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Black Market Babies

Religious matching and lax anti-trafficking laws led to a booming underground market for infants in mid-century Montreal. Adam Elliott Segal, the son of one such adoptee, investigates.

Growing Season

As family farms disappear from the Canadian landscape, eco-conscious first-generation farmers would like to take their place. But, as Nikki Wiart reports, this is easier said than done.

Ku Klux Canada

Robyn Maynard on our nation’s forgotten and far-from-over history of populist anti-Black violence.

Tall Tales from the Underground

An urban myth holds that Portland’s subterranean tunnels were used to kidnap sailors for cheap labour. Will Preston digs into the story’s facts and fictions.

The Language of Profit

Private language schools have always struggled to balance educational needs with their bottom line. Erika Thorkelson investigates how these tensions boiled over at one Vancouver school, leaving students and teachers out on the street.

It Takes the Village

Straight tourists and gawkers are flocking to Montreal’s LGBTQ neighbourhood, while the queer community disperses for new haunts. Tim Forster on the double-edged sword of mainstream acceptance.

Nuclear Fallout

Thousands of Ukrainians sacrificed their health during the Chernobyl disaster cleanup. Chris Scott investigates how recent budget cuts have decimated the pensions they were promised.

Highway Robbery

Will Johnson on how Canada's opioid crisis led to a bank heist and a high-speed chase in Nelson, BC.

A River Runs Through It

The last time British Columbia’s Fraser River burst its banks, entire communities were submerged. With aging dikes and a growing population, Heather Ramsay reports, next time may be worse.

DNA Discrimination

Canada is one of the only countries where people can be marginalized due to their genetics. But that may soon change.

Circling the Drain

In Writers’ Rights, Nicole Cohen argues that the media’s treatment of freelancers leaves many risking financial ruin. Erin Pehlivan takes a closer look.

Let Them Eat Cake

Historically, Italians were called ignorant, subversive and prone to violence. While the groups of immigrants coming to Canada have changed, prejudices towards them have not.

Burning Bush

Canada is experiencing an unprecedented number of wild fires. As Sharon J. Riley investigates, our obsession with putting out flames may be what’s fuelling them.

Litmus Test

Scientific misconduct in Canada can include outright plagiarism and fraud as well as minor unintentional mistakes. Miriam Shuchman investigates how the system is letting researchers down.

Picture Day

The West is inundated with images of refugees. But as Seila Rizvic explores, every wartime snapshot is also a family photo.

Crib Notes

Gavin Tomson reads Rivka Galchen’s Little Labors, reflecting on writers who mother and mothers who write.

Chain Reaction

What does it take to puncture cycling’s insular bro culture? Andrea Bennett speaks with the women mechanics inciting change in her community.

Moon Shot

With Operation Avalanche, Matt Johnson takes a characteristic risk to break into the American movie market. Adam Nayman on how the director is eschewing Canada’s cozy film industry and making his own success.