As Canada Post wrestles with its bottom line, a letter carrier addresses the nation
A son’s cross-border search to find the war trophy that may have killed his father
In December 2008, al Qaeda captured two Canadian diplomats and their driver in Niger. In an excerpt from his new book, A Season in Hell, the author recalls 130 days trapped in the Sahara
In which the writer recalls a lifetime of Trans-Canada road trips, first with her parents, then with her family, and, with her nest now empty, alone with her husband. Is this the end of something or the beginning?
Letting go of the French-English duality
How I found Stieg Larsson’s inner sanctum
A son retraces his father’s death
The allure of the dancing Na Nach of Tel Aviv
When in doubt, there’s always New York
In implementing zero tolerance for sexual abuse, has the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario become a source of harm to the patients it’s trying to protect?
Fetal alcohol syndrome is preventable, incurable, and surprisingly common. Still, it brought me Boop, who has redefined my life
As parents grow old, the children who care for them don’t always grow up
A memoir of whiteout in Newfoundland
Fathers and sons, architecture as refuge, and a family’s great loss
This is the story of a heart operation. It’s also the story of a marriage.
Exhuming the ghosts of war in England and Greenland
In search of an interview with James Baldwin, a young Canadian immigrant experiences the intensity of Harlem in the 1960s, and ultimately finds Malcolm X.
(or, lessons in living on a modest talent)
By the time I left China, I had either thrown away or lost my childhood collection of memorabilia from the Cultural Revolution
It was an ill-advised journey. You don’t go to Jamaica in August unless you grew up there. Too hot. And those roosters.
On top of the TV there was a picture, colourized and framed, of baby Gail sitting on my father’s knee, with her name printed in the top right corner: Gail Gallant at 3 months
How a son learned to live with the death of his father
Adventures of a reluctant huntress
It’s been said my grandfather helped build modern-day Korea. He left a subtler kind of legacy for me