Leila El Shennawy

Leila El Shennawy

(Pictured): Iman Vellani. Photo by Irvin Rivera.

I used to dress up as Ms. Marvel for Halloween. Now I play her on TV.

“Marvel was all I ever talked about,” says Iman Vellani, a comic book fan from Ontario turned on-screen superhero

Meet the muses behind Robert Munsch’s most iconic stories

They were the kids who inspired some of the legendary author’s best-loved stories. Now, they’re all grown up.
Conservative Interim leader Candice Bergen rises during Question Period, Feb. 16, 2022 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

The Conservatives won’t support the enforcement of the Emergencies Act

Politics Insider for Feb. 17: A breakdown of the Emergencies Act; Ottawa appoints an interim police chief; Doug Ford comes up short on a major election promise
Ruth Hamilton's dog, Toby, assesses the space rock after it has been returned by the Western University team (Photograph by Amy Barrett)

A meteorite nearly killed this B.C. woman in her sleep. Scientists say it could be 470 million years old.

The cosmic rock hurtled through space and time and landed in Ruth Hamilton’s bed, just beside her head. It could be worth thousands.
(Illustration by Selena Wong)

Whitehorse’s historic Martha Black Mayday tree is dying—but its seedlings may help it live on

Hundreds of seedlings from one doomed tree will sprout this year around Whitehorse, keeping the iconic plant’s legacy alive
Mira Robotics' Ugo avatar robot sterilizes a door handle with ultraviolet light during a demonstration at the company's laboratory in Kawasaki, Japan, June 8, 2020 (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

Four weird and wonderful inventions sparked by the pandemic

From wind instrument covers to germ-killing robots, necessity was the mother of invention for these pandemic creations
A photograph of William Kyle's Dakota C-47 aircraft that crashed on 21 June 1945. (Photograph by Shelby Lisk)

How an RCAF airman’s watch solved a 50-year mystery

The discovery of F.O. William Joseph Kyle’s watch led Veterans Affairs Canada—and his family—to where his plane went down during the Second World War
Rescuers install a water pump inside Tham Luang Nang Non cave on June 28, 2018, in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Linh Pham/Getty Images

The heroes of the Thai cave rescue

The inside story of an improbable team of divers, a near-impossible plan and the rescue of 12 boys from a Thai cave