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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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The high cost of inertia

By whatsupwinnipeg |

For the past two and a half years, Canadians, indeed people around the globe, have been living in a world of suspended animation. Worse, the suspension has been over a cauldron of fear and imminent disaster. One false move, we were told, and we risked landing in the cauldron and boiling to death. We suddenly… Read More »The high cost of inertia

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It’s another. . .girl!

By whatsupwinnipeg |

Anita Neville named Lieutenant governor of Manitoba Congratulations to our new Lieutenant Governor, Anita Neville. She will be a wonderful successor to Her Honour, Janice Filmon, who was so well respected in vice-regal circles. Anita comes to the role with a long career in political diplomacy behind her. She was the Liberal member of Parliament… Read More »It’s another. . .girl!

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Romantic era
of Winnipeg and the joys of Winnipeg Beach

By whatsupwinnipeg |

“On that warm summer evening, the excitement growing on the Railway Street (Main Street) was a stark contrast to the rest of Winnipeg, which was peacefully drifting into sleep. With their talk and laughter, the young showed impatience waiting for the Moonlight Special to take them on a trip of excitement, long-awaited meetings and the… Read More »Romantic era
of Winnipeg and the joys of Winnipeg Beach

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Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen sees hope for the longer term

By whatsupwinnipeg |

Despite the current concerns about policing, crime was down for the two years of the pandemic, says Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen. Now with a return to normal activity, it feels like there has been a sharp increase, and throughout North America, the feeling is the same. “Numbers one and two on the concern list are… Read More »Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen sees hope for the longer term

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Controlling crime

By whatsupwinnipeg |

“I  just want people to be able to feel safe when they go for a walk. They shouldn’t have to worry,” said Premier Heather Stefanson about her goals to bring our city and province back to a place where we can feel carefree when we go out. While responsibility for dealing with various levels of… Read More »Controlling crime

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Summertime is MP time for summer with constituents

By whatsupwinnipeg |

For most people, summer is a time to kick back and relax. But for politicians, summer is a time to kick it into high gear. The very purpose for politicians is to represent their constituency, and we cannot do that without visiting just about as many people as we can in our community. I see… Read More »Summertime is MP time for summer with constituents

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How is the Manitoba government helping people though inflation?

By whatsupwinnipeg |

Here’s a quick look There are no easy answers to the challenges facing people who are hardest hit by first the pandemic and now inflation. Provincial governments are the least equipped to solve these global issues, but your Manitoba Government is trying to do what it can. Reducing child poverty During the initial phase of… Read More »How is the Manitoba government helping people though inflation?

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Start thinking about who the next Mayor will be 

By whatsupwinnipeg |

Election date is October 26 Dorothy Dobbie Fourteen citizens have put their names forward for mayor, some of them virtually unknown and a handful with some experience. All come with a litany of promises for a better Winnipeg but few of their ideas are based on any real experience or knowledge of how the city… Read More »Start thinking about who the next Mayor will be 

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Two of Canada’s biggest killers of Indigenous people: welfare and promotion of victimhood

By whatsupwinnipeg |

Nothing destroys the psyche faster than dependency and being painted as a victim. Both undermine one’s self esteem and over time, one’s ability to help oneself. Victimhood creates a feeling of helplessness and promotes a self-destroying inner anger that eats away at the heart and soul of the “victim”. Yet both these destructive weapons have… Read More »Two of Canada’s biggest killers of Indigenous people: welfare and promotion of victimhood

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The world according to Crap (TWAC). The world according to Reason (TWAR)

By whatsupwinnipeg |

There are many over-the-top beliefs being taken as the Gospel right now. Here are some of the common beliefs and the refuting arguments. 1. TWAC. All Conservatives are extremists, and all extremists are Conservative. TWAR. It is absurd to assume that extremists are always “far right conservatives”, when history shows that the left can be… Read More »The world according to Crap (TWAC). The world according to Reason (TWAR)

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Planting companions

By whatsupwinnipeg |

Shauna Dobbie Long before chemical fertilizers and pesticides appeared, there were planting companions where farmers and gardeners knew that certain plants grow and taste better when planted next to each other. One type of plant may help another by providing shelter from wind, sun, or frost. Plants help each other by improving the soil with… Read More »Planting companions

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Arts, Culture and Sport: the things that bring communities together

By whatsupwinnipeg |

“As I have travelled across the province over the past eight months, I can’t help but notice the crumbling infrastructure of so many of our arts and culture and even sports facilities,” said the Premier. “COVID-19 didn’t help, but these assets have been neglected for decades.” On July 25, she and Minister Andrew Smith announced… Read More »Arts, Culture and Sport: the things that bring communities together

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Winnipeg’s next Mayor: Kevin Klein, problem solver

By whatsupwinnipeg |

Dorothy Dobbie The city I love and grew up in and took so much pride in is in a bit of a mess right now. For many years, it has lacked the heart and inspiration that a good leader can bring. Instead, successive mayors have let the city drift off into obscurity. Nationally it is… Read More »Winnipeg’s next Mayor: Kevin Klein, problem solver

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Stories of Hope: How changes forced on us by the Pandemic can help us change for the better

By whatsupwinnipeg |

There is a lot of negativity about access to services since the pandemic. Media outlets appear to thrive on invoking fear by highlighting alarming statistics and tragic outcomes. This must be working for them as they continue to use this approach when reporting on items related to the pandemic. Is this what readers are clamoring… Read More »Stories of Hope: How changes forced on us by the Pandemic can help us change for the better

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Amherst Street, Winnipeg’s lane of heroes

By whatsupwinnipeg |

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 Amherst Street. Between 1930 and 1942, Amherst Hall had a brief but memorable existence.  The Reconstruction, Social Credit and Conservative… Read More »Amherst Street, Winnipeg’s lane of heroes

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The art of negotiation (part 1, reason)

By whatsupwinnipeg |

The important question is always, why? If I find one of my friends is in a physical fight with another man, and I hand my friend a knife which he uses to kill his opponent, Canadian law will find me partially to blame for that man’s death. I had supplied the weapon. Does this law… Read More »The art of negotiation (part 1, reason)

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Filing your taxes is no easy task 

By whatsupwinnipeg |

Oftentimes, it is confusing and downright difficult.  Many do not have access to or can’t afford the resources they need to file their taxes like computers, a printer, or money to pay expensive accountants or income tax offices.  I recognize that filing your taxes can be a frustrating process and that for many, there is… Read More »Filing your taxes is no easy task 

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Saving the first NDP federal budget

By whatsupwinnipeg |

The Jan. 23, 2006, federal election brought Stephen Harper to power as the head of a minority government. His victory was not expected initially. The minority Liberal government of Paul Martin had fallen in December 2005, when the NDP withdrew its support. The expectation had been that the Liberals would be re-elected. The NDP expected… Read More »Saving the first NDP federal budget

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Manitoba emblems

By whatsupwinnipeg |

The Province of Manitoba has a variety of different emblems. An emblem is a symbol, object or set of words that represents something else. When we talk about emblems in Manitoba, we are talking about what in our province represents this beautiful place. Recently, a new emblem was added to Manitoba’s official list, the polar… Read More »Manitoba emblems

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Get involved in planning your future

By whatsupwinnipeg |

Let Senior’s Minister Scott Johnson know what you want As the inaugural Minister of Seniors and Long-Term Care, I consider myself truly fortunate to have already had so many opportunities to engage with and listen to seniors in meaningful ways. Manitoba Seniors are a priority for our government, which is why Premier Heather Stefanson established… Read More »Get involved in planning your future

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