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Stormtrooping For Charities All Over The World

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 2:38 PM

By Nick Krewen |

Samaritanmag From The Vault (2011)


Despite what George Lucas and his Star Wars franchise would have you believe, not all stormtroopers are evil. At least their...

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How Hot Does it Get in a Parked Car?

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 5:37 PM

By Kim Hughes |

It's a grimly predictable summertime news story: the hapless pet that perishes in a sweltering car while its owner runs an ostensibly quick but ultimately too-long errand. Just yesterday, a Walmart employee was fired for confronting...

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At These Libraries, Kids Take Out More Than Books

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 5:14 PM

By Nick Krewen |

If you're a parent who is strapped by a limited income but still wishes you could spoil your children with various toys, an alternative solution might be closer than you think. Most family and community centres have toy libraries, where parents...

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How War Amps of Canada Is Changing the Lives of Amputees

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 5:00 PM

By Kim Hughes |

Among other horrors, the recent Boston Marathon terrorist bombings put amputation in the spotlight, with American war veterans quickly dispatched to counsel the 15 people who lost limbs in the awful explosions of April 15, 2013. Those veterans -- themselves amputees...

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The Teens Challenging You to Meet a Muslim

(9) Comments | Posted July 11, 2013 | 5:37 PM

By Christine Clarke |

Adam Saleh, Sheikh Akbar and Abdullah Ghuman are three Brooklyn, New York-born best friends who run a vlog on YouTube called TrueStoryASA. Watch any one of their weekly videos, which averages 20,000 to 25,000 views, and you'll find yourself...

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Chatting with 'The Ghosts in our Machine' Director Liz Marshall

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 5:05 PM

Liz Marshall knows the topic of animal rights is a tough subject. She knows most people would rather look away. That's why she calls them "the ghosts": animals used by humans for food, fur, research, and entertainment. The B.C.-born, Toronto-based filmmaker has just released a new documentary called...

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The Injured Wildlife Saved By Mother/Daughter Team

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 12:43 PM

Ontario's raccoons, foxes, squirrels, muskrats, turtles, coyotes and possums have an excellent friend in Peggy Jenkins.


Jenkins runs Heaven's Wildlife Rescue, a centre devoted to rehabilitating orphaned, injured and displaced wildlife "patients" from the Sarnia-Lambton area and increasingly from across the province, as...

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The Grapes Of Rush

(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2012 | 10:25 AM

By Nick Krewen,

When he's not touring the world or recording albums that continue to influence generations of younger musicians, Rush singer and bassist Geddy Lee supports a grape cause.

Geddy Lee's Grape Cause
A wine-loving philanthropist, Lee, 59, sits on the board of...

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Beauty Spa For Cancer Patients Wishes Business Was Bad

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 7:45 AM

In a perfect world, Calgary entrepreneur Saundra Shapiro would have to close her business, Compassionate Beauty, because her customers wouldn't need her services anymore. But as long as cancer ravages women's bodies, Shapiro's highly specialized salon/spa and store will rack up success after bittersweet success.

Launched in 2005,...

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