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.
Lifestyles 55 Radio (digital) serves the same audience providing music of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, reaching out to other decades on occasion and offering fun and entertaining talk about the issues of the day and more.
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
In the mid 1980s, the hottest of the downtown music clubs was The Rorie Street Marble Club located at 65 Rorie Street at Bannatyne Avenue. And the entertainment that drew the crowds was Winnipeg vocal group The Argyles. The quartet’s brand of superb vocal harmony, clever song selection, and onstage fun was infectious. Formed in… Read More »The Argyles even toured Asia!
Lifestyles 55 is often about retirement for most of us and often pictured on TV as being a continuous vacation. The people involved in the ads are perfectly healthy, good looking, and carefree. Whereas this might be something to strive for, it may be an impossible expectation for most people. It could be like living… Read More »Who are we after we retire?
A very versatile meat, cold, hot, boiled, roasted, or fried, barbecued chicken can be cooked just about any way you can think of varied with an abundance of different seasonings and toppings including sauces. Most of the time we tend to grill when using the barbecue. After all flame food is good food. But sometimes… Read More »We all really love it: Barbecue roasted chicken
By Volker Beckman Part one of a two-part piece. Have you heard? There is a tsunami coming! Or as some say, a major disruption in transportation around the globe. Well, how about in Manitoba, or not? Hold that thought! The rapid growth of electric vehicles (EV) in the past five years is truly remarkable and… Read More »Electric vehicle development
By Wayne Douglas Weedon I used to live in Holman Island, now known as Ulukhaktok, a hamlet in the Canadian Arctic. In the spring of 1966, on a daily basis, aeroplanes were landing at Holman Island and other settlements, bringing students from residential schools who had never returned home in the ten to twelve years… Read More »Let the people know
Flin Flon, MB is now a small town though to be completely truthful, it was never very big. It reached a population of approximately 13,500 in the 1960s and was designated as a city in Manitoba. We still refer to it as the City of Flin Flon though our population has shrunk to about 5,150… Read More »Pride in Flin Flon extends beyond hockey and the arts
By Darlene Ronald Timing is everything it’s said, which is why it’s so encouraging that Taylor McCaffrey picked 2021, pandemic and all, to become a Manitoba Opera sponsor. “Manitoba Opera, like so many organizations, has had to reinvent itself during COVID-19,” says Remo De Sordi, a managing partner at the firm. As a Performance Sponsor… Read More »Taylor McCaffrey brings passion for opera centre stage
Thirteen years with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and ten years with the Winnipeg Folk Festival have flown by. I often wished for even one boring day, but for twenty-three years my days were filled to the brim with meetings, performances, reports to write, board meetings and committee meetings to attend, funds to raise, grant and… Read More »People of Influence…
July 24th is National Self-Care Day. Self-care is an important aspect of living well, whether we are engaging in regular activities that keep us healthy, such as sleeping and feeding ourselves, or learning new skills that help us get through difficult times. For many people, mindfulness is an important component of self-care. Mindfulness is the… Read More »Mindfulness