Highlights / drinking


The “dry January” movement

It’s a simple idea. After a period of perhaps heavy alcohol consumption during the Christmas holidays, take one month off and abstain completely from alcohol. Sue Vandermorris (PhD, C.Psych) says that going dry in January is a good idea because »

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Study: No alcohol level is “safe”

Global study on alcohol consumption Bad news for beer lovers, wine lovers, and those who like a wee dram of whisky and other spirits, even moderation is apparently not ok. The study was published today in the British medical journal »

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Yukon cancer warning labels on alcohol

A world first? Several countries around the world, including the U.K., U.S.A., Sweden and France among others have varying sizes, styles, and degrees of obligatory and voluntary warning labels on alcohol products. These often warn of the dangers of drinking »

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Canada, and the world’s, water crisis: Part 1 of 5

Nothing on earth can survive without water. Not plants, not animals, not fish. Humans can survive only about 3 days without it. Even though the Earth is filled with lakes and rivers, and rain falls from the sky, we’re running »

Health, Society

Most Canadians drink alcohol, unaware of risk

The chief public health officer says almost 80 per cent of Canadians drink alcohol and and many don’t realize the risks of even light drinking. “Drinking is such a normal part of life for many people, however alcohol is not »

Health, Society

Many young Canadians exceed alcohol guidelines

As young Canadians return to college and university, parents may be alarmed by news that more than 60 per cent of 18-24 year olds consistently drink above national alcohol guidelines. A new study by researchers at the University of Victoria’s Centre »


Operation Red Nose concludes

Operation Red Nose volunteers have hung up their trademark red vests until next year. Operation Red Nose is a service that drives impaired party-goers and their passengers home during the holidays.  It was available this year between November 29 and »

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Early exposure to alcohol ads harmful to young girls, researcher warns

A Canadian researcher warns that underage girls are increasingly exposed to alcohol ads, with damaging consequences to their health. In an editorial published on Monday on the Canadian Medical Association Journal website, senior associate editor Dr. Ken Flegel cites studies »