Dominion City Brewing Co. Josh McJannett holds up a can of "Buck-A-Beer" blonde ale in Ottawa on Aug. 29, 2018. Photo by Alex Tétreault

In response to Ontario Premier Doug Ford's "buck-a-beer" challenge, Ottawa's Dominion City Brewing Co. started canning and packaging its "Buck-a-Beer Blonde Ale" Wednesday, with a promise not to lower its prices and instead to donate a dollar from every can sold to refugee support services. Get the whole story here.

Chris Anderson stands on a K'ómoks First Nation beach looking into Bukwas, the western First Nations character he has embraced to inspire his mixed martial arts work, a few days before the World Welterweight Championship fight. Photo by Jennifer Osborne

Chris “Bukwas” Anderson is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter from the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Follow his journey here.

Young fancy dancer shows off her colours during an Intertribal dance at the 39th annual Kamloopa Powwow. Photo by Wendy Elliott

On Aug. 3, 2018, reporter Emilee Gilpin and photographer Wendy Elliott attended the Kamloopa PowWow, one of the biggest powwows in North America. Read the full story here.

A windmill at the White Pines Wind project in Milford, Ont. in July, 2018. Photo by Cole Burston

After he was sworn in, Ontario Premier Doug Ford made a series of announcements about green energy. All of them were negative. One of the few projects he called out by name was the White Pines Wind Project in Milford, Ont. – a project that was cancelled by legislation adopted on July 25.

The plan had been mired in controversy since its inception in 2007. National Observer spoke with more than 30 residents, activists, and workers, chronicling their stake in what is arguably Ontario’s most divisive wind farm debate.

Read the full report from Fatima Syed and Steph Wechsler.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau leaves a press briefing in Ottawa after discussing his latest budget on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Photo by Alex Tétreault

Finance Minister Bill Morneau leaves a press briefing in Ottawa after discussing his latest budget on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Photo by Alex Tétreault

Get the highlights from Budget 2018 here.

Garihanna Jean-Louis

Since 2015, Garihanna Jean-Louis has been performing as a comedian in shows in Quebec, Haiti, the United States and France. Photo by Clothilde Goujard

Meet Garihanna Jean-Louis, the first black woman to graduate from Quebec's school for comedians.

"I know three black women doing humour in Quebec: Dorothy Rhau, me and my sister," Jean-Louis said during an interview with National Observer. "Working hard is ok, but me, I have to work twice as hard to get half as much because not only am I a woman but I am a black woman."

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, accompanied by his fiance Gurkiran Kaur, greet delegates at the NDP's national convention in Ottawa on Feb. 17, 2018. Photo by Alex Tétreault
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh gives a young boy a high-five as he and his fiancée Gurkiran Kaur walk through the crowd following his leader's speech in Ottawa on Feb. 17, 2018. Photo by Alex Tétreault

Check out more of Alex Tétreault's photos from the NDP's policy convention in Ottawa here and here. And find out what NDP leader Jagmeet Singh had to say about tensions between Alberta and British Columbia regarding the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion here.

National Observer Columnist Sandy Garossino sits down with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for an interview in his Parliament Hill office on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Photo by Alex Tétreault
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sits down with National Observer in his office on Parliament Hill on Feb. 13, 2018. Photo by Alex Tétreault

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to National Observer's Sandy Garossino in his office on Parliament Hill on Feb. 13, 2018. Read the exclusive first story here, in which Trudeau tells National Observer how approval for the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and Alberta's climate leadership plan were linked. Find a transcript of the interview here. Read Sandy's column and watch the interview here.