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play_circle_filled Rob Milner of Brooklyn, N.S., has found peace amid the loud drone of his chainsaws. He now makes his living turning old fallen trees into art.
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Rob Milner of Brooklyn, N.S., has found peace amid the loud drone of his chainsaws. He now makes his living turning old fallen trees into art. • He developed his craft "trying to cope with pain. It took me to my saws. It took all of my pain away." • Milner started carving about four years ago, taking scrap wood and chiselling it into bears and eagles. He has no vision in his left eye, which means he had to learn to compensate for his depth perception being "off." • He also has autoimmune diseases that leave him with chronic pain. Milner says he's been homeless in the past, but is now at home with his work. • "Carving gave me a sense of accomplishment like nothing else in my life had ever given." • • • Video: @cbcns | #CBC #CBCNews #NovaScotia #Carving #Woodworking ...

Monday came in with a flurry and left with a bang in parts of Manitoba. There was a snowstorm in the morning and thunder and lightning by day's end.
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Here's a striking look at the storm as captured by Avneet Singh from the Red River Floodway near St. Norbert, Man.
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Meanwhile in Winnipeg, it wasn't the white out Jets fans were hoping for.
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Photo: @iphonephotography_204, Tyson Koschik/CBC News | #CBC #CBCNews #Lightning #Thunder #RedRiver #Manitoba.

Monday came in with a flurry and left with a bang in parts of Manitoba. There was a snowstorm in the morning and thunder and lightning by day's end. • Here's a striking look at the storm as captured by Avneet Singh from the Red River Floodway near St. Norbert, Man. • Meanwhile in Winnipeg, it wasn't the white out Jets fans were hoping for. • • • Photo: @iphonephotography_ 204, Tyson Koschik/CBC News | #CBC #CBCNews #Lightning #Thunder #RedRiver #Manitoba ...

This beautiful plant is an endangered tree echium, also known as snow tower flower.
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It features hundreds of tiny white flowers while blooming.
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For a short time, Vancouver's Bloedel Conservatory is home to a stand of this species.
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They have a two-year lifespan culminating in a four-and-a-half-metre tower of flowers and are native to La Palma in the Canary Islands.
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Emily Schultz of the Vancouver Park Board says they are “rarely cultivated in Canada.”
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The conservatory is also home to a variety of tropical birds, like Kramer (pictured).
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Photos: @evanmitsui /CBC News | #Beautiful #Flowers #Trees #Plants #Vancouver #Canada #CBC #CBCNews.

This beautiful plant is an endangered tree echium, also known as snow tower flower. • It features hundreds of tiny white flowers while blooming. • For a short time, Vancouver's Bloedel Conservatory is home to a stand of this species. • They have a two-year lifespan culminating in a four-and-a-half-metre tower of flowers and are native to La Palma in the Canary Islands. • Emily Schultz of the Vancouver Park Board says they are “rarely cultivated in Canada.” • The conservatory is also home to a variety of tropical birds, like Kramer (pictured). • • • Photos: @evanmitsui /CBC News | #Beautiful #Flowers #Trees #Plants #Vancouver #Canada #CBC #CBCNews ...

"Whenever I think of you, I feel a perfect well of tenderness pouring from my heart. I feel I could love you until death." • These words were written in love letters from 1918 and 1919. • They were recently found in the basement of a historic building in downtown Winnipeg by a construction crew. • Sonya Berthin, general manager for the company that manages the Paris Building, said the letters were in near-perfect condition. • "It's like reading a romance novel, except knowing this is real life," Berthin said. • Berthin said she later learned the writer was Hyman Sokolov, who became a prominent lawyer and journalist in Winnipeg. • His love letters appeared to be successful, because he eventually married the woman he spoke of in his letter and they had three children. • Berthin has since been contacted by the Sokolov's grandson, and they’re working on getting the letters to the family. • "It is nice that these people care and want it, and want to share it with the rest of their family," she said. "So many people let go of history." • Photos: Canadian Press | #Love #LoveLetters #Romance #Winnipeg #Canada #CBC #CBCNews ...

Alex Trebek is feeling good.
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The Canadian-born game show host isn’t letting a cancer diagnosis get in the way of his long-running Jeopardy-hosting duties.
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In a Thursday message posted for fans on YouTube, the 78-year-old said he’s undergoing treatment but already working on the show’s next season. He also expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support from fans.
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“Particularly the many cards I've received from young people,” he said. “I'm touched beyond words.”
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Trebek announced last month that he’d been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
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Photo: Jeopardy!/YouTube | #jeopardy #cancer #AlexTrebek #canada #chemo #cancertreatment #gratitude.

Alex Trebek is feeling good. • The Canadian-born game show host isn’t letting a cancer diagnosis get in the way of his long-running Jeopardy-hosting duties. • In a Thursday message posted for fans on YouTube, the 78-year-old said he’s undergoing treatment but already working on the show’s next season. He also expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support from fans. • “Particularly the many cards I've received from young people,” he said. “I'm touched beyond words.” • Trebek announced last month that he’d been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. • • • Photo: Jeopardy!/YouTube | #jeopardy #cancer #AlexTrebek #canada #chemo #cancertreatment #gratitude ...

"It's [about] understanding and compassion." • That’s the philosophy behind Anna-Maria Mountfort's efforts to create adaptive clothing for kids with limb conditions. • The designer behind mimiTENS learned about the needs of "limb different" children when a hand surgeon walked into her shop looking to buy mittens for a patient. • Mountfort decided to take on the challenge of providing adaptive clothes for kids across Canada. • Parents will be able to order Mountfort’s customized mittens through an online form. • The cost of the mittens will be paid for through fundraising. • At a recent photoshoot, Kathryn Hunt explained that her two-year-old daughter needs specially-designed mittens for both warmth and confidence. • "It's important for her to feel like everyone else," she said. • • • Photo: Rebecca Wood @rebecca_wood and CBC’s Keith Burgess | #kidsofinstagram #adaptiveclothing #limbdifferent #mittens #cbc #cbcnews ...

Imagine looking out your window and being face-to-face with a hissing, growling polar bear.
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That’s what one couple in Labrador had to contend with, and they say they are lucky to be alive.
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Imagine looking out your window and being face-to-face with a hissing, growling polar bear. • That’s what one couple in Labrador had to contend with, and they say they are lucky to be alive. • "He was hissing at us, he was growling at us, and nope, there was no movement," Carrie Dyson said. "He was in for the hunting. I think we were his hunt." • Despite banging on the windows and doors trying to startle the animal, the bear wouldn't budge. Instead, it just continued to stare at them. • They fired four shots into the air, but the bear still wouldn't move. • Which left the Dysons with two shotgun shells and a tough choice. • Dyson's husband was preparing himself to shoot the daunting animal, but thankfully, it didn’t come to that. Neighbours came to the rescue and scared off the bear. • He says he had never seen a polar bear act like this one, and it changed his perspective on the animals. • Dyson said she still sees the eyes of the polar bear staring her down. • "It might be days before I can get it out of my eyes," she said. • • • Photos: Carrie Dyson | #PolarBearScare #Labrador #CanadianWildlife #PolarBear ...

Oh, YES.
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That might be your response if you’ve long believed Sandra Oh deserves more kudos on the world stage.
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She’s clearly got it now — the Canadian actor has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.
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Producer Shonda Rhimes described working with her as a gift.
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“Her comic timing is priceless. Her dramatic well is endless. Her talent is a song to be heard,” Rhimes wrote in the accompanying article.
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Oh is now having an award-winning turn on the British TV show Killing Eve.
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Oh has also become an eloquent advocate for diversity on the screen.
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In speaking with Time, Oh says that her performances will inevitably open up more opportunities for actors of colour who have diverse stories to tell.
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“All I have ever been focused on and wanting is to try and get to the truth of things. And that is what has sustained me,” Oh said. “And if it inspires change then Hallelujah.”
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(Photo: time.com/Time) | #SandraOh #influentialpeople #influential #time #killingeve #cbc #cbcnews.

Oh, YES. • That might be your response if you’ve long believed Sandra Oh deserves more kudos on the world stage. • She’s clearly got it now — the Canadian actor has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. • Producer Shonda Rhimes described working with her as a gift. • “Her comic timing is priceless. Her dramatic well is endless. Her talent is a song to be heard,” Rhimes wrote in the accompanying article. • Oh is now having an award-winning turn on the British TV show Killing Eve. • Oh has also become an eloquent advocate for diversity on the screen. • In speaking with Time, Oh says that her performances will inevitably open up more opportunities for actors of colour who have diverse stories to tell. • “All I have ever been focused on and wanting is to try and get to the truth of things. And that is what has sustained me,” Oh said. “And if it inspires change then Hallelujah.” • • • (Photo: time.com/Time) | #SandraOh #influentialpeople #influential #time #killingeve #cbc #cbcnews ...

