Sarah Berman

1.24.17

What It’s Like to Use Sex Work to Afford Living in Vancouver

Life inside a Vancouver teardown, where a cohort of friends keep afloat by camming, stripping, and escorting.

1.23.17

Vancouver Dirt Now Earns Twice as Much as All of the City’s Workers Combined

It’s getting harder and harder to put Vancouver’s freakish housing market in perspective.

1.21.17

A Courtroom Is a Crap Spot for a Coke Deal

Labrador RCMP say they watched a man hand-deliver a baggie to a prisoner on Friday.

1.11.17

How Fentanyl Is Making Homeless Camps More Visible and Deadly

It’s been a cold, dark winter in British Columbia.

1.11.17

Is Police Culture Set Up to Fail Canadian Sex Workers?

Even in Vancouver, where sex work is “not an enforcement priority,” sex assault charges against a high-profile anti-exploitation detective show little has changed.

1.8.17

Catching Up with the Artist Who Stages Viral Rodent Videos

After a chocolate-stealing squirrel caught Canadians’ attention this week, we asked artist and apparent “Pizza Rat” rodent trainer Zardulu about the story’s authenticity and whether that matters.

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1.7.17

How Long Until We Can Grow Medicinal Magic Mushrooms: An Investigation

A wave of studies say psychedelics can treat depression, end-of-life anxiety, addiction and more. So we asked experts when Canadians will be able to grow medicinal shrooms at home.

12.20.16

What It’s Like to Be Forced to Take Anti-Psychotic Drugs

After involuntary mental health treatment, many patients feel afraid to seek more help. A constitutional challenge could change the way patients consent to treatment in BC.

12.18.16

How to Laugh at an Opioid Crisis

If you ask comedian and former addict Mark Hughes, everyone should be thinking and talking about fentanyl—not just users and Downtown Eastside activists.

12.17.16

Marc Emery Has Been Released from Jail Following Montreal Pot Shop Raids

Ten weed activists, including Jodie and Marc Emery, were arrested and are now under investigation. Everyone except Marc was released Friday night.

12.17.16

Searching BC Ghost Towns for Traces of Chinese Miners

Century-old records reduced them to nameless slurs, so it takes serious detective work to find the real history.

12.11.16

Why I Left a Polygamist Colony but Stayed in My Plural Marriage

With British Columbia polygamists on trial, we spoke to a woman who left the church but fought to keep her family together.

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