Margaret Evans

Column: Echoes still to be heard from attack in Ottawa

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) knows that about 130 individuals have left Canada to join terrorist organizations...

Column: Ottawa attack brings call for greater vigilance

The murder of a fine, dedicated soldier performing the most honourable of duties hits at the very soul of Canadians

Column: Troubling trends in global wildlife populations

The World Wildlife Fund reported this week an alarming decrease in the population size of species around the world.

Column: Turning up the heat on climate change action

Maybe they can get beyond the endless blame-your-neighbour mentality and actually come up with a deal that works, says Margaret Evans

Column: Five years to repair government-teacher relations

The newly crafted labour peace may, though, only be a labour truce for now.

Column: Franklin expedition opens window on the North

The whole Franklin story not only represents Canadian and Arctic history but the entire saga of colonial exploration and trade.

Column: Will this education impasse have parents eyeing alternatives?

Discussion, compromise, and willingness to give and take are needed to move forward.

Column: Recent rumblings offer earthquake reminder

While predicting earthquakes is still a seismologist’s dream, our understanding of them is growing, if in intriguing ways.

Column: Comedian’s death should shine light on depression

The death of Robin Williams highlights the cost and complexity of mental illness

Column: Cost of Flight 17’s destruction still being counted

The downed plane and any Russian involvement is a game changer. The Ukraine conflict could even could threaten European security.

Column: More hot, dry weather to come, climatologist says

A hot dry summer this year followed by an El Nino event in the winter could threaten water supply issues in coming years.

Column: Dysfunctional education relationship needs to be fixed

Few labour disputes have been as bitter as the standoff between the British Columbia Teachers Federation and the provincial government.

Column: Stronger rules needed for standards of care for animals

The Code sets standards for housing, feed, health and welfare, husbandry practices, transportation and humane euthanasia

Column: Putting a face to the invasion of Normandy

It was the courage of soldiers like Jim Wilkins who put a face on an invasion that allowed the world to hope again.

Column: Disappearing glaciers should be cause for concern

Murmurs among scientists are that, with the rapid thawing of the world’s icy regions, glaciers are likely at a tipping point

Column: Tragic reminder of the impact of heat on dogs

The tragedy last week of six dogs dying in the back of a pick-up truck is a harsh reminder of the care dogs need as temperatures warm up.

Column: A fresh perspective on restaurant tipping

According to a recent survey, 46 per cent of Americans are tipping less and keeping tips under 20 per cent of the bill.

Column: Foreign worker program needs a strong rewrite

Forty years later, foreign temps are snapping up routine jobs right under Canadians’ noses and some employers are laying off local employees

Column: Aquarium controversy not so cut and dry

Keeping these highly intelligent, sensitive, far-roaming animals in something akin to a bathtub has raises troubling ethical issues.

Column: A silver lining in the humpback whale of a tale

With diligent research, a lot of things have gone right for the humpback whale; we should be celebrating that it is no longer endangered.