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The Melmac Years

My peculiar resin d’être

Maple Branches

Who talks of my nation?

Listening In

What recent populist victories tell us about Canada

Virginia Heffernan

Virginia Heffernan recently published Ring of Fire: High-Stakes Mining in a Lowlands Wilderness.

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Virginia Heffernan

A Charged Topic

From ore to your pocket and automobile October 2023
One of the features of mining is that it occurs mostly in places so remote from our increasingly urban landscapes as to be almost ­unimaginable. Massive operations blast and dig through ­bedrock the world over, from the mountainous, steaming jungles of New Guinea and the briny flats of South America to the frozen reaches of eastern…