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How Canada's stuntman made it into 'Toy Story 4'

TORONTO—The moment Pixar animator Benjamin Su learned the newest “Toy Story” saga would debut a Canadian character, he jumped aboard.

Who better to infuse a Canuck toy with Maple Leaf nuance than an actual Canadian?, he thought.

It turned out he would have some competition—“there's a lot of Canadians here,” Su wryly noted.

Website documents histories of Georgetown-owned slaves

BOSTON — A Boston-based genealogical organization and a Georgetown University graduate who launched a project to trace the family histories of hundreds of black slaves sold by the Jesuits who ran the college in 1838 have teamed up to digitize the information and make it available to people researching family histories.

Dog who saved owner from bear among 3 rescues inducted into hall of fame

TORONTO — A 14-year-old rescue dog who laid her life on the line to save her owner from a charging black bear is among the new inductees into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame.

Organizers say Shelby and two other heroic hounds all rescues are being recognized for life-saving acts of perseverance and intuition.

Nationwide program empowers Indigenous youth with power of dance

TORONTO — When life gets Solomon Harper down, he dances. And when he feels happy, he dances even more.

The 16-year-old from St. Theresa Point First Nation describes dance as a powerful emotional outlet, a motivator that’s pushing him to mentor other youth, and to one day become a professional choreographer and pursue a law degree at university.