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Our Spring 2017 Issue

March 17, 2017

Private language schools—a multi-billion dollar industry in Canada—have always struggled to balance educational needs with their bottom line. Erika Thorkelson investigates how these tensions boiled over at one Vancouver ESL school, leaving students and teachers out on the street.

Will Johnson on how Canada’s opioid crisis led to a string of robberies and a high-speed chase in Nelson, BC.

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.

Tamara MacNeil on the history of blood, guts and the doctor’s white coat.

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.

Canada has been cast as the last bastion of liberalism. Are we up to the role? Christopher Szabla investigates.

Melissa Bull translates work from Véronique Grenier.

Alan Randolph Jones reviews Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves, which deconstructs the relevance of revolutionary fervour in modern-day Quebec.

Maija Kappler plumbs the still waters of the St. Lawrence. 

Plus new fiction by Andrew Forbes, poetry by Souvankham Thammavongsa, the Book Room, the Music Room and more!