A New Year’s reading list for the 99.09 per cent

Four authors who lay bare a depressing world of plutocrats, oligarchs and the international kakistocracy

A New Year’s reading list for the 99.09 per cent
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Four authors who lay bare a depressing world of plutocrats, oligarchs and the international kakistocracy

Lessons from a contemplative life

At 67, I'm focusing on the things that are most important: family, friends, and challenging physical and mental pursuits

Lessons from a contemplative life
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At 67, I’m focusing on the things that are most important: family, friends, and challenging physical and mental pursuits

A new wave of B.C. small-town cultural renaissance

Let's be honest, most of B.C.’s artistic community has always lived on the Gulf Islands, on Vancouver Island, up the Sunshine Coast, in Haida Gwaii rather than in Vancouver

A new wave of B.C. small-town cultural renaissance
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Let’s be honest, most of B.C.’s artistic community has always lived on the Gulf Islands, on Vancouver Island, up the Sunshine Coast, in Haida Gwaii rather than in Vancouver

The American dream is moving north to Canada

Great uncertainty faces Canada and the United States, but Canada seems better equipped to adapt and flourish

The American dream is moving north to Canada
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Great uncertainty faces Canada and the United States, but Canada seems better equipped to adapt and flourish

Roots that run deep, nurturing a family over generations

Reconnecting with our Highland heritage, its resourceful and egalitarian values, and the natural legacy that flows to all of us

Roots that run deep, nurturing a family over generations
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This is part 4 in our series The Orkney islands

Reconnecting with our Highland heritage, its resourceful and egalitarian values, and the natural legacy that flows to all of us

’Twas the night before Christmas …

The lights will be artfully strung, the family heirloom decorations will be carefully hung, and the boys will murmur appropriate and truthful praise

’Twas the night before Christmas …
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The lights will be artfully strung, the family heirloom decorations will be carefully hung, and the boys will murmur appropriate and truthful praise

A spirit gone, but enduring through lessons well taught

Bruce Webster defined how best to live life: with respect, humour, physical and intellectual rigour, and a willingness to take risks

A spirit gone, but enduring through lessons well taught
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Bruce Webster defined how best to live life: with respect, humour, physical and intellectual rigour, and a willingness to take risks

Learning life’s lessons from the best – and worst – of leaders

What we learned from Winston Churchill and Pierre Trudeau won't be taught to our children by Donald Trump

Learning life’s lessons from the best – and worst – of leaders
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Youth are often shaped by political leaders. What we learned from Winston Churchill and Pierre Trudeau won’t be taught to our children by Donald Trump

Civic renewal that drains the soul – and people – from communities

When investor neighbourhoods replace residential ones, civic sustainability is the big loser

Civic renewal that drains the soul – and people – from communities
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When investor neighbourhoods replace residential ones, civic sustainability is the big loser

Angry times require rational argument

But in the time of Trump, there is too little reasoned articulation of viewpoints and too much posturing and pouting. It puts us all at risk

Angry times require rational argument
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But in the time of Trump, there is too little reasoned articulation of viewpoints and too much posturing and pouting. It puts us all at risk