The rise of OnlyFans: how Canadian sex workers are going digital

OnlyFans may have become a trendy topic during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the rapidly-growing site emphasizes how the sex work industry is evolving. While some services can’t be substituted with an online experience, avenues like OnlyFans allow workers to exercise greater control over their bodies and their sexualities from the comfort of their own homes.

Faith Fundal on growing up, coming out, and tuning in

Fundal, a CBC Prince George journalist, sat down with The Pigeon to talk about the June launch of their podcast, "They & Us" and what it means for non-binary Canadians to be represented on air.

How can you reconcile on stolen land?

“It is infuriating for me to hear anybody talk about what reconciliation is in this country” —Skyler Wiliams A sheet of snow covered the ground on...

Former Ontario student trustees say their 21-year-old governance system is broken

In Ontario, the position of student trustee is coming under fire after being a fixture of the province’s education landscape for 21 years. Former student trustees, many of whom are just finishing their terms in office, are taking to social media to call out racism, sexism, and elitism in their school boards.

Ontario has a history of racist police checks—is COVID-19 bringing them back?

Last week, the Ontario government announced a new COVID-19 enforcement protocol allowing police to randomly stop residents. The measure may have been rolled back, but for Black, Indigenous, and other marginalized residents, this kind of enforcement isn’t new.

Could free transit help Canadian cities address climate justice and social equity?

When the COVID-19 pandemic started, some Canadian cities briefly introduced transit fare suspensions. Now, advocates across the country are pushing for these fare-free systems to become permanent.

Where does aquaculture fit into Canada’s blue economy strategy?

With the world’s longest coastline, Canada is positioned to be a leader in the blue economy. But the aquaculture industry's impact on the marine environment and First Nations’ cultures has left it in the lurch.

Postal union VP says the Epoch Times could ‘lead to xenophobia’ if allowed to continue delivering materials

One of Canada’s postal worker unions didn’t succeed in preventing deliveries of this controversial paper, but maintains it puts workers at risk of anti-Asian racism.

University body bequeathal programs let Canadians give back after death

Donating your body to science might sound morbid, but to these Canadians and their loved ones, it gives death a new purpose

Students are leading the charge for university divestment

Across Canada, campus groups are placing pressure on their institutions to cut financial ties with the fossil fuel industry

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What do climate activists think about the Supreme Court’s carbon tax decision?

Canada's top court recently decided climate change poses a great enough threat that it needs federal intervention. Environmental groups are celebrating, but say the fight is far from over.

Twitch meets drag as Toronto performers showcase their art

How one tattoo artist’s streaming channel is keeping local drag alive

Zoom lectures make positive student-faculty relationships impossible

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, digital growing pains persist in post-secondary classes.

Free contraception is still out of reach for Canadians

A campaign from British Columbia is spearheading the conversation

COVID-19 forced Toronto to prioritize cyclists. Will its momentum last?

New cycling infrastructure was installed throughout Toronto last spring, giving a glimpse into how a pedestrian-first, car-second city could work.

Toronto gig workers continue to organize despite COVID-19 complications

Foodsters United set the precedent for gig workers to unionize. Now, Uber Black drivers continue the fight.

How Janis Irwin became Alberta’s ‘ML Gay’

The Edmonton MLA on provincial politics, self-care, and the upcoming election.

The stories we tell ourselves: In conversation with Harold R. Johnson

‘we create fictions and then we declare them natural, normal, and necessary,' said the former crown prosecutor.

Why are there so many rabbits on B.C.’s south coast?

A deep-dive into the world of feral rabbits and what makes B.C. a hotbed for bunny populations.

Social media is helping frontline healthcare workers voice COVID-19 concerns

In a Feb. 11 Twitter livestream, health advocates met with Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Hajdu to discuss vaccine rollout.