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A man carries the body of a dead child, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria April 4, 2017. (Photo: Ammar Abdullah/Reuters)

Syrian Conflict Leaves Us With Nothing, But Hope

With every horrible image, the Syrian conflict encapsulates our powerlessness and impotence. What are we left with?

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FMA final pic

How Joe Piazza sold himself on success

“On January 4, I woke up, put on a suit, (even though I was working out of a second bedroom in my condo, because I...

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Two-time Olympic paddler Tamas Buday Jr. taking in a practice run with his SUP board in Hudson. (Photo credit: Mony Sy)

Greater Montreal Outrigger Challenge to make a splash in local waters

Not only is the GMOC event a unique opportunity to see surf-skis, outriggers, and increasingly popular SUPs, it’s...

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Gulf Spill

Lost in the Spectacle? Another Oil Spill and We Barely Noticed

Another oil spill and we barely noticed. Can shifting our attention away from the lower points of pop culture help? Can...

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Police Gun Down Another Victim, This Time Outside My Door

There is, at this point, a numbness. An urge to just change the channel and turn permanently away from this place, this...

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Five tips for being an effective ally

Five quick tips on how to be an effective ally by vlogger Franchesca Ramsey.

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“You Grow Up Wanting to be Luke Skywalker, Then Realize You’ve...

"So you fight. You kill. Watch friends die. Its usually quick, almost never quiet, but for the rest of your life, when...

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8 billion litres of sewer sh*t coming right up, Montreal

I spoke to Professor Sarah Dorner, who is an expert on source water protection issues and water quality about the...

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Why Syrians are risking everything, in 9 devastating photos

This is what life is really like in Syria. Keep looking.

By on 09 September 0 Comments

Are Syrian refugees really invading Europe? Some perspective.

After the tragic crisis in Syria, more than half of all Syrians have left their homes. Where are they? The Gapminders'...

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