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Language Wars

Quebec’s New French Revolution

When I moved to Montreal, it was a vibrant, multilingual metropolis. Now François Legault is waging war on English and on the cosmopolitanism that makes it Canada’s greatest city.

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short-term rentals

The Great Airbnb Crackdown

Last year, a massive blaze consumed several illegal Airbnb units in Montreal and killed seven people. The tragedy shone a harsh light on the Wild West of Airbnb in Canadian cities—and the battle to regulate it has just begun.

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The Power List 2024

100 Canadians Shaping the Country this year

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Converted Spaces

Inside a Renovated Church by the Sea

An artist transformed this Newfoundland church into a three-bedroom rental property

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The Move

Mortgage-Free in Alberta

Odette Karlsson sold her Kitchener townhouse for $730,000 and bought a new one in Alberta for half the price

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building watch

Vancouver’s new Mega-development

In B.C., Indigenous nations are reclaiming power and wealth for their own citizens—no matter what the neighbours think

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The Incel Terrorist

Oguzhan Sert was 17 when he walked into a Toronto massage parlour and killed an employee with a sword. The Crown argued the attack wasn’t just murder, but an act of terror against women. The hard part would be proving it.

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Photography

Tales of an Urban Explorer

His images reveal the things we leave behind

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THE FERTILITY CRISIS

The Rise of the One-and-Done Family

Many Canadian couples are having just one kid. Why a declining birth rate spells trouble for the country’s future.

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A Killer Among Them

In the spring of 2022, four women went missing within the same few blocks in downtown Winnipeg. This spring, the man accused of their murders will go on trial. So will the city they all called home.

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A group of Canadian parents say their kids are so addicted to the video game Fortnite that they’ve stopped eating, sleeping and showering. Now these parents want to hold its tech-giant creator accountable.

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Drought Killed My Farm

Our family farm has thrived in Alberta for more than a century—but the dire weather conditions of the past few years have spelled its end

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Pay Family Doctors Differently

B.C. rolled out the Longitudinal Family Physician payment model and gained 700 new family doctors

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Why Canada Has So Many Cyberattacks

Cybersecurity boss Sami Khoury tells us how crime plays out in the Cyber Wild West

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A Tennis Giant in the Making

At 22 (and six-foot-eight), Diallo is a towering presence at the net, drawing comparisons to another Canadian upstart: Milos Raonic

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Summers lost to fire and smoke. Biblical floods. Dying forests. Retreating coasts. Economic turmoil and political unrest. It’s going to be a weird century. Here’s what it will look like—and how Canada can get through it.

ANNE SHIBATA CASSELMAN
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Photography

A Voyage to the North

A new exhibit chronicles daily Indigenous life in northern Ontario in the ’50s and ’60s

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modern living

Parenting Off the Grid

It’s harder—and more wonderful—than I ever imagined

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I Paid $22k For Private Surgery

With wait times getting longer by the year, the choice was easy

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Fredericton’s Tiny-Home Revolution

Marcel LeBrun made millions as a software tycoon, then funnelled his fortune into 12 Neighbours, a planned community of 99 affordable tiny homes in Fredericton. For the city’s unhoused, it’s a chance to turn their luck around.

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Decades ago, Toronto researcher Daniel Drucker co-discovered a hormone that paved the way for today’s most-talked-about drug. Does he get the hype? Yes and no.

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home improvement

My Retirement Project? Building Affordable Housing.

Bureaucratic barriers make housing inconvenient and expensive to build. If you get creative, it doesn’t have to be.

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buying and selling

I Bought a Group of B.C. Cottages—With Strangers

When the home I loved went on the market in 2021, a friend suggested I start a collective to buy it. I said, “Oh come on, that’s ridiculous.” But the idea stuck in my head.

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Inside a Real-Life Barbie Dreamhouse

Seasoned home renovator Rebekah Higgs created her own all-pink palace, which she shares with her daughter and dog 

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From Creepy Basement to Swanky Speakeasy

“Now we have a club in our basement.”

EDUCATION

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The Ultimate Guide to Canadian Universities 2024

Getting into top programs is increasingly competitive. Our Ultimate Guide to Canadian Universities is here to help.

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Education

How to win a big scholarship

A strong vision, hard work and plenty of smarts are needed to impress scholarship juries. Here’s the inside story on how these students beat the odds.

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Education

My budget as a university student in Canada

Being a student can be expensive. Three undergrads share where the money goes. 

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ChatGPT is everywhere. What’s fair use for students trying to get into university?

“It’s not about ‘how do we catch the cheaters?’ That’s not a forward way of thinking.” 

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Hundreds of tenants, struggling to afford skyrocketing rents, are refusing to pay their landlords at all. They call it a rent strike. The landlords say it’s illegal. An inside look at the frontier of a growing class war.


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The Incel Terrorist

Oguzhan Sert was 17 when he walked into a Toronto massage parlour and killed an employee with a sword. The Crown argued the attack wasn’t just murder, but an act of terror against women. The hard part would be proving it.

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Quebec’s New French Revolution

When I moved to Montreal, it was a vibrant, multilingual metropolis. Now François Legault is waging war on English and on the cosmopolitanism that makes it Canada’s greatest city.

A picture of red dresses hanging in the snow
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A Killer Among Them

In the spring of 2022, four women went missing within the same few blocks in downtown Winnipeg. This spring, the man accused of their murders will go on trial. So will the city they all called home.

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Longforms

The Rise of the One-and-Done Family

Many Canadian couples are having just one kid. Why a declining birth rate spells trouble for the country’s future.

12 Neighbours founder Marcel LeBrun at the 12 Neighbours warehouse. (Photography by Chris Donovan)
Longforms

How one Canadian tech millionaire built a tiny-home community

Marcel LeBrun made millions as a software tycoon, then funnelled his fortune into 12 Neighbours, a planned community of 99 affordable tiny homes in Fredericton. For the city’s unhoused, it’s a chance to turn their luck around.

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The DNA Detective

RCMP officer Dean Lerat, a member of Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan, found many of his long-lost relatives using a DNA-testing kit. Now he helps others connect with their own families, fragmented by colonialism. The results tell the story of a whole nation.

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The False Prophet of Edmonton

In a suburban industrial park, John de Ruiter built up a spiritual movement, mashing up Christian theology and New Age mysticism. Today, eight former followers claim he brainwashed them into sex. The case against him will test the boundaries of consent.

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Revenge of the Renter

Hundreds of tenants, struggling to afford skyrocketing rents, are refusing to pay their landlords at all. They call it a rent strike. The landlords say it’s illegal. An inside look at the frontier of a growing class war

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Longforms

The Rise and Fall of a Chinese-Canadian Pop Star

Kris Wu, an ordinary kid from Vancouver, transformed into one of China’s biggest celebrities, with chart-topping albums, movie roles and lucrative brand partnerships. Then a series of social media accusations brought him down.

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The Unsteady Reign of Danielle Smith

Alberta’s premier rode into office declaring war on the federal government—and won by a tiny margin. Can she keep her rebellious rural base happy, without sparking a national crisis?

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The Battle for a Prince Edward Island Beach

A Toronto millionaire wanted to build a beachfront mega-cottage on a remote stretch of Prince Edward Island’s pristine north shore. Then the locals got wind of it.

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A bookkeeper stole $7.6 million from her employer. How did no one notice?

She had her boss’s unquestioning trust—even as she pilfered millions from the Halifax real estate empire she helped him build