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Must Sees



1) After the last disaster, Haiti was supposed to 'build back better' — what happened? (Via CBC News, Oct. 12, 2016)

Aid organizations 'only ever accountable to the people who are giving it money,' author says Read the full article


2) Grandmothers Unite (Via The Agenda, Oct. 10, 2016)

The Stephen Lewis Foundation is marking 10 years of its Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign, which supports elders in sub-Saharan Africa who take care of their grandchildren and others whose parents have died of AIDS. The Agenda speaks to a panel of women involved in the campaign.




3) Watch what happens when we build walls and fences to keep people out (Via Quartz Oct. 10, 2016)

It’s been over a year since Donald Trump announced his US presidential run in a speech that promised to build an “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall” along the US-Mexico border. At the same time, Europe was confronted with its worst refugee crisis since World War II.  Read the full article

4) The Walrus Talks: Making New Traditions from Our Old Ways (Via The Walrus, Oct. 7, 2016)

Kevin Kablutsiak, executive director of the Arctic Inspiration Prize, grew up in Arviat, Nunavut and, after high school, spent a year in the Nunavut Sivuniksavut Training Program in Ottawa. Within the last ten years, he’s been a broadcaster with CBC North in Iqaluit, first as a reporter and then as host of the morning show Qulliq. Kevin also spent three years with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Canada’s national Inuit organization, where he led a group studying the feasibility of a standard Inuit-language writing system.




5) The Syria war: a history (Via Vox, Oct. 11, 2016)

A brief history of how Syria fell into a war that, since 2011, has killed 250,000 and sent half the population fleeing — including 4 million refugees. Read full article


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Observations

by David Wilson

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Video

ObserverDocs: A shoulder to lean on

by Observer Staff

Sheima Benembarek was born in Saudi Arabia, grew up in Morocco and moved to Canada in 2005. In 2015, she relocated to Toronto. At first, the city seemed so much bigger, impersonal — and even threatening — until a fateful encounter in the subway one day.

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Faith

January 2017

Presbytery turns down bid to halt Vosper hearing

by Mike Milne

World

February 2017

Many faces, one humanity

by Wade Davis

The words and photographs of the Canadian author and explorer capture the richness — and fragility — of global cultures and rituals

Society

February 2017

An anatomy of hate

by Douglas Tindal

It’s on the rise everywhere. The writer explores our most troubling emotion and asks how we might overcome it.

World

February 2017

Many faces, one humanity

by Wade Davis

The words and photographs of the Canadian author and explorer capture the richness — and fragility — of global cultures and rituals

Society

January 2017

The new agrarians

by Lois Ross

In the next 15 years, almost half of Canadian farms will change hands. Meet seven millennials who view agriculture as a career — and moral calling.

Faith

March 2016

The Walrus Talks Spirituality

by Observer Staff

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