First Person

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How I’m Making My Olympic Bid More Eco-Friendly

Elite sports can be big polluters. Here’s how I’m making my Olympic podium run better for the planet.
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Why International Students Are Packing Their Bags

Mohammad Khosravani moved to Canada to kick-start a career in AI. Now, after six months of fruitless job hunting, he’s eyeing the U.S.
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Big Idea: Capture Carbon From the Air

Companies need to stop their emissions from polluting the skies. Direct air capture can help absorb what’s already up there.
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Inside an Exotic Fruit Forest—in Vancouver

I grow Chilean guava, goji berries and even a famed Shakespearean fruit in my backyard
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Life in the Age of Drought

Our hometown of Merritt, B.C., has been dealing with water restrictions since April. Drought, wildfire and flooding keep us constantly on edge.
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Big Idea: Protect Nurses in the Workplace

Nurses regularly face physical and emotional abuse on the job. An employment protection called presumptive care would give them the support they so desperately need.
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We Came to Canada to Be a Family

As a gay couple in the Philippines, we’d forever have been glorified roommates. Here we have the future we want.
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An International Student’s Dilemma

“People blame international students like me for the housing crisis. I’m thinking of leaving.”
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Why I Chose Not to Have Kids

Jenna Ross wasn’t sure she wanted to become a parent. The climate crisis clinched her decision.
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My Trans Awakening—at Age 66

I came out after a lifetime in the closet. Now, I’ve found a community of people just like me in Calgary’s Rainbow Elders.