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VIDEO | CBC anchors profile local heroes

12/19/2011 10:32 EST | Updated 02/18/2012 05:12 EST

CBC anchors from B.C. to Nova Scotia shine a light on local heroes — Canadians who are working to improve the lives of others, and being changed themselves by those efforts.

Dwight Drummond profiles Rick Gosling, who founded the Children's Breakfast Club, a Toronto non-profit that delivers nutritious meals to children in need.

In Montreal, Andrew Chang talks with Ike Partington, who spent decades volunteering with – and learning from – Fred Smith, who lives with cerebral palsy.

In Burnaby, B.C., Gloria Macarenko talks to Harry Hardy, a retired mechanical engineer who is using his skills to design and build things to help people with disabilities.

Tom Murphy profiles Michael Watson, a Nova Scotia man who is living with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. Watson, a husband and father of two teenage girls, is reaching out to help others understand what it's like to live with the neurodegenerative disease.

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