Staff at Kherson children’s hospital used guile and grit to keep patients safe from Russian occupiers

Staff at Kherson children’s hospital used guile and grit to keep patients safe from Russian occupiers

At a children’s hospital in Kherson, a nurse checks on orphaned children on Nov. 17, days after the withdrawal of occupying forces from the city.Anton Skyba/The Globe and Mail It was early April when Russian soldiers came to the children’s hospital in Kherson and told head doctor Inna Holodnyak that she had to co-operate with … Read more

Nickel is the key to an electric vehicle transition. Is mining it making Canadians sick?

Nickel is the key to an electric vehicle transition.  Is mining it making Canadians sick?

The port neighborhood of Limoilou in Quebec City, on August 15, 2022. Limoilou sits next to the international Port of Quebec, where mined nickel is transported. Growing up in the port neighborhood of Limoilou in Quebec City, Joanne Boutet, 65, says she had asthma as a child. Pretty much everyone in her class did. But … Read more

Nearly complete London, Ont., development put into receivership

Nearly complete London, Ont., development put into receivership

Work has stopped on Applewood Marketplace, a residential and commercial development in London, Ont.Lindsay Lauckner Gundlock A nearly complete mixed-use retail and residential rental project has been pushed into receivership in London, Ont., as its lender alleges construction delays blew up an initial $18-million construction budget and dozens of contractors claim millions in unpaid work. … Read more

Ukrainian refugees concerned about plummeting global support as war reaches six-month mark

Ukrainian refugees concerned about plummeting global support as war reaches six-month mark

The Expo trade center in Warsaw has been one of the city’s largest refugee centers since the war began. It can accommodate up to 20,000 people and has provided shelter for as many as 11,000 at one time in March. Now it is home to around 3,300 refugees.Anna Liminowicz /The Globe and Mail Anastasia Laurikova … Read more

US drought gives an Arizona dam’s critics a new argument for having it demolished

US drought gives an Arizona dam’s critics a new argument for having it demolished

The Glen Canyon Dam in northern Arizona, near the border with Nevada, holds back water in the Lake Powell reservoir, which has fallen to low levels that threaten the electrical output of the dam.Nathan VanderKlippe/The Globe and Mail Three years ago, Tick Segerblom got a call from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Agents wanted to … Read more

Afghanistan is a picture of sorrow one year after Taliban takeover

Afghanistan is a picture of sorrow one year after Taliban takeover

Outside a Kabul mosque last month, a prosthetic leg is a stark reminder that Afghanistan is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. Mosques were crowded due to the Eid al-Adha holiday amid fears of Islamic State militants who oppose Taliban rule. Globe and Mail photographer Goran Tomasevic has been documenting life … Read more

Ukraine’s Mennonite heartland gets help from Canada as refugees flee Russia’s attacks nearby

Ukraine’s Mennonite heartland gets help from Canada as refugees flee Russia’s attacks nearby

A Mennonite school in Mykolay-Pole, a village near the city of Zaporizhzhia, is now home to a canteen for refugees. Mennonites, an Anabaptist sect of Christianity, have a long history in this part of Ukraine.Photography by Anton Skyba/The Globe and Mail At around 6 am on March 31, Iryna Lypka had just finished cooking breakfast … Read more

In the fight over Nova Scotia’s shores, Owl’s Head’s protectors push against the rising tide of development

In the fight over Nova Scotia’s shores, Owl’s Head’s protectors push against the rising tide of development

Owls Head resident Beverley Isaacs walks on the shore of Owls Head Provincial Park.Meagan Hancock/the Globe and Mail Beverley Isaacs stands on the seaweed-slathered rocks, on the land she helped save from becoming a golf course, and breathes in the ocean air. Walking through an overgrown trail, she points out the nectar in a pitcher … Read more

Hong Kong activists in Canada, US and UK announce plans to form exile parliament

Hong Kong activists in Canada, US and UK announce plans to form exile parliament

Pro-democracy protesters are surrounded by police officers as they carry a banner against the chief executive election near a polling station in Hong Kong on May 8.Kin Cheung/The Associated Press A group of Hong Kong activists living in Canada, the United States and Britain say they will hold elections to a parliament-in-exile next year, aiming … Read more

World Health Organization declares monkeypox a global emergency

World Health Organization declares monkeypox a global emergency

FILE PHOTO: Test tubes labeled “Monkeypox virus positive and negative” are seen in this illustration taken May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoDADO RUVIC/Reuters The expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an “extraordinary” situation that qualifies as a global emergency, the World Health Organization chief said Saturday, a declaration that could spur further … Read more