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“Rural” Canada is not far from the city, and the internet still sucks

“Rural” Canada is not far from the city, and the internet still sucks

Halton Hills is just over an hour's drive from Toronto. Many of its residents have been working from home for months.
Roommates and the global pandemic

Roommates and the global pandemic

Families have spent the past eight months in closer quarters than ever before.
What will happen to Canadian seniors this winter?

What will happen to Canadian seniors this winter?

We want elderly Canadians, who are heightened risk from Covid-19, to be safe. For much of the past eight months, that has meant hundreds of thousands of grandparents haven't seen their grandkids, parents haven't seen their children,
How is QAnon coping with Trump’s loss?

How is QAnon coping with Trump’s loss?

As you might imagine, QAnon supporters believed that Donald Trump would handily win reelection. When he didn't, it blew a hole in the conspirac--hah, of course it didn't. New theories popped up to take its place, new 'loaves' were baked.
What happens when we’re tempted by herd immunity in a dark winter

What happens when we’re tempted by herd immunity in a dark winter

The proposal is called the Great Barrington Declaration, and while it's couched in lots of scientific language, herd immunity is what it boils down to. It has support from a group of scientists and is scoffed at by many, many more. -
How will restaurants survive the winter?

How will restaurants survive the winter?

At least in the spring, there was a summer to come and some sort of certainty — restaurants would stay closed until Covid-19 was under control. This Fall, in most places in Canada, neither of those things are true.
How Nunavut’s bubble finally popped

How Nunavut’s bubble finally popped

The territory went more than seven months as the last Covid-19-free spot in North America, but the past weeks have seen one case turn into a couple of dozen.
How conspiracy became our new religion

How conspiracy became our new religion

Almost two weeks after the American election, leading social media platforms are inundated with false claims about the results. Claims that are supported and amplified by Donald Trump and key members of his administration.
Can carbon caches help us preserve a moderate climate?

Can carbon caches help us preserve a moderate climate?

This is the finale of our five-part series in partnership with The Narwhal. Scientists have found protecting nature can provide more than one-third of the emissions reductions required to meet the world’s 2030 climate targets,
It starts with a trout, and ends up a growing disaster

It starts with a trout, and ends up a growing disaster

This is part four of a five-part series in collaboration with The Narwhal. There are no viable solutions to stop the tide of selenium leaching into Canadian and U.S. water from a 100-kilometre stretch of coal mines near Elk Valley, B.C.,
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