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Dr. Sylvain Charlebois is senior director of the agri-food analytics lab and a professor in food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University.

Vaccine mandate for truckers puts extra pressure on grocers

Disqualified over 8,000 Canadian truckers from crossing the border, leading a shortage food at the grocers

  • Jan 26, 2022
The backyard dinosaurs in summer (Christi Albers-Manicke/BLACK PRESS)

Chicken surveillance and friend cameos

We joined the wireless security community this weekend

According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS

FONG: Legal reform needed to protect young women from growing online sexual violence

Liberals promised to rework online harms legislation within 100 days of Parliament’s Nov. 22 return

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Opinion: Dear card member…

A well known axiom states that a fool and his money is…

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Dr. Sylvain Charlebois

Trudeau needs to shelve his plan to ban unvaccinated truckers

It puts Canadians’ access to food at risk

  • Jan 15, 2022
Dr. Sylvain Charlebois
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Heads up, there will be a new guy this week

With the ‘extended winter break’ announced this weekend I was faced with…

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Hydrogen hype defies reality: it’s an impractical energy source

Once again, the world staged ClimateFest 26, aka the United Nations Conference…

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Sylvain Charlebois
Professor, Dalhousie University

How gene editing helps farmers and consumers

With gene editing on the verge of being accepted in Canada, the way we communicate risks through food labelling needs to change

Sylvain Charlebois
Professor, Dalhousie University

Let the decorating begin

This past weekend it was time to decorate for Christmas around our…

This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP

How to use rapid testing to keep you and yours safe during the holiday season

Experts say rapid tests are one more tool in our toolbox to stay safe

This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP

Pipelines are safe and green despite Suzuki’s extremist rhetoric

In mid-November, prominent environmental activist David Suzuki made some remarks that any…

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How to account for rising cost of living

Cost of living is a significant component of financial planning. The cost…

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OPINION: Reducing red tape saves time, money for Alberta small businesses

There is nothing small about small business. Making up 99 per cent…

  • Oct 23, 2021
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I’m not opposed to opposition

I’m opposed to the threats and name calling

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Opinion: Facts are the only cure for epidemic of vaccine misinformation

It is a stressful time in Alberta with the current COVID-19 pandemic.…

  • Oct 5, 2021
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Sylvain Charlobois

How serious is food inflation in Canada?

Statcan claims our food inflation rate is at 2.7%. But the agency may be significantly underestimating

  • Oct 1, 2021
Sylvain Charlobois

Canadian oil and gas sector has huge impact in U.S.

Canadians have a significant stake in the United States oil and gas industry

  • Sep 30, 2021
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

Polticians need to implement environmental policies or people will go elsewhere

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck