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Inside Ontario's 'unprecedented' labour fight

Inside Ontario's 'unprecedented' labour fight

Ontario kids will be back in school Tuesday, after the provincial government backed down on its use of the notwithstanding clause to force CUPE workers into a contract. That's the simple part.
Is converting office buildings into apartments a solution to the housing crisis?

Is converting office buildings into apartments a solution to the housing crisis?

Nearly three years of into the on-going pandemic and there's still plenty of unused office spaces in most downtowns right now. The City of Calgary is leading the trend of office to residential space conversion projects.
BONUS EPISODE: The Big Story survey results

BONUS EPISODE: The Big Story survey results

If you listen to the show with any regularity, you know that we recently concluded a TBS listener survey.
The Osoyoos desert's wild horses, and the man who cares for all of them

The Osoyoos desert's wild horses, and the man who cares for all of them

There are roughly 300 wild horses left, and sometimes Aaron Stelkia has awful decisions to make as he tries to ensure their survival. But this is his job, and he's been doing it his entire life. Stelkia is a member of the Okanagan Syilx community.
Musk's Twitter, Mark's Metaverse and the future of the digital town square

Musk's Twitter, Mark's Metaverse and the future of the digital town square

Between Meta (formerly Facebook) losing $80 billion and Elon Musk's fumbling start to his Twitter acquisition, it's been a pretty good week for anyone who hates social media.
Is "democracy on the ballot" in the US midterm elections?

Is "democracy on the ballot" in the US midterm elections?

It's the kind of hyperbolic claim usually made by partisan contenders: "This is the most important election of your life" or "This year, democracy is on the ballot".
Welcome to the next generation of fraud

Welcome to the next generation of fraud

When someone steals your credit card information and uses it to buy or order things, you almost always get your money back. It's one of the reasons people trust credit cards, and policies have been in place for decades.
How to track a Covid variant

How to track a Covid variant

Every day, Covid mutates. Many times. Most of the mutations are harmless or ineffective. Some—as everyone knows by now—are not, and can evade immunity and change the virus to better infect humans.
Oh no! Young men are having less sex! Should we be worried?

Oh no! Young men are having less sex! Should we be worried?

So are women, by the way. So is everyone, regardless of gender. For years, studies have shown that young people aren't having as much sex as in generations past. So it's not a surprise.
From inflation to interest rates to grocery prices to ... profiteering?

From inflation to interest rates to grocery prices to ... profiteering?

Interest rates have risen again. Inflation has not declined. Almost everything costs more right now, especially groceries.
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