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1,500 Americans Partying on a Michigan River Accidentally Ended Up in Canada

And you thought that summer rager you went to got out of control.
Allison Tierney
8.22.16
Canada

Growing Up In Canada’s ‘Chemical Valley’ Convinced Me We Need to Ban Asbestos

The toxic fiber casts a dark shadow.
Jordan Pearson
5.17.16
americas

Leak of Cancer-Causing Chemical Forces Residents of Canada’s 'Chemical Valley' Indoors

The 'Chemical Valley' around Sarnia, Ontario is home to about 40 percent of Canada's petrochemical industry and in 2011 the World Health Organization crowned Sarnia's air as the worst in Canada.
Hilary Beaumont
4.28.16
News

A Canadian with an Intellectual Disability Is Fighting His 46-Cents-an-Hour Wage

"I can't start my car for that, so how is he expected to make a life that way?" his mother says.
Colin Graf
11.5.15
Stuff

The Canadian City Fighting Back Against Its Deadly Fentanyl Problem

A disturbing number of people in Sarnia, Ontario, are abusing a powerful painkiller that is 100 times stronger than morphine or 40 times stronger than heroin
Colin Graf
7.29.15
Stuff

VICE Canada’s Worst Summer Jobs

From garbage juice to slaughterhouse blood, our Canadian staff has had some pretty disgusting jobs to pay for their summer jollies.
VICE Staff
7.10.15
News

Ontario Community Groups Are Still Fighting with Energy Companies Over Wind Turbines

Bigwig human-rights lawyer Julian Falconer is challenging all three political parties in Canada to step in and stop Suncor's plans to build 46 new wind turbines in the area until a comprehensive study can be done.
Colin Graf
5.7.14
politics

Chemical Valley's Children Have Banned Chemicals in Their Blood

Chemicals that were banned from use in the 40s and 50s are showing up in the bloodstreams of children from the nearby First Nations reserve.
تجربة
11.27.13
News

Chemical Valley's Children Have Banned Chemicals in Their Blood

Chemicals that were banned from use in the 40s and 50s are still ubiquitous in the Chemical Valley. So much so that they're showing up in the bloodstreams of children from the nearby First Nations reserve, Aamjiwnaang.
Patrick McGuire
11.19.13
News

Checking in on the Chemical Valley

Time for Another Depression Session
Patrick McGuire
9.23.13
News

A Toxic Tour of Canada's Chemical Valley

The most shocking thing about Sarnia, Ontario’s “Chemical Valley” is that people actually live there. More than 60 oil refineries and petrochemical plants—40 percent of Canada’s total chemical industry—operate within 15 miles of the valley, which...
Michael Toledano
3.23.13