From The Shipping News to Brokeback Mountain, Annie Proulx on the importance of place in her fiction
The award-winning American author talks to Eleanor Wachtel onstage in Montreal about her Canadian connections, and how the natural world informs her writing - and her life.
Inside nêhiyawak's collaboration with TONTO, a synthesizer with a 'weird name'
When Edmonton-based Cree band nêhiyawak had the chance to play a one-of-a-kind synthesizer during their residency at the National Music Centre, they knew it had the power to transform their sound.
Transformation: Making change to challenge perceptions
This week on Unreserved, we look at how Indigenous people are transforming space, body and media to change and challenge perceptions.
How 'community-driven' Indigenous architecture is transforming space
For many generations, buildings were designed and built without the consultation or integration of the Indigenous communities they reside in. From residential schools to housing to rinks to community centres, few buildings reflected community values.
'I made a vow': Jeff Thomas on the power of photography
Photographer and curator Jeff Thomas was recently honoured with the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. It was a moment that brought him back to a life changing event 40 years ago.
'I own it': Transgender drag queen Quanah Style on living her dream
Quanah Style is a Cree drag queen from Vancouver who was featured in the second season of CBC's Canada's a Drag. Style is also a proud transgender woman who documented her facial reconstruction surgery in a web series called Quanah: Trans Op.
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(Live at 4:30 am ET) HSBC Men's World Rugby Sevens Series on CBC: London
Watch as Canada competes against the world's best rugby sevens teams from Twickenham Stadium in London, England.
Condolences for the casualties of minority rule in N.L.
What do we lose in a minority government? Perhaps a few patronage appointments, writes Edward Riche.
Raptors and fans are the 'real Toronto': Loud, multicultural and hungry for historic win
On Saturday night, fans like Yasmin Said will watch as the Toronto Raptors try to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks and earn the franchise's first-ever trip to the NBA Finals.
A return to Ottawa Race Weekend, ten years later
Robert Wein is taking part in his first Ottawa Race Weekend in ten years thanks to a specialized 'walking bike.' He nearly died in 2009 when he and four other cyclists were hit by a van driver in Kanata.
Canadian medical schools commit to increasing Indigenous student admissions
Canada's 17 medical schools are teaming up with the Indigenous Health Network in an effort to increase the number of Indigenous students enrolled in their programs.
What's behind Trump's spying claim and his AG's new powers to investigate
U.S. President Donald Trump has empowered Attorney General William Barr with new, broader authorities to investigate Trump's claim that U.S. intelligence agencies engaged in treasonous "spying" on his 2016 election campaign.
Despite more packaging, meal kits are greener than groceries, study suggests
A new study suggests that meal kits from companies like HelloFresh and Chef's Plate produced about 33 per cent less greenhouse gas than the same meal made from groceries bought in a store.
Teens from fly-in First Nations transformed by dancing their way onto Toronto stage
Outside Looking In, a non-profit dance group for Indigenous youth from across the country, took the stage at Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts this week. For some students, the group is a lifeline that provides opportunities that are rare in isolated First Nations communities.
Canadian astronomers seeking potentially dangerous space rocks in nearby 'swarm'
Over the past few decades, astronomers have wondered if a nearby swarm of material — one through which Earth crosses — may hold rocks that could pose a danger to humans. Now a team from Western University in London, Ont., are calling for closer examination of the Taurid meteor swarm.
Cyclist who nearly died in 2009 crash returns to race weekend
Robert Wein nearly died in 2009 when he and four other cyclists were hit by a van driver in Kanata. Now, he's taking part in his first Ottawa Race Weekend since the crash — thanks to a 'walking bike.'
Scheer steps back from his deficit promise — and denies Trudeau a weapon
It's far too soon to measure Justin Trudeau's political legacy, but he's managed at least one truly remarkable achievement: he has persuaded the Conservative Party to admit that balancing the federal budget in a hurry is not absolutely necessary.
WestJet gets 'formal warning' for misleading passengers about why it cancelled flights
The Canadian Transportation Agency issued WestJet a "formal warning" after it violated Air Transportation Regulations by incorrectly telling passengers in late 2017 that it cancelled certain flights due to airport closures in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
Surfing debuts at 2020 Olympics — and Canada is a surprising contender
Surfing debuts as an Olympic sport at the Tokyo 2020 Games and Canada is, surprisingly, a contender. Peter Devries, 36, and sixteen-year-old Mathea Olin of Tofino, B.C., secured their spots on Team Canada after podium finishes in the Olympic team trials earlier this month.
Suddenly, this city's budget is in disarray
At the end of last year, the city boasted a surplus of nearly $19 million. Five short months later, Ottawa's finances are, in Mayor Jim Watson's own words, "in chaos," throwing into question the future of municipal services and tax increases alike.
Want pot? Ottawa cannabis shops don't all charge the same prices
Looking to buy some cannabis? One of Ottawa's retail shops is charging a little more than the others.
Civil court proceedings near end, more than 2.5 years after Muskrat Falls occupation
Fourteen members of the Labrador Land Protectors await a decision as civil proceedings against them for their roles in occupying the Muskrat Falls site ended Friday.
May 24: Steve Clark defends municipality funding cuts
Following a meeting with Ontario mayors concerned about funding cuts, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark said he was encouraged and looking forward to working together. Meanwhile, Vassy Kapelos speaks to former judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond about the Supreme Court's decision to order a new manslaughter trial for the accused in death of Cindy Gladue.
The National for May 24, 2019
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