Beds, Breakfasts and Blessings
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Beds, Breakfasts and Blessings

In the time it takes you to read this sentence, 20 people will have checked into an Airbnb somewhere in the world. That’s about two million Airbnb bookings every night, or the equivalent to the entire population of Greater Vancouver housed in an assortment of spare bedrooms, basement suites, tiny houses, historic castles and tent trailers every single night. There are 130,000 Airbnb hosts in Canada alone. Since launching in 2008, Airbnb has booked over 500 million stays and revolutionized the way we travel.

Heavenly Voyages
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Heavenly Voyages

“Canada is going to the Moon,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on February 28, part of a new federal space strategy spanning decades. Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, currently on a six-month mission at the International Space Station, said he’s “proud and thrilled that Canada will continue the adventure and join the next chapter of space exploration.”

Invisible Fences
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Invisible Fences

Here’s a startling fact: your postal code matters more than your genetic code in determining your life-span. Recent research into the “social gradient of health” links societal status with health status and mortality, proving that chronic stress from factors like poverty, unemployment and violence can lead to toxic stress and contribute to disease.

Grace on Ice
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Grace on Ice

At this time last year, South Korea hosted the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. As host country Korea could field a hockey team for the first time. This took planning: in 2013 the National Korean Hockey Association started to recruit hockey players worldwide via Facebook, looking for Canadians who had Korean names.

From Cameroon to Canada
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From Cameroon to Canada

THE THEME OF BELONGING is rich with challenge and possibility and it seemed to me that I would do better not to try and explore this theme merely on my own. As a result, I share with you the content of a discussion I had with the Rev. Oliver Kondeh Ndula, a minister of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon and a graduate student at McGill University/The Presbyterian College, here in Montreal.