Cassandra Leader is a journalist at CBC.
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On this Lunar New Year, Wok N Roll celebrates 61 years in Quebec City's Saint-Roch
On this Lunar New Year — the year of the golden pig in the Chinese zodiac — one of Quebec City's first Chinese families, the Woos, reflects on what their 61-year-old restaurant means to them.
A 'senseless' death, but have things changed? Remembering police shooting victim Anthony Griffin
Nearly 30 years have gone by since Anthony Griffin — an unarmed, 19-year-old black man — was shot and killed by a Montreal police officer, and his closest friends still struggle to accept their loss. Read part one of CBC's look back on a watershed moment in police relations with Montreal's black community.
Alberta cat comes home after decade-long disappearance
The cat came back — more than a decade later.
Edmonton businesses cashing in on $6.5B pet product market
Two local pet photographers and an Edmonton grooming studio are hoping to make it in an increasingly competitive luxury pet market.
Poppy Barley gives the boot to NFL cheerleaders
An Edmonton company is making impressive strides in the highly competitive footwear industry. Poppy Barley has been around less than two years but it's managed to tap into a growing consumer trend.
Wellnext building healthy workplaces
Wellnext's co-founder and C.E.O, Sam Jenkins, says they're building technology to help employers focus on their most important asset: people.
JJ Wool: An accidental partnership
Co-founders of JJ Wool, Jan Wallace and Jennifer Mikula, create mittens out of upcycled wool sweaters. Half of the proceeds are donated to iHuman Youth Society in Edmonton
Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria making plenty of dough
Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria first opened for business in 2005, two years after co-owner Justin Lussier was first introduced to Neapolitan pizza on a trip to Italy
Sherwood Park company makes safety whips their business
Naoka Incorporated manufactures vehicle safety whips for pick-up trucks that are used in the oilfields
Violet Chocolate Co. preps for busiest time of year
Edmonton chocolatier says business quadruples around Valentine's Day.