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Environment, Society

Museum features climate change and environment

The Biosphere, an environmental museum in Montreal, aims to raise awareness about the environment and climate change in its programming for 2019-2020. The museum purports to be the only one in North America entirely dedicated to these two themes. It» 

Health, Society

Opioid crisis freezes life expectancy in Canada

For the first time in more than 40 years, life expectancy in Canada stopped increasing from 2016 to 2017, in large part because of the high number of drug overdose deaths. The age to which a person can expect to» 

Health, International

Pass law banning harmful food ads to children, urges non-profit

The Heart & Stroke Foundation is urging the government to pass its proposed law which would ban the advertising of foods high in fat, salt and sugar to children. The consumption of these foods is links with chronic diseases and» 

Environment, International

Free website tracks ocean heatwaves

A new website has been created that offers to track above-average temperatures in the world’s oceans. Its creators say these marine heatwaves are having several effects including species migrations and invasions, disruptions or closures of fisheries and stress and death» 

Health

Technology can help people get more active

Technology has lured Canadians into spending more time sitting in front of screens, but it can also offer great tools to help people become more active. There are wearables that can be used to set goals and measure activity, apps» 

Health, Society

Canadian farmers facing more stress, mental health problems

Stress, anxiety, depression, emotional exhaustion and burnout are felt more by farmers and ranchers in Canada than by people in other professions, according to a university researcher. A survey of more than 1,100 farmers found 45 per cent reported high» 

Environment

Professor to help conservation group protect biodiversity

A University of Guelph biologist is joining forces with a major conservation group to help Canada protect natural spaces and endangered species. Prof. Ryan Norris is an authority on migratory birds and monarch butterflies. But he will expand his research» 

Health

More children poisoned by cannabis, warns hospital

The Montreal Children’s Hospital is warning people to use extreme caution when storing cannabis and to realize it is dangerous for children. Where it used to be rare for children to come to the hospital for cannabis use or intoxication» 

Environment

New trail provides spectacular views near Quebec City

On the eve of the holiday long weekend May 18-20, 2019, the Canadian government has announced new access for visitors to the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, less than an hour away from Quebec City. The new trail includes stairs» 

Health

Stave off dementia with a healthy lifestyle, advises WHO

New guidelines from the United Nations’ World Health Organization suggest that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting a healthy lifestyle. The advice is to get regular exercise, not smoke, avoid harmful use of alcohol, control weight,»