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Why public health communications are an utter disaster

Why public health communications are an utter disaster

We are in the home stretch of this pandemic, even if you wouldn't know it from anything Canadian officials tell you. Vaccines work, and hundreds of thousands of Canadians are getting theirs every day.
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi talks power, pandemics and partisanship

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi talks power, pandemics and partisanship

He ran for mayor, and won three times, on a platform of bipartisanship, even as political squabbles were getting nastier by the day. He used social media to drive his campaign before 'going viral' became the goal of a comms staff.
How will babies born during the pandemic meet the world?

How will babies born during the pandemic meet the world?

There are tens of thousands of infant Canadians who have never been held by anyone but their moms and dads; who have never played with another real live child or spent a second in daycare or with a babysitter. Sometime soon,
Forest vs. Highway: The eternal Canadian battle

Forest vs. Highway: The eternal Canadian battle

The forest in question this time is a piece of land known as the Greenbelt. The highway, if it's built, would be known as Hwy. 413. If you think this is just a story about Toronto—you're wrong. - The fight over Hwy.
How the Liberals screwed up Bill C-10. And how they can fix it.

How the Liberals screwed up Bill C-10. And how they can fix it.

You know something's gone wrong when the government is promising to amend their changes to the broadcasting act to make sure it doesn't apply to, say, your personal Twitter feed.
How are you? I am fine: What we lose without small talk

How are you? I am fine: What we lose without small talk

How many strangers have you chatted with recently? Probably not a lot. And while your immediate reaction to that might be, "Great, I hate talking to strangers about nothing"—the research doesn't back you up. -
Did this pandemic teach us how to tackle the climate crisis?

Did this pandemic teach us how to tackle the climate crisis?

A year ago we never would have imagined that humanity could collectively change its work habits so quickly, or that governments could unveil ambitious national programs so quickly.
As Alberta’s cases spike, Jason Kenney faces a no-win situation

As Alberta’s cases spike, Jason Kenney faces a no-win situation

The Alberta Premier does not like restrictions, or telling people to stay home. His caucus likes that stuff even less. But the third wave of Covid-19, which is hammering Alberta thanks to looser restrictions than the rest of Canada,
Canadians are reporting UFO sightings. What happens with those reports?

Canadians are reporting UFO sightings. What happens with those reports?

We have a certain image of the sort of person who reports encounters with Unidentified Flying Objects. It's a ... skeptical image, to put it mildly. And it couldn't be further from the truth, at least according to the actual reports that are filed.
How B.C. dodged Covid-19’s first wave, but got swamped by its third

How B.C. dodged Covid-19’s first wave, but got swamped by its third

A year ago, as the pandemic's first wave began to recede, British Columbia was held up as a shining example of a large Canadian province that managed to beat back Covid-19. Its top doctor, Bonnie Henry, was a hero and even something of a celebrity.
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