Can Denser Be Better?
The idea that dense urban communities are bad for well-being is a myth. As it turns out, having more neighbours may actually help you live better
While Canada ignores the Arctic’s economic potential, China is poised to invest
How to Save the Middle Class
Today’s vision of the good life is rooted in twentieth-century ideals. It’s time to reinvent it
Return of the Anti-Vaxers
To those who think vaccines are harmful, covid-19 is just another conspiracy
Why my mother’s cassava pie is more than a comfort food
Why Do We See Dead People?
Humans have always sensed the ghosts of loved ones. It’s only in the last century that we convinced ourselves this was a problem
The Myth of Universal Health Care
Two physicians on what it would take for Canada’s health care system to deliver on its promises
The report by the Royal Commission on the Status of Women was a major milestone for gender equality in Canada, but it failed to address the LGBTQ community. SARAH RATCHFORD explains that while we’ve come a long way in recognizing gender nonconforming folks, there’s more work to be done
The Case for Affordable Child Care
The pandemic has underscored the need for a national child care program
Welcome to the Willyverse
William Ukoh photographs a world of leisure and freedom
We're Failing Our Kids' Mental Health
Social media pressures, loneliness, and the climate crisis are weighing on today’s youth. The stress is taking its toll
One Last Nightcap
Even in his eighties, my father dared the rest of us to keep up
Black in the Ivory Tower
Why it’s so hard for academics of colour to pursue their dream projects
A complicated love story
The bloodthirsty parasites are spreading north — and making the woods more dangerous than ever
Eye of the Needle
Bettina Matzkuhn maps the weather one stitch at a time
Of Hope and Habbits
What The Lord of the Rings taught me about facing crises
The Making of an Incel
How online misogyny turns into offline violence
In a world where many restaurants won’t survive the lockdown, what is the future of dining out?
My Other Mother
My nanny helped raise me. Now it’s time for me to get to know her children
What columnists have lost in the age of algorithms
How Pandemics Shape History
The 1918 Spanish flu changed Canada permanently. Will COVID-19 do the same?
The case for abolishing women’s prisons
BC’s bid to become the next great wine region
THE ONES WE CARRY WITH US
When writing fiction, it is as much about what you leave out as what you leave in. Writing a police statement seemed the same.
She retrieved a bamboo tube that contained red-tipped sticks, each with a number from one to 100.
Sense and Sensitivity
Publishers increasingly lean on outside experts to vet books for cultural insensitivity. Is it working?
On a seventy-day canoe trip, I traced the journey of a Victorian painter
How to Make a Solar System
What the world’s largest telescope is revealing about the birth of planets
Hand in hand
Canada’s food banks are facing unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, but a critical donation of hand sanitizer from the Labatt Canadian Disaster Relief Program is helping them serve communities in need