The growth of dating apps is one suspected culprit, though no studies have been conducted to prove a link between online hookups and the spread of STIs, said Wong. Last year, the province recorded 3, cases of gonorrhea, a dip from the roughly 3, a year earlier, but a major jump fromwhen only 1, cases were reported. On the other side of the country, Nova Scotia has also noticed a steady rise in gonorrhea and chlamydia cases sinceprimarily in the Halifax area, said Dr.
Trevor Arnason, regional medical officer of health for the central zone, which includes the provincial capital.
There's been a slow increase in cases of chlamydia in Nova Scotia sincethough no rapid jump in the number of infections as seen with gonorrhea, said Arnason, noting that syphilis cases have been declining sincefollowing an outbreak among men who have sex with men in Along with reduced condom use, Arnason said there's a concern about the growing number of people engaging in sex with multiple partners, possibly facilitated by social networking sites and dating apps.
With young girls and many boys in Canada being vaccinated against human papillomavirus -- a major cause of cervical cancer -- and changes to guidelines advising that lower-risk women be tested less often for that malignancy than previously recommended, there is likely less screening for gonorrhea and chlamydia, Arnason said.
Such STI testing was often performed at the same time as a Pap smear. Alberta, for example, recorded 4, cases of gonorrhea inup from about 3, the previous year. Inthe latest year for which national figures are available, there were almostcases of chlamydia, the most commonly reported STI in Canada, with females accounting for two-thirds of infections, says the Public Health Agency of Canada PHAC.
Between andchlamydia rates increased by almost 17 per cent.
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Economy[ edit ] Aberdeen Centreone of the many Asian-themed shopping malls in Richmond. Richmond supports aboutjobs in various areas including services, retailing, tourism, light manufacturing, airport services and aviation, agriculture, fishing, and government. Before its dissolution, Canadian Airlines operated an office in Richmond.
Of this area, 3, hectares are farmed by farms; the rest is either vacant or occupied by non-farm uses. Cranberries and blueberries are the dominant crops grown.
Other crops grown include strawberriescornand potatoes. Success from these malls has created significant economical growth in Richmond.
Richmond Centre has become Canada's 12th most profitable mall. The strip malls located on Alexandra Road are famous for their restaurants and the area is more commonly known as "food street".
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August Learn how and when to remove this template message East-facing aerial view of Westminster Highway and Canada Line Richmond city planners are one year into their update of its official plan for the city centre.
The plan is anchored by the Canada Line and includes the development of nine transit-oriented village centres.
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The population of the area is expected to grow from about 40, toresidents. According to a senior planner for the city, the goal of the plan is to "turn the middle arm of the Fraser River into a focus instead of an edge.
Now, they want people to face the river and embrace the waterfront. The property owner, Vanprop Investment Inc. Aspac's plans are for "probably the highest-end development Richmond has seen to date" said Mayor Brodie. Some construction will not begin until afterand will take up to 12 years to complete.
The warehouses and commercial parks near the development are also slated for redevelopment. Lecky Boathouse[ edit ] The University of British Columbia recently constructed a new boathouse along the river. The popular John M. Lecky boathouse  draws crowds from rowing regattas and Dragon Boat Races.