It’s so unsettled now.COVID-19 cases are increasing and experts and politicians are sending signals that are meant to deter us:“The second wave is here!”“The number of cases is the highest since May.”“There are outbreaks again in Long Term Care.”Political leaders are holding briefings of the kind we saw in March when fear was at its …

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COVID-19 has isolated us very effectively. We are all in our own “bubbles” in every sense of the word and isolation can magnify our problems by giving us the impression that we are alone to find solutions. For myself, I see my neighbours preparing with their children for a return to school and hear their …

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For most jurisdictions where they were legal, alcohol and marijuana were available at every stage of the pandemic. In North America, the shops selling marijuana and alcohol were deemed an “essential service” which meant that they were open throughout the pandemic, in the same way as grocery stores and pharmacies were open. Even in news …

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Isn’t that a title that captures your attention? But this essay is not about the first thing that might naturally come to mind with the title Parenting and Marijuana. This is my way of introducing the two topics that I want to spend the summer considering. I have spent the last four months writing about …

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