Alcohol.

Cheers to Vancouver's Craft Beer Scene

Yelp Canada | Posted 08.09.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Yelp Canada

As we all know, Vancouver is in one hell of a drought right now, let's all save water by drinking more beer! In the past few years Vancouver's craft beer scene has exploded into a myriad of fabulous places to imbibe fresh, local beer, and we're here to give you the heads up on some of the best.

Ontario Is in the Middle of a Booze Revolution

Aaron Binder | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada Business
Aaron Binder

In a landmark legal filing, Jesse Razaqpur and Charles Benoit, owners of the Toronto Distillery Company, have sued the LCBO over what they claim is the unfair practice of enforcing distillers to sell their product for the same price as at LCBO retail stores and then pay the same markup amount in tax to the LCBO. It goes without saying that this court case could hold sweeping consequences for the LCBO should the Ontario Superior Court rule in favour of the Toronto Distillery and other, larger distillers begin to seek similar legal action.

What You Need to Know About Hypertension

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.19.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Often, patients don't even correctly understand the meaning of the word "hypertension," and think of it more in terms of stress, anxiety, or other psychological disturbance rather than what it actually is, namely a physiological dysfunction that can turn into a chronic disease if untreated.

How to Deal With Underage Drinking At Prom

Alyson Schafer | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Parents
Alyson Schafer

It's a simple truth that some teenagers will likely drink alcohol on prom night. This isn't a wise decision, and one I hope your teenager will never make. That's why I've created an entire video series to help parents navigate the challenges of preventing underage drinking

3 Drinks A Day Can Lead To This Deadly Disease

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Living

The World Cancer Research Fund announced on Wednesday they have narrowed down how many alcoholic drinks must be consumed to show a link with liver can...

Spelling it All Out on The Page

Beverley Golden | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Impact
Beverley Golden

At sometime in our lives, many of us have probably stopped to imagine what it would be like to live with unlimited fortune and much-deserved fame. We...

To Make Canadians Healthier We Need the Law

Bill Bogart | Posted 04.03.2015 | Canada Living
Bill Bogart

A recent study in 43 countries concluded that children in schools where tobacco-free policies were firmly enforced were much less likely to smoke. However, anti-smoking lessons in classrooms had little impact on smoking rates. Not a surprise. Educational campaigns seeking to change people's behaviour regarding consumption are notoriously unsuccessful, by themselves, whether in terms of tobacco, alcohol, gambling, drugs, or non-nutritious eating. The claims of education can sometimes be pretty grand.

One Man's Fight to Free Up Canada's Beer and Liquor Laws

Karen Selick | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Business
Karen Selick

Beer, wine and liquor consumers, mark your calendars: May 12, 2015 is when new purchasing options may start opening up for you.

This Holiday, Treat Yourself to Alcohol (-Based Sanitizer)

Jason Tetro | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

December is now in full swing as are all the activities related to the holiday season. From shopping, to parties, to those getaways to escape the cold, Canadians are moving and mingling. Sadly, this time also marks an upwards shift in the number of respiratory infections.

New Beer Regulations Raise the Question: Do You Know What's in Your Beer?

Glenford Jameson | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada Business
Glenford Jameson

Changing the nutritional labeling of beer is not what this Canadian Food Inspection Agency consultation is about. It's about modernizing the definition of beer so that good beers don't get caught up in regulatory black holes. The proposed regulations are clean and clear for the industry.

10 Everyday Ways to Lower Your Risk of Cancer

Prithwish De, PhD | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Living
Prithwish De, PhD

There are many factors we can't control that affect our cancer risk, like growing older, our genetic profile and having a family history of the disease. But the good news is that there is a lot we can control. It's as simple as making healthy choices every day and having policies in place that protect our health. Here are the top 10 ways to lower your risk of cancer.

Ask These Questions Before Your Teen Goes to Party

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

While the house party that was recently broken up by police in Brampton had some expensive -- and terrifying -- lessons for the families involved, they're teachable moments for the rest of us. So, here's a checklist of what to ask your teen before they hit the party circuit this weekend or this summer.

