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The International Peace Garden with Charlie Thomsen

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When was the last time you went to the International Peace Garden or even thought about the fact that this…

Democracy matters!

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“Democracy is the worst form ofgovernment – except for all theothers that have been tried.” Winston ChurchillNovember11,1947 I was horrified,…

Female Speakers of Manitoba

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The Speaker’s job is to preside over events in the Legislative Assembly, acting as a kind of referee to ensure…

Winnipeg votes to declare 2022 as Year of the Garden. Boissevain joins in.

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Dorothy Dobbie Janice Lukes sent us this note: “Thrilled to have brought forward a motion recognizing 2022 as Year of…

An open letter to the new Premier

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Dear Heather: Congratulations Premier Heather Stefanson. As the first female premier, you have a big job ahead of you as…

Podcasts are taking over the “airwaves”

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And Lifestyles 55 Digital Radio is leading the way When you were young, and if you were lucky enough to…

Mr. Tomato, The Prairie Garden Guest Editor, talks small spaces

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Mr. Tomato, the creator of the gardeners’ aids, Sea Magic and Kosy Coats, shares his thoughts on the upcoming Prairie…

Curbing fossil fuel emissions through technology

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Gerry McAlpine A combustion engine is the most economical form of power in just about every industry in today’s economy. What…

CentrePort Canada: A thriving inland port in the heart of Manitoba

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By Diane Gray While most of us in Winnipeg have been hunkered down, focussing on COVID-19, business has forged ahead…

What is social health and why is it so important?

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Have you ever measured your social health? We all know how important it is to care for our physical and…

Falling for winter

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With the lovely Fall season upon us, it is a perfect time to think about feeding wild birds in winter.…

Chicken Cordon Bleu

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What I recall first is the warm runny melting cheese. I was young, very young. My memory tells me I…

Why I will vote for the Liberals even though I support the Conservatives

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All my life I have supported conservative causes and parties financially, in my writings, and lectures. I even spent four…

Mental Health and a post-pandemic Manitoba

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COVID-19 has come into our lives and changed so many aspects. When this pandemic first began, few of us understood…

Celebrating St. James Centennial with the 100 Great St. James citizens

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Early in this Centennial Year, I decided to make a list of 100 Great St. James Citizens. It did not…

Saving hydro

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By Graham Lane A needless fall federal election looms, polls suggest the Liberals will end up staying with a minority. And,…

A leader lost and renewal

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On the second last day before leaving his position as Premier of Manitoba, Brian Pallister reached out to confirm a…

Marty Morantz reflects on two intense years on and off the Hill

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By Dorothy Dobbie On October 21, 2019, a quiet and unassuming man took his seat in the House of Commons…

The legendary Lenny Breau, Winnipeg’s own

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As a Guitarist Lenny Breau is the best-known graduate of the Winnipeg jazz scene. “Lenny came up with a way…

Remember when … a little dab’ll do ya?

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Last month I asked if anyone had any special memories of their past to pass them on to me and…

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