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(NC) Many of us are increasingly dismayed by the erosion of democracy. Sometimes, we don't realize what has happened until it's too late and that's a little like closing the barn door after the cows have escaped.
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(NC) From organic fair-trade coffee to fitness trackers and vegan restaurants, signs of the clean living movement are popping up in neighbourhoods across Canada. More than a fad, it's a lifestyle transformation that's all about leading healthier and more sustainable lives. Here are some tips to try the trend.
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(NC) We all like to think our kids make smart, safe decisions every time. But everyone makes mistakes, sometimes through poor judgment or misinformation. For example, 24 percent of young adults believe it's safe to drive a vehicle only a couple of hours or less after using marijuana. Another 26 percent even believe that a driver is either the same or better on the road when under the influence of marijuana.
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(NC) New research shows some dangerous beliefs that we have about driving and marijuana — and it's especially worrying for young people and parents. Most concerning is that 26 percent of young adults believe a driver is either the same or better on the road when under the influence of cannabis. Some people across all generations believe it's safer to drive a vehicle after using cannabis than alcohol.
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(NC) With the federal government intending to legalize cannabis in Canada soon, many parents are wondering what this means for kids, especially for their teens. If you're worried about the coming changes or simply want to start a conversation with your child about marijuana, here are five facts to know and share.
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(NC) Across the country, cannabis legalization and regulation has quickly become a trending topic, with many wondering what it means for their families, communities and neighbourhood roads. Here's a primer that can help give you peace of mind.
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(NC) Some conversations can be tricky for parents, but probably the most important one you need to sum up the courage for is about drug-impaired driving. Young people continue to be the largest group of drivers who die in crashes and later test positive for alcohol or drugs, yet according to Health Canada, only 11 per cent of parents surveyed said they had discussed the risks of driving under the influence of a drug with their teenagers. This number drops to 4 percent when teens themselves were asked if their parents have spoken to them about drugs and driving.
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(NC) October is a time to recall the voices and contributions of women who have been forgotten in the history books. It is a month to learn, support and celebrate. If you are looking for ways to commemorate this special month, check out this list: