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Health Canada Expects Intense Flu Season This Winter

The Public Health Agency of Canada invites people to prepare for a fairly intense flu season this winter. In its most recent influenza surveillance report, the Agency notes that it has observed that, at the national level, the influenza season…

It is on a first-come, first-served basis that producers will share the $ 95-million envelope of Quebec’s investment support program. The Minister of Agriculture, Laurent Lessard, revealed the details on November 3rd. The amount of subsidy will be equivalent to…

A 32-year-old farm worker was on Tuesday arrested for allegedly killing his employer, and wounding another farm worker at Bonte Heuwel Farm in the Northern Cape town of Griekwastad. The accused and the farm owner, 35, apparently had an argument…
Check For Ticks! Lyme Disease Diagnoses On The Rise

Lyme disease has gained further ground in Quebec. Since January, the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) has recorded 259 cases, 80 more than last year. And the year 2017 is not over. Of the 259 Quebecers who contracted…

Sentenced to pay millions to a woman who blamed the company after developing ovarian cancer, the American giant Johnson & Johnson has won a battle, a second this week. The California Superior Court on Friday ruled in favor of Johnson…
Quebec Farm Wins Prestigious Prize

The Rang Saint-Étienne Nord AGR farm wins the highest distinction among the 58 other farms in its category. “It was like the Oscars. The people were beautiful and well dressed,” recalls Guy Rhéaume, owner of the Ferme AGR. The Gala…
More resources for farmers in distress

One year after a program to help agricultural workers recognize and respond properly to distress and suicidal behavior, about 600 sentries were trained. Stress, debt, isolation, environmental constraints, too busy work days: there are many reasons to explain that 51%…
White Bread As Healthy As Wheat Bread For Some: Study

VANCOUVER – Whole bread or white bread? The answer seems long overdue: it was thought until now that whole bread, a more complex source of carbohydrates, produced a better glycemic response than white bread. Yet, a recent Israeli study reported…
Canadian Food Guide To Undergo Major Changes

Canadians, say goodbye to the Food Guide as you know it: the new version of this document, which is the reference of all the food policies of the country, is expected in two years. But Health Canada will not deliver…