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What does Pride look like in small-town Canada?

What does Pride look like in small-town Canada?

Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal ... Canada truly has some of the world's biggest and most beautiful Pride celebrations. But it also has some of the smallest. In places like Taber, Alberta (POP: 9,000), Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia (POP.
Why doesn’t Canadian health care include dental coverage?

Why doesn’t Canadian health care include dental coverage?

It's always been this way but ... why? When it comes to everything from routine cleaning appointments and checkups to more complicated procedures like abscesses and crowns, many Canadians scramble to pay for their own dental care.
BONUS: What’s next? Results from our listener survey

BONUS: What’s next? Results from our listener survey

We asked a whole bunch of questions, and hundreds of The Big Story's listeners responded. We're here for a special episode to share some of the most interesting questions and feedback with you — and to tell you what we're going to do about it! -
Why online conspiracies aren’t just a QAnon problem

Why online conspiracies aren’t just a QAnon problem

This is the story of a Jeopardy! contestant who made a white supremacist gesture on the program. Only he didn't. But that didn't stop thousands of people, including several dozen former Jeopardy! contestants from insisting that he had,
Is Greyhound’s exit a tragedy or an opportunity?

Is Greyhound’s exit a tragedy or an opportunity?

After nearly a century of moving Canadians between rural towns and big cities, Greyhound Canada announced last week it would end all Canadian routes.
A terrifying medical mystery in New Brunswick

A terrifying medical mystery in New Brunswick

When people started presenting with symptoms, local doctors and scientists wondered if the mysterious neurological disorder might be Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease. But it wasn't. It wasn't anything else that we recognize, either. -
What happens when a sex assault is reported to a dating app?

What happens when a sex assault is reported to a dating app?

Hope and optimism are the reasons we sign up for dating apps — even if we know we'll end up in the muck when we get there.
Montreal’s Taxi Sheriff and a one-man war against Uber

Montreal’s Taxi Sheriff and a one-man war against Uber

When Uber first arrived in Montreal, it wasn't legal—but that didn't stop it. And cabbies were angry, but little was being done at the government level, and police were rarely if ever enforcing the law. -
Does your home have dangerous levels of radon?

Does your home have dangerous levels of radon?

A comprehensive, Canada-wide study found that Canada has some of the highest levels of radon in homes in the world. Roughly half the homes tested failed to meet WHO standards, and even by Canada's more lenient standards,
Inside Canada’s hottest hotspot: Why did it take so long to help Peel?

Inside Canada’s hottest hotspot: Why did it take so long to help Peel?

About 40 percent of the Amazon packages delivered to Canada come through Ontario's Peel Region. It manufactures almost everything. It's where trucks get loaded up and head out across the country, full of everything. And for months now,
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