Grab those 155 candles to put on the birthday cake, and when you sing “O Canada” you’ll want to face south to our neighbour who is hurting badly these…
This is the last Omnium-Gatherum blog you’ll receive until the July 1st weekend. I’m out of the office, basking in the sunny Shetlands, Orkneys and…
Big reports on bad actors used to be few, far between, and hard to get your hands on. Wait no longer. Now, you can get not just the quick headlines, but…
Instagram is jammed with shots of proud parents and their mortarboarded kids, degrees in hand (surely the most expensive paper on earth). Critical to…
Odd that this is the title of an English round composed in 1260, because there hasn’t been a summer in the past many years more envied in its arrival…
My Grade 10 geography class taught me that weather is what’s happening outside my door now, and climate is what the weather’s like in three month chunks…
It feels we just skipped from winter to summer. But is this one swallow or is it a trend? Will shoulder seasons like spring and fall now last a couple…
As a kid, I thought pilots in trouble screamed this from their cockpit to mark May Day, the start of summer in Europe on May 1, halfway between the…
Maye Musk was born in Regina 74 years ago. She moved to South Africa, then returned to Canada where she was a research officer for the University of…
Sixty years ago, a retired marine biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service wrote a book about how the pesticide DDT seemed to be upending the…
Enough to get the kayaks out of the garage onto the dock and into the water. Thus begins our annual rite of spring. As Andy Grove, the co-founder of…
“The grass has riz. I wonder where the birdies is?” Who knows if that was written by Ogden Nash, Henrik Ibsen, or e e cummings. What’s more telling is…