There is a lot of good news to share this week, including rescues, snow fall, and packing hope in boxes. 

In pictures: A winter wonderland

After a warmer than usual autumn, November snapped us back to reality pretty quick.

While the snow and ice caused plenty of problems last week it also brought a lot of beauty.

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Quick-thinking heroes save canoer from freezing water

A man is alive today thanks to the heroic actions of bystanders who had just minutes to rescue a canoer who fell into freezing water last week.

On November 9, at about 3:20 p.m., Lundar RCMP received a report of a person in distress on the waters of Lake Manitoba, located near the shore of Venice Road South, in St Laurent.

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Taliban fighters have Saul-to-Paul experience

The Taliban government in Afghanistan faces a growing threat from ISIS, as well as severe economic concerns.

In fact, on October 25 the United Nations said Afghanistan is on the brink of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, worse even than Yemen or Syria. Out of 38 million people in the country, 23 million won’t have enough food to last the winter without more aid.

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Great way to 'show Jesus' love to a child'

Handing out shoeboxes to children in developing countries is like "Christmas x 200!"

"I started out in Portage la Prairie as a rep for my church, you know someone who plans the shoebox drives," says Clarise Klassen, the coordinator of volunteers for the St. Vital Centre shoebox drive. 

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Illusionist uses biblical principles and lessons learned in his career to uncover secrets to a happy marriage

God and the church were not a part of Danny Ray's life growing up. It wasn't until he was 17 years old that he became a believer, and even then he wrestled with it.

Ray was a magician at the time, and when he started to read the Bible, it said that magicians were going to hell. This frightened Danny to the point that he was willing to give up his passion and career.

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What's in 1,000 shoeboxes? Faith, hope, and love

Christmas came early as one Winnipegger is getting ready to drop off over 1,000 OCC shoeboxes this week.

Barbara Shumeley is a retired nurse who, with the help of her 'elves' and more, packed roughly 1,100 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) this year.

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Dennis Quaid catches songwriting bug

Well-known Hollywood actor Dennis Quaid is finishing up an album combining his faith with country roots. 

After writing an original song for the movie I Can Only Imagine, in which he starred as Bart Millard's father, Quaid is now releasing a whole gospel album. 

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Victory over rejection: Finding freedom from rejection, fear and pain

For 20 years, Amy Hayward spent her time in ministry serving artists, musicians and pastors behind the scenes. 

As an event manager, Amy planned tours and conferences while walking through a process of healing behind the scenes with the Lord.

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Christmas snapshots that give back

A Winnipeg photographer is getting into the holiday spirit as he is offering Christmas photo sessions that give back to the community. 

Alexei Mohsen is a Winnipeg-based Photographer living with Autism. Mohsen is glad to use his skill and at the same time give back to the community during the holidays. 

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Police get guns and drugs off streets

Winnipeg police say an investigation aimed at quelling violent crimes related to gang activity and the drug subculture has led to several arrests.

Police say a 28-year-old man arrested on Saturday in possession of a loaded firearm in a taxicab has been charged with 25 firearm and drug-related offences. 

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First faith-based app to hit 500 million downloads

People's interest in God's word has gone up during the pandemic, as one Bible app proves with a record number of downloads. 

YouVersion app announced last week that they have now hit 500 million downloads, making it the first faith-based app to reach that amount. YouVersion has been available for download since 2008. 

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Not part of the plan: Trusting God with the twists and turns of your story

Life is unpredictable. The plans we dream about and make don’t always become our realities.

When Bethany Beal was just 21 years old she bought her wedding dress. The only problem with that is she was single with no prospects on the horizon.

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B.C. Bible camp comes to the rescue for many stranded after flooding

"It's a big team effort here," says the director of a B.C. camp after taking in over 100 people stranded near Hope, B.C.

Dustin Siemens grew up in Altona, Manitoba, but has lived in B.C. for a few years. He is the Summer Camp Director at Camp Squeah just north of Hope, B.C. where he and his wife and their children live year-round. 

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'All set for year 6!': Turkey tradition continues after accidental invite

What started as a text message sent to a wrong phone number has led to a six-year-long Thanksgiving tradition now for a young man and his now 'adopted grandma'. While it's not Thanksgiving in Canada this week, we couldn't help but pass along this feel-good story.

In 2016 Wanda Dench of Mesa, Arizona, sent a text message to her grandson inviting him over for Thanksgiving dinner. The only problem was that her grandson had changed his phone number and didn't tell her. The message ended up in the inbox of Jamal Hinton while he was sitting in class at Desert Vista High School.

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Super Lube Auto Centres hits record in funds raised in effort to 'put a cap on cancer'

A local chain of auto care centres is celebrating the generosity of their customers who have set a record in fundraising efforts.

Each October since 2016 Super Lube Auto Centres has run their Pink Cap Campaign, taking donations from customers to go towards cancer screening programs in the province. Super Lube recently presented a cheque to CancerCare Manitoba for $15,935 from this year's campaign.

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92 year old woman helps homeless and abused women and children

At 92 years young, Sylvia Anthony has no plans to sit idle on the couch. In 1987, she founded Sylvia’s Haven, a Boston area shelter for women and children, and it remains her “magnificent obsession."

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WATCH: Kelly Clarkson in tears after contestant sings 'God Only Knows'

Making it to the top 13 contestants, Jershika Maple gave it her all with a powerful rendition of For King & Country's hit single. 

All four of NBC's The Voice judges were on their feet clapping after Maple sang 'God Only Knows' for the Top 13 Live Playoffs.

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Watching story of Jesus music come alive

While The Jesus Music movie didn't hit Canadian theatres, it will soon be available for viewing.

The film all about how Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) began will be on Blu-Ray, DVD, and digitally on December 7. 

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Shilo Harris: My journey through hell to become the man I was meant to be

Shilo Harris came from a family with deep roots in military service. As a son of a Vietnam veteran, Shilo always knew he wanted to be a soldier. On September 11th his life changed forever and shortly afterward he enlisted as a Cavalry Scout in the US Army. His first deployment was to Schweinfurt, Germany with the 1st Infantry Division. From Germany Shilo headed to war-torn Iraq.

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Tipis, fires, 150 new beds at new warming space

Many more people experiencing tough situations will have a warm bed to sleep in this winter.

Standing outside with the sounds of vehicles whipping down the Disraeli Freeway, Premier Heather Stefanson, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Arlen Dumas, End Homelessness Winnipeg CEO Jason Whitford, and Families Minister Rochelle Squires stood together to announce a new initiative to aid people experiencing shelter insecurity.

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OCC Shoebox Drive: 2021

After being forced to cancel our broadcast in 2020 due to the pandemic, CHVN is BACK on location at St. Vital Centre for the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Drive!

In 2019 we set a record by collecting 2,959 boxes and we would love to set another record this year!

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