Tag: canada

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The Last Days of Target Canada

The inside story of Target’s brief, disastrous expansion north.

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Finding Raffi

Life as the most famous children’s musician on earth.

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Trudeau's Canada, Again

A profile of new Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau.

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Dr. Shock

How an apartheid-era psychiatrist went from torturing gay soldiers in South Africa to sexually abusing patients in Canada.

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The Girl Who Killed Half a Million Flies

Beatrice White, the Toronto girl who won the city’s turn-of-the-century fly-swatting contest.

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Ribbers Got Beef

In Ontario, Canada, ribfests were largely non-profit affairs. Then one man decided to make a profit off their popularity.

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The Kingdom of Haymour

An immigrant from Lebanon, a hair-cutting fortune, and the dream of building a castle on an island in British Columbia.

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Unclimbable

Searching for the line between courage and humility on an expedition to Cirque of the Unclimbables, a remote ring of perfect rock-climbing mountains in Canada.

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The Secret Life of Max Stern

The Nazis stole his family’s paintings, but Max Stern escaped and became one of Canada’s leading art dealers. Now, 20 after his death, he is changing the rules of restitution.

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The Rise and Fall of the Biggest Pot Dealer in New York City History

How a Canadian used a Mohawk reservation’s lakes to smuggle tons of marijuana to stash houses in Brooklyn and Staten Island, resulting in nearly a billion in profits, which he laundered through the Sinaloa Cartel.

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A Polar Turn of Mind

Finding peace and quiet in the high Canadian Arctic.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Silence.

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Animal Instinct

How a group of vigilante cat-lovers seeking the hooded figure who suffocated a kitten in an internet video found a sadistic killer.