Alberta

Increase in Human Encounters with Bats in Southern Alberta

By Patrick Burles - @PatrickBurles & Tristan Tuckett - @TristanTuckett
July 19, 2016 - 12:08pm

LETHBRIDGE - There has been an increase in the number of interactions between people and bats reported in the South Zone.

In 2016 until the end of June, there have been six referrals to Alberta Health Services for bat exposures. In the same time frame last year there were only three.

Auditor General's Report Focuses on Delivery of Services to Indigenous Children in Alberta

By Charlotte Morritt-Jacobs - (@morrittjacobs on Twitter)
July 19, 2016 - 11:07am Updated: July 20, 2016 - 1:58pm

EDMONTON - Merwan Saher, Alberta's Auditor General, released a report Tuesday morning (July 19) identifying inadequacies within the Department of Human Services in its delivery of child and family services to Indigenous children in Alberta.

Photo credit to The Canadian Press

Study Finds Climbing E-Cigarette Use Among Teens Requires Federal Regulations

By Camille Bains (@CamilleBains1 on Twitter) - The Canadian Press
July 18, 2016 - 12:37pm

VANCOUVER: Parents and doctors questioning teens about whether they smoke should also be asking if they're using e-cigarettes, which could be a gateway to nicotine addiction later on, says a pediatrician who led a new study.

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