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'And then, the bear got up': A young Inuk's harrowing rite of passage

Jack Allakariallak has been on hunting trips since he was 2 weeks old. He started with small game like ptarmigan and arctic hare, but as he got older he set his sights on harvesting a polar bear.

The 40-year-old learner: A CBC host finally gets behind the wheel

Pete Morey is the guest host of CBC Music's Drive. Ironic, since he is only now testing for a licence. But there is a good reason: his friends Mike and Sara were both killed in a tragic accident on a lonely stretch of highway.

At this graduation powwow, Indigenous students celebrate their achievements and culture

This year marks the largest number of Indigenous students getting their diplomas from the University of Manitoba. Now or Never met two of them at the 29th Annual Traditional Graduation Powwow in Winnipeg.

EPISODE | What rite of passage are you facing right now?

Rites of passage mark the end of the life you've known and the beginning of something new. Life is peppered with these transitional moments: some of them you look forward to, others you dread.

Confessions of a seventh grade book thief

Let's just say that, back in junior high, some library books wound up in Ify's bag. They were never returned. But now, she's trying to make amends.

What I found when I returned to my grandmother's house

Three decades earlier, my family would drive every summer from Winnipeg to Calgary just so we could spend a couple of weeks with my Grandma (my mom's mom) and Grandpa. We'd pull up to the front curb and there they would be, just waiting for us with the biggest smiles and the warmest hugs.

EPISODE | What meaningful place in your life do you need to go back to?

We've all got places that have made a major impact on us. Sometimes, those meaningful locations call us to return — whether it be to rekindle old memories, right some wrongs, or find closure.

We took people on a virtual reality visit to places from their past

Armed with a pair of VR goggles and Google Street View, Now or Never asked people if there was a location they felt a desire to return to. Then we took them there!

'I am so thankful for every moment': I moved back home to care for my dying sister

Sabrina has three kids — August who is 11, Solomon who is nine, and Skye who is 21. I have become a full-time live-in caretaker for the little guys and for my wonderful sister who stays in her bed most of the time.

Need a nudge? Get motivated with the new 'Now or Never list'

From solving mysteries to celebrating unsung heroes — the Now or Never list will challenge you to check things off, big and small.

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My best friend died suddenly. How telling jokes has helped me grieve

Jessica Seburn's best friend April died suddenly and mysteriously. Afterwards, Seburn turned to comedy to help her move forward and make sense of it all.

After losing his parents, this 18-year-old is raising the alarm about mental health

When Noah Irvine was five, his mother ended her life. Ten years later, his father died of an accidental drug overdose. So Irvine is telling politicians: "Don't let another child end up in the situation that I ended up in."

When Yollanda Zhang lost her grandmother she gained a purpose

Yollanda Zhang's grandmother was one of the most important women in her life. When she passed away, Yolanda used her grief as motivation to start a Mandarin language school that also focuses on empowering young girls and women.

Can you solve the mystery of these 80-year-old photos?

Shannon Donnelly was walking down the street when some old photographs blew across her path. Can you help reunite them with their rightful owners?

On Lang Bay: My journey to remember a friend lost to war

In 2015, a bay in Saskatchewan was named after journalist Michelle Lang as part of a government program to honour remarkable people. She was my friend - but I had never visited the bay. Until now.

EPISODE | Finding motivation in loss

In the last few weeks, there have been many tragedies that have rocked the country — from an intersection in rural Saskatchewan, to a busy Toronto sidewalk, to a dirt road in Northern Manitoba. On this episode, meet people who are channelling their grief into action

70-year-old cancer patient fulfils dream to climb CN Tower

After months of cancer treatments and surgeries, this Toronto mother and grandmother set out to prove to her doctor and to herself that she is still strong.

Love, laugh, lose: Getting fit with an unlikely YouTube health guru

The weight loss industry is filled with promises of quick fixes. But Leigh Anne Shafer, a statistician from Winnipeg, is motivated to lose weight in a way that is slow but sustainable. And she wants to share it with the world.

'It controls my life': How a military veteran manages his PTSD by helping others

Chris Dupee spent nearly 10 years serving in the Canadian Armed Forces, including an eight-month tour in Afghanistan. When he came home, PTSD took over his life.

WATCH | Trevor Dineen tackles his most-feared piece of gym equipment

'I've never attempted what I have deemed to be the devil's gym machine. That is, until now.'

EPISODE | What are you doing for the good of your health?

Meet Canadians from all walks of life who are taking their first, tentative steps to improving their physical and mental health.

This family is building a basketball dynasty in small town Manitoba

When Tianna O'Connor's high school basketball team shoots for a fourth championship trophy, the pressure's on... especially from her own family of basketball stars.

I talked to my Mom about her expectations of me and maybe you should too...

Now or Never host Ify Chiwetelu's parents always encouraged her to chase her dreams. As long as she dreamt of a career as a doctor, lawyer or engineer.

Listeners help solve the mystery of a 100-year-old diary

Norah Ashmore of Vancouver has been wanting to figure out the meaning of some pages in her grandmother's diary. So we reached out to listeners and followers. This is some of what they shared.

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