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Heart of the Arctic

Heart of the Arctic

Kylik Kisoun Cultural Guide Entrepreneur. Cultural ambassador. Guide. Canadian. There are many words that Kylik Kisoun Taylor now identifies with, but none came easily at first. It took returning to the North, and becoming re-rooted in his culture to get where he is...

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Manjit Minhas is a Dragon on CBC’s Dragon’s Den, and the CEO and co-founder of Minhas Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries. The entrepreneur and mother of two came to visit the True Calling studio on a recent trip to Vancouver for a round of 24 Questions, and told us about her hidden talents, what she’s least proud of, and the book that helped her business to succeed.

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