Now or Neverwith Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen

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The thrill of the hunt

Getting lost in the search for something can be an adventure. On this Now or Never, meet people who are caught up in the thrill of the hunt.

Transplants and toys: Epic action figure collection gives this man strength to face his health struggles

Matt McLean's toy collection has been growing for 20 years, and continues to help him through organ failure and other health struggles.

Thanking Dr. Harding, my first Black teacher

Cassandra Leader credits her high school teacher, Dr. Harding, for inspiring her to become a journalist.

Who do you need to thank right now?

Gratitude is good for you. If you've been meaning to say thank you to someone in your life, now is the time to do it.

The secret to love for this Vancouver couple is a 'relationship framework'

Kyle Demes and Aaron Robinson have applied their project management skills to their relationship, creating their own 'relationship framework' to help guide big decisions or conflict.

Neighbours in love: A committed couple share the joys of living apart

Kathie Brosemer and Louis St. Pierre have chosen to live next door to each other rather than move in together. They both enjoy the autonomy of making decisions about their home and hobbies.

How are you making your relationship work?

Meet couples in committed relationships who've figured out the joys of being together, and the key to making it work.

I know this is a pandemic but I'm gonna need you to laugh

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, performing standup comedy alone in a park helped me feel like my old self again.

The Now or Never (physically distant) talent show!

Just because theatres have shut their doors and music venues are quiet doesn't mean people aren't performing their hearts out.

Feeling older? Here's how to embrace it

Meet people who are shifting their perspective on aging, no matter what stage of life they're at.

He survived a heart attack at 45, says he feels 20 years younger than before

Ethan Osland doesn't drink, smoke, or do hard drugs. He's been vegan for 26 years and works a physical job. But on February 16, he had a heart attack, the kind commonly known as 'The Widowmaker'.
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How I'm trying to overcome my fear of going grey

Now or Never host Trevor Dineen's beard is going grey, and he can't keep up with the plucking.

Off the Road: Alexa Dirks' pandemic year

In March 2020 Begonia's tour was in full swing, with sellout crowds celebrating her critically acclaimed album, Fear. Then the pandemic hit and the tour ended overnight. Finding herself at home for the first time since she was a teenager, Alexa Dirks started tending to her mental health.

Life, interrupted: Finding a new normal in a pandemic year

A year has passed since our world was turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Meet people who are still picking up the pieces and forging ahead.

Daily ocean swim is a balm to lost love and COVID stress

Vancouverite Julia Booth has found relief from grieving and COVID anxiety by going swimming in the ocean every day since March 16, 2020.

Why this Ontario man decided to live at his small town grocery store

Mike Carter of Milverton, Ont., lived at Milverton Food Town for 41 days last spring.

Bowlfuls of love: how a new grandma is tapping into an old tradition

Since her first grandson was born three weeks ago, Wai-Ling Lennon has a new project. She's been tapping into traditional Chinese recipes for soups to help her daughter's body heal.

The Now or Never Community Cookbook

Inspired by the Now or Never episode all about the transformative power of cooking, we're proud to present our Community Cookbook.

What's cooking, Canada?

Grab your apron and spatulas, and join Trevor Dineen and Ify Chiwetelu as they follow their noses into kitchens across Canada.

What's keeping you up? What Canadians are doing in the middle of the night

For millions of Canadians - night shift workers, insomniacs and new parents - when the sun goes down, they're just getting started.
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Hours to go before I sleep: My ongoing battle with insomnia

Now or Never host Trevor Dineen has battled insomnia for most of his life. Now, after weeks of less than 3 hours of sleep a night, he's trying to fight back.

Still stripping: Virtual show allows exotic dancers to return to the stage

The Only Fans page Cellar Door provides a strip club alternative during the pandemic, but it's not enough to pay the bills.

My mom gave me a vintage fleece and a sense of adventure

My mom's hot pink Patagonia fleece has helped me feel connected to my mom - and our shared sense of adventure - since the pandemic started.

What's old is new again: How the pandemic is inspiring people to reuse everything

Being stuck between the same four walls has given some people a newfound appreciation for the objects around them.

How writing 'pandemic poetry' is helping me cope

After a decade away from poetry, musician Brendan McLeod has discovered that writing poems can help him make sense of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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