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Creatures don’t come more iconic than the polar bear. Resilient, strong, free — and possessing the cutest babies ever — polar bears are at once powerful symbols of the rugged far...
Most would agree the problems facing Africa are many and complex. They are also interdependent which means solving one crisis invariably impacts another, hopefully in a positive way. The trick is...
British singer-songwriter Kate Nash is in Ghana right now. She was feeling a million emotions about the trip when she spoke with Samaritanmag in Toronto to promote her upcoming album, Girl Talk, (out...
A little over two years ago, Calgary-based throat cancer survivor Heather Dougall was sitting on her couch watching TV when she came up with what she says “was the silliest idea she ever...
Winnipeg singer-songwriter Romi Mayes tours the world as a musician and has Italy and the U.K. lined up for May, but for the past year, she has been passionate about raising funds to help a...
Leatherworker and bike enthusiast Mihály Felbert got the idea for Friends of 2 Wheels when he spotted a bike that had been tossed in a river.  The bicycle recycling program passes...
Bif Naked is primarily known as a rock singer, but that’s not her only talent. She’s also a songwriter, actress, cartoonist, radio host, live show presenter, poet and painter. And boy can...
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) will soon launch a much needed, highly appreciated year-round gift-giving program through Gifts of Light. Unlike other hospitals in the Greater...
Barbara Parkes is the kind of person you pray is your seat-mate on a long-haul flight. Engaging, accessible and armed with heart-warming true stories about animals given a second chance, Parkes is a...
Air Canada flight attendant Shantih Accardi wanted to produce a charity calendar with her fellow co-workers that was attractive, tasteful and appealed to both sexes. Sky Angels: The Virtues 2013...

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