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Bordering the sublime

The US-Mexico border may be politically contentious but food culture and entrepreneurship have found a way to flourish here, with some tasty results.

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Clean sweep

Works worth millions of dollars are often fragile. When it comes to keeping them spotless, a duster-waving cleaner is what you need.

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Plante life

Montréal’s first woman mayor is using the city’s economic upswing to drive socially minded change. But only months into the job she’s found herself in storms of protest – and deep snow.

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Skate expectations

They may be Lebanon’s national ice-hockey team but they are coached by a bus driver in Montréal, who is encouraging them to take a slapshot at international sports stardom.

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Come on down

What’s the secret to game shows’ enduring popularity? Is it the triumph of ‘the everyman’ – the idea that anyone, of any race, age, gender or background, could win a fortune? Or is it that people just need some silly fun…

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National treasure

While its famous print brand goes boutique, National Geographic is betting on premium – from TV to events.

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Good for the goose

Historic outerwear brand Canada Goose is riding a tailwind of shifting consumer habits all the way to Europe and beyond. As the coat-maker migrates from North America and launches a new line of knitwear, could it be about…

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Rock the house

Having restored the sheen to Sotheby’s rusty balance sheet, new CEO Tad Smith is reimagining the historic institution’s future by embracing digital.

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My last meal: Janice Min

In LA, the hills have eyes – your restaurant choice and who you dine with make a big impression. For the editor and co-owner of ‘The Hollywood Reporter’, a hunger for getting to the heart of the story is matched by a pas…

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Next stop, the world

Tomos Lewis reporting from Toronto: Having worked on high-profile projects around the globe, leading railway developer Michael Schabas is applying his expertise to improving the transport needs of his hometown.

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Outdoor guy

Doing things differently is at the heart of landscape designer Thomas Woltz’s success. Amid all the high-profile projects, he explains the guiding ethos that keeps his firm grounded.

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Showing their rage

One group of senior dissenters has fought injustice for 30 years. We meet the Raging Grannies.

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At your service

The US Public Broadcasting Service is one of the country’s most-trusted national institutions. From dogged reporting on everything from the election to antics in the White House, its flagship news programme is a beacon in…

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Sikh and destroy

An ex-soldier, intelligence gatherer and police detective, Harjit Sajjan hadn’t long been an MP before landing the job as Canada’s minister of national defence. A year into the job, he’s faced some significant challenges…

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Distant concerns

In Canada’s far-flung communities the established media can seem distant, out of touch and even irrelevant. We take a look at some of the independent media outlets covering the country’s more isolated corners.

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Starting a new term

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau swept to power with a landslide. Advertising guru David Rosenberg helped him get there while journalist Rosemary Barton had a front-row seat. Together they navigate this new political…

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Boom town

Levelled by a massive explosion in the early 20th century, Halifax’s North End is now welcoming an explosion of young professional families.

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Get your skates on

Hockey is the best chance for many young Canadians to achieve fame and fortune. Monocle laces up and visits Ontario to meet the junior players out on the ice chasing more than just pucks: they’re chasing their dreams.

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Broad horizons

With its intriguing mix of grand colonial boulevards, art deco façades and buzzing plazas, Uruguay’s capital is emerging as a beacon of creativity and democracy in Latin America.

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Going native

Hawaiian food is about more than sticking a pineapple on a pizza and calling it fusion. At the Livestock Tavern it means home cooking in every sense.

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The Interview Series: Jerry Storch

The pioneering traits that helped Hudson’s Bay Company open up Canada for trade centuries ago are still evident as it expands its retail operations worldwide – a legacy that newly installed boss Jerry Storch intends to…

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