Winnipeg, Manitoba: The Slurpee Capital of the World

Here's a delightful post from Priceonomics on the invention of the Slurpee. Who would have thought that Canadians were such huge consumers of flavored icy drinks? Canadian readers, is this true?

Ralph Hicks Bought and Saved an Independent Bookstore

Why buy a bookstore in small town Ontario?

Pirate Joe’s: Canada’s Bootleg Trader Joe’s Store

There are no Trader Joe's stores in Canada, but there is a Pirate Joe's store. Canadian Michael Hallatt loved Trader Joe's products so much while he was living in San Francisco that he decided he wanted to buy a bunch of products at regular retail value in the U.S. and resell them in Vancouver. He's now being sued by Trader Joe's.

Heading North for an Affordable College Experience

"I get four years at McGill for a year at a U.S. college." More American students are applying to and attending colleges located in Canada as a way to rein in tuition costs.

Searching for a Dream Apartment But Finding Only Nightmares

Where have you lived, Zoe Daniels?

Places I’ve Lived: Multiple Towns in North Ontario

Where have you lived, Jenny Potter?

A Conversation With a Canadian Who Has Lived in the U.S. for 11 Years and is About to Be Kicked Out

Jessica Tate is a name I made up for a Canadian person living in New York City that spoke with me recently about her life.

WWYD: Shopping Across the Border

Today in "WWYD," are you destroying your country if you shop across the border?

How a Professional Stage Actor Does Money

Chet is a 30-something professional actor from British Columbia.

Death of an Unpaid Intern

A 22-year-old unpaid intern in Canada died in a car accident after falling asleep at the wheel while driving home after working for 16 hours in a 24-hour time period. His family is now trying to pass new laws that would protect unpaid interns from exploitation. [Thanks to Alison for the story pointer.]

Working as a Mailman in Canada’s Frozen North

I work as a mailman. Delivering to the communities carved into the woods along the Alaska Highway, in the southern end of Canada's Yukon Territory.

How Not to Do Your Taxes in Canada

A Canadian tells us about her taxes: