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What Cargill workers want

What Cargill workers want

At the site of a massive COVID-19 outbreak at a meat-processing plant in southern Alberta, workers don’t want things to go back the way they were before. On a cold, windy November day, Freddy Vasquez cuts a small figure as the massive Cargill meat-processing plant near High River, Alta., looms behind him. "Now hiring," reads

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Championing the Cormorant: Why experts argue this water bird is unfairly vilified

Championing the Cormorant: Why experts argue this water bird is unfairly vilified

Conservationists, ecologists, and artists say it’s time to re-evaluate our perception of cormorants Along lakeshores and sea coasts, one bird draws particularly unsettled attention from humans. The cormorant is a striking, dark bird that perches on rocks and cliffs. They live in large colonies across the continent. They're seen negatively by many of their human

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What makes a city a city, officially? Kelowna and Sudbury might be in for a surprise

What makes a city a city, officially? Kelowna and Sudbury might be in for a surprise

A new international definition, endorsed by the UN, would leave some Canadian communities off the list – if the definition had any legal standing The good folks of Kelowna believe they live in a city. In fact, local tourism boosters bill the place as “the largest city in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.” But under a

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