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Lookahead: Will 2022 be the year of worker power?

Lookahead: Will 2022 be the year of worker power?

From the great resignation to rising wages and the comeback of unionization, this was a year in which workers realized they don't have to take inhumane conditions and poverty-level income anymore. And all signs point to this viewpoint spreading.
Lookahead: Does Canada have a strategy for China?

Lookahead: Does Canada have a strategy for China?

It will be the biggest foreign policy question of the next year, and so far our government doesn't have a concrete answer. Canada will not send diplomats to the Beijing Olympics, but we will (probably) send our athletes.
Lookahead: What will year three of the pandemic bring?

Lookahead: What will year three of the pandemic bring?

Hopefully, an ending! But we have hoped all along that the end was right around the next corner, only to be disappointed.
Lookahead: Was 2021 a horrible fluke for BC? Or a preview of 2022?

Lookahead: Was 2021 a horrible fluke for BC? Or a preview of 2022?

The staggering toll on people and infrastructure over three separate climate disasters in British Columbia this year was highly unlikely, even considering the degree of warming the world has seen.
Eating disorders are rising rapidly as the pandemic puts the lie to kids' 'resilience'

Eating disorders are rising rapidly as the pandemic puts the lie to kids' 'resilience'

We've told ourselves this whole time that our children are resilient. Every missed event, virtual school session or socially distant celebration, we've clung to that thought.
A terrifying new kind of fentanyl is spreading across Canada

A terrifying new kind of fentanyl is spreading across Canada

It's referred to as "benzo dope", or even as "robbery dope" because it leaves its users vulnerable to theft or worse.
Omicron vs. Vaccines, the booster shots rollout and more

Omicron vs. Vaccines, the booster shots rollout and more

We're starting to see some data on how well a two-dose vaccine series protects people from the omicron variant. It seems scary, but it actually might be hopeful? Meanwhile, Canada has been slow to scale up its booster shot program.
In New Brunswick, First Nations fight for historic title claim

In New Brunswick, First Nations fight for historic title claim

After years of negotiations got them nowhere, last year, the Wolastoqey nations of New Brunswick filed a legal claim for title to their traditional lands. Those lands cover almost 60 percent of the province.
Inflation explained: From your pocket to Parliament Hill

Inflation explained: From your pocket to Parliament Hill

In case you've been under a rock, or are rich enough not to care, ordinary Canadians (and people around the world) are paying a lot more for basic stuff like groceries and gas.
Inside the cross-border hunt for a turtle smuggler

Inside the cross-border hunt for a turtle smuggler

The package at the Calgary airport was ... moving. Inside were 11 baby turtles who never should have crossed the border. Who never should have left their New Jersey marsh.
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