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Mind-blowing music in attic reveals the life one man locked away

Pat Maloney was a gifted experimental musician in the 1970s, until he suddenly stopped playing entirely.
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Gâteau à l'orange: The story of a recipe that survived the Holocaust

In the Ravensbrück concentration camp, Rebecca Teitelbaum risked her life to write down every recipe she could remember.
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This woman's newfound family is a houseful of strangers in the fight of their lives

At a cancer treatment house 1,300 kilometres from home, Sarah Rosolen is finding strength in sisterhood.
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Lost your pet? This self-described psychic's mission in life is to help you find it

Robert Lindblad's services are purr-fectly legit, swear two different pet owners.
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'I've done a good job when they forget I'm there': The medical worker who strives to be invisible

"We're there to make sure that two people who don't share the same language understand each other."
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How one palliative care doctor strives to communicate the worst news in the best way

Communicating difficult news is Dr. Evan Schneider's stock-in-trade - in a city where 140 languages are spoken.
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As identical twins, we shared everything. Except my eating disorder

I was called the "skinny twin." Brianna stood up for me when classmates made comments about my weight, but even she wasn’t sure what was going on. Now, I want to know - if our DNA is identical, how did this happen? And what effect did it have on us both?
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'I just want to look like myself': For LGBTQ youth, a haircut is more than just a haircut

At the Gender Free Haircut Club, you can get the hair you've always wanted, minus the judgment.
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The lengths one man went to for a beautiful beard

For nearly 20 years, Tej Swatch struggled with the same painful, daily beard grooming routine, until one day he decided he’d had enough.
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In a hospital bed, at 97, my grandmother Patricia was still ahead of her time

Author Ivan Coyote has been misgendered many times over the years, but grandma Patricia was always the one who kept up.
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How early-onset Alzheimer's is forcing me to embrace the moment

At the age of 64, John Alex McDonald received the diagnosis that changed his life, and taught him to live in the present.
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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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To-don't: How not to write your to-do lists

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.
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Why this Yukon man earned the moniker 'Centipede' in the world of medieval combat

Faced with a leg amputation barely into his 20s, Yukoner Steve Pearson has had more than his share of challenges. But he's ready to prove that those very same challenges have primed him for medieval combat on the world stage.
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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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How a Cape Breton beach brought two strangers together, just when they needed each other most

Beulah Chandler was on her favourite Cape Breton beach when she filmed the most beautiful thing: Duncan Gillis, a stranger, helping his ailing wife walk on the beach. Over 37,000 views later, their story is only beginning.
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Is it normal to only know 5 people on your street?

Tom Howell always assumed his street just wasn't very neighbourly. But after he started knocking on doors, he realised he couldn't have been more wrong.
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My family is fifth-generation Canadian and still get asked where they're from

The Lipscombes hail from Amber Valley, Alberta, a community formed by black settlers at the turn of the 20th century.
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How a visit to a Nova Scotia bakery connected two women with their long-lost sister

After living their lives without ever meeting their older half-sister, a visit to a neighbourhood bakery brought two N.S. women face to face with her for the first time.
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This Toronto man plays Dungeons & Dragons for a living

John Dempsey was in a career crisis until he turned his life's obsession in Dungeons & Dragons into a job.
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At the World Porridge Championships, quick-cooking oats need not apply

When Johnny Spence was given a "spurtle" - a wooden porridge-stirring tool - he ended up in a tiny Scottish village, populated with rabid oatmeal enthusiasts from around the world.
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Eaten alive by blackflies, stalked by hungry bears - a uniquely Canadian horror story

When a group of researchers were dropped into a remote area of central Labrador during blackfly and bear season, they thought bug jackets and rubber bullets had them covered.

Camilla Gibb had heard from her father once in 30 years – and then the hospital called

Camilla Gibb had heard from her father once in 30 years – and then the hospital called
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One day, she was a Grade 9 student. The next, she was a bride-to-be

Sadia Rafiquddin was a Grade 9 student in Mississauga when her mother said to her, "Your dad and I got a proposal from my sister. Would you agree to marrying her son?"