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Recent articles by Alex:

Who flooded whom first? Cities on Canada-U.S. border face tough questions in wake of a shared natural disaster

Some residents have taken to blaming one another’s government’s failures for the catastrophic floods, others are calling for unity. → Read More

Heated arrests. A pristine territory. Inside the Wet’suwet’en nation, the fight over Coastal GasLink is almost always personal

The arrests of about 30 Indigenous land defenders and their allies this month provoked calls from protesters in places such as Toronto and Montreal, a... → Read More

Canada was built for our old climate. It’s crumbling under the current one. How do we build back for what will be an even harder future?

A couple’s dream home under a river. A woman’s beloved nana dead from heat. Thousands stranded by damaged roadways. B.C.’s disasters show why Canada n... → Read More

This uniquely Canadian conspiracy theory group was on the edges of obscurity — then vaccine mandates came down

This uniquely Canadian conspiracy theory group was on the edges of obscurity — then vaccine mandates came down → Read More

This uniquely Canadian conspiracy theory group was on the edges of obscurity. Then vaccine mandates came down

Some anti-vaxxers, feeling pushed to the margins due to government mandates, have found solace in conspiracy movements, bolstering their numbers. → Read More

What it means to have B.C. Premier John Horgan as the latest public face of living — and working — with cancer

‘If you are concerned about something, don’t put it off,’ Horgan said. He has vowed to keep working with the help of his cabinet ministers. → Read More

Jason Kenney says he wasn’t consulted on Justin Trudeau’s COP26 pledge to cap Canada’s oil-and-gas emissions

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney made it clear Alberta would only co-operate with the federal government on emissions reduction if the focus was on techno... → Read More

‘A real heart tear’: How these Indigenous war veterans see the Canadian flag debate

Aside from symbolism, Indigenous veterans say living with respect and care for Indigenous people is the real point. → Read More

B.C. to offer COVID vaccine boosters for all in ‘precedent-setting’ move

At-risk groups and seniors will be offered boosters by the new year, while the rest of the population will get invited for a booster-dose starting in ... → Read More

Alberta’s referendum results are in — and here’s how voters felt about equalization

But if Jason Kenney was hoping the referendum results released Tuesday would constitute a tidal wave of Alberta outrage, it appears he got more of a s... → Read More

Ship anchored off Vancouver Island stops burning — but stormy seas prevent 40 fallen containers from being recovered yet

The ZIM Kingston tilted 35 degrees and dropped shipping containers amid huge ocean swells. Now Canada and the U.S. wait for the storm to pass to clear... → Read More

They believe COVID is real and that vaccines work. They’re fighting vaccine passports in court anyway

Unlike other jurisdictions, B.C. does not allow for medical exemptions for its passport program → Read More

Have mixed doses, won’t travel? Canadians who got two different COVID jabs worry U.S. border rules could exclude them

As U.S. land border with Canada is set to reopen, mixed-dose recipients are in limbo about whether they’ll be allowed into the U.S. → Read More

Holly Robinson Peete’s sons came to visit her in B.C. Air Canada stopped them from boarding their flight home because they didn’t have their parents’ credit card

Air passenger advocate said problem raised by Holly Robinson Peete is common — and overdue to be fixed. → Read More

They saw prayers, the court saw contempt: As Indigenous protesters cite their duty to protect the land, will Canada’s judges listen?

Men convicted of contempt after holding ceremonies at B.C. resource-project protests say their actions were mandated by Indigenous law to protect the ... → Read More

As families approach Thanksgiving with fewer restrictions, they’re also balancing risk — and thorny conversations

When it comes to COVID-19, vaccines and other topics likely to become heated around the dinner table, one psychology professor has a suggestion: “Agre... → Read More

New Zealand has ditched its ‘COVID-Zero’ strategy. Will proponents in Canada do the same?

COVID-Zero fans who form a loud opposition to Canada’s public health officials in favour of heavier restrictions have often cited New Zealand as a rol... → Read More

How the COVID-Zero movement is butting heads with Canada’s health officials

There’s another movement countering public health officials in Canada, but it isn’t anti-vaccine. Those who want COVID-Zero think officials haven’t do... → Read More

They’re home. Now we find out what went into ensuring the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor from China

Former diplomat says the return of the two Michaels, and Meng, in the style of a 1960s hostage swap had to be “carefully choreographed” by the U.S., C... → Read More

Liberal incumbent Tony Van Bynen takes Newmarket Aurora

The race was a priority for both the Conservative and Liberal camps. → Read More