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Meet the only Canadian going for gold at the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship

Alberta's Dean Edge to compete with the best auctioneers in the world this week in Shipshewana, Ind.

How two doctors are changing the rules in the fight against opioid addiction

Emergency doctors in Timmins, Ont., have adopted a new approach to helping people deal with addiction in a community where the opioid overdose death rate is among the worst in the country.

Chef Ric knows learning to cook can change a person's life, because it saved his

After turning his life around thanks to the support of a concerned cook, chef helps others do the same through the Food Services Training Program at the Ottawa Mission kitchen that bears his name.

A kilt, a cart and a husky: Scotsman learning lots about kindness, Canada on 'adventure of a lifetime'

Michael Yellowlees and his dog Luna are walking about 50km a day, crossing Canada on foot to raise awareness about climate change and money to plant trees.

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.

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