15-minute cities: What they are, and why some people are lashing out against them
The idea of a 15-minute city is not a new one, but there's sudden interest (and plenty of misinformation) about what they could mean for Canadians.
Being Two-Spirit and trans in Canada: How colonization shaped the way we view gender diversity
Two-Spiritedness, a relatively new term to describe an historic concept in Indigenous communities, acknowledges the fluidity and spectrum of gender identity and expression.
Jun 8, 2022
Rural Revival: What’s behind Canada’s small town boom
Twin crises of housing affordability and the pandemic are driving millennials into the countryside and bringing about a rural revival.
Nov 20, 2021
Black in small-town Canada: From racism to building inclusive communities
From dealing with microaggressions to addressing stereotypes, small-town living can be isolating when you're Black.
Jul 5, 2020
The lack of diversity in Canadian media is ‘hard to ignore’ — and the numbers prove it
Women of colour and Indigenous women are severely underrepresented, both on and behind the screen.
May 27, 2019
Gender-affirming health coverage by Canadian province, territory
The types of gender-affirming treatments and procedures that are covered (and requirements for coverage) vary by region. Here's a breakdown.
Jun 23, 2022
How 4 millennial co-owners got into Canada’s least affordable housing market
These Canadians are part of a growing trend, most noticeable in the country’s expensive urban centres, of co-ownership to break into increasingly unaffordable housing markets.
Mar 30, 2022
Census 2021: A snapshot of Ontario’s population and dwelling data
Some of the most dramatic local growth happened outside of Ontario's largest urban areas.
Feb 9, 2022
86% of Canadians live in areas where air pollution exceeds WHO guidelines: researchers
Most Canadians live in areas with higher-than-recommended levels of air pollution, which has serious implications for their health, researchers say.
Oct 7, 2021
Health issues, affordability worsen homelessness in Hamilton, according to city survey
Hamilton’s most recent Point in Time Connection survey of individuals experiencing homelessness in the city highlights a shift in the demographic profile.
Mar 7, 2022
Honey, hives and highrises: Why urban beekeeping is trending in Canada
Urban beekeeping is growing in popularity as more people are concerned with the decline in bee populations along with the desire to cultivate their own fresh honey.
Jun 17, 2015
What does the Liberal election platform promise on Indigenous issues? Here’s what we know
Here's what we know so far about the Liberal platform's promises for Indigenous people – and what advocates have to say about them, too.
Sep 1, 2021
Montreal’s Lufa Farms expands veggie offerings with massive rooftop greenhouse
Lufa Farms is growing tomatoes and eggplants as part of its latest urban farming project.
Aug 26, 2020
Ontario Greenbelt consultation now underway, but advocates say plans don’t go far enough
“We really need to keep farmland and ecological function in the area if we’re going to keep living here for multiple generations.”
Feb 28, 2021
Budget 2022 promises $4.3 billion to improve Indigenous housing in Canada
Ottawa says it will spend $4.3 billion over seven years to help improve Indigenous housing during Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s second budget of the pandemic era.
Apr 7, 2022
‘It brings back old memories’: New Chinatown cultural centre to share stories of resilience against racism
The first permanent cultural space of its kind in Canada will feature more than 150 stories of early Chinese immigrants whose resilience against racism helped shape Chinatown.
Nov 2, 2021
City of Calgary ‘hatches’ urban hen licensing program for another year
This year the City of Calgary has decided to release an unlimited number of licencses due to high demand.
Will recreational homes be more affordable in 2023? Report predicts prices will dip
Recreational real estate across Canada could soon see a price dip after rising throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from Royal LePage.
Mixed reactions in Calgary to 2023 federal budget
Calgary's mayor voiced mixed reaction to the 2023 federal budget released Tuesday with a focus on helping Canadians struggling with high inflation and rising interest rates.
Budget 2023 commits $8.7M to Indigenous resource consultation, eyes housing strategy
The budget shows Ottawa also plans to inject $4 billion over seven years into an urban, rural and northern Indigenous housing strategy beginning in 2024-25.