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Canada

'Island of Death': Canada's Forgotten Racist Leper Colony

"It's almost like a person's worst nightmare, really – just to be left to die."
Mack Lamoureux
3.22.18
Missing persons

A Young Woman Was Last Seen by Police, Then Never Again

Thousands of women have been reported missing in British Columbia. Emma Fillipoff’s mysterious disappearance shows why it’s so hard to find someone.
Tyler Hooper
11.28.17
Australiana

The Unexpected Zen Of Doing a Really Sick Burnout

VICE travels to East Gippsland to revel in the beauty and sportsmanship of community burnout comps.
Katherine Gillespie
7.19.17
Legal Weed in Australia

It’s About to Get Way Easier to Buy Medicinal Cannabis in Australia

With locally grown weed now staying in the country, and imports legalised, we should have a surplus within eight weeks.
Katherine Gillespie
2.23.17
Inside Outsider

An Australian Ex-Con Explains How to Make Cigarettes From Nicotine Patches

"I think they fucked my lungs. Seriously."
Mahmood Fazal
11.28.16
News

Inside the Tent City That Fought the Government and Won

Campers say they've got nowhere to go, and a British Columbia Supreme Court judge recently agreed—at least temporarily.
Sarah Berman
5.17.16
Stuff

What It's Like to Shoot an Entire Feature-Length Film in One Take

We spoke to filmmaker Sebastian Schipper about his love letter to Berlin nightlife, <i>Victoria</i>, which was all shot in one long take.
Oliver Lunn
4.6.16
News

New Report Reveals an Insidious Culture of Sexual Assault and Harassment in an Australian Police Force

Alongside abusing their own members, allegations include grooming, stalking and sexually assaulting vulnerable members of the community.
Wendy Syfret
12.10.15
Stuff

Australian Nudists Want People to Stop Having Sex on Nude Beaches

Victoria's Campbell's Cove beach is losing it's clothing-optional status because it's become little more than a hook-up spot.
Emma Do
7.14.15
Stuff

Talking to a Veterinarian Putting Victoria’s Koalas on Birth Control

"Too many koalas" sounds like an adorable problem to have, but in fact a population explosion has resulted in many dying of starvation.
Wendy Syfret
5.28.15
News

Hundreds of Koalas Were Killed for Their Own Good in Australia

Though the public was understandably saddened to learn that 700 of the cute critters had been put down by the Australian government, an expert told us it was either that or mass starvation.
Wendy Syfret
3.5.15
News

Victoria Is Still Cleaning Up Last Century’s Toxic Mess

Eleven years and $138 million after cleanup efforts began, one of Canada's most toxic sites remains a work in progress.
Sarah Berman
2.27.15
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