Polar bear hunts, pageants and other images from a new photo book about Atlantic Canada

After tragedy struck, photojournalist Darren Calabrese documented his return to the East Coast in a new book
© Junji Takasago, Wildlife Photographer of the Year

See the best wildlife photos of the year before they arrive at the ROM

A showcase of the best works from the 58th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards arrives at the Royal Ontario Museum this weekend
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the opening ceremony of Beijing 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, 04 February 2022. The Olympic Games in Beijing will continue until Feb. 20, when the medal games and closing ceremony will take place. (Handout image from Kremlin Press Office/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Vladimir Putin, unmasked

Image of the Week: True to form, the Russian president tries something no one else thinks they can get away with

A Ski-Doo train packed with courage, care and badly needed supplies

Image of the Week: First Nations in northwestern Ontario are rushing to help COVID-stricken Bearskin Lake. By snowmobile, if necessary.
A car lies submerged in a ditch on a flooded stretch of road after rainstorms lashed the western Canadian province of British Columbia, triggering landslides and floods, shutting highways, in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada November 15, 2021. (Jennifer Gauthier/Reuters)

A harrowing image of the B.C. floods that caused mudslides and trapped motorists

Image of the Week: An unusually heavy ’atmospheric river’ drowned cars like this one and follows record-breaking wildfires earlier this year. The West Coast can’t catch a break.
Trudeau walking the beach with his wife Sophie at Tofino, B.C. (Global/Twitter)

Trudeau hits the beach in Tofino. At least he isn’t surfing.

Image of the Week: Symbolism is an important part of reconciliation with First Nations. The PM’s oceanside getaway could not have made that clearer.
Michael Kovrig embraces his wife Vina Nadjibulla, right, after arriving at Pearson International Airport in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/CP)

A moment of bliss for Michael Kovrig, and for all of Canada

Image of the Week: Free at long last, Michael Kovrig steps into the embrace of Vina Nadjibulla, his wife and most devoted advocate
23 September 2021, Marlow: Angela Merkel (CDU), German Chancellor, feeds Australian lorises at Marlow Bird Park and gets bitten. (Georg Wendt/Getty Images)

Auf Wiedersehen, Angela Merkel. Goodbye.

Image of the Week: Germany’s unflappable, long-serving chancellor departs the political stage with a rare show of vulnerability
PMs Trudeau and Jean Chretien speak with supporters in Brampton. September 14, 2021. (Courtesy of Adam Scotti/LPC)

Why Jean Chrétien was addressing that (un-distanced) crowd in Brampton

Election Image of the Day: It’s get-out-the-vote time, when the political stars of yore come out and—evidently—when COVID precautions get thrown to the wind
The official photo for the first French-language debate, left to right: Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau; Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet; NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh; Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole; and debate moderator Pierre Bruneau. (Martin Chevalier/CP-pool)

Here are your action figures for federal election 2021

Election Image of the Day: The leaders’ stances in the official photo for Thursday’s French-language debate weirdly reflect their campaign personae