The Trudeau government's pipeline announcement this week has elicited both praise and criticism. In the National Post, Jason Fekete lays out the questions that remain to be answered surrounding the approval of two pipeline projects — for instance, what might the potential economic benefits and environmental impacts be, and what will this mean for the prime minister's relationship with Indigenous peoples?
Trudeau's hostage conundrum
"I started to become quite concerned with the... lack of strategy." The families of the two Canadian hostages who were murdered earlier this year by Filipino militants tell the CBC's Rosemary Barton and Lisa Laventure about their frustration with the Liberal government's hostage response system, and how they took matters into their own hands.
The making of an obit
In this fascinating account, 16 New York Times journalists recount their involvement in last weekend's Fidel Castro obituary — one that was decades in the making. First drafted in 1959, the obituary was part of a greater Times "Death Plan," which itself was tweaked over the years as digital technology changed and as the Cuban leader defied countless health scares and assassination attempts.
Guardians of the forest
The United Nations has warned that if the destruction of the world's forests continues at its current rate, "not a single square meter of forest" will be left in 80 years. For Spiegel Online, Jacopo Ottaviani and Isacco Chiaf visit the Indonesian rainforest, where activists are working to stop man-made fires and commercial development activity using everything from their bare hands to drones.