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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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 one-of-a-kind garden straddles the border between Canada and the United States near Boissevain? Today, current chair of the board, Dorothy Dobbie, and former Chair (and awardee of a Manitoba 150 medal) Charlie Thomsen, take you… Read More »The International Peace Garden with Charlie Thomsen

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, then angered, to learn about the recent murder of a sitting member of parliament in the United Kingdom. This act of violence caused me to consider what it takes to preserve democracy. For Democracy to… Read More »Democracy matters!

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 that everyone obeys the rules. The Speaker also helps conduct the business of the House-the making of laws. It is a big job because the rules are complex, but every Speaker has a staff of… Read More »Female Speakers of Manitoba

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 the Garden. Very pleased to have the support of Council, to have the City of Winnipeg recognize 2022 as Year of the Garden! This is a cross-Canada initiative and Winnipeg will now be a part… Read More »Winnipeg votes to declare 2022 as Year of the Garden. Boissevain joins in.

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 people and, especially, the media, become accustomed to dealing with a woman. Because we do things differently. This leads to early surprises and headlines as they get used to you and your style and the… Read More »An open letter to the new Premier

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 have a transistor radio, you listened to one of two radio stations. They were KY58 or CKRC. They are not around anymore and haven’t been for a long time. Things change as the times change.… Read More »Podcasts are taking over the “airwaves”

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 Garden 2022 edition which he guest edited. Your host, Dorothy Dobbie is the 2022 editor.  This edition of the book is about gardening in small places and small spaces, whether it is the corner of… Read More »Mr. Tomato, The Prairie Garden Guest Editor, talks small spaces

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 if you could improve that efficiency with some state-of-the-art technology? Could this be a better answer than electrical source energy that is being currently promoted? A Canadian company, Innovative Hydrogen Solutions, has developed a technology… Read More »Curbing fossil fuel emissions through technology

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 at CentrePort. Take a drive out there and you will marvel at the development in an area that was empty of other than farming just a few years ago. Lifestyles 55 will take you on… Read More »CentrePort Canada: A thriving inland port in the heart of Manitoba

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 mental health, but it’s also important to check in on your social health. The World Organization defines health as, “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease… Read More »What is social health and why is it so important?

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. Getting the right setup ready in fall will help you to attract birds during the fall migration and, let year-round species know your yard will be a place to visit. Manitoba has a great variety… Read More »Falling for 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 was on a school exchange program, and I was staying with a family in Portbail, in western France. The memory is vivid to me as it was that first introduction to this style of French… Read More »Chicken Cordon Bleu

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 years in the federal parliament as the member of the right-wing Reform Party. Yet, in this election I will vote for the Liberals and hope that Justin Trudeau will head the next government. No, I… Read More »Why I will vote for the Liberals even though I support the Conservatives

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 the long time frame during which our lives would be affected. These months have been long and the challenges have been tiresome.  At the beginning of my articles, I try to draw attention to the… Read More »Mental Health and a post-pandemic Manitoba

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 take me very long to get to 100. I quickly found myself making additions and painful deletions to my list. I soon realized that any list made by only one person would likely only create… Read More »Celebrating St. James Centennial with the 100 Great St. James citizens

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, towards achieving that expensive result, the Trudeau government has encouraged Canadians to vote Liberal with announcements promising new and expanding spending programs – despite having already just driven the federal debt up by half a… Read More »Saving hydro

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 generous, hands-across-the-border accord with our nearest U.S. neighbour. He went to the International Peace Garden, a place of fond memory from his own childhood, to confirm with his North Dakota partner, Governor Doug Burgum, a… Read More »A leader lost and renewal

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 as the Member of Parliament for Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley. He accepted this responsibility the way he does everything, with quiet grace and fierce determination. Shortly thereafter, the then leader named Marty Morantz the shadow minister for… Read More »Marty Morantz reflects on two intense years on and off the Hill

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 of addressing the instrument technically that actually no one had done before,” states four-time Grammy winning jazz-fusion guitarist Pat Metheny, “and actually nobody has done since.” Born in Auburn, Maine in 1941 of French-Canadian lineage,… Read More »The legendary Lenny Breau, Winnipeg’s own

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 I’d post them. I was surprised how many responses I received. I have compiled some of mine as well as those others sent in. Some of them go back 20 years. Here they are: Remember… Read More »Remember when … a little dab’ll do ya?

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