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Lifestyles 55

Lifestyles 55

Lifestyles 55 is a monthly print-plus-digital publication presenting topical issues and good information. It is available on community newsstands for a thoughtful audience in Winnipeg and Manitoba.

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Updates on Sri Lankan Seniors Manitoba (Feb, 2024)

By whatsupwinnipeg | | 0 Comments

  Christmas get together Our Christmas gathering was held on Jan. 12, 2024, from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm at Whyte Ridge Community Centre. The event planning committee scheduled several proceedings allowing all attendees to participate. Lileena Mendis inaugurated the session by conveying Christmas and New Year blessings to all. Singing two Christmas carols in […]

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Winnipeg 150: We have something to sing about – let your voices ring out!

By whatsupwinnipeg | | 0 Comments

  This year, the City of Winnipeg is celebrating its 150th year of existence as a municipality. Groups of people lived and traveled through the area for many years before its official incorporation as a city with a population of 1,869 people. Although the actual incorporation took place late in 1873, the city’s 100th anniversary […]

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Whytewold Road – the street defined by a terrible explosion

By Fred Morris | | 0 Comments

To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of St. James (starting just west of St. James Street to Sturgeon Road) breaking away from Assiniboia to form their own municipality, I am doing street profiles. This column features Whytewold Road.   Whytewold residents are first listed in the 1911 Henderson Directory. They were Edwin Coombe, a carpenter; William […]

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Other hobbies and caching

By Gary Brown | | 0 Comments

  As I am writing this we are being warned about the extreme cold weather. We are still Geocaching, just a bit different as in: we park closer to the hide and dress slightly warmer but still only twenty layers of clothing. Seriously though, remember that you will chill your fingers getting the log out […]

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The Children’s Hospital: Donors like Barb and Gerry Price pour their hearts into helping kids

By Stefano Grande | | 0 Comments

    Manitoba is known for having a lot of heart when it comes to charitable giving, and I have seen firsthand the impact our community can make. Over the last three years donors have completely transformed kids’ cardiac care.  February is #HeartMonth, and we at the Children’s Hospital Foundation are so deeply grateful for […]

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Bike lanes: Are they worth the expense in Winnipeg?

By Dorothy Dobbie | | 0 Comments

“There are options besides costly and hard to maintain dedicated bike lanes that should also be considered when it comes to accommodating bicycle traffic.” By Dorothy Dobbie   A few years ago, on a visit to my daughter’s then home off Toronto’s Danforth, I witnessed the value of bike lanes. At rush hour, the reserved […]

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Dobbie vs Dobbie: Cycling in Winnipeg

By Shauna Dobbie | | 0 Comments

“People have the right to ride their bikes in winter. It doesn’t matter if you think they are nuts, you need to respect that right. Watch for them. And for the City of Winnipeg, clear the damn cycling paths! They are not where you put the snowbanks from ploughing.”   I don’t cycle. I can […]

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A passion for ice sports and a plea to curb hockey violence

By Robert Wrigley | | 0 Comments

Strangely, I even take pleasure watching arena ice freeze up after a Zamboni passes by, perhaps a leftover memory of watering my backyard rink for my kids on a crisp winter night.   Ice sports have been a dominant pursuit for members of my family for many decades, which was remarkable considering my siblings and […]

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Logan Avenue, memories for the early Scandinavians

By Jim Ingebrigtsen | | 0 Comments

Logan Avenue was once known as Snus Boulevard   Snus (rhymes with loose) is a moist, smokeless tobacco product originating from Sweden in the early 1700s. It is placed between the lip and the gums and doesn’t usually require one to spit. Today snus is banned in every E.U. country except Sweden. Try Swedish snus […]

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The Trudeau government must take responsibility for the high cost of living

By whatsupwinnipeg | | 0 Comments

  As I return to Parliament this week, know that I will be fighting for all Winnipeggers: Reminding the Prime Minister of the cost-of-living crisis that is raging across the country. That life is harder than ever for Canadian families while for him and Liberal insiders, life has never been better. Justin Trudeau’s inflationary tax […]

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Susan Thompson: Role model for women in business and politics

By Myron Love |

By Myron Love   It was great reconnecting recently with Susan Thompson again after more than 25 years. I spent a very pleasant afternoon with our personable, warm, and welcoming former mayor reviewing her groundbreaking accomplishments as a businesswoman, politician, diplomat and fundraiser. I first met Susan in the late 1980s when I was writing […]

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Jim Ingebrigtsen is on the air again

By whatsupwinnipeg |

  American actor, musician and artist Martin Mull once said, “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture”. I agree. I am not going to write about the music I play on my podcast Mid Century Memories but I am going to give you a good idea of what you will hear when you tune […]

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For the love of broadcasting

By whatsupwinnipeg |

By Alex Regiec   The idea for Lifestyles 55 internet radio came together about two years ago. A small group of us, retired announcers from local radio in Winnipeg, gathered to discuss the opportunity. We are all very passionate about playing the classic tracks that defined our youth … the music of the late 50s, […]

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The history of Valentine’s Day

By whatsupwinnipeg |

Valentine’s Day is named after Saint Valentine, a Catholic priest who lived in the third century. The history of Valentine’s Day is somewhat murky, but it is believed that Saint Valentine was a priest who lived in Rome during a time when the Roman Empire was persecution Christians. Legend has it that he secretly performed […]

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Federal Follies and how it is time for Justin Trudeau to take a walk in the snow

By Dorothy Dobbie |

  The writing is on the wall . . .on the news, on the Internet, on the street corner: there is an attempt through every outlet the government can utilize to paint Federal Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre as some kind of far-right monster who would destroy the country. The truth is that the destruction of […]

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Looming tax deadlines

By whatsupwinnipeg |

The time has come to start thinking about income taxes. In just a few weeks, Canadians will start to see key moments popping up related to filing taxes, and I wanted to share the list with you. I’d be happy to connect you with anyone who can elaborate on these dates, as well as provide […]

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Too little water can bring on kidney disease in cats

By whatsupwinnipeg |

Most cat owners first notice symptoms such as weight loss, excessive thirst, lethargy or dull coat…   By Robert Urano   Kidney disease, often in the form of chronic renal failure (CRF), is one of the most common conditions affecting older cats. Because kidneys can function even when substantial parts of the tissue are damaged, […]

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A timeless tale of love, loyalty and fate

By whatsupwinnipeg |

Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet   We are pleased to bring the timeless tale of love, loyalty, and fate to the stage with choreographer Rudi van Dantzig’s exquisite timeless ballet, Romeo & Juliet. Recognized alongside Giselle, Swan Lake, and The Sleeping Beauty as one of the great classical ballets, Romeo & Juliet’s world-premiere was […]

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Why would administrations want to remove well-meaning volunteer support?

By Dorothy Dobbie |

By Dorothy Dobbie   I have spent many years volunteering for one organization or another and dealing, as president, with a variety of executive directors. Some are better than others. Of the not so wonderful ones, are those who see volunteer support committees as competition to the paid support instead of welcoming them with open […]

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Winnipeg will host Lunar New Year celebrations in the next two weeks

By Caroline Fu |

Influenced by Chinese culture and immigrants across the globe, the Chinese Lunar New Year, known as Spring Festival, has become a traditional celebration in many countries and has also been listed as a UN floating holiday by the 78th UN General Assembly. Approximately one-fifth of the global population celebrates the Spring Festival in various forms. According […]

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