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October 2007

The shadow side of nuclear energy

By Mike Milne

Nuclear energy promises lots of electricity with minimal greenhouse gases. Its waste `footprint' is a different matter, though.


May 2007

Death by design

By Larry Krotz

We enjoy unprecedented control over how we live. Should we also control the way we die?


April 2007

Eco-ethics and the winds of change

By Larry Krotz

The fierce debate over an Ontario wind-energy project signals a looming ethical storm


November 2006

When war in not an option

By Jennifer McPhee


December 2005

New casino, bad idea

By Donna Sinclair


September 2005

Fighting back against elder abuse

By Melissa Walker


April 2005

Climate change

By David Wilson

Into the gathering haze


June 2004

Spanking: Why a good smack isn't

By Jocelyn Bell

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by David Wilson

Outrage is the new normal

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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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October 2017

Fall from grace

by Justin Dallaire

Don Hume was a United Church minister nearing retirement. Then he tried crack cocaine.


September 2017


by Jane Dawson

Restless longing is at the core of the human condition, urging us onward through life. What happens when it veers off course?


July 2017

From far and wide

by Various Writers

Meet 11 immigrants who are putting down new roots


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.


June 2017

Resisting genocide

by Sally Armstrong

In August 2014, ISIS attacked Iraq’s Yazidis, slaughtering thousands and forcing women and girls into sexual slavery. Today, the survivors are fighting for their ancient way of life.


April 2017

Dear Grandkids

by Various Writers

Six acclaimed Canadian authors write letters from the heart

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