Highlights / youth

Arts & Entertainment, Sports

COVID now takes down a major 2021 sport event

After having caused the cancellation of almost every major public and sporting event this year, most have been rescheduled for sometime next year. Now however, the coronavirus has resulted in one of the country’s major sporting events, the Canada Summer »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canadian kids are hanging in there… kinda

May is always something of a bittersweet month for North American kids. Final exams are coming. But so is summer. It’s actually a pretty good time to be young. This spring, not so much. A new survey from the non-profit »

Health

Vaping prevalent among young Canadians

According to new data released earlier this week from Statistics Canada, vaping is more prevalent among younger Canadians. Survey results said that in 2019 15 per cent of teenagers aged 15 to 19 reported that they had vaped 30 days »

Uncategorized

The LINK Online, Sep 27.28.29, 2019

Your hosts Terry, Levon, and Marc  (video of show at bottom) Major research projects to understand climate change effects on the Arctic Hundreds of scientists from several countries have now embarked on two simultaneous and related research projects in the »

Health, Society

UNICEF report: Canadian children not doing so well

It may seem to many around the world that children in Canada have a great life. It seems however that the children and youth themselves have a different view. A new study by UNICEF Canada found a high percentage of »

Arts & Entertainment, Health, International

Stop showing smoking in popular programs, urges non-profit

A new report says there has been a dramatic increase in the depiction of people smoking on shows aimed at young people. Truth Initiative, a U.S. non-profit dedicated to “making tobacco a thing of the past,” found that 92 per »

Indigenous

Indigenous participation key to Arctic development, Inuit activist tells Economic Forum of the Americas

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North Full Inuit participation will be key to long-term sustainable development in the Arctic as well as helping the world confront the current climate crisis, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a »

Health

Children suffering late diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes

The rates of Type 1 diabetes among children and youth are going up around the world and Canada has one of the highest rates. The estimated prevalence among Canadian children up to 14 years of age  is 21.7 per 100,000 »

Uncategorized

Youth teach digital literacy to adults

A new program has been launched to both help youth develop leadership skills and adult learners to increase their digital literacy. Youth Teaching Adults is a program to connect tech-savvy young people with people who are not so comfortable using »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Screen time not proven harmful to children, complicating advice

British pediatricians have found there is not enough evidence to prove that the time children spend on televisions, computers and other screens is harmful to their health. There are negative associations between screen time and poor mental health, sleep and »