A protest walk on North Spur, a natural dam fortified as part of the Muskrat Falls project, on October 10, 2016. Image: Jacinda Beals, used with permission
Rita Monias, an Indigenous elder from northern Manitoba, traveled more than 3,000 kilometers to Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, in October to join a protest opposing a megadam project on the east coast that threatens to poison an Indigenous food web and cause mass drowning in the event of a dam break.
Kevin Martin was conceived with the help of a sperm donor in London, Ont.
On Wednesday, the 32-year-old was driving from his home in Ohio to Toronto to voice opposition to Bill C-404. The legislation would legalize financial compensation for egg and sperm donors — and could make Canada the new nexus of a global fight over assisted reproduction.
Now that cannabis is legal from coast to coast, how does Canada’s “recreational” market differ from the medical cannabis system that was first established by Health Canada in 2001?
When a girl’s arm brushed against mine in Grade 12 yearbook class, it sent shivers up my spine. Just like that, I realized I was queer.
I returned to that moment over and over again for two years. At first, I didn’t allow myself to consider I was queer. But later, as I fantasized about dancing with her as Cat Power’s “Moon” played in the background, I relented.
n English, there are no words to describe the existential pain of watching the catastrophic impact of climate change on the world around you. How do we explain how we feel when we hear about rising sea levels, burning forests, tornadoes and tsunamis ravaging coastlines, or animals going extinct?
Fortunately, a retired professor has coined a term for this ecological grief: “solastalgia,” or the feeling of being homesick while still at home and the landscape you love changes, often for the worse.
With cannabis now legal in Canada, people still face social stigma for consuming the plant. One Ontario photographer hopes to end the shame surrounding medicinal and recreational use of cannabis by photographing everyday people and their personal weed rituals.
Niv Shimshon, a 40-year-old married father of two is a wedding photographer and cannabis user based in Hamilton, Ontario.
Two recent incidents involving politicians and their online opponents have revived questions about how police handle social media hostility.
Last week, while scrolling through my Twitter feed, I came across a colourful illustration of a glove- and goggle-clad woman bent over a sink, sawing open a flower-filled planter. It looked like she was in an autopsy room, with a huge surgical light descending from the ceiling, while x-rays of a skull, torso and hand hung nearby.
The Herpetologists' League "regrets and apologizes for offensive content presented in the 2018 Distinguished Herpetologist lecture."
"The consequence of this is a significant and costly loss of talent in science, engineering, and medicine," a 285-page landmark study finds.
As drag queens become international superstars and the art form goes mainstream, many are wondering: what about drag kings?
People often view femininity as inherently more performative than masculinity, a stereotype that can constrain the freedom and evolution of gender expression.
As a nerdy kid, I strongly identified with Captain Kathryn Janeway of Star Trek: Voyager in her gender-neutral uniform. I loved that people aboard her starship all wore the same outfit, albeit in different colors to signify their roles. The uniform was designed to fit every type of body and perform in every type of scenario — even combat. It was a one-stop-shop for interstellar exploration and diplomacy.
It’s Monday morning when I arrive early at my full-time office job in Toronto’s financial district — looking put together and well rested for the day ahead. Little do my colleagues know, I’ve just spent the entire weekend sleeping, leaving the confines of my dark bedroom only to answer pizza delivery, use the bathroom, or take my antidepressants.
Polly Pagenhart, an androgynous genderqueer parent, enters an airport bathroom with their wife and child, and is immediately snapped at by a stranger: “This is the women’s room!” This is nothing new to Pagenhart, who keeps their hair short and wears collared shirts and blazers, and says they’re mistakenly called “sir” several times a month. Pagenhart identifies as a “lesbian dad,” uses they/them pronouns as opposed to gendered ones, and argues that one needn’t be a man to be a father. Kind of like fitting into someone else’s definition of “a woman” shouldn’t determine which bathroom you use.
On the surface, it seems like self-neglect might have something to do with a loss of self-control. For me, it was the opposite; it gave me my control back. Frankly, if all my teeth rotted, it was my decision. People are likely more familiar with this negative coping mechanism when it comes to behavioral problems like eating disorders, or cutting, and the way some trauma survivors say these things help them regain a sense of agency over themselves. Self-neglect, in comparison, isn’t as well known.