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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.

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

The Parent Trip – Milestones

Lately my girls have been hitting a lot of milestones. This weekend was another one. The first time we went up on the chairlift together.

  • Mar 2nd, 2015
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        REPLAY: This week in B.C. in video

          Mayor’s update for the month of January

          Fernie may have physically changed over the years but the one thing that remains constant is the amazing generosity of the people.

          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

          Part VI: Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

          When it is more than anxiety and depression: bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

          • Feb 18th, 2015

          The Parent Trip — Late Birthdays

          If you know me, then I have probably asked you lately if you or your kids have later birthdays, and if so, what’s your experience been?

          • Feb 14th, 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

          The Parent Trip – Aging

          Out of the corner of my eye I spotted something. It was silver and shiny and seemed to be catching every beam of light … A giant grey hair.

          • Feb 1st, 2015

          The Parent Trip – Canadians

          We’re back! If you missed my column a few weeks ago, we went down to Disneyland after some urging from a close friend.

          • Jan 26th, 2015

          B.C. Literacy: A Family Culture of Reading

          Family culture is apparent in several parts of our lives. These are great places to create a change and show what we value.

          • Jan 21st, 2015

          The Parent Trip – Frustrated Words

          Parenting is hard. Sometimes, when you least expect it, it can kick you right in the teeth.

          • Jan 20th, 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.

          The Parent Trip – Disneyland

          So we’re going to Disneyland. The most magical place on earth. According to their marketing department anyways.

          • Jan 14th, 2015

          Lieutenant Governor sponsors youth environment program

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

          The Parent Trip – Video Games

          I’ve got gamers. Somehow, right under my nose, my three and five year olds have become feverishly passionate about something I hate.

          • Jan 5th, 2015

          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