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Terry Fox

Running for a Cause

If there’s a competitive foot race nearby, or a fun run for charity, Tom Ullyett will almost certainly be there.The 58-year-old deputy minister of Justice has been an avid runner since his teen years, with at least 40...

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Awesome Canadian Films

For years Canadian cinema was referred to as invisible cinema for its lack of global impact and struggle to compete with Hollywood’s massive export of blockbuster films. Each year film festivals around Canada aim to disprove...

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Honouring a hero

George Maratos was just three years old when Terry Fox was becoming a household name across Canada and elsewhere.Still, he claims to have a “kind of” memory of the young B.C. runner’s heroic 1980 odyssey known...

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Terry Fox was a heck of a man

“It’s like the Yukon scenery — I never get tired of reading about Terry Fox.”George Maratos has never had cancer, and nobody in his immediate family has suffered from the disease. Terry Fox is still his hero. He can’t stop...

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We can be heroes

I almost met Terry Fox once.I was working on the Napanee Beaver, in 1980, when the editor came into the newsroom and asked who wanted to cover a service group’s lunch that was organized on behalf “of a kid who is...

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