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“It’s like walking in darkness”: One year since Flight 752

“It’s like walking in darkness”: One year since Flight 752

At the time it seemed like it might be the worst disaster of 2020. When Flight 752 was shot down in Iran, 176 passengers and crew, including 55 Canadians, were killed.
What now for America? And could it happen in Canada?

What now for America? And could it happen in Canada?

The world watched as an angry mob stormed the US Capitol Wednesday. It was a scene few imagined we'd ever see—but it was also, somehow, inevitable.
Teachers are doing their best. But they’re at the breaking point.

Teachers are doing their best. But they’re at the breaking point.

The past year has been hard on all of us—but especially for those to whom we entrust our children. From a rush to online learning with schools closed, to a hasty back-to-school plan that was followed by rising Covid-19 numbers in schools,
How worried should you be about the new Covid-19 variant?

How worried should you be about the new Covid-19 variant?

In some parts of Canada—especially Ontario—hospitals are close to the breaking point. At the same time, tests are finding a variant of Covid-19 that may spread much faster than the usual virus.
Covid? Rising. Vaccines? Slow. Politicians? Travelling. Inside a bad month for Ontario

Covid? Rising. Vaccines? Slow. Politicians? Travelling. Inside a bad month for Ontario

This past week, Ontario broke its seven-day average Covid-19 case record. Its hospitals are nearly full. Its vaccine rollout is slow.
You’re going to pay more for food this year. A lot more.

You’re going to pay more for food this year. A lot more.

Welcome to 2021! It's going to cost more to eat this year. The unprecedented events of 2020 combined with longer-term issues will lead to a massive spike in the prices the average Canadian pays for most groceries — and restaurant food, too,
How do we learn to be empathetic?

How do we learn to be empathetic?

It's the ability to put ourselves in another's shoes and it's been needed more this year than ever.
What happens when we run out of space to bury our dead?

What happens when we run out of space to bury our dead?

Blink and you could miss it—the Richview Memorial Cemetery sits nestled on a thin slice of land between two of North America’s busiest highways. The cemetery is guarded by one Randall Reid, but not all such places are so fortunate.
“Christmas is a little different this year”: An interview with Santa

“Christmas is a little different this year”: An interview with Santa

Over the past ten months we've been accustomed to seeing our daily routines change in ways large and small. Covid-19 has popularized phrases from "in these unprecedented times" to X "will look a little different this year".
A pandemic makes local news more critical, but also more endangered

A pandemic makes local news more critical, but also more endangered

Ten months into this pandemic, after so many of us rediscovered how vital local news can be, there are even fewer local newsrooms in Canada than when it began. - How did we end up here? What are we losing when small-town papers die?
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