Nick Taylor-Vaisey

Nick Taylor-Vaisey was a digital editor at <em>Maclean's</em>.
Fowler’s reputation as a speedrunner has earned him a vocal, devoted online audience (Photograph by Niki Chan Wylie)

Mitch Fowler and the brain-bending world of ‘speedrunning’

An old video game, a lot of practice and one hour, nine minutes and 58 seconds of perfection


The NACI problem and how to fix it

The volunteer panel is dispensing crucial vaccine advice meant to keep Canadians safe and healthy. But NACI desperately needs to do better on the national stage.

The Snowbirds in the Canada Burst formation. (Courtesy of DND-MDN)

These Snowbirds are turning 50. But don’t ask them about their age.

After a tragic year and persistent questions about the iconic aerial acrobats’ uncertain future, the Snowbirds fly back to their spring training ground

Barbara Sherwood Lollar (Courtesy of Stable Isotope Lab/University of Toronto)

This geologist found the oldest water on earth—in a Canadian mine

The billion-year-old water might help unlock one of humanity’s biggest unanswered questions: Could there be life on other planets?

Tricia Smith, president of the Canadian Olympic Committee, stands at Vancouver’s Locarno Beach on March 26, 2021. (Photograph by Alia Youssef)

‘Only athletes pay the price’: The COC president on the folly of boycotting the Beijing Olympics

Canadian Olympic Committee president and Olympic medallist Tricia Smith on the pandemic’s harsh impact on athletes and why Canada should send a team to Beijing next year

Freeland attends a news conference in Ottawa on Nov. 30, 2020 (CP/Adrian Wyld)

Budget 2021: Here’s how Liberals are paying for all that spending

The long-awaited federal budget outlines a strong recovery and rising revenues. But it all comes at a very steep price: $142 billion in new spending over the next five years, and accumulated deficits of $686 billion.

Kacee Vasudeva. (Photograph by Lucy Lu)

Kacee Vasudeva made auto parts and bug repellant. Then he retooled for the pandemic.

When the need for domestically produced PPE soared last year, Vasudeva’s Maxtech retooled its production lines and got to work


A peek into the early scramble to track COVID-19

Politics Insider for March 17: Thousands of disclosed docs continue to tell the pandemic’s story, the Tories want to take a closer look at the Rogers-Shaw deal, and an unfortunate CPC tweet

People celebrate with fireworks in Old Crow, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, after a day of vaccinations. (Charyl Charlie)

A vaccination success story in the far North

A team of immunizers faced hours of delays as they headed north to Old Crow, Yukon. They were treated to caribou stew, an overwhelming turnout and a jubilant celebration.


Why was Canada’s vaccine task force kept secret for most of last summer?

Politics Insider for March 9: Ottawa pulled back on a June plan to announce the vaccine task force days after it got down to work, the Commons votes electronically for the first time and the Kielburgers are summoned

A pharmacy technician prepares a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a University Hospital Network (UHN) vaccination clinic in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. UHN is one of the two sites responsible for piloting the vaccination rollout across Ontario. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg /Getty Images)

A call to arms

Inside Canada’s impossibly high-stakes rush to lock down tens of millions of doses of the most sought-after product on Earth

HMCS Cormorant, a retired navy ship, has been listing in Bridgewater, N.S., for over a decade (Andrew Vaughan/CP)

The life and death of HMCS Cormorant—the legendary ship you’ve never heard of

The converted fishing trawler had some wild jobs: seizing drugs abandoned on the ocean floor and salvaging shipwrecks. As it heads to the scrap yard, trailblazing sailors recall its storied past.