How the vaccines we have — and the…

While national-level COVID-19 data shows a downward trend in daily case numbers, eight provinces have reported patients infected with concerning new variants — the more transmissible strains of the coronavirus.  Infectious disease experts say the B117 strain, originally…

Vancouver woman waits as miracle DNA goes MIA…

It wasn't until the last half hour of an extraordinarily long life that Florence Beytin was able to produce the DNA sample her family hoped might unlock the keys to a genealogical mystery. Beytin was…

Why geothermal is a hot trend in new…

Hello, Earthlings! This is our weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where we highlight trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world. (Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Thursday.) This week:…

Finding the sweet spot between freedoms and restrictions…

When U.S. President Joe Biden's press secretary recently reminded people that they'll still have to physically distance and wear masks even after vaccination, it sparked a backlash among some conservative pundits on social media who slammed her for such a pessimistic message. The…

Teachers skills on display for parents in online…

While online schooling has become a source of significant frustration for many parents during the pandemic, some say it has provided a small window into how their kids are educated and the differing skills of teachers. COVID-19 case…