Life

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I’m raising my baby in an off-grid cabin in the Northwest Territories

It’s harder—and more wonderful—than I ever imagined
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I grew up gay in a conservative home. The emerging anti-LGBTQ+ agenda horrifies me.

 "Parents are calling for a return to the dark age I grew up in, devoid of nuance, compassion or understanding" 
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Two jobs, no money: How mortgage rates have pushed one Toronto father to the brink

For the last year-and-a-half, I’ve worked my day job from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., then headed to the restaurant to start my night shift. I work 75 hours a week and we’re still scrambling to keep up with our payments.
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This Canadian couple was featured in an anti-LGBTQ campaign. They sued—and won

“We’re real and we’re valid. We deserve the same rights as everyone else.”
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Inside the Toronto food bank for dogs, cats, rodents, snakes—even a hedgehog 

As pet food prices rise, the Toronto Humane Society’s pet food bank program is seeing a surge in demand
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This Nova Scotia co-housing community is creating connections—and more affordable homes

“I’m proud of what we’ve built—for a group of amateurs, it’s quite an accomplishment”
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This international student found affordable housing on a roommate-matching site

“There are just not enough places for students to live in Barrie. I saw a house that had 16 people living in it.”
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More Canadian parents are choosing to have only one child. I’m one of them.

Single-child families are now the most common household type in Canada. Being “one and done” is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
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Peter C. Newman, 1929–2023

Journalist, writer and former editor of Maclean’s dies aged 94