Overdose reversal training soon available online

So many people are dying of illegal drug overdose in the western province of British Columbia (B.C.) that one regional health authority is offering online skills training on how to reverse an overdose. Fraser Health is inviting people to join» 


Turtle spotting, reporting encouraged in Quebec

For the second year, the non-profit, Nature Conservancy of Canada, is encouraging residents of the province of Quebec to look out for turtles on the road and to report sightings online. A website called carapace.ca has been created to collect» 

Health, Society

Online health care offered by insurance is controversial

Sun Life Assurance Company is offering packages which would give clients access to the services of medical professionals through live video, telephone or text, but medical services offered by private clinics for a fee are controversial. The insurance company is» 


Don’t eat laundry pods, warn officials

As stupid as it sounds, Canadian health officials are having to warn people to stop eating laundry pods and to stop challenging each other to do so. Since 2013, Health Canada issued warnings aimed at preventing very young children from» 

Economy, Society

Another internet blow to print newspapers

One of Canada’s most prestigious and national newspapers, the Globe and Mail, has announced it will no longer offer print copies in Canada’s maritime provinces. Citing the trend of people getting their news online, the paper said print papers will» 


More Canadians expect to shop online: survey

A new survey suggests 65 per cent of Canadians plan to do some or all of their shopping for this coming holiday season online. That’s up from 55 per cent last year, according to a survey done for the FedEx» 


Why video of students was live streamed

Inadequate passwords and insufficient technical controls led to videos of school children being live streamed on the internet, reports a privacy commissioner in eastern Canada.  Catherine Tully is mandated by the government of the province of Nova Scotia to apply» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Beware of posting children’s photos online, warns tech author

A recent U.K. study suggests more than half of parents avoid posting photos of their children online, but previous research found some parents post almost one thousand images by the time a child is five year old. Publishing a child’s» 


Teens have rules on privacy in photo-sharing

Teenagers take many things into consideration when deciding whether to share photo online, according to research by MediaSmarts, a non-profit promoting media literacy. It says that teens are under pressure “to create very carefully constructed versions of themselves for their» 

Politics, Society

Online course tackles racial profiling of consumers

The Human Rights Commission in the eastern province of Nova Scotia has launched a free online course to help prevent and deal with racial profiling of customers. The commission says consumer racial profiling “is a serious issue in Nova Scotia.”»