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In your mind you need a place to go

Lesson Plans   |   April 1, 2020

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As the title suggests, this article explores the value of parks to our sense of well-being and happiness.... read more

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The need for parks: In a time of sickness, we all need to take a breath

In the News   |   March 17, 2020

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Parks are “the lungs of the city.” That was how reformers talked about big urban parks in the 19th century, as those spaces and their cities grew together. I thought about this metaphor on the... read more

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Interruptions, workaholism, productivity and you

In the News   |   March 5, 2020

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In our quest to be productive, interruptions – from e-mails to colleagues wanting to chat — seem a menace. But it may be time to rethink interruptions and, indeed, productivity itself. Elana Feldman, an assistant... read more

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Cartoons   |   January 16, 2020

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Ontario is investigating after an emergency alert about an imaginary incident at Pickering nuclear facility was mistakenly sent to millions of residents.

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Cartoons   |   December 12, 2019

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In a repeat measure, Russia has been handed a four-year ban from major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency, but its athletes who can prove they are untainted can compete under a neutral flag.

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From scientific revolution to alien life: what the transit of Mercury really means

In the News   |   November 11, 2019

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It was just a tiny black dot, but when Pierre Gassendi saw it projected on a screen in his darkened Paris apartment, he knew he was making history. The dot was the planet Mercury and... read more

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Google claims beachhead in race for quantum supremacy

In the News   |   October 24, 2019

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In 200 seconds – the time it takes to poach an egg – a quantum processor has performed a numerical task faster than any known computer system on Earth. Exactly how much faster is up... read more

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Winnipeg-born James Peebles among winners for Nobel Prize in physics

In the News   |   October 8, 2019

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James Peebles, a Winnipeg-born cosmologist who correctly predicted the discovery of a remote signal from the very early universe, has won the Nobel Prize in physics, making him the third Canadian to win the coveted... read more

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Leafs star Auston Matthews, charged with disorderly conduct and disruptive behaviour, expresses regret if actions distracted team

In the News   |   September 26, 2019

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Even for the centre of the hockey universe, this was unusual. The typical crowd of reporters that follow the Maple Leafs swelled to a mob on Wednesday. The parking lot at the team’s practice facility... read more

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Antiheroes are no longer hot in sports – just look at the fall and disgrace of Antonio Brown

In the News   |   September 23, 2019

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This week, Antonio Brown was freed from football and can now take up his real passion – becoming a full-time litigator of his many grievances. At least, that’s what it sounds like. Brown was cut... read more

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Bianca Andreescu followed plan all the way to the top

In the News   |   September 9, 2019

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Bianca Andreescu’s U.S. Open title is the biggest moment yet for a Canadian tennis star. But players from Canada have been flirting with this kind of success for several years, skyrocketing up the rankings and... read more

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New national park celebrated as ‘reconciliation in progress’

In the News   |   August 22, 2019

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A northern First Nation says the creation of a massive new national park is an example of the government charting a new path with Indigenous people. On Wednesday, Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation and the... read more

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Bianca Andreescu is beginning to seem like Serena Williams’s time-travelling doppelganger

In the News   |   August 12, 2019

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Only a few minutes after she’d begun the biggest match of her young career, Bianca Andreescu was told it was over. Ms. Andreescu pulled a startled face and looked over at Serena Williams. The greatest... read more

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‘Spaceship’ fossil hints at rich diversity of ancient seas

In the News   |   July 31, 2019

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It was a time of spaceships but not the NASA kind. Scientists at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto have unveiled a previously unknown family of extinct animals – nicknamed “spaceships” because of their science... read more

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Meteorite hunt is on after fireball lights up skies in Central Canada

In the News   |   July 26, 2019

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The meteor shot in from outer space, burning up as it streaked across the sky. First, it was spotted over Lake Ontario. A few seconds later, it was over Peterborough, Ont., burning so bright it... read more

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