Emma Jacobs

The sun sets over the Toronto skyline during the opening ceremony for the Pan Am Games

Canada’s soaring housing prices leave potential homeowners with limited choices. Local and federal govts are trying to help.


Since the start of the pandemic, housing costs in many areas have climbed at a pace well ahead of income growth, with the average price up more than 50% in two years. Canada’s local and federal governments are now pursuing measures to try and rein in prices.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a media statement at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, March 23, 2022. 

As Canada prioritizes expedited arrivals for Ukrainians, at-risk Afghans remain trapped abroad

People walk while vehicle move through historical Khyber Pass in Jamrud, the main town of Pakistan's Khyber district bordering Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021.

Canada promised to resettle 40,000 Afghans. Many are still waiting for answers.

In this image provided by the US Army, Spc. Alejandro Haro, military police, Task Force Ever Vigilant, scans documents as he checks-in Afghan evacuees at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on Sept. 20, 2021.

The spotlight has faded on Afghanistan, but not the urgency for Afghans seeking safety

Taraf Syriana at Montreal’s Moroccan Centre.

In Québec, musicians play for seniors as pandemic restrictions ease

In this Aug. 21, 2021, image provided by the U.S. Air Force, US Airmen and U.S. Marines guide evacuees aboard a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in support of the Afghanistan evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

Canada faces criticism for its slow evacuation of Afghans who helped the government


Tanya, a naturalized Canadian citizen, has been trying to get her family relocated to Canada, or the US, for years. Unfortunately, her story is all too familiar for Afghans trying to get their family members out of Afghanistan.

With Canadian and Haitian flags hoisted, marchers take part in demonstration in support of asylum-seekers working in Quebec's long-term care homes in Montreal, Canada, in June.

Canada is granting residency to some asylum-seekers working in pandemic health care


Earlier this month, Canada’s immigration minister Marco Mendicino announced that the country will grant permanent residency to some asylum-seekers who have been working in institutions hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic: hospitals and long-term care homes.

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer announces to a group of asylum-seekers that they will be crossing illegally into Canada as they wait in line to to enter at the US-Canada border in Champlain, New York, August 7, 2017.

Canada judge rules sending asylum-seekers back to the US violates their rights


A Canadian judge ruled the bilateral agreement between the US and Canada violates asylum-seekers’ rights because of what happens after people are turned back to the US.

Two people look at Notre Dame

How researchers hope to restore the unique sound of Notre Dame


An acoustic map of Notre Dame made before the fire could inform its reconstruction. 

Three siblings in Mevasseret Zion, near Jerusalem, wave to their their grandmother in Haifa as she joins their Passover Seder via Zoom application as Israel takes stringent steps to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) April 8, 2020. 

For this year’s Passover Seder, to Zoom or not to Zoom? 


It’s an added question for the holiday this year as social-distancing measures in place all over the world are preventing big, in-person gatherings.