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Episode date 1 January 2013
Interviews and reports
Queen’s University determined to improve student mental health
Photo: Queen's University
After six tragic student deaths between 2011 and 2012, Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ont. decided to tackle the delicate but crucial subject of mental health with determination.

“If your students are suffering from distress, if they are not healthy, then no amount of what you can put on their way academically or extra-curricularly will actually help them. We have to ensure a baseline of student health. Mental health has for far too long been hidden in the shadows," says Principal Daniel Woolf.

In the fall of 2011, Queen’s decided to take an unusual step and launch a comprehensive, high-level review of student mental health. After 14 months of consultations, the university released its report last November. The Principal's Commission on Mental Health makes 116 recommendations on almost every aspect of student life.

Gold Rush Days and The Shooting of Dan McGrew
A Photographic Essay: 1897 - 1899 Pierre Berton (Boston Mills Press)

As the end of the 19th Century, a large swath of northern Canada spawned one of the most turbulent events in Canadian history. An estimated 100,000 prospectors migrated to the Klondike region of the Yukon in 1896 and 1899 to search for gold in what has become known as the Klondike Gold Rush. The weather was harsh but dreams were high.
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New Year brings higher payroll deductions for Canadians
(Photo: iStock)
Canadians will see their net income shrink in 2013, due to increases to Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Employment Insurance (EI) premiums. Workers earning at least $47,400 will pay $891.12 in EI premiums this year, up $51.50. Those earning at least $51,100 will pay $2,356.[...]
Tiny Quebec snowboarder is big on charm
(CBC Sports video)
He’s no extreme snowboarder yet, but he does command the attention of the crowd. What, with his cool moves and … pacifier. [...]
Snow Giant to Greet the New Year
Photo courtesy of CBC/Laura O'Meara
This is what Laura O'Meara did over the Christmas Holidays, and she shared her work with CBC web-visitors. While most of Eastern Canada was busy digging out of the record snowfall last week, Laura and friends in West Prince, Prince Edward Island, got creative. [...]
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