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“I feel about nervous about this. I think it’s going to be intense. So we’ll see. It’ll be awesome. It’s going to be amazing,” British singer-songwriter Kate...
Twelve years ago, actress Carrie-Lynn Neales was at her mother’s side, helping her through a colon cancer diagnosis. She was terrified; a teenager who suddenly had to face the mortality of a...
We all face mortality, but Ilana Pekar and her son Arie face it more keenly than most. Pekar suffers from Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Though rarely name-checked in the evil pantheon of life-...
At what age will you think about your legacy? For drummer Chuck Comeau of multi-platinum-selling pop-punkers Simple Plan, it started at 26. That’s how old he was when he and his bandmates...
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...

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