Nadine Yousif

Nadine Yousif is a writer based in Edmonton, Alberta. Prior to joining Maclean’s, she was a reporter for the Star Edmonton covering Alberta politics and healthcare. She has also previously worked at the Globe and Mail as a national reporter, and has reported out of Canada’s east coast for the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal and Metro Halifax. She is a graduate of Carleton University’s School of Journalism, and originally hails from Baghdad, Iraq.
Sansom (left) and Cardinal in the selfie sent to Sansom’s wife hours before the pair were killed (Photograph by Leah Hennel)

Death and distrust in Alberta

Jacob Sansom and Morris Cardinal went on a hunting trip and never came back. The killing of the two Métis-Cree men deepens Indigenous peoples’ sense that their lives are less valued.
Tomislav Mesić with his kids Anka, 8, Kata, 6, and Mate, 22 months.(Photograph by Carmen Cheung)

Reopening schools safely is now Canada’s most urgent task

The high-wire act of opening schools up without triggering another shutdown is a make-or-break situation. Just ask parents who quit work to care for their kids.
Identical twins Maigan van der Giessen (right) and Lana Gilday in Edmonton on June 19, 2020 (Photograph by Amber Bracken)

When we’re allowed to hug again

Most of us have maintained the distance in service of saving others from COVID-19, depriving ourselves for months from the physical acts of love. These photos capture the emotional moments of reunion.
The CERB gave Rennie the financial support and time she needed to plan a new business (Photograph by Carmen Cheung)

Has enthusiasm for the CERB paved the way for a universal basic income?

The economic salve of the CERB has changed attitudes about income assistance as COVID-19 has exposed fragility in many facets of the Canadian economy—but UBI is not without its critics
MacDonald on the bank of the Athabasca (Photograph by Serghei Cebotari)

Fort McMurray, the city that battles back

A string of calamities has revealed the resilience and sense of unity that Fort McMurray, Alta. spent decades building
Employees at WILDNorth in Edmonton prepare an eared grebe for release back into the wild; each survivor is 'the best of the best,' says Blomme (Photograph by Amber Bracken)

Hours from death, these birds survived a tarry encounter with Alberta’s oil sands

When dozens of aquatic birds landed in an oil sands tailings pond, saving their lives wasn’t easy. But an Edmonton rehab agency managed to send some back into the wild.
Angela Campeau and her son, 14-year-old Matteo. (Angela Campeau)

The fragile confidence of coronavirus survivors

Recovery from COVID-19 can be riddled with loneliness, grief and confusion about whether they’re immune for life
Medical supplies in a temporary addition to the Verdun Hospital in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/CP)

’Can I really get sick from the coronavirus twice?’ (and 10 other pandemic questions)

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Ilan Schwartz on sending kids back to class, whether the NHL should play and the ’very bad idea’ of catching COVID-19 on purpose
22 victims of the Nova Scotia mass shooting

’They were so appreciated and loved’

The victims of last weekend’s murder rampage epitomized Nova Scotia’s neighbourly, service-minded society. Their loved ones hope that’s how they’ll be remembered.
A drugstore employee in Kolkata, India holds a strip of hydroxychloroquine on day eight of the country's nationwide lockdown (Samir Jana/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

These drugs are being tested as coronavirus treatments. Do any of them work?

As the race to find a vaccine goes on, researchers are trying potential treatments on coronavirus patients. Some show promise, some not so much.