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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.

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The Ballad of Daniel Wolfe

On the rise of Indian Posse, the largest of Canada’s native gangs, and the fall of its leader.

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When the Monks Come to Town

Why hundreds of Buddhist monks moved from Taiwan to Prince Edward Island, buying up thousands of acres of land in the process.

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The Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist

On the theft of 6 million pounds of maple syrup from Canada’s strategic reserve and the group of free market renegades who are fighting “The Maple Wars.”

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Miles from Nowhere

In 1968, the author revisits remote British Columbia, which he traveled two years earlier.

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Keystone

On the economics, impact, and communities of the international pipeline.

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Life After Death

How is Canada’s “post-AIDS” generation coping? Not that well.

[I]n some ways we are still hopelessly lost. A generation of men who could have been our mentors was decimated. The only thing we learned from observing them was to ruthlessly identify “AIDS face,” that skeletal appearance the early HIV drugs wrought on patients by wasting away their bodily tissues. But those faces grow more rare each day.
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Gaétan Dugas and the 'AIDS Mary' myth

The Canadian scapegoat of the AIDS epidemic.

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Just Desert

On the life of an American soldier AWOL in Canada:

I asked him what it's like to have the entire U.S. Army after you, and he thought for a moment and said slowly, "It's like I'm carrying a heavy rock in my backpack." This is as close to introspection as McDowell gets.

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The Trials of Nunavut: Lament for an Arctic Nation

On “the Incidents”, three shootings in a single month in a 1,300 person hamlet tucked inside the 12-year-old Nunavut territory. (The complete 4-part series.)

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Bianca, the Toronto Escort with a Day Job: Column #7

Supply and demand paid-sex economics, ‘hobbyist’ internet message boards, and the power of reviews.