Monthly Archive: October 2013

CCWHC Executive Director Elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences 0

CCWHC Executive Director Elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

The CCWHC is pleased to announce that our Executive Director, Ted Leighton, was recently elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Fellows elected to the Academy are recognized by their peers...

It’s raining… rat poison? 1

It’s raining… rat poison?

Norway and black rats are notorious for being able to exploit any resources available to them.  Because of this adaptability, they have been able to spread around the word (with the help of people)...

DRIT and rabies surveillance in Québec 0

DRIT and rabies surveillance in Québec

This fall marked a milestone in the annual rabies surveillance program in Québec: the 10,000th animal was tested for rabies in the province!  This surveillance is a multi-agency program and rabies testing is an...

How human activities are killing birds in Canada 0

How human activities are killing birds in Canada

Recently, researchers in the United States reported that that free-ranging domestic cats kill 1.4-3.7 billion birds and 6.9-20.7 billion mammals annually in North America.  Now, Environment Canada has put together a list of the...

Listeriosis in wild rabbits & hares in Saskatchewan 2

Listeriosis in wild rabbits & hares in Saskatchewan

A bacterium infamous for its association with food borne illness has caused the death of two wild hares and a rabbit in Saskatchewan. The bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes, was involved in one of the most...