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June 2016

Five outrageously expensive summer camps that will boggle your inner socialist

By Pieta Woolley

June 2016

Five eating regimes that fall somewhere between Tofurkey and all-you-can-eat ribs

By Pieta Woolley

May 2016

Five ways to celebrate Mother’s Day beyond cards and flowers

By Pieta Woolley

April 2016

Five climate reality checks in Canadians’ own backyards

By Pieta Woolley

March 2016

Five Easter meats that you should think twice about

By Pieta Woolley

March 2016

Five places that are getting it right – by not being Vancouver

By Pieta Woolley

February 2016

Five times the media declared WWIII in the past two years

By Pieta Woolley

February 2016

Five types of men for the modern era — and their shadows

By Pieta Woolley

January 2016

5 reasons behind all addiction

By Pieta Woolley

January 2016

Five uneasy questions about the Oregon militia standoff

By Pieta Woolley

December 2015

Five places to start your new career as a marijuana farmer

By Pieta Woolley

December 2015

Five ways to sound smarter about the Paris climate conference

By Pieta Woolley

November 2015

Five differences between Justin Trudeau and Stephen Harper: what we know so far

By Pieta Woolley

November 2015

Five times the Remembrance Day poppy got (far too) political

By Pieta Woolley

October 2015

Five ethically ghoulish ways to 'evil-up' your Halloween

By Pieta Woolley

October 2015

Five issues that didn't get enough play during the federal election campaign — so far

By Pieta Woolley

September 2015

Five important waves of refugees Canada has admitted since WWII

By Pieta Woolley

September 2015

Five ways to go better into that good night

By Pieta Woolley

August 2015

Five languages that have returned from the brink

By Pieta Woolley

July 2015

Five times the courts and the federal government said Canadians do not, in fact, have a “right to die” with help

By Pieta Woolley

June 2015

Five pieces of evidence that show today’s grandparents have come a long way, baby

By Pieta Woolley

June 2015

Ten things the United Church will be remembered for — in the distant future, of course

By Pieta Woolley

June 2015

Five things you probably didn’t know about divorce around the world

By Pieta Woolley

May 2015

Five leaders who have lost, well, their faith

By Pieta Woolley

May 2015

Five radical camping experiences for your revolutionary teen

By Pieta Woolley

April 2015

Five radical reconciliation activities for spring

By Pieta Woolley

March 2015

Five ways you may be a top climate change contributor

By Pieta Woolley

March 2015

Ten things you can’t bring to your new tiny home

By Pieta Woolley

February 2015

Five social justice-inspired things to give up for Lent

By Pieta Woolley

February 2015

Five legit excuses for not buying fair trade coffee

By Pieta Woolley

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Observations

by David Wilson

A perfect send-off

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Video

ObserverDocs: A Tale of Two Cancers

by Observer Staff

Catherine Gordon's October 2017 feature for The Observer, 'A tale of two cancers,' recently caught the eye of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and his Washington, D.C.-based team, and inspired a short documentary. Gordon talks about the experience of writing the article and participating in the film.

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Society

November 2017

Trump country

by David Macfarlane

A northern Alabama county voted almost unanimously for Donald Trump in 2016. One year later, the writer, together with photographer Nigel Dickson, travels there to try to understand why.

Faith

November 2017

Involuntary pilgrim

by David Giuliano

The return of a tumour sets David Giuliano on a path he calls his ‘Camino de Cancer’

Faith

October 2017

A tale of two cancers

by Catherine Gordon

One year after the writer discovered she had breast cancer, her sister in California received the same diagnosis. They both recovered, but their experiences were worlds apart.

Society

November 2017

Trump country

by David Macfarlane

A northern Alabama county voted almost unanimously for Donald Trump in 2016. One year later, the writer, together with photographer Nigel Dickson, travels there to try to understand why.

Faith

November 2017

Involuntary pilgrim

by David Giuliano

The return of a tumour sets David Giuliano on a path he calls his ‘Camino de Cancer’

Faith

November 2017

Grey matter

by Trisha Elliott

Is consciousness just a function of the brain — or something more?

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