Register Sunday | November 29 | 2020

Tagged: feature

Bought the Farm

Small family farms are disappearing, but not for the reasons people tend to think. As investors rush in, farmers can’t hold on to their land.

Pathfinding

It took years for journalist Jody Porter to see that writing about other people’s pain can be a way of hiding from your own.

Labour of Love

Politicians have whittled down public health care for years. While caring for his dad, Ryan David Allen learned who picks up the slack.

The Hand That Feeds You

How did we end up with a farming system that endangers both its workers and the people it feeds? Experts say this is Canada’s Gordian knot, but Francesca Bianco tries to unravel it anyway.

Degrees of Freedom

Secularism supposedly only limits public life, but hundreds of thousands of Quebecers know it’s not that simple.

Flipping Out

Montrealers have always fought to keep rent low. What happens when they no longer know who or how to fight?

Habitat Loss

A man arrived in Grand Bend, Ontario, believing it was a refuge for strange species. Kieran Delamont observes the fallout.

Testing the Waters

A few citizens in Saskatchewan doubted the official account of an oil spill, Lauren Kaljur reports. But what could they do?

Broken Up

These days people love the idea of interracial marriages, Natalie Harmsen writes, but that’s different from trying to make one work.

Mine Reading

Reckoning with a homegrown hell showed that turning around emissions can also mean turning a profit.

Awkward Cause

It’s hard to live low-carbon, especially when you feel like you’re the only one. Kate Black meets a Calgary misfit who keeps trying to fit in.

In the Burn

In wildfire-ravaged BC, Rachel Jansen learns to keep up with the relentless rules of mushroom-hunting.

Seeing Red

One man convinced Canadians that Russia was dangerous, and they’ve believed it ever since.

Instant Classic

After centuries of exclusion from the world of fine wine, the obscurity of Greek grapes is now their selling point.

Next Year in Krakow

Rebuilding Jewish culture in Poland is no easy task after its near-total erasure, and more than anything it takes imagination.

Blowjob Tableau Vivant

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.

Buried at Centre Ice

As Benjamin Hertwig reports, the Edmonton Oilers’ new arena has revitalized the city’s downtown­—and displaced its most vulnerable residents.

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.

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.

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.

Picture Day

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

Paradise Lost

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.

Mic Drop

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.

Everyone's a Critic

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.

Back to the Drawing Board

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.

The Unbelievers

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.