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How we can fix elder care in Canada

How we can fix elder care in Canada

If there's one thing this pandemic has taught us, it's how poorly we care for our elders in Canada. The stories of the carnage in long-term care facilities have been endless and bleak. The gaps in the system have been laid bare for all to see. -
Amid a slow rollout, a Canadian vaccination success story

Amid a slow rollout, a Canadian vaccination success story

In most Canadian towns and cities, public health is still trying to vaccinate people 80 and up. In Canada's North, it's a whole different story. In larger northern cities, 40-somethings are getting their shots. And in small, more remote places,
How will Canada (and the world) use immunity passports?

How will Canada (and the world) use immunity passports?

Once you've received your COVID-19 vaccine, you'll also receive proof that you've got it. That's not a new concept—we do it for children's vaccinations all the time.
A wage gap isn’t the only gender-based workplace inequality

A wage gap isn’t the only gender-based workplace inequality

When we focus on gender-based inequality in the workplace, we usually talk about money. The wage gap has been a problem since women began joining the work force in large numbers.
Why baseball means spring, and spring means hope (with bonus Blue Jays ASMR)

Why baseball means spring, and spring means hope (with bonus Blue Jays ASMR)

It's been a sign of spring for well over a century—baseball players heading down south to meet their teammates, toss around a few balls and play some meaningless games. In the grand scheme of things, not much about Spring Training matters,
How COVID-19 will impact your taxes this year

How COVID-19 will impact your taxes this year

It's tax season! If you took any form of government COVID-19 relief this year, you've probably got all sorts of questions about how that impacts your return.
How a Canadian pension fund profits from American evictions

How a Canadian pension fund profits from American evictions

Since the 2008 financial crisis, the single-family rental industry has exploded in the United States, with massive companies buying up as many single-family homes as possible, and renting them out en masse.
Who are we vaccinating now? Who should be next?

Who are we vaccinating now? Who should be next?

Provinces are rolling out their vaccination plans for the general public, and they all seem pretty similar. After the initial push to vaccinate frontline health-care workers and residents of long-term care facilities,
How can we learn to embrace boredom?

How can we learn to embrace boredom?

Even without a global pandemic, we're spending less and less time just doing nothing. The urge to check our phone every 20 minutes is the same urge that leads us to online shopping and bread making and ...
A note of optimism on the climate crisis

A note of optimism on the climate crisis

Temperatures are rising everywhere. Severe weather is becoming more common. And climate disasters are becoming an increasing part of our lives. So it can feel like we're hurtling off a cliff. - But in the past few years,
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