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What happens when you give homeless people money?

What happens when you give homeless people money?

Not your pocket change, either. We're talking about thousands of dollars in a no-strings-attached payment.
How Halloween highlights the COVID-19 communication paradox

How Halloween highlights the COVID-19 communication paradox

Trick or Treating is cancelled in some Ontario hotspots, and it's easy to be upset on behalf of the kids and wonder why. After all, we've been told the safest things are done outside, wearing masks.
Alleged abuse, coverups and years of trauma: Inside the legacy of the Basilian Fathers

Alleged abuse, coverups and years of trauma: Inside the legacy of the Basilian Fathers

For almost two years an investigative team has been digging into into claims of child sexual assault by priests who belong to a Canadian Catholic order known as the Basilian Fathers. The results of their work form Unrepentant,
Remote work has been about survival. What’s happened to careers?

Remote work has been about survival. What’s happened to careers?

In the early days of the pandemic, it was fun to compare crude work-from-home setups. Eight months later, with no end in sight, the novelty is long gone. What's changed about the traditional career over the past year?
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. -
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