Full-time 5th grader, part-time stylist: kids cut hair for a good cause

High Performance Rodeo exhibit challenges comfort zones and children’s roles in society

For Abass Garad Gure, 11, cutting hair was something he’d never thought of doing. But after a crash course into the world of hairstyling and donning the title of ‘hair stylist’ for a weekend, he’s considering the career choice.

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Local book binding company flourishing after 100 years of business

Octavia Book Binding is proving this ancient art form is still going strong in the digital age

Hidden in a corner of downtown Calgary, the Octavia Book Bindery sits covered in remnants of words, leather and cloth – as any book company should.

However, this is no ordinary book company. Here book binders and their apprentices spend hours restoring, creating and selling books the old way. No machines work here, just passionate people.

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The invisible illness

Lyme disease is underestimated and often misdiagnosed, posing a serious threat to Canadians

It’s a puzzling disease with mysterious symptoms, and cases of the debilitating condition continue to rise. But it often goes misdiagnosed, leaving many suffering with no idea where to turn for help.

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A closer look at the career of a sled dog musher

The joys of unconventional employment at Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours

Produced by Polly Eason

Sydney Smith is a 25-year-old dog musher working for the Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours in Camore, Alta. Despite the physcial demands her job requires, Smith says the bonds of love and respect she creates with the dogs make it an amazing and worthwhile experience. 

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