Police patrol Mount Royal Park as people gather on a warm November day in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/CP)

Punishment won’t stop a pandemic

Governments would love to put all the onus on individuals to stop the spread of COVID-19. Don’t let them.
Past, present and future Julie Nolke in her Toronto apartment. (Photo illustration by Christie Vuong)

This Canadian explained the pandemic to her past self. Yeah, you’ve seen the video.

Toronto-based actor, comedian and writer Julie Nolke on the pros and cons of hitting it big during the pandemic
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.
Lockdown has been difficult for Marie Lamensch, who suffers from anorexia. (Tristan Brand)

’Home is my nightmare; where there’s always food and I’m alone with my negative thoughts’

During coronavirus lockdown, food has become a central part of our lives. But for Marie Lamensch, who suffers from an eating disorder, being at home and stuck with food is like her version of hell.
A man does a headstand in Riverdale Park East in Toronto., on Apr. 20, 2020. (Rachel Verbin/CP)

Coronavirus and the war against extroverts

Christina Gonzales: If the decade-long campaign against extroverts didn’t rid of us, this might just be the end 
Some golf courses in British Columbia are open or about to open, Alberta's golf clubs want to do the same despite the reluctance of provincial health officials to give the green light. (Jeff McIntosh/CP)

Go on and golf

Max Fawcett: Golf, for all of its sins, is a low-risk activity. It may well be the perfect sport for an environment where social distancing remains a necessity.
A man carries his groceries past a boarded up bar on Apr. 22, 2020 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/CP)

Coronavirus lockdown: Why we can’t release the brakes

Timothy Sly: The entire population is still susceptible, and the virus has not gone away. It’s lurking, waiting for the opportunity to infect innocent Canadians as they push open the gate and rush out toward spring barbecues.
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Virginia Tech on lockdown

Gunman reportedly spotted on campus