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What do we really know about the Omicron variant? And what's the best way to stop it?

What do we really know about the Omicron variant? And what's the best way to stop it?

It's only been a few days since the world learned of a new variant of Covid-19. There is a ton of data we don't have yet. But when the world's leading epidemiologists look at what we do know, they see some worrying signs.
How bad is it in BC right now? How much worse could it get?

How bad is it in BC right now? How much worse could it get?

Since the initial storm that caused severe flooding, mudslides, evacuations and forced the province to call in the armed forces, things haven't improved much in British Columbia.
How WE charity convinced the world to look away from its scandal

How WE charity convinced the world to look away from its scandal

In Canada, the WE scandal was a big deal. So big, in fact, that the organization promised it would wind down its Canadian charity. And then, mostly, the story vanished.
Why are French immigrants flocking to Quebec?

Why are French immigrants flocking to Quebec?

For centuries Quebec saw few, if any, immigrants from France. Over the past several decades that trend began to change, and in the past few years, it's been accelerating rapidly.
From Peng Shuai to Kyle Beach, is sports ready to deal with the skeletons in its closet?

From Peng Shuai to Kyle Beach, is sports ready to deal with the skeletons in its closet?

In 70 days, the Winter Olympics will open in China. Probably, everything will proceed as though it's a normal games. But maybe not.
Is the Smart City dream becoming a surveillance nightmare?

Is the Smart City dream becoming a surveillance nightmare?

A few years ago, the world was dotted with proposals for utopian Smart Cities, like Toronto's Sidewalk Labs. One by one, those ambitious dreams were scaled down or, in the case of Toronto, canceled altogether.
Why only dead Canadians will make us fund the military seriously

Why only dead Canadians will make us fund the military seriously

In January of 2020 one of Canada's senior military men warned that domestic deployments in response to weather events were stretching the military too thin to properly prepare for exercises or deployments.
Why it's almost impossible to clean up the ocean, but we have to try anyway

Why it's almost impossible to clean up the ocean, but we have to try anyway

There are dozens, if not hundreds, of projects underway to get plastic out of the ocean.
Political parties are getting ruthlessly efficient at finding votes. Is it bad for democracy?

Political parties are getting ruthlessly efficient at finding votes. Is it bad for democracy?

In September's election, the federal Liberals won the right to govern with the support of less than a third of voters, a record low for a ruling party.
Why the car of the future might be more dangerous to cities

Why the car of the future might be more dangerous to cities

Everyone knows that in order to save the planet, electric vehicles need to replace internal combustion engines. And it's happening, at a more rapid pace than we might have expected.
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