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Garden-grown treats useful in many tasty dishes

Blueberries, blueberries and more of those blue tasty morsels of fruit.

Super, virtual B.C. seen world-wide

Virtual reality lets people experience a boat trip and a hike into the high country of the remote central coast at Nimmo Bay

Great appies to snack on for NHL playoff action

Columnist Ken Wilson offers up some applies for NHL playoff watching that leave the reader's mouth watering.

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Dr. Smith: Understanding self-harm

Why is my child doing this? What is going on with youth.

APPLE EVENT LIVE: The watch, a gold MacBook, HBO on iPhone

Apple Watch unveiled: lots of features, functions, price tags. So... Do you want it?

  • Mar 9th, 2015

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...

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.

Winter great time for comfort foods like soup

Comfort foods like soup provide good nutrition and help warm you on cool days.

Lieutenant Governor sponsors youth environment program

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

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

Vegetables a viable addition to Christmas dinner

Just as turkey and hams have garnered a spot amongst favourites in meat category of Christmas dinners some vegetable traditions have too.

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.

Ways to keep your Christmas green

Let’s face it: while Christmas time can be fun and exciting, it can also be stressful and environmentally damaging.

  • Dec 11th, 2014

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.