animals and pets

how to protect yourself from mosquitoes and west nile virus

humans are at greatest risk of contracting west nile virus when mosquitoes are most active: at dawn and dusk, from mid-april to the first “hard frost” in september or october.
emma jones, aug 3 2023

around the network

opinion: canadian healthcare choke points put patient lives at risk

canada’s healthcare system is strained. it was always strained. it was designed that way.
dr. david j stewart
nov 16 2023

crowdfunding cancer charity hopes to help innovative new therapies escape ‘valley of death’

as the arrival of liver cancer awareness month calls much-needed attention to another worthy cause, a former researcher is trying to change the way we wage war on the disease.
dave yasvinski
oct 2 2023

record-breaking wildfires raise questions about health impact on canadians

as the wildfire season breaks records year after year, experts warn even canadians in traditionally unaffected areas need to learn how to protect themselves from smoke inhalation.
dave yasvinski
aug 10 2023

nahid acupuncture clinic offers traditional chinese and laser treatments in saskatoon

nahid mobini, who was a medical doctor in iran and an acupuncturist in china before moving to saskatoon, has opened an acupuncture clinic on 8th street
don rice
jul 25 2023

local health providers marking world hepatitis day with free testing

the windsor essex community health centre and partner o...
taylor campbell
jul 25 2023

cornwall woman's family pleads for 'miracle' drug to treat her cystic fibrosis

twenty-five-year-old chanelle lafleche has to stop and ...
elizabeth payne
jul 24 2023

operation eyesight expands life-changing efforts at home and in africa

calgary businessman art jenkyns met dr. ben gullison, a...
david parker
jul 24 2023



the biggest animal stories of 2022

pandemic puppies, cat psychology, reptiles vulnerable to extinction and the health benefits of dogs are among this year's must-reads.
dec 29 2022

if your dog is chewing on your chairs when you go out, they may have separation anxiety

it’s not fully understood why some dogs develop anxiety, but researchers believe a combination of genetics, previous experiences, and disruptions in the household — such as the death of a family member — all play a role.
robin roberts
dec 15 2022

one-day clinic in the downtown eastside provides health services for pets and their people

the clinics, which happen a few times a year, offer basic, pro bono animal care, as well as pet food, supplies and education
joanne lee-young
nov 28 2022

what can learning about breast cancer in dogs teach us about humans?

new research looks promising for improving early diagnosis of breast cancer in dogs — and possibly even in people.
robin roberts
oct 26 2022

can cats see ghosts? 

thanks to their super-sensitive ears and detail-rich eyesight, cats are able to see and hear things humans can't.
robin roberts
oct 26 2022

dog dies, two others ill after ingesting toxic substance in north vancouver park

the three incidents occurred on oct. 4 and 5 at lynnmouth park, a popular off-leash dog park in north vancouver.
cheryl chan
oct 7 2022