People around the world watched in shock as images of the roof and spire of the historic Notre-Dame Cathedral engulfed in flames circulated on social media.
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But now, the cleanup and restoration process begins.
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For the next five to six years the famed monument is expected to remain closed.
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Firefighters are monitoring the building to assess the damage and decide what must be done to avoid a collapse.
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The culture ministry's fire expert Jose Vaz de Matos said the main risk to the cathedral is the gables above the rose windows, which provide crucial support to the stained glass masterpieces.
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Ambroise Laurent, the deputy secretary-general of the Conference of French Bishops, told CBC’s Thomas Daigle and Stephanie Jenzer that he felt sorrow over the fire, but glad there were no casualties.
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People around the world watched in shock as images of the roof and spire of the historic Notre-Dame Cathedral engulfed in flames circulated on social media. • But now, the cleanup and restoration process begins. • For the next five to six years the famed monument is expected to remain closed. • Firefighters are monitoring the building to assess the damage and decide what must be done to avoid a collapse. • The culture ministry's fire expert Jose Vaz de Matos said the main risk to the cathedral is the gables above the rose windows, which provide crucial support to the stained glass masterpieces. • Ambroise Laurent, the deputy secretary-general of the Conference of French Bishops, told CBC’s Thomas Daigle and Stephanie Jenzer that he felt sorrow over the fire, but glad there were no casualties. • "We still have the main parts of the building, so hopefully we will celebrate again in this cathedral." • • • Photos: @thomasdaigle and @stephjenzer | #NotreDame ...

When you live above the Arctic Circle, you need something to look forward to throughout the winter — and for Michael Inuarak, it’s the Nunavut Quest.
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The 22-year-old  is the youngest musher in the traditional spring Inuit dog sled race.
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The race is grueling, with hurdles that are unique to the region.
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When you live above the Arctic Circle, you need something to look forward to throughout the winter — and for Michael Inuarak, it’s the Nunavut Quest. • The 22-year-old is the youngest musher in the traditional spring Inuit dog sled race. • The race is grueling, with hurdles that are unique to the region. • "There was one time when my dogs were running after a polar bear, and I had no rifle," said Inuarak. "So I was sweating and trying to avoid the polar bear." • The winner will take home $15,000 and plenty of bragging rights. • But Inuarak says the main reason he competes in the Nunavut Quest is to strengthen his culture and connect with other Inuit. • It’s also one heck of a workout. • “It keeps me nice and fit, and I am able to run fast. But especially with my mental health, it helps me a lot to get through the dark days up here," Inuarak said. • (Photos: Kieran Oudshoorn/CBC) | #nunavut #nunavutquest #dogsled #inuit #musher #cambridgebay #pondinlet #cbc #cbcnews ...

Alpacas might be funny-looking creatures, but they have a special magic.
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Lynn Hilderman and her husband owned Country Vista Alpacas in Strasbourg, Sask., for more than 20 years.
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Alpacas might be funny-looking creatures, but they have a special magic. • Lynn Hilderman and her husband owned Country Vista Alpacas in Strasbourg, Sask., for more than 20 years. • "There's something about these animals. They definitely have a therapeutic effect," she said. • They’re especially popular with young people, said Hilderman. • "I'm not a millennial, I don't do selfies, but I definitely have a phone full of selfies with alpacas," she said. • Hilderman and her husband recently sold their farm, but while they were still operating it she saw alpacas cast their spell on countless visitors. • Schools and senior groups also made their way to the farm. Hilderman said that even their oldest visitors had their hearts melted by the furry creatures. • "I've got some pictures of the biggest smiles," she said. "They were... alive. It was kind of awesome to see." • (Photos: Country Vista Alpacas/Facebook) @cbcsask #alpacas #alpacasofinstagram #alpacafarm #saskatchewan #sask #farmlife ...

This might seem a bit creepy, but it's the story of a unique tribute.
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Chris Wenzel died of a heart failure last year at 41, but thanks to his wife and business partner, Cheryl, his tattoos live on.
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The couple owned Electric Underground Tattoo in Saskatoon and were married more than 20 years.
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Cheryl says it was her husband's dying wish to have his tattooed skin preserved and framed.
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When the couple first met, she remembers it was taboo to get tattooed, and now, by framing the' tattoos, she's trying to break the taboo of preserving them.
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Five funeral homes declined her request before she found one that wasn't weirded out by the idea.
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Cheryl says she hopes her children will carry on the tradition because she would also like to have her tattoos preserved when she dies.
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This might seem a bit creepy, but it's the story of a unique tribute. • Chris Wenzel died of a heart failure last year at 41, but thanks to his wife and business partner, Cheryl, his tattoos live on. • The couple owned Electric Underground Tattoo in Saskatoon and were married more than 20 years. • Cheryl says it was her husband's dying wish to have his tattooed skin preserved and framed. • When the couple first met, she remembers it was taboo to get tattooed, and now, by framing the' tattoos, she's trying to break the taboo of preserving them. • Five funeral homes declined her request before she found one that wasn't weirded out by the idea. • Cheryl says she hopes her children will carry on the tradition because she would also like to have her tattoos preserved when she dies. • • • Credit: Cheryl Wenzel, Alicia Bridges/CBC | #CBC #CBCNews #Tattoo #Tattoos #Saskatoon #Saskatchewan #Canada ...

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