Twerk All You Want, Just Don't Get a Lip Tattoo Like Miley's

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg When it comes to the climb of pop stardom, Miley Cyrus has proven she can't be tamed. Earlier this month, the singer posted a photo showing a new tattoo in a rather unlikely place: her lower lip. Unlike the other maneuvers, which may have social consequences, this one could lead to medical problems.

How She Feels About Booze In Grocery Stores

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

WEST KELOWNA, B.C. - Premier Christy Clark says she's trying to get the mix right before British Columbia permits the sale of beer and wine in grocery...

Drinking During Pregnancy: The Ultimate Taboo

Chris Schryer | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Living
Chris Schryer

When was the last time you saw a pregnant woman sipping a beer? If you are North American, the answer might be never. You might also be surprised to learn that in much of Europe, it's actually not unusual at all. Now, more and more women I know are choosing not to totally abstain from alcohol during their pregnancies. And everyone in their lives are completely losing their minds about it.

Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol

Ann Dowsett Johnston | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Living
Ann Dowsett Johnston

2013-09-24-drinklittle.jpgThis is an excerpt from Anne Dowsett Johnston new book Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol. Thanks to the creative, targeted marketing of the alcohol industry, alcohol has a prominent, stylish presence in the lives of women today. However with this newfound popularity over the last decade comes the disturbing rise of binge drinking, DUIs, "drunkorexia" and alcoholism.

Buying Wines From Other Provinces Still Makes For Sour Grapes

Mark Milke | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

As vacationers travel around Canada this summer, here is a question to ponder for those who sip fine Canadian wine: why do so many provincial politicians oppose free trade in wine among the provinces?

What if Weed Was Legal and Booze was Banned?

Dana Larsen | Posted 08.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

In 1920, marijuana was legal in British Columbia, but alcohol was not. What if that was still the law today? Can we imagine a parallel world where alcohol prohibition never ended, and marijuana prohibition never began? In that world, provincial politicians promote B.C.'s vibrant marijuana industry, posing with brand-name joints of B.C. bud, while also calling for longer sentences against brew-ops and wine dealers, to protect youth against the dangers of liquor.

Will an LCBO Strike Spark a Private Party?

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Mosonyi

The looming LCBO strike threat has suddenly gotten all sorts of Ontarians anxious about a potentially dry next few days (or weeks). LCBO workers, who are represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), voted 95 per cent in favour of striking, and the deadline is approaching. Yet a strike is in no one's best interests. Now, this entire scenario would change if the availability of alcohol were to be completely diminished. This inconvenience may cause citizens to want an alternative to the LCBO in the event it is rendered incapable by a strike.

Is Alcohol Hurting You Or Helping You?

Everyday Health | Beth W. Orenstein | Posted 10.10.2012 | Canada Living

By Beth W. Orenstein; Medically reviewed by Cynthia Haines, MD A large number of studies have shown that moderate alcohol intake can lower the ...

Drinking Ups Arrhythmia Risk In Heart Patients

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Even moderate alcohol consumption may put older adults with heart disease or diabetes at risk of developing a common form of arrhythmia, a n...

Is This The CREEPIEST Commercial Ever?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada Living

Forget about all those monsters in the closet — parents may have a new monster to worry about: themselves. A new campaign from Finland that aims...

What To Believe -- And What Not To -- About Drinking

HellaWella.com | Nancy Ryerson | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada Living

By Nancy Ryerson, HellaWella.com Drinking myths are passed down from generation to generation, usually when one heads to university. But not all ho...

Leftover Booze Recipes: What To Do With Remnant Alcohol

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.19.2012 | Canada Living

It's the night after a big house party at your place. You've swept the floors, emptied the ashtrays and breathed a sigh of relief that nothing was bro...

Stressed?! Maybe You're Eating Too Much of These

Margaret Reffell | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Living
Margaret Reffell

You've all heard "you are what you eat" before, right? Well we now know that that is true on a more fundamental level than you ever could have imagined. So, is it possible that the foods we eat can be changing this chemical and physical make-up to actually create feelings of stress and anxiety? Absolutely! Check out the top five foods that can affect your brain chemistry and cause stress and anxiety.