Features

During the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games protocol officers can learn the art of protocol, in order to ensure visiting dignitaries enjoy the spectacle that is the Olympics to the fullest that protocol allows. more »

ETC 5 Comments

"The soiled side of the shirt is the great baggage of dreams"—Stephen Osborne dreams of Hemingway, Harper and profiteroles. more »

Dispatches

What these tricks tell us, beneath Paul’s casual smile, is to beware: he is a force to be reckoned with. more »

Prose

The wind blows. The sun dwindles. The ice waits. more »

Short Stories

On the screen, only the image—not the word—can become the world. more »

Columns 2 Comments

Fireside Truck Stop, Rancheria, Bear Flats Lodge, Lum 'n Abner's—just a few of the disappearing outposts along the Alaska Highway. more »

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Leonard Cohen, a troupe of French-Canadian clowns, a person with an antiquated profession, an unusually tall municipal bureaucrat, Gordie Howe and others coalesce in these randomly generated CanLit premises. more »

FICTION

Sarah Pollard makes a pilgrimage to Montreal to hang out and write where Mavis Gallant hung out and wrote. more »

Dispatches

"He had white hair at every angle, a paunch, and he didn’t bathe much. Colleagues joked about the Leonard Condensate, one whiff of which reduced matter into muck." more »

FICTION 1 Comments

Alison McCreesh encounters snow in May, a bemused gas station attendant and a dumpster to cook behind on a trip across Canada. more »

FACT

How did the 99 B-Line bus route come to be the locus of the most heartless transit rides in Greater Vancouver? more »

Dispatches

Jimmy McKay brought our mom seven seagull eggs. To this day I wonder how he could have known they were about to hatch. more »

FACT

"The North does not try to explain itself, but people are always trying to explain The North." more »

POETRY

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