Caroline Arbour
Caroline Arbour
Caroline got her start in journalism at RCI, filing items in French and English from its Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver bureaus. Bitten by the radio bug, she also nevertheless subsequently tried her hand at reporting for television, print and the Web, freelancing for Radio-Canada, CBC, Voice of America, L’actualité magazine and The Atlantic’s business site Quartz. Her favourite stories to cover are ones that show resilience in its many forms and also ones that highlight no issue is ever black and white. In Caroline’s wildest and weirdest dreams, she imagines spending her days roaming the Andalusian countryside on a vintage motorcycle, photographing its diverse and stunning beauty.


A chat with record-breaking adventurer Frédéric Dion, from the bottom of the world

Quebec adventurer Frédéric Dion became the first person ever to reach the center of Antarctica on his own, on December 14. And he did it in record time: taking 36 days to travel from Russia’s Novolazarevskaya research station. But for »


Two Canadians make it from Alberta to Mexico…by foot

What is the farthest you have ever walked? Wednesday, a pair of 25-year old childhood friends were expected to complete the more than 5,400-kilometre hike from their front door in Jasper, Alberta, to the Mexican border. Liam Harrap and Jake »

Health, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Almost 180 people denied entry to Canada due to Ebola

In October, following Australia’s lead, Canada stopped issuing visas for residents and nationals of West African countries battling Ebola.  It also temporarily suspended the processing of permanent residence applications for people from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. As a result »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Renowned abstract painter Jacques Hurtubise, dead at 75

It was revealed Tuesday that Montreal-born painter Jacques Hurtubise passed away suddenly over the weekend at his home on Cape-Breton Island, in Nova Scotia. The prolific Quebec artist carved out a place for himself on the Canadian art scene with »

Health, International, Society

Canadian Forces personnel deployed to Sierra Leone to battle Ebola

The first Canadian military medical team to join the international efforts against Ebola in West Africa has arrived in Kerry Town, Sierra Leone. The 37 doctors, nurses, paramedics and support staff will be working in a British-run clinic, treating patients from »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Radioactivity from the Fukushima disaster rising in Pacific Ocean, off BC’s coast

After the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused a nuclear accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant, in March 2011, water became contaminated by leeching radioactive material. A large plume of cesium particles spread across the Pacific Ocean »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

One very good year for debut novelist

“This year has been a complete remaking of my professional life.”  Sean Michaels still appears to be part stunned, part amused, but entirely delighted by what 2014 brought him. The Scottish-born, Ottawa-raised, Montreal-based journalist has been writing for years.  Articles »

International, Politics, Society

Canadian journalist and Al Jazeera colleagues imprisoned in Egypt: one year on

It has been a year to the day since three Al Jazeera journalists were arrested in Cairo and imprisoned on charges that they conspired with the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood. For Mohamed Fahmy, the Canadian-Egyptian who headed the network’s English-language local »


Record bounty, eggnog for charity

During the entire month of December, for the past 20 years, a pub in Calgary, Alberta, has been serving its secret recipe eggnog for charity. This year, the Ship and Anchor set aside $5 from every $5.95-glass sold and broke »

Health, Society

Vegan restaurant on Whistler Mountain: reportedly a North American first

Ski resort snack bars and restaurants were not, in the past, known to offer gourmet fare.  On the contrary.  Menus generally featured greasy fast food. In many places, meals that can be downed quickly are still the norm — because hardcore »