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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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Is it time to decriminalize and legalize all drugs?

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Dorothy Dobbie The big news today, January 31, 2023, is that some drug addicts in B.C. will be now allowed to carry a minuscule amount of certain substances without being arrested. This is being heralded as a great breakthrough in dealing with drug deaths. That, in my view, is complete nonsense! Making it not a… Read More »Is it time to decriminalize and legalize all drugs?

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What is the difference between Remodelling over Renovating?

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Brent Pooles Home Improvements When completing any home renovation projects it is always important to understand the correct terminology. It may seem incidental but if you are approaching a bank or mortgage lender for funds it will help, especially when it comes to accurate estimates for best rate/terms on loans. The key difference is that… Read More »What is the difference between Remodelling over Renovating?

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Take the time to invest in yourself, you’re worth it! 

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January 25th was Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell Let’s Talk promotes mental health awareness, acceptance, and action. A & O: Support Services for Older Adults is one of many agencies in the community that strives to keep this conversation going all year long. Older Manitobans are not alone, we are here to listen, provide support… Read More »Take the time to invest in yourself, you’re worth it! 

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Common Sense

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The bigger bolder vision toward Manitoba’s ‘mining to mobility’ economy 

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Let’s take the lead! Electric Car By Volker Beckman It’s great to see Manitoba representatives promote our mining at the PDAC and CMEC conferences. It’s also very encouraging to see $230 million is being spent by Vale on nickel drilling and exploration around Thompson over the next few years. Kudos to the Province of Manitoba… Read More »The bigger bolder vision toward Manitoba’s ‘mining to mobility’ economy 

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Raising a family in winter

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Tim Chapman Walk outside once a day and close your eyes for a minute. Open slowly and embrace the cold. We’re fortunate to live in this snow globe of a region. As a relatively new parent, and transplant to the Upper Plains, I’ve reflected more and more on the different reality of our twin boys… Read More »Raising a family in winter

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Thank you #CommunityChampions for showing kids your hearts

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By Stefano Grande Connection, celebration and reflection – that’s what the Michael Wirth Memorial Tournament means to family and friends of Michael Wirth. Children’s hospital Tournament I want to share with you a little bit about the Wirth family’s story, and how they have found a way to honor Michael’s life by joining a dedicated… Read More »Thank you #CommunityChampions for showing kids your hearts

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Sri Lankan Seniors Celebrations

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By Senaka Samarasin Sunil Weeratunga celebrated his birthday by cutting a Lagrotta birthday cake just after Smita’s one hour yoga gathering. Members never forget to sing the birthday song as well as to convey their individual wishes to Sunil. Sri Lankan Seniors Manitoba (SLSM) organized Sri Lankan 75th Independence Day celebration. It is scheduled to… Read More »Sri Lankan Seniors Celebrations

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Swan Lake – The World Has Never Suffered For Too Much Beauty

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Entertainment, you will agree, is a delightful thing. However, there are times when we want to be enthralled, to be lifted in the transcendence. We need that rush. We need to be swept up and away in the story and spectacle.     Swan Lake – Yayoi Ban and Dmitri Dovgoselets – Photo by Leif Norman… Read More »Swan Lake – The World Has Never Suffered For Too Much Beauty

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The Jean Murray-Moray Sinclair fund helps young actors at RMTC and beyond

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What do the latest winner of The Amazing Race Canada, “Cosette” in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables and the writer/lead actor of My Big Fat Greek Wedding have in common? Catherine Wreford, Samantha Hill, and Nia Vardalos were all beneficiaries of the Jean Murray-Moray Sinclair fund at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. Jean Murray… Read More »The Jean Murray-Moray Sinclair fund helps young actors at RMTC and beyond

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How much is a cabbage worth?

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Rick Duerksen “The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: “Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax — Of cabbages – and kings . . . “ –From ‘The Walrus and the Carpenter’ by Lewis Carroll I was making cabbage rolls, well, lazy man’s cabbage rolls, for my Sunday supper… Read More »How much is a cabbage worth?

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Amateur archeologist Bill Moncur was a prairie original

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Myron Love “Bill’s own conclusion after a lifetime of studying his region was that the Turtle Mountain area never belonged to any one tribe.”   I have long had a fascination with Archaeology. The field work however wasn’t for me. I remember in third year university, as part of an anthropology course I was taking, we –… Read More »Amateur archeologist Bill Moncur was a prairie original

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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medals

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Hon. Myrna Driedger Broadway Journal “Over the years we celebrated the silver, golden, diamond and now platinum jubilee. But this platinum jubilee will never be repeated in our lifetime and likely not in this century.  This makes these medals even more precious for the recipients.” Almost a year ago, I was advised that the Lieutenant… Read More »Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medals

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Memorable Manitobans – Singer & Songwriter Shingoose

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Curtis (Shingoose) Jonnie (1946-2021)  Singer & Songwriter Shingoose By Jim Ingebrigtsen Curtis Jonnie was born in Winnipeg on October 26, 1946. He was an Ojibwe singer and songwriter and a member of the Roseau River Anishinaabe First nation in southern Manitoba. At the age of four he was adopted by a Mennonite family from Steinbach… Read More »Memorable Manitobans – Singer & Songwriter Shingoose

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Monarch Jeans and the British Invasion

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Will’s Words of Wisdom

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Jim Ingebrigtsen Will Rogers was a man of many talents. He was the son of a Cherokee judge in Oklahoma and became one of the greatest political country/cowboy sages of all time. Here’s a sample: Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day There are two theories to… Read More »Will’s Words of Wisdom

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LifeStyles 55 Feb Issue

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Read the February 2023 Lifestyles 55 To view an archive of Lifestyles 55 issues, click here. For a downloadable version, click here. © 2023 Pegasus Publications Inc.

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Lobster Thermidor a romantic meal at home

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Premier Heather Stefanson balances fresh, new energy with seasoned veterans to create rejuvenated cabinet

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“Today’s overhaul of executive council puts Stefanson’s stamp on her team while also marking a significant departure from previous cabinets over the past decade.” By Dorothy Dobbie Four new ministers will lead the renewal of Premier Heather Stefanson’s cabinet as she completes the third of four steps to refresh executive council to ensure the Manitoba… Read More »Premier Heather Stefanson balances fresh, new energy with seasoned veterans to create rejuvenated cabinet

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THE PREMIER’S PAGE

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Premier renews government benches, preparers for an activist agenda for 2023 By Dorothy Dobbie As we entered the new year, Premier Heather Stefanson, brought with her a fresh new look to the government, saying goodbye to several MLAs who have served for many, many years and welcoming recently elected MLA for Kirkfiled, Kevin Klein, a… Read More »THE PREMIER’S PAGE

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