Shannon Birk

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Reality check: Are pregnancy and painkiller risks inflated?

Women who are pregnant, have children or who are thinking about having children got a scare last week after a new study suggested taking acetaminophen during pregnancy causes children to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).<p>The link certainly seems alarming. And it's not the …

Canada’s math woes are adding up

Here's an idea: If you've got a good thing going, wreck it.<p>That is what's happening in Alberta, where a highly successful education system is being demolished (the education ministry prefers "transformed") by a faddish, fuzzy notion called "21st Century Learning." This new style will prepare …

This woman lost her job for doing something she thought was right. A Calgary school bus driver was fired for picking up students in her own vehicle to protect them from freezing temperatures after her school bus wouldn't start. What do you think of her decision?

Daughter’s ‘Suck It!’ Facebook Post Costs Father $80,000

Daughter’s ‘Suck It!’ Facebook Post Costs Father $80,000<p>The conditions of the $80,000 lawsuit Patrick Snay won for age discrimination specifically …

This is the sexist note left for a WestJet pilot. This is how she responded: