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.
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.
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.
Will Johnson on how Canada's opioid crisis led to a bank heist and a high-speed chase in Nelson, BC.
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.
Blair Mlotek explores the world of Modern Orthodox women, who seek to balance their religious and secular lives.
At six foot eight, Richard Kelly Kemick is built for volleyball. There’s only one problem: he’s not any good.
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.
The West is inundated with images of refugees. But as Seila Rizvic explores, every wartime snapshot is also a family photo.
Making a park isn’t as simple as drawing lines on a map. Jimmy Thomson on the politics, petroleum and polar bears that have shaped one Arctic conservation area thirty years in the making.
Festivals are being heralded as the savior of the music industry. But as Miranda Campbell writes, there's one big problem: women are being left out of the spotlight.
Corridart was designed to showcase Quebec artists during the 1976 Montreal Olympics. But, as Taylor C. Noakes writes, one very important person was less than impressed.
At Wreck Beach, I take off my shirt and he takes off his pants. We lie in the sun on striped towels and I slide on my sunglasses.
Richard Williams spent more than twenty-five years creating what has been called the greatest film never released. Peter Henderson illustrates the story of the Canadian animation icon whose masterpiece ended his Hollywood career.
Men and women are only part of the equation. Sara Harowitz on the non-binary drag performers who are redefining gender.
Non-sexual nudity is one of the last taboos in Canada. But, as Jessica Beuker discovers, it’s liberating to let it all hang out.
Leaving Islam often means isolation and intense social pressure from friends and family. Graeme Bayliss on how former Muslims are coming together to show that there is life after faith.
Twenty years after the end of the war, Vesna Plazacic finds a hopelessness gripping Bosnia’s youth.
In the Yukon, those with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder rarely find the care they need. Rhiannon Russell on a deadly lack of support.
For most patients, morcellation means less-invasive surgery. For others, it can be a death sentence. Alison Motluk investigates why two former Harvard doctors are trying to ban a procedure that left one of them riddled with cancer.
Canada’s new prostitution act is supposed to keep workers safe, but many in the profession say it puts them in danger. As Arielle Piat-Sauvé reports, the fight to sell sex safely is far from over.
Our education system isn’t designed to help second-generation Canadians retain non-official languages. Chantal Braganza on why losing a mother tongue is akin to losing a part of yourself.
Searching through fact and fiction to confront anti-Semitism in Quebec.
Sculpture has always been a controversial art form in Iran, but that is where Parviz Tanavoli has found his greatest inspiration.
Why does sexism take over Calgary’s streets during Stampede season? Lyndsie Bourgon investigates gender roles in Canada’s Wild West.
For the first time in Canadian history, homes with a single occupant outnumber those with nuclear families. On the new domestic frontier.
Hunting covenants and dinosaurs through the Alberta floods.
Has Naheed Nenshi's time in office changed Calgary's racial climate?
The fight for Haida Gwaii is more than a matter of land.
Now more than ever, people are recovering from life-threatening illnesses. But survival is never simple.
The Montreal writer Carol Dunlop and the Argentinian novelist Julio Cortázar carried out one of the greatest literary love affairs of the twentieth century. But their romance was shadowed by tragedy.
After years of burying her Trinidadian accent, the author reawakens to the richness of her native tongue.
Canadian dairy is one of the most formidable forces in Ottawa. How did our lactose overlords get so powerful?
The poetry of a land left behind.
When World War II threatened a remote chain of islands off the Alaskan coast, the indigenous Aleut people were displaced from their homes.
Amid deadly attacks, Pakistan's Hazara community is closing in on itself.