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Why baseball means spring, and spring means hope (with bonus Blue Jays ASMR)

Why baseball means spring, and spring means hope (with bonus Blue Jays ASMR)

It's been a sign of spring for well over a century—baseball players heading down south to meet their teammates, toss around a few balls and play some meaningless games. In the grand scheme of things, not much about Spring Training matters,
How COVID-19 will impact your taxes this year

How COVID-19 will impact your taxes this year

It's tax season! If you took any form of government COVID-19 relief this year, you've probably got all sorts of questions about how that impacts your return.
How a Canadian pension fund profits from American evictions

How a Canadian pension fund profits from American evictions

Since the 2008 financial crisis, the single-family rental industry has exploded in the United States, with massive companies buying up as many single-family homes as possible, and renting them out en masse.
Who are we vaccinating now? Who should be next?

Who are we vaccinating now? Who should be next?

Provinces are rolling out their vaccination plans for the general public, and they all seem pretty similar. After the initial push to vaccinate frontline health-care workers and residents of long-term care facilities,
How can we learn to embrace boredom?

How can we learn to embrace boredom?

Even without a global pandemic, we're spending less and less time just doing nothing. The urge to check our phone every 20 minutes is the same urge that leads us to online shopping and bread making and ...
A note of optimism on the climate crisis

A note of optimism on the climate crisis

Temperatures are rising everywhere. Severe weather is becoming more common. And climate disasters are becoming an increasing part of our lives. So it can feel like we're hurtling off a cliff. - But in the past few years,
Would you let your face be your passport?

Would you let your face be your passport?

What if your face could serve as your passport and identification? Does that sound convenient, or incredibly creepy and invasive? As advances in technology spread from pilot programs to wider use at borders around the world,
Is Canada’s government about to go to war with Facebook?

Is Canada’s government about to go to war with Facebook?

The social media giant is currently negotiating with the Australian government—which is a big improvement from last week, when Facebook was blocking all links from Australian news media.
Have we found proof of alien civilization?

Have we found proof of alien civilization?

You remember it, even if you've forgotten how to pronounce it. Oumuamua was a cigar-shaped object that passed through our inner solar system and mystified plenty of scientists. It didn't fit any of the categories we have for space debris,
“Living the racism dream”: Where comedy ends and activism begins

“Living the racism dream”: Where comedy ends and activism begins

Today we meet the woman who can win over a crowd of cowboys in one of Canada's whitest places. All while telling jokes about systemic racism. She is one of the only Black women comics in Alberta, maybe the only one in Calgary.
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