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July-August 2012

Attack of the killer carp

Andrew Reeves

After a thousand-plus kilometre invasion and destruction of U.S. ecosystems, Asian carp are now poised to enter Canada’s Great Lakes—where they could unleash incalculable and irreversible damage. Inside the desperate fight to stop the swarm. Four fish lay motionless on the metal slab in the laboratory, lying good side up. Their wide, recessed eyes are […] More »
July-August 2010

Whatever Happened To… Gary Freeman, “Canada’s Black Panther”?

Wendy Glauser

He was branded Canada’s very own Black Panther. In 2004, Gary Freeman, born Joseph Pannell, was arrested by Toronto police at gunpoint outside of his workplace, the Toronto Reference Library. It turned out that this friendly library assistant, father, and husband was harbouring a secret past. In Chicago in 1969, he had shot a cop […] More »