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Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Survive Longer in Canada than in the U.S.

New research reveals startling survival gap between Canadians and Americans with genetic disease, raises questions about how to improve care

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and reported by Fox News shows that Canadians with cystic fibrosis live up to 10 years longer than Americans who have the same illness. The study, funded by the United States Cystic … Continue reading

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Inuk Woman Wins National Award for Memorial Quilt

Memorial quilt depicts strength in times of hardship

Veronica Puskas, who grew up in Nunavut’s Kivalliq region, won Quilt Canada’s 2014 prize for Excellence in Work by a first-time exhibitor. Her award-winning artwork “Pillars of Strength” is based on a photograph that depicts two figures — her mother … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Carry Your Loved One With You As Memorial Jewelry

Custom jewelry featuring remains of loved ones keeps the memories close

Our Tip of the Week: One of the great benefits of cremation is that you can carry the memory of your loved one — a person or pet — with you in a very tangible way. Memorial jewelry, popular in the Victorian … Continue reading

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1,181 Inukshuks Erected for Canada’s Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

Kristen Villebrun and her team of 10 build inukshuks along Chedoke Rail Trail

Inukshuks originate from the Inuit people indigenous to Canada’s north. They are meant to represent the human form, and are made from unworked stone. Their message is two-fold: they either mean that “you are on the right path” or “someone … Continue reading

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A Night for All Souls Creatively Welcomes All Generations to Remember Loved Ones

The All Souls event at a Canadian cemetery builds community through remembrance

In 2005, artists Paula Jardine and Marina Szijarto began All Souls, an annual event in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Their website explains that, “In many cultures around the world, the days at the end of October and … Continue reading

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Preserving the Totem Poles of the Northwest

Clans indigenous to the Northwest Coast saw totem pole carving as a crucial end-of-life tradition

Their beautiful, intricate designs have made totem poles an icon of the Northwest Coast. Way before they graced the sides of planes and backs of tourism brochures, however, totem poles played an important role in the region’s indigenous end-of-life tradition. … Continue reading

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