Weekly roundup October 17 – 23


Five Goals for Brazil’s New Foreign Policy Americas Quarterly

Why Lindell Smith’s election in Halifax was so remarkable Maclean’s

Brazil’s biggest dinosaur found after passing 60 years in cupboard Digital Journal


Weekly roundup October 10 – 16


Beavers are back in the UK and they will reshape the land BBC

Reasons to wander Peel Region (that aren’t suspicious) Toronto Star

Why should students lose their lunches over bad food education? TVO.org

Millennials don’t eat Big Macs. Can we imagine a world without them? National Post


Weekly roundup October 3 – 9


What if we could just walk to the Toronto Islands to remedy the dearth of downtown parks? National Post

Brazil’s ‘Car Wash’ Probe: Tell Me How This Ends Americas Quarterly

It’s time the feds got off the health-care escalator National Post



Weekly roundup September 26 – October 2

A busy travel week (Montreal –> London –> Manchester and back), but I did find some time to catch up on my extensive Instapaper reading list.


Fences: A Brexit Diary The New York Review of Books

Beyond Spam Bloomberg

Circling The Square NOW

Weekly roundup September 19 – 25


The Power of Nudges, for Good and Bad The New York Times

The Transistor Kid Sports Illustrated
^ from 1964

For Butts and Telford, hindsight is 20/20, and also convenient The Globe and Mail


Weekly roundup September 12 – 18


We’re missing the heart of preventing heart disease: teaching kids to cook The Globe and Mail

Stop whinging, Toronto transit users. The Presto payment system is coming, however slowly National Post


Weekly roundup September 5 – 11


Brentwood residents angry that city is trying to plant trees in local park CBC

Gatwick to build world’s first airport energy-from-waste facility edie.net

Tightening the election donation law some more wouldn’t hurt: Wells Toronto Star

A Quadruple Take on the Giraffe: There are Four Species, Not One The New York Times