It's not hard to be optimistic this time of year. At this point, everything is still a possibility, from the presents wrapped in shiny paper, to the new year looming just ahead.
Some of the stories I've written recently look at those issues too. This piece, for University Affairs Magazine, looks at the decisions admissions officers make to let students into their programs.
For Maclean's, I also looked at some students who are creating new and innovative ways to make roads safer.
And for Huddle, I talked with a local business that just wants everyone to sit and relax, with a good book.
2017 has been a tough year for a lot of people, and personally, I find some comfort in looking forward to the possibilities that lie ahead.
Happy holidays, and I hope 2018 brings you joy.