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An illustration of a woman wearing yellow surrounded by people silhouetted in turquoise looking very lonely.

All the lonely people

Yasmin Afshar

The discourse has moved on since the lockdowns lifted, but Canada’s loneliness epidemic remains

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The Operation

Nathaniel G. Moore

He did not hate the winter now, for he knew it was merely the Spring asleep, and that the flowers were resting. – Oscar Wilde, “The Selfish Giant”

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Talking with the dead

Lesley Buxton

Across time and cultures, humans have sought to communicate with loved ones who have died. As the lone survivor of a family, I need those conversations

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Sea of Love

Kiley Best

We need to rekindle our relationship with blue spaces

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An image of kelp cultivators in a boat recording their observations of the kelp in the wild.

Seaweed solutions

Fatima Aamir

The Kwiakah First Nation’s slow, intentional approach to kelp cultivation

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This Magazine is hiring a News Editor!

Sarah Ratchford

Applications are due Friday, May 26, 2023

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What can fungi teach us about healing trauma?

Katarina Sabados

What fungi taught me about connection and healing in community

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Kawai Shen

New fiction from our January/February issue

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The perfect assist

Thomas O'Donnell

How the NHL helped me transition

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You are not your own

Samantha Purchase

What is learned and lost when you grow up in purity culture (and yes, it's here in Canada too)

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Seoul mates

Zeahaa Rehman

A dearth of good rom-coms coming out of Hollywood is fuelling an appetite for K-drama

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Prairie queens

Jacqueline Salomé

How the Bannock Babes are creating a space for Indigenous drag

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