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There is a shocking amount of sugar in some Starbucks, McCafe and Tim Hortons drinks

If your morning routine includes a stop at one of these cafes, get ready for some sugar shock.

Marketplace reviewed online nutrition information for popular drinks available at McCafe, Starbucks and Tim Hortons and found drinks – including those that may seem healthy like fruit smoothie or matcha tea milk – that contain surprising amounts of sugar.

“I think people are addicted to candy, and it leads to a health crisis,” said hepatologist and gastroenterologist Dr. Supriya Joshi, who believes most people have no idea how much sugar really is in their daily dose. of caffeine. Read more

Sugar Shock: Coffee Chains / Buzzkill: Carbonated Drinks

Shocking amounts of sugar in some popular coffee chain drinks, even those that seem healthier; lab tests show which frothy drinks could damage your teeth. 22:30

Marketplace tested Perrier, LaCroix, Bubly sparkling waters to see which is most acidic.

Are you desperately dependent on frothy water? You may want to look Marketplacethe newest Buzzkill.

When it comes to your teeth, frothy water is not always as safe as you might think. Some flavors could be dangerous to your oral health.

To see which products pose the greatest possible risk to your smile, Marketplace tested a number of Perrier, Bubly and LaCroix sparkling water flavors available on Canadian store shelves to find out which are most acidic.

Everything we eat and drink has a pH level; the lower the pH level, the higher the acidity. Foods and beverages that are acidic can present a risk to your teeth because they can weaken the enamel of a tooth (the outer, protective layer of your teeth).

The Canadian Dental Association says people should be careful to drink some carbonated water beverages because “the higher acid levels significantly increase the risk of damage to tooth enamel and can increase the risk of erosion of the enamel and tooth decay.” Read more

Reitmans removes clothes from factory suspected of North Korean forced labor after Marketplace investigation

Canadian retail giant Reitmans Ltd. will remove from its stores all remaining inventory made in a factory in China suspected of using North Korean forced labor, according to a press release from the company.

The edition was posted on its corporate website and Facebook pages on the evening of November 5, as well as the Marketplace an episode that had the company aired.

“The story outlined by CBC showed new information,” the poster read. The longer-term media on the company’s website emphasized that its previous reviews of the factory found no signs of “any guest workers or forced labor”.

The Canadian women’s fashion retailer says it will pull not only the jacket identified by Marketplace (see below) but also three other Penningtons styles and two Reitmans styles that were also sourced from Dandong Huayang Textiles and Garment Co. Ltd., a Chinese factory on the border of North Korea.

Reitmans says it will donate the clothes to local charities.

La Marketplace an investigation found that Retimans had previously brought more than 100 shipments of clothing into Canada from the factory. Read more

CBC reporters found jackets made from a factory accused of using North Korean labor at multiple Penningtons locations across the Greater Toronto Area. Penningtons is operated by Reitmans Ltd. Material specifications listed in U.S. shipping records were used to track the jacket. (Katie Pedersen / CBC)

Like some Canadian travelers they receive free tests on COVID-19 in the United States to return home

Canadians traveling home from the United States and fear the cost of a mandatory and possibly expensive COVID-19 test may be lucky.

Some Canadians tell CBC News that they managed to be tested for free in U.S. pharmacies.

“It’s amazing to think that people pay $ 200 for those tests,” said Andrew D’Amours, the co-founder of travel information website Flytrippers.

D’Amours, of Trois-Rivières, Ke., Conducted a free self-administered Nucleic Acid Enhancement Test (NAAT) – which is listed as an accepted test by the Canadian government – at a U.S. Walgreens driveway last Sunday.

But he warns that the NAAT / ID NOW tests are not available at all Walgreens locations, so Canadians should check online before making U.S. travel plans. Travelers may also need to book their free test several days in advance to secure an appointment, he said. Read more

Andrew D’Amours, co-founder of travel information website Flytrippers, conducted a free, self-administered COVID-19 test at a U.S. Walgreens driveway last Sunday. (Sent by Andrew D’Amours)

What else is going on?

The NL government does not know who could have the data of patients and employees affected by a cyber attack
“We are deeply saddened that this event has taken place,” says the CEO of the health authority.

A pandemic has shown a need for a national doctor’s license, doctors argue
Paperwork hinders promotional efforts to rural areas, some doctors say.

Landlord accused of pulling “bait and switch” with apartments, using deceptive rents
Vancouver’s Plan A Real Estate Services advocates use of “travel housing” agreements.

This baby walker was recalled due to a potential injury hazard
Consumers should immediately stop using the baby walkers and contact Shandong Chengyan Culture Development for a full refund.

These Broadwood farm micro-greens were revoked due to Salmonella
Do not consume the revoked product.

These outdoor game sets were revoked due to a catch danger
Consumers should immediately stop using the revoked game kit and contact Backyard Play Systems for a free repair kit.

Certain sliced ​​mushrooms revoked due to Listeria
Do not consume, use, sell or serve the affected products

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