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The Line 5 pipeline: A disaster waiting to happen, or necessary to avoid an energy crisis?

The Line 5 pipeline: A disaster waiting to happen, or necessary to avoid an energy crisis?

You've probably never heard of Line 5. It's an offshoot of Enbridge's main pipeline and it moves more than a half-million barrels of crude oil and natural gas from Alberta, through the United States and back across the border to Sarnia, Ont.
Is the third wave really “a new pandemic”? A Covid-19 Variant FAQ

Is the third wave really “a new pandemic”? A Covid-19 Variant FAQ

We all want this pandemic to be over. But it's not. And vaccines alone won't stop the third wave of Covid-19 that's now rolling over much of Canada. - The third wave is driven by variants, and you've probably heard them mentioned many times.
How capitalism profits from an epidemic of loneliness

How capitalism profits from an epidemic of loneliness

Most of us have been isolated for more than a year. Many of us, though, have been isolated for longer than that, and will feel it even more sharply when those of us who do have lots of friends and family can resume seeing them.
How Canada-China relations became strained to the breaking point

How Canada-China relations became strained to the breaking point

It ramped up with Canada's detention of a Huawei executive, and China's retaliatory detention of two Canadian citizens. But it didn't begin there. And tensions are not likely to end if and when Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, or Meng Wanzhou,
Ever Given: The stuck boat that was both a crisis and a comedy

Ever Given: The stuck boat that was both a crisis and a comedy

Its name is the Ever Given. It will forever be a part of the history of this odd time.
Canada’s invisible victims of femicide

Canada’s invisible victims of femicide

Picture the last story you read or heard about a woman killed by a man. Where did she live? How old was she? Why did you picture it that way? - With much of 2020 spent under stay-at-home orders, it's not a surprise that Canada saw a jump in femicide.
What we know (and don’t know) about long-haul Covid

What we know (and don’t know) about long-haul Covid

For almost a year now, reporter Cynthia Mulligan has been staying in touch with people who caught Covid-19 early and survived, only to see their debilitating symptoms linger. What do their symptoms and experiences have in common? Not much,
What does the carbon tax ruling mean?

What does the carbon tax ruling mean?

Canada's Supreme Court issued an historic ruling yesterday, deciding by a 6-3 margin the the federal government does indeed have the power to implement a carbon tax (or a price on pollution) in provinces that don't set their own.
How the condo amenity wars are changing Canadian cities

How the condo amenity wars are changing Canadian cities

A long time ago, an amenity in a condo was limited to things like a pool, a gym or maybe a patio. Now, as units grow smaller and developers court buyers, they've become more and more luxurious. You want a rock-climbing wall? Access to communal BMWs?
Can we create a national plan to kickstart graduates’ careers?

Can we create a national plan to kickstart graduates’ careers?

The second graduating class of this pandemic is about to enter the workforce. There are still very few jobs and thousands of grads desperate for them. Plus, this year's grads have the added benefit of an entire year without mentorships,
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