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Physical inactivity of Canadian kids blamed on 'culture of convenience'

Tue, 05/20/2014

From: CBC news

With files from CBC's Marijka Hurko and Dr. Meera Dalal


Creating a Neighborhood Network of Parent Cycling Champions

Tue, 04/01/2014

Originally published in Momentum Magazine

by Kathleen Wilker

April 1, 2014

For the last three years, I've helped lead the popular After School Bike Club at my children'...

Pilot project moves speed signs to middle of roads

Tue, 07/23/2013

CBC News

A dozen Ottawa streets are seeing speed limit signs moved from the side to the middle of the road in an effort to improve safety.

A $10,000 pilot project is bringing flexible yellow signs standing about a metre and a half tall to the middle of 12 residential...

Editorial: How to stop obesity? Walk, bike to school

Fri, 05/24/2013

Vancouver Sun

Few subjects have received more recent coverage than childhood obesity. After all, our children aren’t getting any slimmer: According to the Canadian Obesity Network, one in 10 Canadian children are now clinically obese.

And since obese children often become...

Kids need to walk: Report

Wed, 05/22/2013

By Thandi Fletcher, The Province

Too many kids in B.C. are being shuttled to and from school by car and, as a result, aren't getting enough exercise, a new report revealed Tuesday.

Only 34 per cent of children in this province are walking or biking to school, while 50...

Bike to School week begins Monday

Wed, 05/22/2013

By Cheryl Rossi, Vancouver Courier

Bike to School Week rolls out May 27 to 31 and Eric Hamber secondary, the winner of the annual Bike to School Week competition for three years running, is preparing to defend its title by hosting a Biker Bootcamp, Wednesday, May 22. Instructors from HUB...

The Link Between Kids Who Walk or Bike to School and Concentration

Wed, 02/06/2013


By Sarah Goodyear

For the Atlantic Cities Blog

Every day outside my son’s Brooklyn school, no matter what the weather, you will see a...

The city state: How urban design affects our health

Mon, 01/21/2013

Q&A Dr. James Sallis


The Globe and Mail

As a behavioural psychologist, James Sallis started out trying to understand how to motivate people to become more physically active. But, like many of his colleagues, he soon found that whatever...

Vernon council urged to tackle climate change

Wed, 01/16/2013

A young voice is taking on the establishment.

Neave Allen, a Grade 5 student at Beairsto Elementary, asked Vernon council Monday to be aware of the impact of...

B.C. politicians push for lower speed limits

Tue, 01/15/2013

Ryan Sang, Global News : Tuesday, January 15, 2013 10:40 PM

Several B.C. politicians are lobbying to lower city speed limits in the wake of a recent surge in pedestrian fatalities.

Victoria city councillors are planning to send a resolution to the Union of B.C....

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