We Need to Have Greater News Coverage of International Issues

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 09.07.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The bomb blast ignited the hut's roof. Flaming thatch fell into a foxhole full of cowering children. A young brother and sister died horribly, and six more children suffered terrible burns. These children were among the thousands of casualties of a months-long indiscriminate bombing campaign that the Sudanese government carried out in that country's southern Nuba Mountains this past spring -- supposedly to attack rebel guerrillas. We have yet to see a single report in Canadian media about this horror. The shocking absence of this story in our news highlights a worrying trend: the decline of foreign reporting.

The Two Words You Should Pepper Your Conversations With

Andy Nulman | Posted 09.27.2014 | Canada Living
Andy Nulman

People learn, but over the years I've noticed they try to keep the actual act of it to themselves. Maybe it's somewhat of a "macho" thing to do; state something new as if you've always known it, trying to convince others you're a repository of the world's knowledge, any point of which you can summon on a millisecond's notice.

What I Learned This Week: What I Would Do If I Were 22 (Again!)

Andy Nulman | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada
Andy Nulman

I am very conscious of what and how I eat. And I am exercise-obsessive, not just working out like a grunting fiend, but also evangelizing my tools of choice TRX and Rip-Trainer to anyone who will listen, and many who won't. These two immutable elements of a healthy lifestyle were unfathomably foreign to me back then.

What I Learned This Week: It's Not Enough To Be Smart

Andy Nulman | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada
Andy Nulman

To wit, "Knowledge" implies the tasks of filling, memorizing and regurgitating. Imagination implies the art of thinking and dreaming. Curiosity, however, requires not only the cerebral wonderment of "what if?" but also the actual corporeal action of "let's see!" for absolute fulfillment.

Watching the Watchdog: How Are Canada's News Anchors Faring?

Tim Knight | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

There's a thread running through today's news broadcasting -- that to one extent or another, the big three of Canadian TV news are captives of the teleprompters which sits in front of their cameras and shows them the words they're paid a lot of money to read at us. Here's a summer report card of how they're doing.

Do as Quebecers Do: Read a Book

Jon Ossoff | Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada
Jon Ossoff

Two young women are unfolding a blanket, preparing to enjoy the warm afternoon rays. They reach into their bags, search a few moments, and pull out -- what? An iPod? iPad? iPhone? Laptop? No, to my surprise each reaches into her bag and pulls out a paperback book and begins to read.