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Stories of Mohawk Institute Residential School survivors fuel calls for intensive search of grounds

Residential schools "did atrocities that no child should ever have to experience in their lifetime," said director of Woodland Cultural Centre that now occupies site of former Mohawk Institute in Brantford, Ont.

How outdoor community fridges are changing life for those facing hard times

"I don't have to go beg," said senior who uses local community refrigerators because she has difficulty affording food.

Couple determined to keep bowling alley afloat as they welcome back groups hardest hit by pandemic

'We're going to get out of this,' say owners of family-run bowling alley, as they struggle financially due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Food program in Canada's most densely populated community brings more than nutrition but faces uncertainty

"When I get the food, I feel happy," says senior struggling with depression and the pressures of making ends meet.

A year into pandemic, Ontarians reflect on what they've lost — and gained

Four Canadians explain how COVID-19 health measures have changed their lives, sometimes in positive ways.

Why a pair of tow-truck operators opened Hope's Kitchen, a 24-hour centre for homeless people

'I have a passion for making sure that people are OK,' said North Bay's Katie Valiquette, who runs the Hope's Kitchen drop-in centre for homeless people.

Dress made of poppies helps small town mark Remembrance Day during pandemic

Group in in Powassan, Ont., creates hand-made dress of fabric poppies as a 'labour of love' tribute to veterans.

How a barber's small gesture is making a big local difference during the COVID-19 downturn

How a barber's "shop local" idea has made a big difference to his community during the pandemic's economic downturn.

Why Republicans and Democrats are fighting a U.S. presidential election campaign battle in Canada

Democrats and Republicans are trying to recruit the 620,000 Americans living in Canada who are eligible to vote in the U.S. election.

Auto parts factories retool to make medical equipment, while worry grows over sector's future

Canadian auto parts factories that have been idled by the COVID-19 shutdown have changed production lines to make things like face shields and gowns needed by health care workers, but it doesn't replace lost auto-sector revenue and some are worried about industry's future.