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5 Montreal stories guaranteed to make you smile this week: March 23

From an unlikely pioneer in Montreal’s health care system to kids learning to knit, here are five stories guaranteed to make you smile this week. Health care hero “I was in a state of shock and I said, ‘now what?’ and he looked at me and said, ‘best of luck.’” …

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How a Winnipeg program reintegrates survivors of child sexual exploitation back into community

Before sending her children off to school, Carrie Blaydon always asks them, “What is knowledge?”  Their answer is consistent: “Power.”  Blaydon, a survivor of child sexual exploitation, wants to instil this message in her children early because knowledge was the key to gaining power back in her life as an …

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How a rural Manitoba lodge is healing survivors of sexual exploitation in Canada

Lauren Chopek radiates resilience. At just 14-years-old, she escaped from a convicted killer, then moved into a rural healing lodge, far away from danger. If she didn’t leave her city life behind as a teenager, Chopek knows she may not be alive today. “It wouldn’t have been very long until …

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Most vegans and vegetarians in Canada under age 35: survey

Younger Canadians are far more likely to be vegetarians or vegans than older generations, according to a survey that a researcher says is among the first of its kind. The poll, conducted for Dalhousie University professor Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, reported that 7.1 per cent of Canadians consider themselves vegetarians, and …

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