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Can you picture things in your head? Well, this guy can't

Tom Ebeyer has aphantasia, the inability to visualize images in the mind. And for the first two decades of his life, he had no idea his brain was different in any way.
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Think finding housing is hard? Try adding a wheelchair

Sean Towgood has cerebral palsy and has been on a supportive housing waitlist for four years. He's desperate to start his adult life, but has no idea when, or if, he'll get his own place.

'Strong, capable Hutterite runner' takes on the trail — and tradition

"If I am a healthier Elaine, then I am a healthier Hutterite," says Elaine Hofer, even though she struggles with taking time away from her traditional Anabaptist community.

Living with the same disease that took her baby sister, this woman's fighting back

Sickle cell disease was a powerful bond between Beverly and Andrea Ndukwu, until it ripped them apart.

This 80-year-old is smoking weed for the first time — with a little help from his grandson

Thomas Goldhar and his Zaidy Moe have always had a special bond. So Thomas is giving him the gift of newly legalized weed for his 80th birthday.

How my middle-aged buddy went from broke to joining his hero's punk band

Mike Hodsall was ready to give up on his rock star dreams. Then he heard D.O.A. was hiring.

How my epic fail of a preteen makeover made me a star. Sort of.

When Jennifer Warren's Grade 6 haircut went horribly awry, it led to an even more disastrous theatrical debut.

At 11, I left Korea with one name. I arrived in Canada with another

Jennifer Yoon was Yae Gi Yoon when she got on the plane. That all changed when she watched Friends during the flight.

I became a pipeliner's wife. It's not the life I signed up for, but I learned how others make it work

Giving up home and career to follow a partner working the line? For some women, it's the only choice
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Mysterious music found in man's attic after his death reveals his hidden past

Pat Maloney was a gifted experimental musician in the 1970s, until he suddenly stopped playing entirely.
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Meet the Toronto Blind Jays, Canada's only blind baseball team

After a disappointing showing at last year's world series for beep ball - a modified version of baseball for the visually impaired - the Toronto Blind Jays are hungry for redemption.
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My aunt joined our white family in the Sixties Scoop. Now, she's going back to those who lost her

Karrie Würmann was raised by a loving German-Canadian family. But only recently did she learn the greater context of her adoption. Now, Karrie's decided to return to the people and community she was taken from. And her nephew, Isaac, is going with her.
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12 tips on writing great to-do lists (from a guy who's bad at writing them)

Producer Tom Howell sets out to learn why he has such a hard time getting things done and how to-do lists can make or break your progress.

Could this Ontario summer camp hold the key to peace in the Middle East?

At Camp Shomria, located an hour outside Ottawa, Israeli teens gather every summer to roast hot dogs, make friendship bracelets, and talk about identity, history, and power.
CLIMATE CHANGE

From breakup to 'fake-up': How a changing Yukon River is reshaping an age-old ice bridge

During the winter, residents of Dawson City use an ice bridge to connect the communities on either side of the Yukon River. But the river hasn't been freezing like it used to, threatening to cut off an already-isolated West Dawson from the rest of the community.

I'm pretty confident as a TV anchor, but I'm sweating bullets as a standup comic

Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco talks to audiences for a living. So why is telling jokes so terrifying? For the sake of journalism, he's about to find out.

This photo was taken 100 days before my mom fled Iran for good

Zarrin Mohyeddin bitterly opposed the Iranian Revolution from the start. Finally, she has the photo to prove it

'We could never let go': Divorced couple remarries on husband's deathbed

When Joanne and Bob Wotherspoon married in 1987, Joanne knew she was in for a “wild” ride, but never anticipated she’d be remarrying her husband three decades later on his deathbed.

There's a uniquely Korean word for rage and regret. So why had I never heard of it?

Eunice Kim came to Canada from Korea when she was five years old, but had never heard of the term 'han,' sometimes referred to as "Korean rage."

A 500-pound piano's about to go through this guy's window, thanks to 'Doctor Piano'

Patrick Kahn did what anyone in Halifax does when they need a piano moved, tuned, or in any way serviced: He called Doctor Piano, aka Gary Trenholm, who learned piano tuning at the Halifax School for the Blind.

Move over, tap-dancing tots. This mom's storming the stage

Learning to tap dance as an adult, Nola Keeler insists that moving your body is a use-it-or-lose-it game — and one she intends to win for as long as possible.

Motherhood: stories told through song and ink

Ah yes, mothers. Our greatest supports and greatest critics. This week, we have two stories about the bonds between a mother and child, with all their strengths and flaws.

After coming to Canada for a better life, my aunt spent 30 years sewing in a basement

Pascal Huynh's aunt, Thi Dung Nguyen, didn't speak French or English when she immigrated to Quebec with her family. With a strict husband and bills to pay, her Canadian dream soon became a nightmare.
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Terry or Turkish? One man's quest for the ultimate towelling experience

After the horrors of terrycloth are revealed to Tom Howell by an enigmatic poet-salesman, a new paradigm emerges.

This exoskeleton shows people with spinal cord injuries what it's like to walk again

Meet three people who have a new outlook on life, thanks to one wearable, shareable robot.

This 80-year-old is smoking weed for the first time — with a little help from his grandson

Thomas Goldhar and his Zaidy Moe have always had a special bond. So Thomas is giving him the gift of newly legalized weed for his 80th birthday.

How my middle-aged buddy went from broke to joining his hero's punk band

Mike Hodsall was ready to give up on his rock star dreams. Then he heard D.O.A. was hiring.

Living with the same disease that took her baby sister, this woman's fighting back

Sickle cell disease was a powerful bond between Beverly and Andrea Ndukwu, until it ripped them apart.

At 11, I left Korea with one name. I arrived in Canada with another

Jennifer Yoon was Yae Gi Yoon when she got on the plane. That all changed when she watched Friends during the flight.

How my epic fail of a preteen makeover made me a star. Sort of.

When Jennifer Warren's Grade 6 haircut went horribly awry, it led to an even more disastrous theatrical debut.

I became a pipeliner's wife. It's not the life I signed up for, but I learned how others make it work

Giving up home and career to follow a partner working the line? For some women, it's the only choice
The Doc Project

Mysterious music found in man's attic after his death reveals his hidden past

Pat Maloney was a gifted experimental musician in the 1970s, until he suddenly stopped playing entirely.
The Doc Project

Meet the Toronto Blind Jays, Canada's only blind baseball team

After a disappointing showing at last year's world series for beep ball - a modified version of baseball for the visually impaired - the Toronto Blind Jays are hungry for redemption.
The Doc Project

12 tips on writing great to-do lists (from a guy who's bad at writing them)

Producer Tom Howell sets out to learn why he has such a hard time getting things done and how to-do lists can make or break your progress.
The Doc Project

My aunt joined our white family in the Sixties Scoop. Now, she's going back to those who lost her

Karrie Würmann was raised by a loving German-Canadian family. But only recently did she learn the greater context of her adoption. Now, Karrie's decided to return to the people and community she was taken from. And her nephew, Isaac, is going with her.