Softwood, Hardwood, Shelterwood, Selective Cutting Forestry

Softwood Forests: coniferous trees (cone-bearing:  fir, pine, spruce) make up 66% of Canada’s forests Hardwood Forests: deciduous trees (lose leaves every year:  birch, maple) make up 12% of Canada’s forests Commercial Forests Trees are harvested to make a profit exists in warmer, wetter areas where trees grow quickly British Columbia, Alberta Non-commercial Forests Not profitable…

Tips for Staying Healthy: Losing Fat & Gaining Muscle

Practice Healthy Eating Habits One of the good points about many of the popular low carbohydrate diets is that they draw attention to the quality of the carbohydrates that we’re eating. Most Americans are choosing lots of refined, sugary, calorie-rich (but nutrient-poor) carbohydrates like soda, candy, white bread products, white rice, and processed french fried…

What is a foodborne illness?

Foodborne illness, often called ‘food poisoning’, occurs when a person gets sick by eating food that has been contaminated with bacteria, parasites or viruses, also known as ‘microbes’ and ‘pathogens’.  Foodborne illness is the largest class of emerging infectious diseases.  This is due to the changing population demographics, changing patterns of food production and consumption…