Are the new alcohol guidelines too extreme? This distillery owner—and former doctor—breaks it down.

Lucky Bastard co-owner Michael Goldney has been putting warning labels on his bottles for years, but says the new guidelines may have gone too far

Toronto entrepreneur Anika Sawni is making alcohol-free drinks mainstream

“I saw my friends engage in sloppy behaviour and thought, why is binge-drinking so normal?”

What happens if alcohol and marijuana mix?

It’s best to stick with one or the other. If you do mix the two, it’s safer to drink first.

Why can’t Ontarians buy booze in corner stores? Blame the surveillance state

In the 1920s, Ontario ended its ban on alcohol, but decided to monitor citizens’ drinking habits instead—and it’s feeling the hangover of that decision to this day

What Canada’s plan for regulating legal marijuana gets wrong

Opinion: Canada’s marijuana plan borrows from its approach to alcohol, rather than tobacco—and that could create a commercialized, predatory industry

The LCBO store in Toronto's Beach neighbourhood

In defence of the LCBO: Ontario’s liquor history holds lessons for pot

Though it’s fashionable to complain about it now, the province’s liquor control regime has come a long way from its Prohibitionist past

Why your drunk teen is putting on the pounds

Teens who binge drink could pack on nearly 15 kg of fat per year, according to recent research from the University of Waterloo.

The study suggests alcohol abuse in teens might be an overlooked factor in obesity levels. Based on survey results from Grade 12 students in Ontario and Alberta, researchers made “conservative” estimates on how much extra weight teens could potentially gain from drinking alcohol. Nearly 40 per cent of the students surveyed binge on alcohol (five or more drinks per occasion) at least once a month while more than 50 per cent drink moderately at least once a month.
Potential fat gain from binge drinking per year

Researchers found nearly 40 per cent of students binge drink at least once a month or more which, depending on the drink of choice and how often they drink, could add nearly 15 kg of fat per year

What Canadians think about alcohol, marijuana and cigarettes

Our survey results lay bare Canadian’s vices from who’s most likely to try pot, to how often we drink.

Who will stand up for Canadian beer drinkers?

The beer lobby is fighting a tax that would make your brews cost more. But beer drinkers are actually the yeast of its concerns.

Six things we learned about what Canadians eat, drink and smoke

Settling the crucial question: What’s yummier—poutine, maple syrup or lobster?

Canadians drink more alcohol than the global average, says report

A new report from the World Health Organization looks at per capita alcohol consumption in close to 200 countries. Here’s how Canada ranks.

The alarming rise in binge drinking among young women

A new film launches a national campaign focused on young women and alcohol