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A little bit of Hope

A little bit of Hope

Amir Omidvar left Iran during the revolutionary crisis in 1982. For twenty months after leaving his home, Amir did everything he could to cross the Atlantic ocean.
How Canada’s legacy of slavery lingers on today

How Canada’s legacy of slavery lingers on today

Most Canadians didn't learn much about slavery in Canada in history class. Curriculums in this country have mostly focused on the Underground Railroad and largely glossed over the fact that slavery was legal here.
How to prepare for a winter in lockdown

How to prepare for a winter in lockdown

Unless you’re lucky enough to live in some of the areas of Canada that are largely free of Covid-19, you’re likely staring down a long few months spent isolated from most of the community, and spent largely inside your house.
Inside the Atlantic Bubble, where life is close to normal

Inside the Atlantic Bubble, where life is close to normal

We don’t have to look as far as New Zealand to find examples of how the battle against COVID-19 can be won. We have a success story right here in Canada, where the so-called Atlantic Bubble has held up very well over the past several months,
Climate change reporting needs hope as well as fear

Climate change reporting needs hope as well as fear

You have heard plenty of dire predictions and seen hundreds of horrible photographs. The Earth is in trouble, there's no doubt. But when coverage of climate change always focuses on so-called "disaster porn", it can create a self-fulfilling prophecy.
“All we can do is brace for impact”: Canada plans for US political chaos

“All we can do is brace for impact”: Canada plans for US political chaos

Our neighbour is in trouble. Whatever the results of the American election on November 3, there's only a small chance they won't be contested. The upheaval could last for months. It could get violent. It could fracture America. -
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?
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