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Book Review: Mining Country: A History of Canada’s Mines and Miners

When MiningWatch Canada started up in 1999, we all hoped that our work would challenge the industry-dominated discourse about mining and smelting in Canada.  We were determined to see academics, journalists, and popular publishers expose the enormous externalized costs of the metals extracted in this country to workers, indigenous peoples, […]

Awards Given and Torches Passed

“Across the deep blue waters, the shadow of Newfoundland looms closely. Follow the waterfalls to the bottom of the rocky cliffs where waves crash and tidal pools swirl restlessly. The remains of past lives lie on these shores, hidden only to those who don’t know what to look for. Pieces […]

Consorting with Nature

In 1925, at the Crystal Palace exhibition hall in London, esteemed judge AW Smith of the Lizard Canary Association, was introduced to the newest sensation in the canary world. Mrs. Rogerson of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire had been attempting to create a miniature crested canary and determinedly pursued her goal. At […]

ReViewed

It would be impossible to celebrate the lives of two such magnificent authors without taking a look back at their work. This piece takes a look back at Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy, one of her poems from Dearly, and Graeme Gibson’s The Bedside Book of Birds – An Avian Miscellany, […]

In My Life

In my second year of university, I lived with my best friend’s family. They have a collection of bird feeders in their backyard, visible from the kitchen window, and some days, when I would wash dishes at the sink, I would watch the birds come and go. The goldfinches, sparrows, […]