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With the COVID-19 pandemic and cold and rainy weather, today doesn’t really feel like Canada Day.


Canada Day has long been one of my favourite days of the year. It is the one day where we, as a country, come together to celebrate all that makes us proud Canadians. This year will be much different.

Some citizens currently receiving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit were shocked and alarmed to receive news this week that they “will not receive a (CERB) payment when you complete your next report."

Since the day Columbus discovered the New World, the imposition of European culture on the region both north and south of the equator had two basic forces at work. One was genocide with respect to the Indigenous peoples and the second was enslavement and, once that was abolished, white supre…


The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police has focussed the world on the blight of racism. In the days and weeks since that event, millions have marched through the streets and there has been much said and written about racism, whether it be conversations around systemic ra…

The name “Winston Smit” probably doesn’t immediately bring someone to mind. Good — that’s what author George Orwell wanted. He deliberately made Smith, the central character in Orwell’s most famous novel, 1984, an unassuming, ordinary, fade-into-the-background civil servant.

Our telescopes can spot galaxies that formed soon after the birth of the universe. We can measure with great precision whether they are moving towards or away from us.

In the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers and the Black Lives Matters protests across the world, including Prince George, many people have called for defunding and/or dismantling police forces.