DNA tests promise to tell people who they are and where they’re from. But for Emma Gilchrist, a search for answers only led to more questions.
How far would you go for your friends? On a canoe trip along the Ottawa River, Nathan Munn dives deep for the answers.
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.
Streams gushed freely through cities—until they were seen as a nuisance. Now, we need them back.
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.
Politicians have whittled down public health care for years. While caring for his dad, Ryan David Allen learned who picks up the slack.
Holed up, Suzannah Showler asks what we really owe the outside world.
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.
Jasmine Irwin went to rural Quebec for adult summer camp and learned that French immersion is not for the weak.
Secularism supposedly only limits public life, but hundreds of thousands of Quebecers know it’s not that simple.
Montrealers have always fought to keep rent low. What happens when they no longer know who or how to fight?
A man arrived in Grand Bend, Ontario, believing it was a refuge for strange species. Kieran Delamont observes the fallout.
A few citizens in Saskatchewan doubted the official account of an oil spill, Lauren Kaljur reports. But what could they do?
These days people love the idea of interracial marriages, Natalie Harmsen writes, but that’s different from trying to make one work.
Reckoning with a homegrown hell showed that turning around emissions can also mean turning a profit.
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 wildfire-ravaged BC, Rachel Jansen learns to keep up with the relentless rules of mushroom-hunting.
One man convinced Canadians that Russia was dangerous, and they’ve believed it ever since.
Is PrEP, the drug that prevents HIV, bringing revolution or regression?
After centuries of exclusion from the world of fine wine, the obscurity of Greek grapes is now their selling point.
Rebuilding Jewish culture in Poland is no easy task after its near-total erasure, and more than anything it takes imagination.
Generations of people born with heart defects have lived longer than doctors were ready for.
When you grow up a missionary, what happens if you stop believing?
Canadian farmers want to improve life for their dairy cattle, but it comes at a steep price.
Jennifer Verma explores the legacy of illiteracy in her home province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Is the Hill just paying lip service to the idea of sexual accountability?
Fifty years after the Vietnam War, Anders Morley talks to draft dodgers about their legacy in Canada.
When Big Alcohol claims to want to reduce harmful drinking, can you trust them?
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.
When national parks become tourist traps.
As Benjamin Hertwig reports, the Edmonton Oilers’ new arena has revitalized the city’s downtown—and displaced its most vulnerable residents.
Andrea Bennett on the part cyclists will play in disaster relief after the Really Big One hits the Pacific Northwest.
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.
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.
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.
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.