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One day, she was a Grade 9 student. The next, she was a bride-to-be

Sadia Rafiquddin was a Grade 9 student in Mississauga when her mother said to her, "Your dad and I got a proposal from my sister. Would you agree to marrying her son?"

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Was a freak spring windstorm behind Charity the chrome cow's demise?

It was a gesture to memorialize 'the greatest cow of all time.' Instead, it morphed into a year-long battle to remove Charity, a life-sized chrome cow, from a quiet Ontario suburb.
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Was a freak spring windstorm behind Charity the chrome cow's demise?

It was a gesture to memorialize "the greatest cow of all time." Instead, it morphed into a year-long battle to remove Charity, a life-sized chrome cow, from a quiet Ontario suburb.
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Towering cow statue? Not in their backyard​

What would you do if you woke up one morning and saw a shiny, stainless steel dairy cow outside your second-storey window? A group of homeowners in Markham, Ontario, spent 10 months fighting what they considered an invasion of their quiet suburban crescent... but what the statue's donor considered a generous gift of public art, with a noble Canadian heritage. ​
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My dad spent 30 years digging up a giant rock

Veronica Simmonds' dad has a strong attachment to a rock in the Canadian Shield. So strong, in fact, that there's only ever been one answer to the question "Where's Dad?" when the family's at the cottage: "Out digging."
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You know those makeshift highway memorials? It's time I made one for my mom

At 38, the same age as his mom was on her last Harley-Davidson ride, Jesse Kinos-Goodin gets back on a motorcycle to pay tribute to her.
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My dad spent 30 years digging up a giant rock

Veronica Simmonds' dad has a strong attachment to a rock in the Canadian Shield. So strong, in fact, that there's only ever been one answer to the question "Where's Dad?" when the family's at the cottage: "Out digging."
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A dad, a mom, and the Canadian Shield

Veronica's dad has spent decades digging up the Canadian Shield around their cottage, and healing old wounds in the process. Meanwhile, Jesse pulls over at a rock face by the side of the Trans-Canada Highway, the tragic end point of his mom's last Harley ride.
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'What's on the Hit Parade?' Rare letters show Japanese-Canadian internment through teens' eyes

A trove of letters newly donated to the University of British Columbia gives voice to the teenage experience of Japanese Canadians.
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'Dearest Joan...'

During the Second World War, the Canadian government interned approximately 22,000 Japanese Canadians. And among them were teenagers, taken away from their schools, their homes and their friends. Now, a trove of letters received by one pen pal, Joan Gillis, offers a new glimpse of wartime through a teenage lens.

'Cheaper than Walmart': Hundreds of boots at Yellowknife dump a hot commodity

As locals gleefully hunt down their size in a big pile of boots, one CBC reporter hunts down who dumped them — and why.

Why this pastor closed his 150-year-old Montreal church

With falling attendance and rising costs, St. James the Apostle Anglican Church in downtown Montreal was in need of salvation. And pastor Graham Singh started by first closing the doors, then opening them wider than ever.

'Cheaper than Wal-Mart': Hundreds of boots at Yellowknife dump a hot commodity

'Cheaper than Wal-Mart': Hundreds of boots at Yellowknife dump a hot commodity
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This pastor closed his church

With falling attendance and rising costs, St. James the Apostle Anglican Church in downtown Montreal was in need of salvation. And pastor Graham Singh started by first closing the doors, then opening them wider than ever.
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'Cheaper than Wal-Mart' - hundreds of boots at Yellowknife dump a hot commodity

As locals gleefully hunt down their size in a big pile of boots, one CBC reporter hunts down who dumped them — and why.
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Everything old is new again

From construction boots at the local dump to a historic but underattended church, two stories of giving things a much-needed second life.

Why my grandfather dissolved the Michel First Nation & renounced his Indian status

In 1958, Johnny Rodgers led 42 families to give up their Alberta reserve. Six decades later, Colleen Underwood examines what was gained, and lost, in her grandfather's controversial decision to "enfranchise."
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Why my grandfather dissolved the Michel First Nation and renounced his Indian status

In 1958, Johnny Rodgers led 42 families to give up their Alberta reserve, and their identity
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Why my grandfather dissolved the Michel First Nation and renounced his Indian status

In 1958, Johnny Rodgers led 42 families to give up their Alberta reserve. Six decades later, Colleen Underwood examines what was gained, and lost, in her grandfather's controversial decision to "enfranchise."
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Disbanded: Why my grandfather dissolved our reserve

Colleen Underwood was raised a "white kid" in suburban Edmonton. Two generations earlier, her grandfather, Johnny Rodgers, led the movement to disband his reserve, the Michel First Nation. What was behind Johnny's determination to assimilate?

Her husband took his own life after he was bullied on the job

Brenda Duhaime thinks it all started going wrong for her husband on April 1, 2017. Robert Duhaime worked as a grader operator, clearing the roads in rural Saskatchewan. But that day, his grader got stuck in a ditch. And shortly after, Brenda says he started receiving angry phone calls from work. Four months later, Robert took his own life.
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Her husband took his own life after he was bullied on the job

Robert Duhaime was a grader operator in the rural municipality of Parkdale, Saskatchewan. And according to the Workers’ Compensation Board, his death was the result of mental health issues attributable to his job - though his employer denies it.
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The grader operator's widow

April 1, 2017, a snowy Easter Saturday. That's the day Brenda Duhaime thinks it all started going wrong for her husband. Robert Duhaime worked as a grader operator, clearing the roads in rural Saskatchewan. But that day, his grader got stuck in a ditch. And shortly after, Brenda says he started receiving angry phone calls from work. Four months later, Robert took his own life. And now his widow is trying to get answers.