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Oct 29 5 tweets 3 min read
Welcome to the inaugural issue of Great Reads, a curated selection of this week’s great stories from The Globe. We hear from reporter Ian Brown, who went on his first overnight voyage on a sailboat down Cape Breton and across the Gulf of Maine to Mount Desert Island.
Oct 29 8 tweets 4 min read
At age 40, Dr. Alika Lafontaine – an anesthesiologist in a busy northern Alberta hospital and father to four kids – is the youngest president in the Canadian Medical Association’s 155-year history. Of Métis, Cree, Anishinaabe and Pacific Islander ancestry, Dr. Lafontaine is also the CMA’s first Indigenous leader.
Sep 17 6 tweets 3 min read
Pierre Poilievre’s critics have labelled him a Canadian Donald Trump, and he has mirrored populist MAGA techniques. But Mr. Poilievre is no Donald Trump in tenets or temperament. He doesn’t echo the anti-immigrant rhetoric, and abhors Mr. Trump’s gargantuan deficits.
Sep 17 5 tweets 2 min read
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid his respects to Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday, ahead of a gathering with King Charles and other prime ministers of the realm. Mr. Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, attended the Queen’s lying-in-state with Canada’s High Commissioner to Britain, Ralph Goodale. Image
Sep 17 7 tweets 3 min read
The Bank of Canada is racing to shore up its credibility with Canadians in the face of the highest inflation since the 1980s. Communication with the public has moved to the centre of monetary policy. What individuals and businesses believe about future inflation can have a significant impact on where it ends up.
Sep 17 6 tweets 3 min read
No one, including the Ukrainian generals who planned the 10-day-old counteroffensive that has liberated Izyum along with most of the eastern Kharkiv region, could have predicted how swiftly the Russian army would collapse. Izyum is seen as a key to the fighting in both Kharkiv and the neighbouring Donbas region, a strategically important city, built on rare high ground overlooking the plains of Eastern Ukraine.
Sep 17 8 tweets 4 min read
A rodent has emerged as an unlikely climate change warrior. Research has shown that watersheds inhabited by beavers are wetter and greener, more resistant to wildfires and more productive for agriculture. In California, beavers are newly coveted agents of environmental healing as tinder-dry forests burn in great masses and vast parts of the continent go parched from a worsening drought.
Sep 17 8 tweets 4 min read
Many people look to improve their diets by eating more vegetables and salads. What is the best way to cook vegetables to maximize their nutritional value? Are raw vegetables always healthier? Do all cooking methods destroy vitamins?

What @LeslieBeckRD has to say:
Sep 17 6 tweets 4 min read
During the four days of horror that unfolded on James Smith Cree Nation, everyone lost someone @NancySMacdonald and @jana_pruden tell the story of how the attack unfolded, and how the tight-knit Cree community is looking back in grief and ahead to forgiveness after 10 people were stabbed to death, and the suspect and his brother also died.
Sep 17 12 tweets 5 min read
The 10 Saskatchewan stabbing victims, and how their loved ones are remembering them

Illustrations by @chiefladybird Bonnie Goodvoice Burns, 48
A mother of four and foster parent of two children. Her family remembers her as a matriarch who died while protecting her kids.
Sep 16 7 tweets 4 min read
🎙On Monday, political columnists @RobynUrback and @JohnIbbitson joined The Decibel's @menakarw for a live conversation on Twitter unpacking Pierre Poilievre's victory.

You can now listen to it as a bonus episode ⬇… 🔊"One of the things that Pierre Poilievre has done, as Stephen Harper did well, is define the party. He's defined the party as his party," says @JohnIbbitson.…
Sep 16 5 tweets 2 min read
The best, worst and weirdest moments from TIFF 2022 🎥 Most Nauseating Trend:
This year Triangle of Sadness, The Whale and The Swimmers all featured scenes of characters puking with abandon.
Sep 16 5 tweets 3 min read
After FedEx reported weak preliminary financial results and warned of a recession, the stock market shuddered, highlighting the importance many investors attribute to the global delivery giant.

@dberman_ROB reports. FedEx’s share price fell 21.4 per cent on Friday, and dragged down major indexes.

The S&P 500 declined 1.4 per cent in morning trading, before ending the day down 0.7 per cent. Canada’s S&P/TSX Composite Index declined 0.9 per cent.
Sep 16 6 tweets 3 min read
As the employer-led push to return to the office grows, unions are weighing into the debate, aiming to give their members more leverage in determining how and where they work.

@VanmalaS reports. “You’re going to see more language around remote work in collective agreements,” said Lana Payne, the president of Unifor. “The nature of work has changed. Now we need to get collective agreements to reflect that.”
Sep 16 6 tweets 3 min read
The Prime Minister’s Office released the names of the 19 delegates who will represent Canada at the Queen’s funeral on Monday.

@MariekeWalsh reports: The delegation will include Prrime Minister Justin Trudeau, Governor-General Mary Simon and former prime ministers Kim Campbell, Jean Chrétien, Paul Martin and Stephen Harper.
Sep 15 5 tweets 2 min read
💰 An emergency fund is a crucial part of ensuring your financial health. And yes, you and everyone else definitely need one.

We answer the questions you were too afraid to ask about emergency funds ⬇ The term “emergency fund” is sometimes used interchangeably with the nicer-sounding “rainy-day fund” or “sinking fund.” But neither is quite the same.

An emergency is, by definition, unforeseen. You’re planning for the stuff you can’t plan for.
Sep 15 9 tweets 5 min read
The death of Queen Elizabeth – and King Charles’s rise, specifically – has reinvigorated republican movements across the Commonwealth.

What is the Commonwealth, and how does a country break ties with the monarchy? ⬇️ The Commonwealth of Nations is 56 independent countries that were once part of the British Empire. Many of these countries have since broken ties with the monarchy and become their own republics, electing their own head of state. Image
Sep 15 7 tweets 3 min read
Canada’s real estate association slashed its home price forecast for the year, as values declined for the sixth straight month in August with smaller Ontario cities shouldering the largest declines. The national home price index fell 1.6% to $777,200 from July to August, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association. Over the past six months, the home price index is down 7.4%. Image
Sep 15 8 tweets 4 min read
A growing number of Canadians, men especially, have become more accustomed to working from home during the pandemic, and want to continue remote work indefinitely. According to a new report on workplace preferences, regardless of gender, occupation or whether they have children, Canadians are showing a growing affinity toward remote work. Image
Sep 15 6 tweets 3 min read
Crypto companies in Canada are hoping to boost their clientele as the blockchain network behind the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency, ethereum, switches to a different, greener operating model this week.

@temurdur reports: Dubbed “the Merge,” this update has been years in the making, but delayed several times because of its technical complexities. Image
Sep 15 5 tweets 2 min read
The federal government is sending its acting envoy in Beijing to take on the unofficial role of Ottawa’s ambassador to Taiwan amid China’s escalating military threats against the self-governed island.

@RobertFife and @stevenchase report: Jim Nickel will become executive director of the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei, Canada’s unofficial embassy in Taiwan, according to two Canadian officials and a source in the Taiwanese government.

He replaces diplomat Jordan Reeves.