More people are running marathons than ever before. Why?

Lifestyle & Belief

Marathons around the world are filling up fast, and many are setting new records for participation. Runners and race directors across the globe share about why they choose to lace up.

Toronto is experiencing a car theft epidemic

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.

Developing mixed use and mixed income neighbourhoods will help cities recover after the pandemic.

Inclusion, walkability will be key to rebuilding cities after the pandemic

In this April 13, 2010, photo, one gram of psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms, is seen on a scale at New York University in New York. 

This Canadian company is betting big on the ‘psychedelic renaissance’

Health & Medicine
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.


Earlier this year, the Canadian government pledged to resettle 40,000 Afghans, but advocates and those with loved ones in Afghanistan say the process must become faster and more transparent. 

A woman holds on to a child's hand and she places flowers at a memorial

After killing of Muslim family in Canada, this advocate calls for a collective plan to fight Islamophobia


Yusuf Faqiri, director for public affairs at the National Council of Canadian Muslims, spoke with The World’s Marco Werman about rising incidents of Islamophobia in Canada.

A 91-year-old white woman with gray hair, wearing glasses and a pink top, sits on a sofa and reads a newsletter.

A toddler’s newsletter inspires joy for isolated seniors in Toronto


The pandemic hit retirement homes hard. “Fridays with Edison,” a newsletter written in the voice of a 2-year-old, has kept residents at one Toronto retirement home inspired and connected.

A massive protest of women wearing colorful head wraps and masks with signs supporting Karima Mehrab Baloch.

Canada urged to investigate the death of Baloch human rights activist 

Human rights

Karima Mehrab Baloch, 37, advocated for Balochistan’s regional independence from Pakistan. Her death in Canada has sparked an international outcry.

A man stands in front of the Skogafoss waterfall in Skogar, Iceland, March 8, 2020.

2020: The year of the primal scream — and other pandemic remedies 


The pandemic pushed our collective mental health to the breaking point with unprecedented stress, anxiety and fear. From screaming and baking to writing and singing, here are just some of the ways people around the world coped under lockdown.