Meaning is found in love and risk, not in superpowers.
In the latest ‘Thor’ movie, the character Jane Foster raises questions about the impact of cancer on ideas of worthiness, responsibility and power — and what it means to be a superhero.
Edmonton demonstrators gather to protest against COVID-19 measures and support the ‘freedom convoy’ in February 2022. Research suggests Alberta separatist sentiments have as much to do with antipathy about the federal government and Justin Trudeau as actually leaving Confederation.
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Even though they lack the profile of Québec sovereigntists, Alberta separatists are positioned to exert significant political influence on intergovernmental relations in the years to come.
Chief James Ramer of the Toronto Police Service speaks during a press conference releasing the 2020 race-based data, at police headquarters in Toronto on June 15, 2022.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
The Toronto Police Service chief apologized to the public for the findings of an investigation that demonstrated the Toronto police’s excessive use of force on racialized residents.
A Ukrainain boy sits in a swing at a playground outside a building destroyed during attacks in Irpin, Ukraine, on the outskirts of Kyiv, in May 2022.
(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Ukraine is facing a struggle for survival. Its population could fall to 30 million by the time the war ends, with cities destroyed, crops expropriated and thousands already killed and wounded.
People march in Ottawa during a rally to demand an independent investigation into Canada’s crimes against Indigenous Peoples, including those at Indian Residential Schools on July 31, 2021.
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As the number of unmarked graves found will likely only increase over the months and years to come, we can’t forget that every child matters.
Women have found innovative and powerful ways to cope during the pandemic – largely because official policy has failed them. That must change.
Frailty is a state of reduced physical function for seniors living independently in the community. It can affect endurance, balance, cognition or social engagement.
Frailty — the physical limitations of seniors living in the community — needs to be assessed before it can be addressed with social and health support. Virtual assessments can speed up this process.
Creative sentencing uses funds to promote better workplace safety, like better industry training, instead of paying punitive fines.
(AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
While a workplace fatality is a great tragedy, an even greater tragedy is not learning from it.
A few visitors and staff at a Moscow bar watch the broadcast of Russian President Vladimir Putin addressing Russian citizens on a state television channel in March 2020.
(Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photo)
Russia’s propaganda signalled a full-scale invasion of Ukraine a long time ago.
A stop sign in English, French and Inuktitut, in Iqaluit, Nunavut.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
This National Indigenous Languages Day, let’s celebrate the community-led initiatives that focus on building capacity and sustainability for future generations.
Dropping the OECD’s Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) this spring is an easy way to lessen the pandemic recovery burden on students and educators.
Let’s not burden 15-year-old students with a low-value test that does a poor job of evaluating learning.
Belarusian volunteers receive military training at the Belarusian Company base in Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 8, 2022. Despite the Belarus-Russian alliance, hundreds of Belarusian emigrants and citizens have arrived in Ukraine to help the Ukrainian army.
(AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
The Belarusian regime is bitterly despised by its people, but it survives through the use of force and Russian support. Belarusians don’t want war, and their country is also under occupation.
Exposure to adverse childhood experiences, as well as disparities in social determinants of health, can significantly affect development and health in children.
Adverse childhood experiences like abuse, neglect and dysfunction at home may not seem like primarily medical problems, but they have significant and enduring impact on physical and mental health.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Pope Francis for a private audience at the Vatican in May 2017.
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It is worth considering whether efforts to enlist the church in reconciliation have been helped or hindered by how settlers think about early written records.
Canadians need to get more involved in how accounting practices consider sustainability.
We cannot leave reporting to the accounting profession and their assumptions about who and what is important. Recent proposals by the Canadian accounting profession should concern us all.
New mom Natalie Geisenberger, of Germany, celebrates winning the gold medal in luge women’s singles at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Sport policy and practices to support pregnant athletes impacts athletes across all levels of sport. We have an opportunity to change the future for athletes.
Alberta’s approach to fiscal management involves a nauseating cycle of big spending followed by massive cuts — almost entirely due to the outsized influence of oil and gas revenues. The rollercoaster at the West Edmonton Mall is seen in this photo.
Every time Alberta’s energy-based economy goes into a tailspin, it’s because the price of oil has declined precipitously, and when it booms, it’s because the price has soared.
Redditors are eager to share their perspectives, knowledge and experiences of non-invasive prenatal testing.
Non-invasive prenatal testing can assess risk for genetic anomalies in a fetus. But interpreting risk levels is highly personal, as a study on Reddit discussions shows.
The Volodymyr the Great monument, erected in 1853, in Kyiv. Volodymyr was a warlord who became the first Russian ruler to convert to Christianity in the late 900s. A similar statue was erected in Moscow in 2016 as a counter to Ukraine’s.
As an independent country, Ukraine has suffered from corruption, poverty and violent periods, but Vladimir Putin’s view of Ukrainian history in Ukraine is deeply, perhaps deliberately flawed.
A mother and son watch as firefighters battle wildfires in Shoresh, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, on Aug. 16, 2021.
(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
For the first time, an IPCC climate report has assessed evidence that weather and climate extremes are already affecting mental health — and are likely to worsen.