Social media, major events and the hook-up culture contribute to STI rise in Alberta
Yet, that is what’s happening in Alberta and partly, experts say, because people aren’t getting tested regularly and don’t talk prior to having sex, or hooking up.
According to Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) 2015 report, incidences of gonorrhoea have increased by 80 per cent and cases of infectious syphilis doubled from 2014 to 2015.
“STI rates in the province are the highest they’ve been in decades and show no sign of levelling off,” said Dr. Gerry Predy, senior medical officer of health at AHS during a news conference in April.
Paintball, axe throwing and plenty of reasons to try something a bit different
Tired of dusting off the same old sports equipment year after year? Throwing the same football, or hitting the same baseballs year after year gets old quick, so why not try out some sports and outdoor activities that take the action to the next level?
Summer is short in Alberta, much to the dismay of outdoor sports lovers and anyone who enjoys the sunshine. There is only so much time to get out and try all the exciting things going on in the summer sun, and for those getting bored of the same sports year after year, here are a few ideas that might go a long way to making the summer more exciting.