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CBC listeners help make these girls' hockey dreams come true

When the Rez Girls 64 encountered racism at a 2017 tournament, Canadians rallied to get them on the ice again.
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'Like dorm life, but way better': These students are living with seniors and loving it

At Oakcrossing Retirement Home in London, Ont., three music students are sharing meals, stories and regular performances with residents - and living rent free, to boot.
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Camilla Gibb had heard from her father once in 30 years - and then the hospital called

"I believe I am taking care of your father." When award-winning author Camilla Gibb heard from a hospital across the country, it reawakened a fear she had been fighting for a lifetime.
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She's on a mission to save the train to Churchill

Cree nations in northern Manitoba have been lobbying to take over the ailing Hudson Bay Line themselves, and Chief Betsy Kennedy thinks they can make it more successful than any southern company has been able to.
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Atlanta through the eyes of Martin Luther King's personal driver

In 1966, Coretta Scott King hired a 19-year-old named Tom Houck as the family's driver. Houck now shows people landmarks that are significant to the civil rights leader's story.
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As asylum seekers show up on their doorstep, two Quebec women struggle with how to help

​Frances Ravensbergen and Sue Heller live near Canada's busiest illegal border crossing on Roxham Road, and they're desperate to show asylum seekers some sign of comfort.
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How Michael Jackson helped this homeless man get his life back

At 20, living on the streets with a drinking problem, Robert L'Hirondelle was spinning out of control. Until he moonwalked his way into a new life.
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These girls will stop at nothing to get their own hockey team

For the young players of Eabametoong First Nation's first-ever girls' hockey team, hockey is about a lot more than hockey.
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Threatened with death for saving lives - one Venezuelan doctor's story of escape

'I would say I'm a doctor of the resistance,' says José, whose efforts to help protesters made him a target.
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Finding a lost sister, hidden in plain sight for decades

Coral and Candace always knew they had an older sister. What they didn't know is that she was less than 10 km away, in the next town over.
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Is it normal to only know 5 people on your street?

Tom Howell always assumed his street just wasn't very neighbourly. But after he started knocking on doors, he realised he couldn't have been more wrong.
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This family is 5th generation Albertan and they're still getting asked where they're from

The Lipscombes hail from Amber Valley, Alberta, a community formed by Black settlers at the turn of the 20th century.
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How Quebec's 'poet coroner' uses language to honour the dead

Dr. Jacques Ramsay chooses his words carefully, because he knows that families read his coroner reports, looking for answers.
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'Time is limited, let's have at it' — one man's decision to die on his terms

In the face of terminal cancer, Ray Perman remains determined to pilot his own life... and death.
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'It's in the blood' — How life for this modern-day trapper has very little to do with fur

​From the time he was just a boy in the 1940s, Ray Henschell's life has revolved around two things: family and trapping.
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Eat, pray, hand-feed baby squirrels

Like most changes in his life, Miles Kenyon found himself volunteering at an animal sanctuary because of a panic attack.
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I brought the party to my dying father's hospital room

Samira Mohyeddin was determined that her father's final days were going to be anything but drab.
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Quebec mosque shooting survivor Saïd Akjour is standing his ground, and rebuilding his life

Saïd Akjour was in the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec when a gunman opened fire on January 29, 2017. Now, his scars are an emblem for what matters most.
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You're looking at Yukon's first-ever mosque

By summer 2018, this former trucking warehouse will be the centre of Whitehorse's Muslim community. (And they're also hoping better halal food joints will follow.)
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19 years ago, these two friends made the weirdest trade ever

In 1999, Mark Trenwith and Pasha Malla traded stories about themselves. The deal was that from that point on, they could only tell each other's story, and not their own. They haven't spoken in 19 years. So how did the stories hold up?
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How intelligent a listener are you? Take the test!

How well we remember information can depends whether we absorb it through our ears or eyes. Test your auditory acumen!
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Did you know that there's an international porridge-making competition?

Held in a tiny Scottish village every year, the Golden Spurtle World Porridge Championships are a "grueling" business.
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When this man took a DNA test, he discovered a 50-year secret

When David Jantzik sent away his DNA to learn about his ancestry, he found out about more than his ethnic origins. He found his birth family.
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A refugee family becomes Canadian... one driving lesson at a time

On the snowy streets and empty parking lots of Dauphin, Manitoba, a Syrian refugee family is undergoing a Canadian rite of passage.
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The mincemeat memorial — how I'm remembering my dad this Christmas

Jennifer Warren's father died this year, and Christmas was his domain. So, with help from a decrepit cookbook, she's figuring out what mincemeat is, exactly.