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Health, Society

Union wants action on illegal health fees

Canada has a publicly-funded health care system, but there are several private clinics that charging extra fees for faster service that should be free.  Because of budget shortfalls in many provinces, there have been cuts to services in hospitals. Long» 

Economy, Health, International, Science and Technology, Work & Labour

The McIntyre Powder case: miners and neurological disease: Update

Several years ago, Janice Martell’s father developed Parkinson’s but there was no history of that in the family. However Jim Hobbs had been a miner, and was among those obliged by the mine to inhale clouds of microscopic aluminium powder» 

Health, Indigenous, Society

First Nations doctor strives to combine Aboriginal and Western medicine

Karen Hill knows that to help her community she needs more than what the Western medicine she practices can offer. For years now, Hill, a family doctor in her home community at the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory,» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Science and Technology, Society

Toronto subway air quality: as bad as Beijing

A study of the three metropolitan subway systems in Canada’s three major cities shows some surprising results. The systems were tested in Vancouver on the west coast, and in Toronto and Montreal in central Canada. The findings were published in» 

Health

Canada moving toward ban on menthol-flavoured smokes.

Health Canada has proposed an amendment to the Tobacco Act that would ban the use of menthol in cigarettes and other tobacco products. Menthol masks the irritation of tobacco smoke making it easier to inhale which makes it more attractive» 

Environment, Health, Indigenous, Society, Work & Labour

VIDEO: Do mobility devices in the Arctic need a rethink?

CAMBRIDGE BAY, Canada _ Recovering from knee surgery isn’t easy for anyone, but for Jimmy Okhina Sr., living in Arctic Canada made it that much more of a challenge. The surgery took place in Yellowknife, the capital city of Canada’s Northwest» 

Health, Society

Tobacco companies appeal landmark lawsuit

Three big tobacco companies began their appeal today of a $15-billion court decision they lost in June 2015, report Canadian Press. There were two lawsuits launched in 1998 against Imperial Tobacco, JTI-Macdonald and Rothmans-Benson & Hedges. The complaints were filed» 

Education, Health, Indigenous, Society, Work & Labour

Eye on the Arctic: Video Archive

In the run up to the launch of Eye on the Arctic’s next multimedia project this winter, we’ve dug into our archives to bring you some of our most popular videos from past projects. Today, we bring you Caring for our» 

Health, Indigenous, Society, Work & Labour

Eye on the Arctic: Video Archive

In the run up to the launch of Eye on the Arctic’s next multimedia project this winter, we’ve dug into our archives to bring you some of our most popular videos from  past projects. Today, we bring you Bridging the» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Health, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Former Health Canada scientist against trade deals.

Canadian Shiv Chopra recently returned from the Hague where a mock international tribunal, and parallel “People’s Assembly”, were discussing if the multi-national bio-tech and chemical giant Monsanto, can be held accountable under human rights laws. Micro-biologist and veterinarian, for over»