The Beit Beirut Barakat building in Lebanon.
Culture | Interviews

Mona Hallak on ‘Beit Beirut’

One of the few remaining structures bearing the scars of Lebanon’s fifteen year civil-war (1975-1990) is Beirut’s Barakat Building. This once stately and aristocratic edifice straddles a key intersection near the centre of the capital. The four-story avant-garde building was designed by two architects in the 1920s and 30s and fused Art Deco elements with […]

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Kathleen Lake in Kluane National Park, Yukon Territory, Canada
Exploration | Interviews | Travel

Liddle on Kluane National Park

Brent Liddle, a wilderness guide from Haines Junction, Yukon has spent over three decades exploring one of the most remote corners of North America. Between 1975 and 2002 he served as an interpretive guide at Kluane National Park: a 22,000 square kilometer wilderness area in the Yukon straddling the southernmost limit of the Arctic. Kluane […]

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The toe of the Salmon Glacier in Northern British Columbia
Interviews

Richard Bello on Climate Change

Much of our information on climate change tends to come by way of one media source or another. We rarely, if ever, get a chance to meet the scientists and hear directly from them about their work and the challenges they face. On a recent trip to Manitoba I met Richard Bello. He is a climatologist in […]

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Integrative medicine Richard Nahas
Interviews

Richard Nahas on Integrative Medicine

I recently caught up with my old friend, Richard Nahas, an M.D. practicing alternative and integrative medicine in Ottawa. Since embarking on his career in 1994 Richard has accrued a panoply of fascinating work-related experiences and travels: from challenging tenures treating the downtrodden in Cairo and Johannesburg, to being a frontline physician during the SARS […]

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