From its opening lines, Jenna Butler’s Magnetic North, a poetic chronicle of her two-week-long sailing journey through Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, delivers keen, tactile observations of a [...]
On January 1 of this year, a large number of women, estimated at “hundreds of thousands” and “five million” in different stories in The Guardian, formed a human chain that stretched the entire [...]
By Tom Langford
When well-known early 20th-century Banff photographer Byron Harmon was roving the central Rockies around Banff, capturing his now-iconic black and white images, a lesser-known contemporary was [...]
Chances are if Westerners today think of Nepal at all, it is likely as a destination for adventure trekking and climbing. Maybe the devastating earthquake of 2015 will come to mind. A few of us [...]
It looks like spectacular wild country, but some see it more as a big money sandwich. The top layer of that sandwich is comprised of alpine grasses, forget-me-nots and stonecrop, glacier lilies and ancient, brave pines whose branches have been gnarled and weathered by centuries of wind. In summer, solitaires and ...
When NASA initiated the Mercury Project that would send the first American into space in 1958, one of the many questions facing scientists was what to do about the carbon dioxide emissions of their astronauts. Our bodies exude about a kilogram per day of the gas, which is lethal in ...
It has been called the superglue of Canada’s Confederation. It is also, ironically, one of the things that keeps driving provinces apart. It is ridiculously complicated, made more so by politicians over the years. It could no doubt be improved. Say hello to federal equalization, a program that Alberta’s new ...