How DNA Testing is Solving Cold Cases—and Reuniting Families
These DNA reunion stories show how genetic testing can be a powerful tool in solving missing person cases—decades after the trail went cold.
This Was the Worst Tornado in Canada’s History
The terrifying "Black Friday Tornado" swept through Edmonton on July 31, 1987, leaving 27 dead and 600 injured.
10 Most Famous Shipwrecks in Canadian History
From doomed Arctic expeditions to disastrous maiden voyages, these tragic shipwrecks have become the stuff of legend.
Meet the Woman Who’s Saving Asia’s Elephants
Lek Chailert started with a humble goal: rescue one abused bull. Now, she's the head of an international non-profit with...
How This Former Teacher is Helping to Combat Shark Fishing
A snorkelling trip inspired Kathy Xu's innovative solution to the shark fishing crisis: Ecotourism.
Victoria Had Always Suffered Headaches, But This One Left Her in a Dreamlike Fog For Three Weeks
It wasn't until the 26-year-old student went in for a CT scan that she realized the gravity of her situation...
This Was the Deadliest Forest Fire in Canadian History
The Great Matheson Fire of 1916 killed 223 and ushered in Ontario’s first forest firefighting measures.
A Brutal Alligator Attack Was Just the Beginning of His Three-Day Ordeal
Critically injured, and repeatedly stalked by the gator, could Eric Merda navigate his way out of the treacherous Florida swampland?
This Quebec Woman Won the Lottery—And Used the Winnings to Help Those in Need
The windfall allowed Rachel Lapierre to turn her passion project into a registered charity.
The Funniest (True!) News Headlines From Across the Country
From a thoughtful thief returning a stolen car (with a full tank of a gas) to a multi-million dollar maple...
This Toronto Man Had a Headache For 12 Years—But One Doctor Wouldn’t Give Up on a Cure
Could an experimental procedure provide relief from the unbearable pain?
Seeing Three Drowning Women, This Quick-Thinking Waiter Dove Into the Icy River
Despite having no lifesaving training, Paul Blachut knew he had to everything he could to rescue them.
Doctors Thought This Three-Year-Old Had Appendicitis—Until the Surgery Started
To their surprise, little Daniel's appendix looked perfectly healthy. It was when they started moving the camera through his intestines...
I Adopted My First Dog at 65, and Everything Changed
At first I didn’t think of Casey and me as “us.” But before long I found myself speaking of the...
Life Lessons I Learned From My Daughter
My daughter’s cancer diagnosis was devastating, but it was also the start of a journey that was a privilege to...
As the Lion Bit Down, the Man Felt Sure He Was About to Die
A classic Drama in Real Life from the Reader's Digest archives, originally published in 1977.
This 38-Year-Old’s Deteriorating Vision Stumped Doctors. What Tests Revealed is the Stuff of N...
For weeks, an eye parasite had been tunnelling, undetected, through the Ontario woman’s macula. Read the true story of how...
This is What it Was Like Living in Saskatchewan in the 1930s
Despite the hardships, the memories of farm life in the small town of Balcarres during the Great Depression will never...
A Beloved Rust Bucket: Memories of My 1963 Volkswagen Beetle
Over the years, I’ve owned various cars, and each one has been my favourite, until it wasn’t. But, like a...
By Donating Their Children’s Organs, These Parents Gave Other Families Hope
“Instead of five families mourning the loss of their child, it’s only ours. That’s why organ donation is worth it.”
A Truckload of Memories: The Story of Our 1950 Dodge Truck
Bought new more than 70 years ago, this 1950 Dodge is still trucking for the family that purchased it—with a...
My Dad Was Diagnosed With MS at 43—And It Changed Our Family Forever
For my mother, caregiving was filled with challenges—and triumphs.
My Late Mother’s Fur Coat is Horrifying—But I Can’t Bring Myself to Throw It Out
As I opened a garbage bag and got ready to stuff it inside, I noticed something...
Eternally Yours: Reflections on a Lifelong Romance
"Our years together were spent sharing our dreams and happiness, our worries and sorrows. We were blessed indeed. This wonderful...