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SPORTS • CULTURE
First Nation Snowboard Team carves ancestral slopes

First Nations snowboarders are seeking pride and podiums on Whistler’s resort slopes.

POLITICS • TRANSIT
Sea to Sky spillover: Whistler and Vancouver’s rapid growth

Three mountain towns, one highway, and the struggle to balance housing and transit.

SPORTS • CULTURE
Meet the adaptive climbers of Canada’s rock climbing capital

The Canadian Adaptive Climbing Society is bringing down barriers in gyms and crags.

OTTAWA • FOOD&DRINK
Ottawa Uncorked: rising temperatures and northern wineries

They are the daredevils of wine-growing, the headstrong pioneers of the vine, existing in a category researchers have dubbed “extreme viticulture.”

CULTURE • ELECTION 2016
Ottawa’s Chinatown on the brink of change

Election season comes with lots of complaints about the clutter of candidates signage – but there’s one neighbourhood is already so colourful that the signs give it some visual cohesion.

HEALTH • PARENTING
Young family with a lot of heart takes on chronic disease

From the outside, Mason Godin is completely average toddler. He’s chubby cheeked and runs around sharing his toys – until his lips start to turn blue.

POLITICS • OUTDOORS
Quebec government threatens to dynamite scenic cave

An abandoned Quebec mine that’s been described as an “underground cathedral” is at risk of being demolished.

COURTS • HEALTH
Ottawa Hospital civil lawsuit alleges massive kickback scheme

Shocking allegations have surfaced about a massive kickback scheme at the Ottawa Hospital.

MARIJUANA • BUSINESS
‘Princess of pot’ opens dispensary steps from Parliament Hill

Activist Jodie Emery – editor of Cannabis Culture magazine and wife of Marc Emery – came to Ottawa for the grand opening.

CITY • CYCLING
City of Ottawa first to don staff with turning signal bike helmets

It’s a helmet with built-in turning signals and brake lights – and Ottawa is the first city to be testing it out.

CRIME• COURTS
Officer charged with manslaughter in Abdirahman Abdi case

The reverberations of Abdirahman Abdi’s death – in a year of highly public deaths of black men – were felt much farther than Hintonburg.

POLITICS • ENVIRONMENT
Homeless camp debris washed into Mamquam River

A housing crisis, environmental sensitivity, and tight budgets come together in Squamish.