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What one refugee’s journey can tell us about Canada

What one refugee’s journey can tell us about Canada

Many of us take pride in Canada's diversity—but not all of us embrace it. And critics cite large numbers when discussing immigration policy. What that does is take the power of individual stories out of the equation.
Inside Nova Scotia’s complicated lobster fishery fight

Inside Nova Scotia’s complicated lobster fishery fight

In mid-September, commercial fishers began to protest and threaten First Nation lobster fishermen who were exercising their treaty rights to make a moderate living out of season. Traps were cut, boats burned and flares were fired.
How some churches get permission to use illegal drugs

How some churches get permission to use illegal drugs

The federal government may not be working towards decriminalization of banned substances, but if you follow the proper procedures, as some churches have, you can receive permission to import and use them. -
How do you vaccinate an entire planet?

How do you vaccinate an entire planet?

If all goes well, sometime in the next six months, one of the many Covid-19 vaccine candidates will receive approval for human use. It will be a day to celebrate. The end of the pandemic will at long last be in sight. - But what happens next?
Have you been sold a lie about recycling?

Have you been sold a lie about recycling?

You're a good citizen, so you probably toss your plastic into the recycling bin. Especially if it has those little recycling arrows on it. Why wouldn't you? Public service campaigns have been telling you to do this forever.
B.C. is going to the polls during a pandemic. Why?

B.C. is going to the polls during a pandemic. Why?

September was a month for rising COVID-19 case counts in British Columbia. October will be a month for an election. Why now? That depends on who you ask. The NDP claim they need a mandate to govern more responsively during a pandemic.
On the front lines as COVID-19 surges in Ontario

On the front lines as COVID-19 surges in Ontario

Cases are increasing exponentially. Hospital admissions are beginning to follow them. The doctors who oversee ICUs are nervous. And the public is looking for clear rules they can follow—only those seem to vary by public health unit. - Dr.
In a strange year for sports, the Toronto Blue Jays had the strangest year of all

In a strange year for sports, the Toronto Blue Jays had the strangest year of all

They played zero games in Toronto. They spent the first three weeks on the road. They lost their best hitter for half the year. Their ace welcomed a baby during a pandemic. They were written off as young but not ready. They ended up in the playoffs,
How are kids coping with Covid-19 and school?

How are kids coping with Covid-19 and school?

If you think that parents are nervous about Back To School, imagine how the kids are feeling. You’re going back to school, or maybe trying to learn from home. You’re not allowed to hang out with your friends except with masks and at a distance,
Is there really life on Venus? How do we find out?

Is there really life on Venus? How do we find out?

Last week, an unlikely research project made a startling discovery: Phosphine gas in the atmosphere of Venus. That's something that, as far as we know, is created by living organisms. Our efforts to find signs of life on other worlds,
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