- Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:19 04 December 2013
Elite Calgarian bodybuilder on building mental strength through sport
Produced by OLIVIA GRECU
While in her 20s, Lynne Loiselle modeled in advertisements, catalogues and fashion shows. When she began losing jobs because of her extremely thin appearance, she started lifting weights in an attempt to add curves to her naturally slender frame. She ended up loving it so much that she stopped modeling and began bodybuilding competitively.
- Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 00:32 04 December 2013
By focusing the lens on people he meets on the street, Jeremy Fokkens makes personal connections in order to get authentic snapshots that tell a story
Produced by JOCELYN DOLL
Jeremy Fokkens met Rubina on one of his evening treks through Dhaka, Bangladesh. She approached him and asked him for money three nights in a row. When he refused on the third night, Fokkens said the 11-year-old girl quit asking for money, but returned his greeting whenever he walked by.
Fokkens referred to meeting Rubina as one of his most profound encounters. She was going to school during the day and, because her father was sick and unable to work, had to beg to help support her family at night. Fokkens said they hung out on the street while he asked questions, through a translator, and took photos of her.
- Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 23:13 16 October 2013
Death becomes hobby after life experiences
Produced by JOEL DRYDEN, LYDIA DEDORA and LISA TAYLOR
Each year, Calgarians pursue careers in the funeral business. Some are attracted by the unusual nature of the industry, while others are drawn to it because they want to help people going through pain and loss. For 39-year-old Calgarian Cristy Fraser, her decision to pursue funeral directing has been on her radar since she was a young girl.
Growing up in Calgary, Fraser says death and the "dark side" always intrigued her. Her mother taught her not to be afraid of death and it's a normal part of life. In fact, she and her mother used to visit cemeteries often as a way to spend time with each other in peaceful places.
Fraser says being a funeral director is a "calling" and she always knew she would end up working in a funeral home.
- Published on Monday, 22 April 2013 20:23 22 April 2013
Friendship and jealousy come with sharing everything
Produced by DEVON JOLIE, JENICA FOSTER and SCOTT KINGSMITH
Imagine being with your best friend at every moment of every day.
You share your birthday.
You even share your DNA.
This is how 36-year-old Michelle Smith describes being a twin. She says it's like, "having a best friend from grade 1."