy things, some of which are dangerous. Summer is so short that Canadians are eager to celebrate on this first holiday of the»