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Sometimes you have to talk about Fight Club

Sometimes you have to talk about Fight Club

It seemed like a prank posted to social media—but there are witnesses who confirmed that the advertised fight night between McGill University students actually happened. Nobody was hurt, and it might have been a harmless enough story,
Small businesses are desperate and angry, and close to ruin

Small businesses are desperate and angry, and close to ruin

The irresponsible and illegal opening of an Etobicoke, Ontario BBQ joint this week ended Thursday when the owner was finally arrested. But in the Toronto area, it remains to be seen if he'll be the last person to defy the province's regulation. -
How Alberta’s Covid-19 control crashed and burned

How Alberta’s Covid-19 control crashed and burned

For the first six months of the pandemic, Alberta was one of the best provinces in Canada at containing Covid-19. Then it all went wrong. This week alone, the province had a day in which its case count was higher than Ontario's,
“Rural” Canada is not far from the city, and the internet still sucks

“Rural” Canada is not far from the city, and the internet still sucks

Halton Hills is just over an hour's drive from Toronto. Many of its residents have been working from home for months.
Roommates and the global pandemic

Roommates and the global pandemic

Families have spent the past eight months in closer quarters than ever before.
What will happen to Canadian seniors this winter?

What will happen to Canadian seniors this winter?

We want elderly Canadians, who are heightened risk from Covid-19, to be safe. For much of the past eight months, that has meant hundreds of thousands of grandparents haven't seen their grandkids, parents haven't seen their children,
How is QAnon coping with Trump’s loss?

How is QAnon coping with Trump’s loss?

As you might imagine, QAnon supporters believed that Donald Trump would handily win reelection. When he didn't, it blew a hole in the conspirac--hah, of course it didn't. New theories popped up to take its place, new 'loaves' were baked.
What happens when we’re tempted by herd immunity in a dark winter

What happens when we’re tempted by herd immunity in a dark winter

The proposal is called the Great Barrington Declaration, and while it's couched in lots of scientific language, herd immunity is what it boils down to. It has support from a group of scientists and is scoffed at by many, many more. -
How will restaurants survive the winter?

How will restaurants survive the winter?

At least in the spring, there was a summer to come and some sort of certainty — restaurants would stay closed until Covid-19 was under control. This Fall, in most places in Canada, neither of those things are true.
How Nunavut’s bubble finally popped

How Nunavut’s bubble finally popped

The territory went more than seven months as the last Covid-19-free spot in North America, but the past weeks have seen one case turn into a couple of dozen.
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