Edmonton man journeys from addict to graduate

For Donnie Kinistino, graduating from the social work program at Edmonton's NorQuest College means a fresh start on life. "Who ever thought I would come from the bowels of prison to walk across that stage this afternoon," Kinistino laughed right after receiving his diploma on stage last week. "Words don't explain it — I was laughing, I [...]

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Documentary film shows skill training for Nepalis

At the crack of dawn, Parvati Sapkota Gautam would walk from her small house on the outskirts of the city to an empty schoolhouse filled with logs and machines. It was here that she would learn the basics of framemaking, long-believed in Nepal to be a man's industry. She could never stay at the schoolhouse for long [...]

Trump and Trudeau’s meeting with women entrepreneurs: Political strategy or genuine interest?

Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau gave women a seat at the table during their first meeting. During the round table discussion with top Canadian and American female entrepreneurs including Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, they agreed to fund a committee dedicated to including women in cross-border business opportunities. But to political strategy experts, the meeting had nothing to [...]

Feds dodge questions about U.S asylum seekers

Claims are coming in fast and furious since Donald Trump's so-called travel ban. Watch the full story: "We always understand what people have to go through to seek safety and security," - Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen Between the lines, Hussen believes there's nothing for Canadians to be worried about. The government is already supporting border [...]

Flight prices sky-high in Canada: What you’re paying for

Canada’s flight prices are soaring compared to the rest of the world, according to a new study. Czech flight services website Kiwi.com measured domestic and international prices for 175 of the world’s most popular travel destinations. How did Canada measure up? There are many reasons to explain why the price of an international ticket from Canada [...]

Public Policy and young Canadians: Sitting down with Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau is not just the Prime Minister, he’s also the Minister of Youth – the first time that such a portfolio has been a full position in cabinet. What is Trudeau’s vision for engaging youth? How will he shape the policies that address the specific challenges young Canadians face today? Carleton University journalism student [...]

Hosting Midweek on CKCU

There's nothing like being behind the microphone on live radio. For my final year in journalism, I chose to hone my skills in radio production. Part of learning the craft of radio included getting a chance, along with one of my classmates, to host a live show on Carleton University's radio station, CKCU 93.1 FM. [...]

The Capital Builders: Novelist and Governor General, Lord Tweedsmuir had the common touch

John Buchan scattered clues to his dynamic life throughout his books. Known as Lord Tweedsmuir, Canada’s 15th governor general wrote everything down, chronicling his time in Canada including King George VI’s royal tour in 1939 and his own famous boat ride down the Mackenzie River. He’s best known for his most celebrated novel, The Thirty-Nine Steps, later adapted into a [...]

Canada grapples with PTSD strategy for first responders

Natalie Harris isn’t afraid to admit the chinks in her armour. As a practicing paramedic, Harris knows how to distance her fears from the stress of the job. But after finding two decapitated women and a man with stab wounds in a Barrie suburb in May 2012, the trauma became too much to bear. “The [...]