Why the new Canada’s Food Guide is unlikely to avoid controversy

Health Canada has spent more than three years consulting with Canadians as it updates the brightly coloured food guide. Test versions reveal the famous four “food groups” are gone. So are the recommended number of daily servings. The Dairy Farmers of Canada have warned that the changes could hurt the dairy industry.

In search of grizzlies with Canada’s bear whisperer

Lizzie Pook January 7, 2019 Share this article British Columbia’s remote Cariboo mountains are jam-packed with grizzly bears. Lizzie Pook checks into a new ‘glampsite’ which brings guests nose-to-nose with the creatures. As Gary points the bow of the boat downstream, the storm-streaked valley opens up around us, mist clinging to its every ripple and […]

‘We’re guinea pigs’: Canada’s oversight process for implanted medical devices stuns suffering patients

Millions of Canadians rely on surgically implanted medical devices in order to function — to do everything from walk without pain to pump blood through their veins. But a new CBC investigation reveals some devices are approved with scant scientific evidence to show they are safe and effective.

Justin Trudeau formally apologized for Canada’s 1939 refusal to accept a ship carrying 900 Jewish refugees

Neil Hall – Pool/Getty Images Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a formal apology on Wednesday for the country’s refusal to take in a ship carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees in 1939.  The ship left Germany in 1939 fleeing Nazi persecution.  After it was rejected entrance into Canada and other countries, the ship was […]

We’re ignoring Canada’s alcohol problem, chief public health officer warns

Canada’s chief public health officer says she’s worried about the rise in heavy drinking among Canadian women. In recent weeks, Dr. Theresa Tam has tried to sound the alarm on Canada’s substance abuse problem, making it the focus of her 2018 report on the state of public health in Canada.