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Why 160 is not "just" a number

Jul 14, 2021

160. It sounds like “just a number.” But it’s the latest amount of unmarked and undocumented graves found at another residential school site off the British Columbia coast in Canada. For the past number of weeks, the news has been filled with these numbers. Numbers that signify immense tragedy. Intense shock. Staggering horror in Canada’s past and people.

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From Hockey to Heroin to Hope

Jul 13, 2021

My name is Brady Leavold. I am a former professional hockey player who has been battling addiction for 10 years. I’m currently incarcerated—somewhere I never could have imaged myself in a million years. I spent the better part of 2 years behind bars in my home province of BC, but upon release I moved to be with my girlfriend, who moved to Ontario just prior to my arrest. I now find myself in a foreign province with no family and support and behind bars yet again. Addiction is the reason I’ve ended up here.

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Meet Mary.

Jun 28, 2021

Mary was struggling. In fact, she was at the end of her rope. No matter which way she turned, negativity surrounded her--on the radio, on the news, and worst of all, in her own mind. You see, Mary struggled with her mental health. Since she was a teenager, anxiety, worry, and depression had ravaged her mind, leaving her hopeless and without peace. She was desperate and alone.

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Thunder Bay Unites in Prayer - join us on the third Thursday of each month!

May 12, 2021

In dark times, it’s easy to give up. It almost feels therapeutic. It’s like when the Apostle Peter was in jail and everyone knew that he was going to be executed the next day. But they decided to gather to pray anyways. And Peter decided to sleep while chained between two soldiers...

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A Little Walk for a Big Problem

Feb 04, 2021

The Coldest Night of the Year is a covid-safe, family-friendly walk to raise money for charities serving people experiencing homelessness, hurt, and hunger. Walk virtually or in-person on Feb. 20, 2021 – there’s a place for everyone!

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An Antidote for Loneliness

Jan 20, 2021

You can bring hope to the lonely and isolated loved ones during COVID-19 by sharing UCB Canada On Demand programs found on the web site or App

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A Beacon of Light

Nov 04, 2020

Beacon Bags supplies women rescued from human trafficking with personal items to give them hope

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