Regional Chief Terry Teegee speaks to the press n Victoria on Oct. 24, 2019 after Premier John Horgan announced Indigenous human rights will be recognized in B.C. with new legislation .
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British Columbia recently introduced groundbreaking legislation to implement the rights of Indigenous Peoples. It’s impossible to overstate the importance of this historic achievement.
As utilities upgrade their systems, some households are facing steep rate hikes for the cost of water.
The prices households pay for drinking water and wastewater services have been rising faster than the rate of inflation.
Independent bookstores are places where culture is collected and disseminated. The gentrification of city centres makes their existence increasingly precarious.
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The demands of gentrification in some neighbourhoods are proving deadly for some independent businesses, including local bookstores, often forcing them to close.
Cataracts are a vision problem that can affect anybody as they age. It happens when the lens of the eye gradually loses its transparency.
Cataracts, which can be experienced by anyone as they age, happen when the lens of the eye gradually becomes less transparent. There are ways, however, to correct this.
Youngsters play pond hockey in Ottawa on Christmas Day 2018.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Don Cherry's recent divisive and discriminatory comments remind us of how white hockey remains. It's time to transform the sport into a more inclusive pastime.
President Donald Trump meets with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2019. Both men have put the rule of law in their crosshairs.
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Authoritative statements by esteemed officials that the rule of law has been violated no longer have political consequences. Scandals that would have ended careers only a few years ago barely register.
Products like backpacks, beer and Q-tips are marketed in a gender-specific way.
The sale of women’s backpacks is up by more than 20 per cent in the past year: but why can't we just call it a backpack? Why does it have to be a 'lady backpack?'
Health Canada has some of the strongest limits on lead in the world, but they can’t be effective without testing and a plan to replace pipes.
An investigation showed that five Canadian cities had lead levels in their water on par with those in Flint, Mich. during its peak period of water contamination.
The new report lays out a four-step strategy to confront the impending crisis of antimicrobial resistance.
A new report estimates that by 2050, 40 per cent of all infections will be resistant to antimicrobial treatment. This will directly cause 13,700 previously preventable deaths.
Isn’t it weird that some words don’t rhyme that look like they should, like wood and food?
With a complex language, like English, learning to sound out words is critical but not enough for learning how to read.
Canadian newsrooms seem reluctant to share data on the diversity of their newsrooms but doing so would help hold accountable the fifth estate.
Over the past two decades, as Canada’s demographics have shifted, news organizations have failed to reflect the country's increasing diversity in both content and staffing.
Demonstrators clash with a police water cannon during a recent anti-government protest in Santiago, Chile. Several South American countries have been experiencing massive social unrest in recent months.
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In the last century, several South American countries faced coups, military dictatorships and social uprisings. Despite economic improvements in recent years, the continent remains mired in unrest.
Trevor Noah appears on set during a taping of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” in New York, 2015. Researchers say humour is one of the best tools to fight against climate change.
Studies show that humour is useful for engaging the public about climate change
Although polyamorous families provide great support for themselves internally, they report experiencing marginalization within the health-care system and fear of judgment by health-care providers.
Having multiple romantic partners also offers greater financial and logistical support when raising children, according to research with polyamorous families.
Helping children develop strategies for personal resilience has become a vital part of parenting and education.
Literacy researchers analyze cross-Canada favourite books for kindergarten to Grade 2 readers, and suggest great "gritty" reads that can help normalize conversations surrounding failure and growth.
A photo from Nov. 10, 1938, showing Jewish shops in Berlin destroyed by Nazis is placed at the same location 80 years later.
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About 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and deported to concentration camps in the German Reich in the immediate aftermath after Kristallnacht, the night of the Broken Glass, in November 1938.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference in Ottawa shortly after the 2019 federal election. In a minority situation, Trudeau will now have to listen and adhere to different perspectives.
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Justin Trudeau will have to change his style of governing in the new minority government. Working in a co-operative government with other political parties could diminish executive dominance.
Mercury levels in Pacific sardines could rise by as much as 14 per cent if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise.
Regulations have lowered mercury emissions globally, but the risks to ocean ecosystems and human health may be getting worse.
A dog thought to be Conan, the working military dog that played a role in the capture of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is displayed on a monitor at a Pentagon news conference on Oct. 30, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump lauded the dog despite frequently using the word ‘dog’ to attack his foes.
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The rapturous stories of the heroism and sacrifice of specially trained military and police dogs should not obfuscate the history of their ugly deployment against racialized peoples.
Memory can serve as a heavy reminder of the past. Indigenous people gather in Shubenacadie, N.S., in June 2008 to remember the residents of a former residential school and the abuses they suffered.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Dembeck
Memories can be powerful tools to address humanity’s most difficult political, sociological and environmental problems
Pierre Trudeau is saluted by an RCMP officer as he carries son Justin to Rideau Hall in 1973, when the elder Trudeau was in a similar political situation as his son is today.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Bregg
There’s a different Trudeau in office in 2019 than there was in 1972, but Justin Trudeau is also leading a minority government, just as his father did — and the Canada-U.S. relationship is key.
Experts have voiced concerns about the uptake of a recent Canadian study, in which water fluoridation was associated with slightly lower IQs in children.
Community water fluoridation is a cost-effective public health measure that can reduce cavities by approximately 25 per cent. Yet some communities are worried about it.
Bangladeshi child labourers work at a balloon factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Consumers must demand products made under favourable working conditions.
(AP Photo/A.M Ahad)
The food we eat and the products we use should not contribute to human misery. While companies hold some blame, so do consumers who avoid dealing with the consequences of their purchasing decisions.
Manipulating our own personal data can allow us to manipulate capitalism.
Personal data is valued primarily because data can be turned into a private asset. That has significant implications for political and societal choices.
Universities have a responsibility to reduce barriers in student learning, and one way to do this is through creating textbooks that are free to students.
Universities and colleges could eliminate textbook fees if they supported the creation of open educational resources.