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Why so few people on Six Nations reserve have clean running water, unlike their neighbours

A professor is calling attention to the dismal lack of access to clean running water on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve in Ontario — despite it being a stone's throw away from major towns and cities with water infrastructure.

On Canusa Street, you need a passport to visit your neighbours

Residents of a community that straddles the Canada-U.S. border describe how security concerns have separated their small towns.

Why so few people on Six Nations reserve have clean running water, unlike their neighbours

A professor is calling attention to the dismal lack of access to clean running water on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve in Ontario — despite it being a stone's throw away from major towns and cities with fully functioning water infrastructure.

Why so few people on Six Nations reserve have clean running water, unlike their neighbours

A professor and researcher is calling attention to dismal lack of access to clean running water on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve in Ontario - despite it being a stone's throw away from major towns and cities with fully functioning water infrastructure.

What three years of Airbnb living taught this traveler about the nature of neighbours

Kevin Lynch describes what fleeting brushes with Hong Kong locals taught him about relating to the people around you.

On Canusa Street, you need a passport to visit your neighbours

Residents of a community that straddles the Canada-U.S. border describe how security concerns have separated their small towns.

Meet the LGBT activist who moved in across from the Westboro Baptist Church

Aaron Jackson bought the house across from the church known for its anti-gay protests... and painted it in the colours of the pride flag.
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Neighbours

You may think you're pretty similar to your neighbours. But you might be surprised by what you don't know about the people who live right next door. This week, Piya brings you stories of neighbours who have great differences, despite their close proximity to one another.

'I am protecting them from whiteness': Why this mom chose to take her kids out of public school

One day, Akilah Richards' daughter was told by a white girl at school that she was scary because she's black. It reminded Richards of her own experiences growing up. And it led her to pursue alternative education for her kids.

Two people on the front lines of Indigenous rights take different sides of the pipeline issue

One pipeline, two starkly different views — Kanahus Manuel and Stephen Buffalo are both passionate about protecting the future of First Nations communities.

Medically-assisted sex? How 'intimacy coaches' offer sexual therapy for people with disabilities

Spencer Williams, a writer and student who has cerebral palsy, now has a more meaningful and rewarding sex life thanks to a sex surrogate and intimacy coach who specializes in helping people with disabilities.

'Social egg freezing' trend emerges among women in their 20s

For one, it's an insurance policy while she pursues her career. For another, it's about protecting the health of her future children. Two women share their different motivations for choosing to freeze their eggs sooner rather than later.

'I just wasn't prepared to sit back and watch any longer'

Missing Indigenous women and exploitation culture in Winnipeg’s North End cause Bear Clan Patrol to reassemble for change.

WW II veteran pushes Canadian government to recognize 'ocean war graves'

Paul Bender served in the merchant navy and believes making this distinction would protect sunken warships from being pillaged by divers. 'It's about time somebody did something about it,' he says.

Two people on the front lines of Indigenous rights take different sides of the pipeline issue

One pipeline, two starkly different views — Kanahus Manuel and Stephen Buffalo are both passionate about protecting the future of First Nations communities, lands and cultures. But they’ve come to very different conclusions about how to do that.

'Social egg freezing' trend emerges among women in their 20s

For one, it's an insurance policy while she pursues her career. For another, it's about protecting the health of her future children. Two women share their different motivations for choosing to freeze their eggs sooner rather than later.

'I am protecting them from whiteness': Why this mom chose to take her kids out of public school

Akilah Richards was concerned about structural racism she saw in the public education system, which echoed her own experiences growing up. She speaks with Piya about how that led her to pursue alternative education for her own kids.
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Protection

For some, it's their children or their prospect of having kids. For others, it's their land and community, their past and their future. This week, Piya speaks with people who stood up to defend what they value and asks: What would you do to protect what's important to you?

Canada's first female infantry officer opens up about harassment, abuse & enabling in the military

'It was daily microaggressions to let me know that I was not welcome,' says Sandra Perron.

His first protest ever cost him his career, reputation and sense of self

When Adam Smith drove up to a Chick-fil-A drive through and began arguing with an employee about LGBT rights, he thought he was doing something positive. But video of his protest soon went viral. And he went from being a CFO to being on food stamps and contemplating suicide.

How being called a 'slut' launched a journey of sexual self-discovery

For Amanda Mester, having a reputation as a ‘slut’ in high school hurt, but it also helped make her the happy, healthy and sexually free person she is today.
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Reputation

How you are seen in the wider world can change on a dime, whether you're caught up in a major news story, called out in public or make a misstep online. This week, Piya speaks with people whose characters became warped for all kinds of reasons and asks: How can you rebuild your reputation?

'I don't think you ever really become you again': Robert Baltovich on the court of public opinion

Robert Baltovich went to prison for a crime he didn’t commit, but he’s more concerned about what he sees happening now in the court of public opinion than with flaws in the justice system.

'People deserve a second chance' in wake of #MeToo movement, says online reputation manager

Matt Earle, founder of Reputation.ca, works with individuals and businesses whose reputations have taken a hit online.

His first protest ever cost him his career, reputation and sense of self

When Adam Smith drove up to a Chick-fil-A drive through window and began arguing with an employee about LGBT rights, he thought he was doing something positive. But video of his protest soon went viral. And he went from being a CFO to being on food stamps and contemplating suicide.