Hamdi Issawi

Seale and Jackson enjoy chicken wings at the Workshop Eatery in Edmonton, Alta. (Photograph by Amber Bracken)

This awful year may have reset our ability to appreciate happiness

Experts think that after months of depriving ourselves of everyday pleasures we once took for granted, our newfound appreciation for the little things might actually last beyond 2020

Robson Bight, B.C. part of Stephen Wilkes' "Day to Night" series (Stephen Wilkes)

Aye, there’s the rub

Killer whales are drawn to a part of northeast Vancouver Island, where they engage in a strange activity—’beach rubbing’

Sea otters off Vargas Island in B.C.; the animals eat 20 per cent of their body weight each day (Photograph by Melissa Renwick)

Sea otters are back with a worrying vengeance in B.C.

Once within a whisker of extinction, the adorable creatures are making a major resurgence—but not all residents view their comeback in a favourable light

Horgan announces there will be a fall election IN B.C. Chad Hipolito/CP)

Five burning questions about the B.C. election

John Horgan wants to capitalize on his party’s recent tide of popularity, but the move carries risks

A ship comes through the smoky air under the Lion’s Gate Bridge in Vancouver. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

Under B.C.’s dome of smoke and ash

After the months-long COVID lockdown, B.C.ers have been forced back indoors as yellow, sooty air swallows entire streetscapes

More than 500 dino-related items were up for grabs at Able Auctions in Langley, B.C., in what one auctioneer called a once-in-a-lifetime event (Photograph by Alana Paterson)

That time life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs were on auction in Langley, B.C.

Bidders at a sale of the velociraptors, pterosaurs and T. Rexes this August fell into two categories: grazers and carnivores

Passengers are temperature screened at the departure gates at Pearson International Airport. Toronto will move into phase three of reopening with other parts of Ontario later in the week as the province tries to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Toronto. July 30, 2020. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star/Getty Images)

Forget flattening the curve—what about eliminating COVID-19 entirely?

Stamping out the virus regionally in Canada, without a vaccine, is an enticing possibility. But what are the costs?

Mey and her students (Photograph by Jimmy Jeong)

A glimpse at what school might look like next fall for Canadian students

Half-capacity classrooms, hand-washing stations, sparse playgrounds. B.C’s resumption of classes has given the rest of the country a chance to see how schools may function in the age of COVID-19.

Guests take photos of the Brandon Police Service's new armoured response vehicle during the vehicle's unveiling at Assiniboine Community College's Public Safety Training Centre at their Victoria Avenue East campus on Thursday. (Tim Smith)

The armour-plated blue line in Brandon, Man.

The growing militarization of police—from SWAT teams to so-called ‘rescue’ vehicles—is under scrutiny

“Everybody is being way more cautious. PPE is being worn all the time. Our surgeries are taking longer because we’re protecting our patients and protecting ourselves, which means we’re doing fewer surgeries during the day.” —Robynne Peters, 46, registered nurse, operating room

Portraits of B.C.’s frontline health care workers as the province flattened the curve

These are the faces of workers in Mount Saint Joseph Hospital, who balanced hazardous jobs with anxious and, in some cases, lonely lives away from the hospital

Farmhouse Garden’s Barabash and Buckwheat dial in to a recent Zoom call. Attendees were playing a game; Buckwheat wore a blue tie to indicate he was a member of the blue team. (Photograph by Della Rollins)

Meet Buckwheat, the donkey people are hiring to crash video meetings

Originally raised as a guard donkey to protect livestock, she made a mid-life career change in April and has become a rising star in the meeting-crasher business during the pandemic

Washington State Department of Agriculture entomologist Chris Looney displays a dead Asian giant hornet, a sample sent from Japan and brought in for research, on May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Washington. - The new Asian hornets that have been found in Washington state may be murder on already stressed-out honeybees, but for humans its like a repeat of the sensationalized scare that turned Africanized killer honeybees of the 1970s: a real and nasty bug hyped into a horror movie motif that didnt quite fulfill its scary billing. Numerous bee and insect experts tell people to calm down about the so-called murder hornets, unless you are a beekeeper. (Elaine Thompson/AFP/Getty Images)

Here come the murder hornets, the Western honeybee’s worst nightmare

Conrad Bérubé has already taken down one nest of the aggressive hornets that can wipe out defenceless honeybees. And he’ll go to war again.