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Honouring life’s final stage

High rates of COVID-19 infection and death in Canada’s long-term care homes have drawn increased attention to their quality of care, and have spurred announcements by provincial and federal governments of new measures intended to improve it, including billions of dollars in new spending.

‘No, they weren’t in vain’

The rapid collapse of the Western-backed Afghan government this year following the withdrawal of U.S. forces and subsequent return to power of the Taliban have prompted discussion about the legacy of the war in Afghanistan. Canadian troops were deployed in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014, making the conflict Canada’s longest war.

Long-term care and ‘the great revealer’

When military personnel were deployed to long-term care homes in Ontario and Quebec during the pandemic’s first wave in the spring of 2020, they encountered a system that some had said was in dire need of change even before the pandemic. But COVID-19 brought increased public attention to the system’s shortcomings as it spread through long-term care homes across the country.

Dioceses wrestle with vaccination rules

As Canada reels from the fourth wave of COVID-19, provinces have been implementing rules that require people to have proof of their vaccination status to enter certain businesses and other venues.

October issue spotlights healing amid trauma

Finding solace in the wake of grief and loss, providing help to those in need, and seeking to right wrongs are themes that pervade the October issue of the Anglican Journal.

Anglican eyewitnesses escape Lytton ‘inferno’

The plumes of smoke over Lytton, B.C. were an “apocalyptic” sight for Melanie Delva. But what the Anglican Church of Canada’s reconciliation animator remembers most from June 30—the day her home and all her possessions were destroyed by the fire, the day Lytton burned to the ground—are the sounds.

Two Hundred and Fifteen

Thoughts recorded two days after the Kamloops Residential school graves were discovered.