For most of her life, if Laverna Smith wanted a fresh cut of beef, she had to board a plane to fetch it from the nearest butcher. But as of this week, she will be able to hop in her truck and drive there any day of the year – although it will still be a round trip of 276km. Canada’s first all-season highway linking the country’s south to the Arctic ocean officially opens on Wednesday at 6am.
There’s another trippy twist in a bizarre case of naked kidnapping that ended with a car crash and handcuffs in the Canadian cold. Three people are facing charges of kidnapping and resisting arrest after a couple and their baby were allegedly forced from their home near Edmonton and stuffed into a car full of naked people – which then collided with a pickup truck.
Andrew Johnston who is half Cree and half Ojibway. | Image courtesy of author. This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. The first time Andrew Johnston slept outdoors, he curled up under a tree. His schizophrenic episodes worsening, he'd been kicked out of a shelter for drinking, and was so exhausted that he ditched a bag of his only belongings because it was too heavy to carry. "I didn't know where to go," Johnston says. "I was just roaming the streets." That was about eight years ago.
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