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Mining: Economic, Environmental, Types

Minerals are non-renewable resources found all over the world The Canadian Shield is the source of many of our mineral deposits Minerals can be divided into three groups: Metallic (copper, nickel, uranium, gold, etc) Fossil Fuels (coal, oil, natural gas) Industrial (stone, diamonds, salt, potash) Environmental Issues Mining can cause air pollution, acid precipitation, and…

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…

Canada’s Aboriginal Communities

Key Terms Aboriginal Peoples: Descendents of Canada’s original inhabitants Treaty: An official agreement between the federal government and the First Nations – Aboriginal people give up their land rights (except for reserves) and accept treaty money/government assistance Reserve: Area of land set aside for status Indians Assimilate: To lose your culture and adopt the culture…

Eating Disorder: Bulimia Nervosa

Definition An eating disorder characterized by massive food binges followed by purging or other compensating behaviours to try and rid the body of unwanted calories. Characteristics Uncontrollable eating in excess followed by self-induced vomiting or misuse of diuretics and laxatives, fasting or excessive exercise to avoid weight gain. Feelings of guilt and shame, which lead…

Eating Disorder: Binge-Eating Disorder

Definition An eating disorder characterized by massive food binges (similar to Bulimia Nervosa) without the purging or other compensating behaviours. Characteristics Periods of eating compulsively and consuming large quantities of food until the individual is uncomfortably full, followed by feelings of guilt and shame which lead to secretive eating. Use food as a way to…

Eating Disorder: Anorexia Nervosa

Definition An eating disorder characterized by the refusal or inability to eat which creates a state of self-starvation. Characteristics Victims have a severe distortion of body image and extreme concern about appearances.  Use voluntary starvation, excessive exercise and diet pills to try and achieve idealized body proportions. Have an obsession with food and calories. Physical…

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…