Maclean's

An image of a hawk soaring over a foggy, forested landscape in Merritt, BC
Society

Life in the Age of Drought

Our hometown of Merritt, B.C., has been dealing with water restrictions since April. Drought, wildfire and flooding keep us constantly on edge.

Society

The Encampment Wars

The battle over one tent village in a portside Vancouver park turned it into the city’s only fully legal tent community. What that means for the thousands of Canadians living in encampments nationwide.

Health

Big Idea: Protect Nurses in the Workplace

Nurses regularly face physical and emotional abuse on the job. An employment protection called presumptive care would give them the support they so desperately need.

Society

We Came to Canada to Be a Family

As a gay couple in the Philippines, we’d forever have been glorified roommates. Here we have the future we want.

Society

Sober Nation

Sexy mocktails, zero-alcohol beer and boozeless bars are everywhere. Why it’s never been cooler (or easier) to go alcohol-free.

Society

An International Student’s Dilemma

“People blame international students like me for the housing crisis. I’m thinking of leaving.”

Society

Why I Chose Not to Have Kids

Jenna Ross wasn’t sure she wanted to become a parent. The climate crisis clinched her decision.

Real Estate

A Lakeside Vintage Wonderland

An Etsy seller fills her lakeside B.C. cottage with secondhand treasures

Society

My Trans Awakening—at Age 66

I came out after a lifetime in the closet. Now, I’ve found a community of people just like me in Calgary’s Rainbow Elders.

Society

An 11-Year Family Separation

I moved to Canada to give my children a better life. It took four permanent residency applications before I saw them again.

Events

The Maclean’s Ideas Summit returns to talk Canadian Power

Authorities in tech, finance and politics will unite for the event’s 4th iteration on May 2

Society

A Restaurant Ended Tipping—Then Brought It Back

We wanted to pay our staff a living wage and waive tipping. Rising costs forced us to revert to the old ways.