Tag: Health

Demoting Chief Public Health Officer of Canada wrongheaded

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Demoting Chief Public Health Officer of Canada wrongheaded

Stripping power from Chief Public Health Officer more about politics than promoting health By Colleen Flood and Steven Hoffman for Troy Media Buried in the current omnibus budget bill currently being studied by Parliament is a plan to demote the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada. He will no longer hold a deputy minister rank, […]

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Oklahoma City: What we can learn from the city that lost a million pounds

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Oklahoma City: What we can learn from the city that lost a million pounds

Oklahoma City raised money to build infrastructure that gave residents alternatives to driving By Steve Lafleur for The Frontier Centre for Public Policy There are two types of people in Canadian cities: people who hate cars, and people who hate cyclists. Or so the perception goes. While it is true that many cities have seen bitter […]

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Harnessing the power of ‘citizen science': Suzuki

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Harnessing the power of ‘citizen science': Suzuki

Citizen science fills the gaps in government and university-led science By David Suzuki for Troy Media Our ancestors may not have called themselves “citizen scientists” or organized to collect data for scientific inquiry, but they were keen observers of the natural world. Their survival often depended on being able to tease apart nature’s complexity – […]

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Canadian healthcare prioritizing patients vs US rationing of care based on income

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian healthcare prioritizing patients vs US rationing of care based on income

Canadian healthcare prioritized for patients, US healthcare rationed based on income By Trudy Lieberman for Troy Media As an American journalist sitting in a Toronto coffee bar, I began chatting with people about their healthcare system. One employee taking people’s orders was about to go off duty and sat down to visit. “I’m tired of […]

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Happy Movember!

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Happy Movember!

This Movember, grow your ‘stache or support someone who is raising money By Michael Izen for Troy Media Will you be growing a handlebar of facial hair or a pornstache in support of men’s health this Movember? I thought I would break from writing on the B.C. economy, and share my own prostate cancer story in […]

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Canadian female physicians: Sex, lies and physician supply

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian female physicians: Sex, lies and physician supply

Canadian female doctors as well as male physicians looking to attain healthy work-life balance Among the many reasons offered for why many Canadians are increasingly facing difficulties finding a family physician to call their own is the fact that the workforce has become increasingly female. The argument usually goes something like this: female family practitioners work […]

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Bare Your Belly rally in Edmonton gets international attention

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bare Your Belly rally in Edmonton gets international attention

Bare Your Belly campaign attracted photos from women across the world An Edmonton mother has become an unlikely international symbol for body shaming by organizing the first Bare Your Belly rally. After having five kids, Tanis Jex-Blake bravely decided it was time to head to the beach in a bikini. It had been 13 years since […]

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Bacon poutine potato chip? Vote for your favourite flavour

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bacon poutine potato chip? Vote for your favourite flavour

Beacon readers can vote for their favourite potato chip flavour at Lays.ca/Flavour Bacon Poutine, Cinnamon Bun, Jalapeno Mac N’ Cheese and Tzatziki are the four flavour finalists in a Lay’s Canada contest seeking a new type of potato chip. The judges at Lay’s Canada received 1.25 million submissions (up from 600,000 in last year’s inaugural contest) […]

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Ebola outbreak in Liberia forces school closures, civil servants stay home

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ebola outbreak in Liberia forces school closures, civil servants stay home

Ebola death toll in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone at 670 people Liberia’s president late Wednesday ordered the nation’s schools to shut down and most civil servants to stay home as an Ebola outbreak that already has killed more than 130 people in the country deepened. Meanwhile, the U.S. Peace Corps said it was evacuating its volunteers […]

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Ontario Health Minister calls Calgary measles outbreak a “wake up call” to parents

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ontario Health Minister calls Calgary measles outbreak a “wake up call” to parents

A number of recent Calgary measles cases highlights need for vaccinations A recent outbreak of measles in Calgary has been a “wake up call” for many parents who didn’t like the idea of vaccinating their children, said the Ontario Minister of Health, Deb Matthews on Wednesday. “They’re starting to realize now that not immunizing your kids […]

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