Post Tagged with: "Public Health"

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COVID-19: A summary of major Canadian and local news

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, more extensive measures have been put in place to protect the health and safety of Canadians and prevent further spread of the virus. In a public statement on March 23, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Canadian government would be allocating $192 million in funding toward developing and mass producing a COVID-19 […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, National, News ·
Editorial: The actions of a few are threatening the lives of many

Editorial: The actions of a few are threatening the lives of many

We are in the midst of a global pandemic.  Those are words that I never imagined myself writing in any context other than a science fiction novel, yet here we are.  As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the world, its presence within Canada is becoming more threateningly apparent. What seemed like somewhere else’s problem months ago is now […]

by Sophia Cole· · Opinion ·
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The vices with vaping: A dangerous habit that’s taking over teen and young adult culture

“Kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray.” I remember this poster hanging up in my high school health classroom. If you smoke, no one will want to kiss you. Oh, the horror.  In reality though, every kid had it drilled into them that smoking cigarettes was more or less like slowly nailing your own coffin closed. Lung cancer, heart […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Features ·
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Study shows that KW-Cambridge the least safe place for women to live

Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge have been named as one of the least safe metro areas for women in Canada, according to a study published this past month. The recent study, published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, was titled “The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada 2019.” The publication ranked 26 metro areas across Canada, […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Region cautions students over rising rates of sexually transmitted infections

Sexually transmitted infections, notably chlamydia and gonorrhoea, have had an increasingly widespread presence in Kitchener-Waterloo over the past several years. This rise in cases has also been observable through a provincial standpoint and, in Waterloo, is being attributed to a lack of general knowledge and the region’s large student population amidst three post-secondary institutions. According to statistics recently released by […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·