Algonquin Park. Photo by Dan Beare.

Think You Know Nature?

With the May long weekend signalling the arrival of summer, I wasted no time leaving behind Toronto for the quiet solitude of Algonquin Provincial Park. Hiking amongst 400-year-old trees, sighting rare birds, stopping on the highway to spot moose and enjoying the call of loons on the lake helps you […]

The Province of Ontario's 25-year Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Implementing the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe

The Neptis Foundation is well known for its research reports on land use and transportation issues in the Toronto region. It is one of the few outfits currently publishing material at a regional scale of analysis in Canada. So when Neptis releases a new report, it’s a bit of an […]


Redefining Recovery: A New Model for Saving Species At Risk

Imagine you’ve just opened your eyes, and you’re in the hospital. You’ve had surgery after a catastrophic heart attack. You’re lucky to be alive. A nurse comes to check on you. “Oh, you’re awake,” he says, then promptly puts you in a wheelchair, pushes you beyond the sliding doors, and […]

Sunset over the Mackenzie River

The Struggle to Protect the Mackenzie River Continues in “Back to the Mack”

  Reading Chris Wood’s The Last Great Water Fight, in 2010 in The Walrus, was truthfully a life-altering experience. His hauntingly evocative portrayal of the Deh Cho, the Mackenzie River, and all the complex linked relationships, human and otherwise, that depend on its continued well-being was inspired and inspiring. His essay is a […]

The Nature of Empires book review A\J

The Nature of Empires and the Empires of Nature: Indigenous Peoples and the Great Lakes Environment

Indigenous perspectives and academic methods are brought together in conversation in The Nature of Empires and the Empires of Nature: Indigenous Peoples and the Great Lakes Environment. This collection of essays, edited by Karl S. Hele, explores the British, American and French empires’ unsuccessful attempts to exert control over nature […]

Language Intelligence book review A\J

Language Intelligence: Lessons on Persuasion from Jesus, Shakespeare, Lincoln, and Lady Gaga

UPDATE (May 15, 2017): It seems that this article resonated with the fans of Lady Gaga, who is currently on her JOANNE tour. Click here to learn more about the tour, their sustainability efforts of the tour and the ground-breaking work of Lady Gaga to advocate for greater love, understanding, acceptance and […]