Alberta Health shining light on demographics most at risk of dying of opioids

Men in their late 30’s are most at risk of dying due to opioid overdose in the province. CTV News cited a study from Alberta Health which focused on deaths caused by opioid-based drugs. Over three-quarters of deaths recorded in the province were men with an average age of 38. Of the total deaths, only 20 were people 19 or younger. Opioids include codeine, morphine, oxycodone, fentanyl, carfentanil and heroin.

Retired Lt.-Gen. hopes former vice admiral will return to service

The sudden retirement of the Canadian Military’s second in command has opened the door for a potential return of Mark Norman. Lt.-Gen. Paul Wynnyk’s resignation came as a surprise Tuesday night. He said he hoped Norman, the former Vice-Admiral, would return to duty in some capacity after a controversial retirement last month.

CFIA recalls kale kit over listeria concerns 

While Kale is considered a superfood, people could get sick if they eat this brand. According to CTV News, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a recall on Eat Smart’s Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Bag. The organization said the 28 ounce kit with a best before date of July 17, 2019, could contain listeria contamination.

Canada wants to eliminate LGBTQ conversion therapy 

The federal government urged provinces to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy. According to CTV News, Canadian officials called the practice “shameful” and “cruel.” The Liberals are considering taking further action and creating Criminal Code reforms to crack down on the programs.