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  • Scars of Strength

    Escaping years of abuse, Kamal Dhillon now helps other victims of domestic violence. November 15, 2017 by Kristin Ostensen
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    Faith & Friends
    Kamal Dhillon endured more than 10 years of domestic abuse before she finally found refuge at The Salvation Army’s Kate Booth House.
  • "Safe With Jesus"

    During the First World War, two soldiers on opposing sides of the conflict found a moment of peace. November 8, 2017
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    Faith & Friends
    While Remembrance Day ceremonies allow us to recall the horror and inhumanity of war, they also serve to remind us of the displays of human compassion that so often interposed themselves between the long periods of enmity.
  • Life of Brian

    At The Salvation Army's Belkin House in Vancouver, a new program offers a way to deal with grief. November 1, 2017 by Susan Tanaka
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    Faith & Friends
    For Brian Burstein, life was good. He was married with a son, owned a house and had a great job. The future seemed full of promise. But all of this came crashing down when he seriously injured his back one day at work. Overnight, everything changed.
  • Forged in Fire

    A Fort McMurray evacuee found a new home and family at a Salvation Army thrift store. October 25, 2017 by Krista Henry
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    Faith & Friends
    In May 2016, Heather Ryan and her family were among the 80,000 residents who fled Fort McMurray, Alta., following a devastating fire known as “The Beast.” Heather was among 1,500 people whose journey led her to a Salvation Army thrift store, where she found not only assistance but a new kind of home.
  • The Sky's the Limit

    Born without legs, Jen Bricker is proof that everything is possible with faith and determination. October 18, 2017 by Ken Ramstead
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    Faith & Friends
    Jen Bricker's a professional aerialist, a champion gymnast and has travelled the world on tour with Britney Spears. What’s even more remarkable is that Jen was born without legs.
  • Giving Back, Giving Thanks

    Thunder Bay firefighters partner with The Salvation Army to help those in need during the holidays. October 5, 2017 by Brent Linton
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    Faith & Friends
    For Stephen Michano, last year’s Thanksgiving dinner at The Salvation Army’s Booth Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont., was a chance to show him as well as an estimated 300 other guests that they are not alone.
  • Future Shock

    Blade Runner 2049's dystopian vision pits man against machine. October 5, 2017 by Geoff Moulton
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    Faith & Friends
    This month, fans of science-fiction are going back to the future with Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to the ground-breaking film that, along with Alien, put director Ridley Scott on the map. In the process, they’ll rediscover a haunting world where the line between human and machine has become blurred beyond recognition.
  • Son of a Preacher Man

    Ins Choi's Christian faith and immigrant experience inform every episode of Kim's Convenience. September 26, 2017 by Giselle Randall
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    Faith & Friends
    Ins Choi's Christian faith and immigrant experience inform every episode of Kim's Convenience.
  • From Surviving to Thriving

    New Salvation Army barista program helps move women beyond human trafficking. September 20, 2017 by Joyce Starr Macias
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    Faith & Friends
    Human-trafficking survivors may find it difficult to get back into mainstream society due to their lack of day-to-day living skills and the need for employment training. The Salvation Army in Canada is helping to meet those needs by providing safe housing, counselling and job training.
  • Cowpocalypse Now

    When it comes to tornadoes, keep calm and mow on. September 13, 2017 by Phil Callaway
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    Faith & Friends
    We live in the small town of Three Hills, Alta., population 3,500—if you count cats. Nothing happens here. Until a stormy day this past June when my son, Steve, looked through the window and saw a tornado moving in the general direction of our house.