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SEARCHING FOR HIS STORY

BY BRITTANY LIVELY In early March, two years ago, I accompanied my father, James Lively, on a visit to the New Brunswick Legisture where he…

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THE RUN OF HIS LIFE

BY: MARIA J. BURGOS Andrew Titus was lying beside his sick two-year-old son the day he first thought of running. The anxiety and sadness he’d…

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A CITIZEN’S LESSON IN LOSS

By SHERRY HAN Last summer, Fan Yi, 23, was sworn in with a group of new Canadian citizens, holding her fist to her chest as…

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‘IT’S EASIER TO BE HAPPY’

By HADEEL IBRAHIM Jennifer Wiebe speaks in images. She describes events in snapshots that illustrate and add feeling and texture to what she’s trying to…

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ABOUT THESE STORIES

Most of us have encountered checkpoints in our lives, moments when we meet something on the road that causes us to pause, and find either…

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LOST AND FOUND

By NATHALIE STURGEON I became a “child in care” when I was six. That was when my biological mother turned me over to the government. I…

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STEPS ON TRANSITION ROAD

BY BEN CROUSE Harper MacAngus studied his alarm clock for the fourteenth time that night. If he were able to fall asleep right this second,…

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A SOUVENIR FROM SIN CITY

BY SHAWN GOFF I pulled back the bolt of the Mosin-Nagant and held my breath. I squeezed the trigger as the rifle sprang back into…

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FROM ZERO TO HERO

By FERNANDA DAMIANI My father doesn’t believe in luck. He has never believed in destiny or giving yourself over to the fates. He believes in hard…

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MIND OVER MATTER

By CODY PETERS It happened late one night at a retail store where I was working. We were running behind and I was trying to…

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DROPPING INTO HAPPINESS

By MAGGIE McLEAN Janelle Dupuis thought she was pursuing her passion. People always told her how much talent she had for photography, so she thought…

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REPORTING A MIRACLE

By DAVID BARDWELL Neal White found his voice as a writer and journalist when a white buffalo was born just outside the small town of…

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CLEAR MIND, BIG HEART

BY NATHAN DeLONG Mandy Richard is dressed neatly and wears thick glasses over her brown eyes below her dark hair with blondish highlights. The 25-year-old’s…

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CHANGING LIVES ABROAD

BY KATHERINE MOREHOUSE Mark Rideout stood at the head of his class, looking at the horde of rambunctious kids around him. He didn’t think he…

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