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This father and son both needed 4-organ transplants. They want more people to give the gift of life

Nearly 16 years after Darryl Wallis had a rare, life-changing transplant operation for four organs, his five-year-old son had to undergo the same procedure just two weeks ago. Now, he’s calling on more Ontarians to consider registering to become organ donors. At the age of one, Wallis was diagnosed with hollow visceral …

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My art – and my life — was dark and surreal. Then I moved to Canada

This First Person column is by Calgary artist Claudia Reyes who moved to Canada from Mexico. For more information about CBC’s First Person stories, please see the FAQ. I was born and raised in Mexico. Often when I talk to people in Canada and they find out where I am from, they say …

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Amanda Todd feared extortion would continue for the rest of her life, Crown tells jury

British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd feared that the person who was harassing and extorting her wouldcontinue for the rest of her life, and there was nothing she could do to stop it, a Crown attorney told B.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday. Kristen LeNoble showed the court a Facebook post that …

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From good job to no job, life in Canada taught me to go with the flow

This First Person article is the experience of Erlinda Tan, a Filipino immigrant who believes hard work is a prerequisite to a good, middle-class life in Canada. For more information about CBC’s First Person stories, please see the FAQ. It was a memorable day in 2014 when I bought a …

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B.C. crash victim reunited with the ‘guardian angel’ that saved her life

WARNING: Details in this story may be distressing for some readers. Katie Potts never expected her journey home from a camping trip last summer would end with her waking up lying on grass, confused, bleeding and afraid. She had fallen asleep in the passenger seat as she and her boyfriend …

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Choosing abortion allowed me to choose my life

In 2004, when I was 18, my doctor confirmed that I was pregnant. I had been living with my boyfriend, in Coquitlam, B.C., for some time, but I had neither planned for, nor wanted, a pregnancy. I didn’t tell him. He was four years my senior and our relationship was …

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Canada gave me a new outlook on life, but my heart aches for friends left behind in Afghanistan

This First Person piece is by Soomaya Javadi who immigrated from Afghanistan to Saskatoon. Javadi is Hazara, an ethnic group that faces discrimination in Afghanistan. For more information about CBC’s First Person stories, please see the FAQ. I remember the night I arrived in Saskatoon: Oct. 15, 2021. On that cold night, I was welcomed with warm …

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The 2021 heat dome in B.C. had wide-ranging impacts on marine life, scientists say

Our planet is changing. So is our journalism. This weekly newsletter is part of a CBC News initiative entitled “Our Changing Planet” to show and explain the effects of climate change. Keep up with the latest news on our Climate and Environment page. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your …

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‘History boxes’ bring national museum to life for rural N.B. students

As the school year wraps up, university and elementary students in the small town of Sackville, N.B., are reflecting on some important discoveries they have made with the help of one another, and a big black box filled with 25 Canadian artifacts. Grade 1 students Alistair Lutes and Clara Soper remember the day the huge …

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Living the good life: Anishinaabe couple share culture through their creations

This piece is part of CBC Thunder Bay’s special National Indigenous Peoples Day coverage Mino Bimaadiziwin — The Good Life. You can find all of our coverage here. For Ryan and Shannon Gustafson, creating is about culture and identity. The couple work full time from Fort William, an Ojibway First Nation on …

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