In today’s Big Story podcast, in Canada, it’s called the Rock ‘N Play “Soothing Seat” — because of our strict regulations on sleep products for infants, it’s not allowed to be marketed as a “sleeper.” Which also means that when the product was recalled in the United States this month because of 32 deaths over […]
In today’s Big Story podcast, Philippe J. Fournier teaches physics by day and models our elections by night. Like, all night. As computer modelling of political data gathers steam around the world, Fournier created 338Canada.com to try to crunch all the numbers and predict provincial elections. With a batting average above 90 percent so far, […]
In today’s Big Story podcast, while many may think of abortion as a non-issue in Canada, the movement against it still exists… but it looks a lot different than it once did. Young people (Gen Zers to be specific) are increasingly labelling themselves as pro-life, attending anti-abortion marches and supporting pro-life politicians. What’s changed in […]
In today’s Big Story podcast, you probably don’t know exactly what should and should not end up in your Blue Box. But even if you did, only a staggeringly small fraction of the recyclable waste you put inside it would ever end up as a new product. What’s changed in the recycling industry to leave […]
In today’s Big Story podcast, what did the Toronto Police know? When did they know it? Crime reporter Wendy Gillis accessed court documents, and conducted extensive interviews with detectives to put together the story of an infamous investigation from the perspective of the people chasing a serial killer. Police faced extensive criticism over the McArthur […]
Meet the youngest MPP in Ontario history. He hates abortion and liberal sex-ed curriculums. He loves Dr. Suess. He parodies the Monster Mash (“We stopped the caaaaarbon tax!”) in the legislature. His office calls the cops on seniors holding a “read-in” to protest library cuts. He was quiet as a 19-year-old backbencher in the opposition, […]
When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mentioned the need for gender-based analysis of construction camps that dot remote areas of Canada’s west last year, he was met with a hail of criticism for casting all men who work at those camps as potential rapists. That, of course, isn’t the case—but what does the sudden influx of […]
Of all the ways climate change will impact us, this is one that will kick us right in the national pride. In order to make a good outdoor hockey rink, you need the temperature to get below freezing and stay that way consistently for a while. If you’ve been paying attention the past few winters, […]
This will likely be Canada’s least-covered federal election in history, at least on a local level. The race to be Prime Minister will receive no shortage of analysis, but in the midst of vanishing local news outlets, what happens to the other 338 other races? What kind of coverage can local news outlets afford to […]
Logging into a social network can be qualified as risky behaviour, in the same vein as drinking, gambling or unsafe sex. We know enough about it now to understand that it does things to our brain, and now it seems even the tech giants are acknowledging that some of their platforms’ key features are…bad for […]
We waste enough food every year in Canada to feed a second country. The scope of the problem has finally been measured and it’s immense. But food waste is not what you probably think it is. How do we track the quantity of food we waste and, more importantly, figure out where it gets wasted? […]
More than 200 of the best women’s hockey players in the world are prepared to sit out an entire season in their quest for a unified North American league. Their colleagues feel that their absence could damage the sport. The Canadian women’s league folded unexpectedly last month, just a few days after its championship game, […]
Street harassment, confrontations and hate crimes are on the rise. We have the numbers and we see viral videos of these incidents every day. If you walk the streets or ride transit or shop in your city, there’s a decent chance that if you’re not a victim yourself, you’ll be near an incident when it […]
Norm Wilner has been watching and writing about movies since superhero flicks were rare and generally bad. What changed?
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