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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.
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In a safe, subsidized apartment, this 21-year-old is beginning to imagine his future

Having his own place was all Brian Henderson needed to change direction. He's one of the tenants of Homeward Bound, a new community for the homeless in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
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For the homeless, homes first

In the small city of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, a block of apartment buildings has transformed into a safe harbour, a community, and an innovative effort to transform the lives of homeless people.
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These girls will stop at nothing to get their own hockey team

These girls will stop at nothing to get their own hockey team
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19 years ago, these two friends made the weirdest swap 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?

How a viral video brought two strangers together, just when they needed each other most

Beulah Chandler was on her favourite Cape Breton beach when she filmed the most beautiful thing: Duncan Gillis, a stranger, helping his ailing wife walk on the beach. Over 37,000 views later, their story is only beginning.
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How a viral video brought two strangers together, just when they needed each other most

Beulah Chandler was on her favourite Cape Breton beach when she filmed the most beautiful thing: Duncan Gillis, a stranger, helping his ailing wife walk on the beach. Over 37,000 views later, their story is only beginning.
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From viral video to unexpected friendship

Beulah Chandler was on her favourite Cape Breton beach one August day in 2017 when she witnessed the most beautiful thing she'd ever seen. It was Duncan Gillis, a stranger, helping his ailing wife walk on the beach. Beulah posted a video of the couple online. Over 37,000 views later, their story is only beginning.
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'Like dorm life but way better': These students are living with seniors & loving it

‘Like dorm life but way better’: These students are living with seniors & loving it
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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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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.