The Hôtel de Glace ice moulds in their Valcartier, QC storage lot, shown in a long exposure image combined with another image that used light painting techniques. (Photo illustration by Roger LeMoyne)

Building Canada’s coolest hotel

Hôtel de Glace, a colourful, snowy fortress—made of 15,000 tonnes of artificial snow and 2,000 blocks of sculpted ice—will welcome visitors from Jan. 2, 2022 to March 20, 2022
Trudeau makes an announcement in Thunder Bay, Ont., on March 22, 2019 (David Jackson/CP)

The Prime Minister is sorry, okay? Really sorry.

SATIRE: What does Trudeau really mean when he says sorry? Marie-Danielle Smith imagines the PM’s ultimate apology.
Stephen McNeil

The real problem with politicians’ vacation time? Not enough of it.

Politicians—and their staffers—are starting to skip vacations to do more work. Is that really a good thing?
I need a holiday from my holiday

European benefits fly in the face of austerity

Those who get sick while on vacation may now be granted additional time off in lieu
Shakespeare park

Five things to do this summer (besides nothing)

Prof. Pettigrew offers some suggestions
The pool chair stakeout

The pool chair stakeout

Ever gone on vacation to find every chaise longue reserved by a hat or a towel or a book?
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How to tackle your winter vacation to-do list

Hint: you’re not going to get all your readings done in two weeks
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The Joy of Reading Week

I would have made this post longer, but, hey, it’s reading week!