Canada

crime

A Selfie Helped Police Solve a Years-Old Murder Case

Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, was sentenced to seven years in jail for strangling her best friend after police noticed the murder weapon in a Facebook photo.
Zing Tsjeng
1.9.19
black history

Viola Desmond, the Black Woman Who Fought Against Segregation in Canada

In 1946, Viola Desmond insisted on sitting in the whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theater, and now she's being put on the $10 bill for her bravery.
Adebe DeRango-Adem
2.27.18
Native women

Native Women Honor Those Lost to Violence Through Art

Indigenous women are murdered, kidnapped, and trafficked at alarmingly high rates. In a new exhibit, 18 Native artists address the crisis and celebrate resilience.
Sheila Regan
2.1.18
occult

Double Double Trudeau and Trouble: Canada Legalizes Witchcraft

The Canadian government is updating its Criminal Code to remove archaic provisions, including bans on dueling and telling fortunes.
Gabby Bess
6.15.17
indigenous rights

How Indigenous Millennials Are Using Tech to Save Their Dying Languages

Decades of oppression and forced assimilation have led to the steep decline of Indigenous languages. Now tech-savvy young people are fighting to preserve their culture.
Polina Bachlakova
6.6.17
sexual assault

Court Forced Sexual Assault Victim to Spend Five Days in Jail with Attacker

After an unnamed Canadian woman was brutally assaulted, she was held in a correctional facility with her assailant because the judge didn't think she would show up to testify against him.
Gabby Bess
6.5.17
Interviews

Being a Second-Generation Immigrant and the Privilege of Pettiness

In "One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter," Scaachi Koul tackles puberty, colorism, and growing up as an Indian-Canadian.
Sarah Hagi
5.2.17
This Week in 2007

Viagra, Murder, and Other Problems Teens Only Faced on Degrassi

Teens had very different problems in 2007, at least according to teen bible Degrassi.
Mitchell Sunderland
4.26.17
Canada

The Women Fighting For the Right to Get Your Pets Stoned

In a legal gray area and untapped marketplace, these women are creating products to medicate pets with weed.
Amanda Scriver
4.21.17
masculinity

University Hosts 'Masculinity Confession Booth' for Students to Confess Sins

The project is part of a series of events hosted this week by Man Up Against Violence, a student organization at a Canadian university seeking to raise awareness about the harmful effects of toxic masculinity.
Kimberly Lawson
3.28.17
Canada

Fury After Judge Acquits Cab Driver Accused of Assaulting Unconscious Passenger

Last week, a Canadian judge acquitted a man who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman after police found her in the back of his cab, unconscious and naked from the chest down. Amid public outrage, prosecutors have announced they're seeking an...
Kimberly Lawson
3.7.17
witchcraft

Stop Egging My Magic Store, Says Angry Canadian Witch

Manitoba's Elemental Book and Curiosity Shop has been repeatedly vandalized, and its owner claims that police aren't taking her allegations of religious hate crime seriously.
Sirin Kale
3.2.17
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