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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.

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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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.
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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?"
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I brought the party to my dying father's hospital room

Samira Mohyeddin was determined that her father's final days were going to be anything but drab.
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Was a freak spring windstorm behind Charity the chrome cow's demise?

It was a gesture to memorialize "the greatest cow of all time." Instead, it morphed into a year-long battle to remove Charity, a life-sized chrome cow, from a quiet Ontario suburb.
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You know those makeshift highway memorials? It's time I made one for my mom

At 38, the same age as his mom was on her last Harley-Davidson ride, Jesse Kinos-Goodin gets back on a motorcycle to pay tribute to her.
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My dad spent 30 years digging up a giant rock

Veronica Simmonds' dad has a strong attachment to a rock in the Canadian Shield. So strong, in fact, that there's only ever been one answer to the question "Where's Dad?" when the family's at the cottage: "Out digging."
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'What's on the Hit Parade?' Rare letters show Japanese-Canadian internment through teens' eyes

A trove of letters newly donated to the University of British Columbia gives voice to the teenage experience of Japanese Canadians.
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This pastor closed his church

With falling attendance and rising costs, St. James the Apostle Anglican Church in downtown Montreal was in need of salvation. And pastor Graham Singh started by first closing the doors, then opening them wider than ever.
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'Cheaper than Wal-Mart' - hundreds of boots at Yellowknife dump a hot commodity

As locals gleefully hunt down their size in a big pile of boots, one CBC reporter hunts down who dumped them — and why.
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Why my grandfather dissolved the Michel First Nation and renounced his Indian status

In 1958, Johnny Rodgers led 42 families to give up their Alberta reserve. Six decades later, Colleen Underwood examines what was gained, and lost, in her grandfather's controversial decision to "enfranchise."
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Her husband took his own life after he was bullied on the job

Robert Duhaime was a grader operator in the rural municipality of Parkdale, Saskatchewan. And according to the Workers’ Compensation Board, his death was the result of mental health issues attributable to his job - though his employer denies it.
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In a safe, subsidized apartment, this 21-year-old is beginning to imagine his future

Having his own place was all Brian Henderson needed to change direction. He's one of the tenants of Homeward Bound, a new community for the homeless in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
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19 years ago, these two friends made the weirdest swap ever

In 1999, Mark Trenwith and Pasha Malla traded stories about themselves. The deal was that from that point on, they could only tell each other's story, and not their own. They haven't spoken in 19 years. So how did the stories hold up?
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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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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.
The Doc Project

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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I brought the party to my dying father's hospital room

Samira Mohyeddin was determined that her father's final days were going to be anything but drab.
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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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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.

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.