Category: Living

Sex, Lies and P.I.s – Calgary private investigators column

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sex, Lies and P.I.s – Calgary private investigators column

Room with a view By Ali Wirsche and Marnie Milot Jane and Phil were married for 19 years with three daughters. Phil’s job required him to work out of the city they currently lived in. Because he did a lot of traveling to different places they kept their home base in one city. He always […]

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Private MRI clinics do not shorten wait times in public health system

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Private MRI clinics do not shorten wait times in public health system

Look to Alberta today, not 20 years ago, for guidance before introducing private MRI clinics Troy Media by Ryan Meili This past week, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall took to twitter to ask the question “Is it time to allow people to pay for their own private MRIs in Saskatchewan like they can do in Alberta?” […]

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More ER visits for youth mental health issues following teen suicide reports

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
More ER visits for youth mental health issues following teen suicide reports

Higher awareness of youth mental health issues following media reports By Stephanie Leon and Dr. Mario Cappelli for Troy Media Two high profile youth suicides in the Ottawa region in the last few years garnered tremendous media attention and, as a new study suggests, resulted in increased emergency room visits by youth for mental health distress.  […]

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Sexy Halloween costumes for girls get thumbs down

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sexy Halloween costumes for girls get thumbs down

Parents say sexy Halloween costumes are too adult, not age-appropriate Dressing up as a witch may be a perennial favourite for many trick-or-treaters, but Emma Waverman found some of the sexy Halloween costumes were too adult for her liking when seeking one for her daughter last year. “It did take some effort to find something that […]

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Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage recalled in Alberta

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage recalled in Alberta

Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage products may contain E-coli E-coli concerns have lead to a food recall in Alberta after four people became ill after eating products made by Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Calgary-based Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage is recalling frozen, raw, ground chicken products. They’re recalling the Garlic, Garlic […]

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Alberta Teachers Association proposes wrong fix for SLAs

| October 1, 2014 | 1 Comment
Alberta Teachers Association proposes wrong fix for SLAs

Zwaagstra says Alberta Teachers Association proposal just as bad as the problem The Alberta Teachers Association has correctly identified a problem but in doing so it has missed the bigger picture. The Alberta Teachers Association is worried about administering the province’s new Student Learning Assessments (SLA) for Grade 3 students. They say that teachers do not […]

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Health Canada banning some drugs from India

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Health Canada banning some drugs from India

Health Canada move follows U.S. Food and Drug Administration banning imports from Apotex factory in Bangalore Health Canada says it is banning imports of some medications and drug ingredients produced in India due to concerns about quality. The agency took the action against Apotex Pharmachem India, Apotex Research Private Ltd. and IPCA Laboratories. It says it […]

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Ebola lab and story of world-class science in Winnipeg

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ebola lab and story of world-class science in Winnipeg

Canada at the forefront of Ebola research at national laboratory in Winnipeg When Dr. Frank Plummer talks about the first experimental Ebola drug used in an outbreak, he pronounces it “Zed Map.” “I do it consciously,” says Plummer, who retired this year after serving for nearly 14 years as the head of Canada’s National Microbiology […]

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Mental health – 77% of Canadians feeling good, flourishing

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mental health – 77% of Canadians feeling good, flourishing

Religious or spiritual beliefs were important to Canadian mental health Canadians appear to be a pretty well adjusted bunch, according to a new report on Canadian mental health, which found that 77 per cent of people aged 15 or older are considered to be psychologically flourishing - feeling good about life and functioning well. The Statistics Canada […]

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BC teachers strike may be over with tentative deal

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
BC teachers strike may be over with tentative deal

Students already missed two weeks of school because of BC teachers strike A tentative deal has been reached in the BC teachers strike, a mediator confirmed Tuesday. The breakthrough in negotiations came on the fifth day of talks at a Richmond, B.C., hotel between the union and the employers’ association with the help of Vince Ready. Ready, […]

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