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UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 per cent of diet

No way to sugarcoat this: WHO says sugar should be no more than 5-10 per cent of total calories

  • Mar 4th, 2015

Most Popular Baby Names in Canada (VIDEO)

There are lots of kids named Emma and lots of kids named Jackson, according to registered entries on BabyCenter.ca.

The Great Llama Chase of 2015, Apparently (VIDEO)

Humans are always trying to go viral. Turns out, llamas have the secret. Just be themselves. Escape, and be themselves...

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Canadian toddler caught practising hockey skills in crib
Luxury Home and Design Show Media Day
Low-cost airline Swoop launches in Canada
Orcas make rare visit into Victoria harbour

3 in 4 Canadian adults bullied in school: poll

3 in 4 Canadian adults bullied in school; 46% say their kids were bullied: poll

  • Feb 25th, 2015

Canada’s maple leaf flag turns 50 this weekend (VIDEO/TIMELINE)

Once a controversial new design, the maple leaf withstood a battle between Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and Lester B. Pearson

Youth new face of gambling addiction, data shows

Younger people more at risk for problem gambling, target of new B.C. action

  • Feb 3rd, 2015

Part IV: Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health Problems – Which Came First?

Alcohol and marijuana (or cannabis) are the substances most used by B.C. teenagers, writes Dr. David Smith.

Part V: Eating Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Dr. David Smith looks at the effects and symptoms of deadly illnesses like bulimia and anorexia nervosa.

Squamish, B.C. named to New York Times’ best travel for 2015 (with VIDEO)

Squamish and Quebec City were the only Canadian cities on the Times' 'To Do' list for 2015, which totalled 52 cities and destinations.

Lieutenant Governor sponsors youth environment program

Grants available for teachers, youth educators to provide hands-on experience with community ecosystem projects

2015 begins: Shanghai tragedy, fireworks elsewhere

Shanghai stampede kills dozens as glittery fireworks, parties elsewhere mark 2015

  • Dec 31st, 2014

Part III: Youth Dealing with Depression

We all feel sad from time-to-time – it's a normal and appropriate response to disappointment and loss.

  • Dec 19th, 2014

National pastimes dominate news: study

Hockey and weather coverage set Canada's news media apart, study suggests

  • Dec 16th, 2014

Part II: Fear Not – There is Help for Children and Youth with Anxiety

Everyone has times of feeling anxious, scared or fearful. Without it, we would never have survived as humans, writes Dr. David Smith.

Part I: Mental Health for Children and Youth – How to Get the Help You Need

Dr. David Smith says 13 per cent of B.C. youth experience a mental health issue every year – 83,700 children under age 19.

Lt. Governor joins call to adopt (with video)

"What I never knew is how much they would take care of me," Judith Guichon says of her experience raising four adopted children

VIDEO: Destination BC’s new ad campaign promotes province’s ‘Wild Within’

In a new, 3-minute YouTube video, B.C.'s tourism bureau kicks off its Super, Natural British Columbia campaign...

Cities want authority to break car windows

Only police and SPCA constables have authority to enter cars or other private property to free an overheated dog

Why You Should Stay In a Hostel In Europe, Not a Hotel

Cities like Lisbon, Budapest, and Krakow have turned to hosting clean, stylish hostels to entice frugal young travellers.

Ranked: The Best Hostels in Europe and the World

HostelBookers.com has released its list of the top three hostels in every continent, with Portugal sweeping Western Europe...

  • Sep 20th, 2014