September 1, 2017

National

HOUSE OF SPIES

Society

The doctor who took on death

HOUSE OF SPIES 3031
National

HOUSE OF SPIES

Tim and Alex Vavilov’s parents were Russian agents who fooled everyone—including their sons. The boy insist they’re Canadian at heart. Ottawa begs to differ.
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Society

The doctor who took on death

In an agonizing personal and professional decision, Dr. Sandy Buchman opted to help patients with their final wish. He hasn’t looked back.
Who gets to be Indigenous? 3637
National

Who gets to be Indigenous?

Famed Canadian author Joseph Boyden responds to critics who question the nature of his ancestry
Wooing America 2021
National

Wooing America

Sixty-four cities, 44 states and 300 contacts. Inside Canada’s six-month mission to one-up the White House in the next NAFTA negotiations, one handshake at a time.
Intrigue at Sloan’s Curve 4445
Economy

Intrigue at Sloan’s Curve

A dispute between a Toronto businessman and a comic-book mogul escalated into allegations of hate mail, extortion and DNA theft. And it all started with tennis courts.
THE NEW ORANGE CRUSH 2627
National

THE NEW ORANGE CRUSH

How Jagmeet Singh and his circle of young Sikh activists hope to build a national movement and win the NDP leadership
Escape to Canada 4243
International

Escape to Canada

In a world flooded with millions of refugees, Canada has become the dream destination—and a cash cow for smugglers and con artists capitalizing on desperation
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LETTERS

Nicolas Leech-Crier is doing a hero’s job in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver as one of the Spikes on Bikes workers attending to users of illicit drugs (“Needles in the trees,” National Notes, August 2017). He and other volunteers like him see their world through a particular lens that is too often not available to the rest of us.
The ghost orchard 5859
Society

The ghost orchard

Helen Humphreys talks about how the death of loved ones sent her in pursuit of vanished apples
Agony and hope in the ashes 1011
NATIONAL NOTES

Agony and hope in the ashes

Carmen Jacobsen had shut out the world. The fire— and the heroism of her neighbours—brought her back.
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