June 2024 issue

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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.
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Sober Nation

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

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

An Etsy seller fills her lakeside B.C. cottage with secondhand treasures
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Naheed Nenshi Loves the Drama

Calgary’s centrist ex-mayor will have to win over skeptical NDP voters—and take on Danielle Smith—to reclaim Alberta. He’s looking forward to it.
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Why I Paid $5000 for MRIs

"I travelled two hours and got five MRIs done at once. The next day, I finally had answers.”
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Why We Pay $6,000 for Private Clinic Memberships in Montreal

"There’s no wondering about our health—we can just call and ask.”
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Why I Paid $30,000 For a Hip-Replacement Surgery

"I still don’t understand why I was able to get surgery in eight weeks when I paid for it, but 18 to 24 months if I’d used the public system."
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Why I Pay $3,700 A Year For a Private Health Clinic

"I know that if I email the clinic, I’ll get a response within a few hours, and I can refill my prescriptions via email as well."
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Why I Paid $8,700 for Knee Surgery

"My doctor told me MRIs were moving quickly those days—I’d only have to wait a few months. But that was longer than my EI would last me."