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.

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.

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The Toba Centre

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The centre is a game changer in the way abused children are now handled. Currently, each case goes through a half dozen steps and agencies before protective action is taken. This can take months and subsequent to all of this, there is no follow up. At Toba Centre, all the necessary processing and investigation can… Read More »The Toba Centre

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Toba centre is helping abused children recover in Assiniboine Park

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Assiniboine Park is truly a jewel in our city, and I am so proud to have represented it both during my time as City Councillor and now as a Member of Parliament. For over a century it has provided a place of recreation for families, for quiet contemplation, for respite from one’s daily chores and… Read More »Toba centre is helping abused children recover in Assiniboine Park

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Premier working at a hectic pace to get us back on the pre-COVID track

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Dorothy Dobbie Sounding refreshed but still a bit exhausted, Premier Heather Stefanson made time when she woke in Brandon, after an announcement filled day, for our monthly interview. After five events the previous day, she napped on the journey west that evening, grabbed a quick bite to eat when she arrived, and fell into bed… Read More »Premier working at a hectic pace to get us back on the pre-COVID track

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Winnipeg, it’s time to raise the bar! We can do better.

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Given the dangerous state of our streets which are riddled with potholes this spring, there is no question that we must do a better job, not just on pothole repairs but on a host of issues affecting our city. While it is easy to deflect blame on the weather, wet spring and lack of roads… Read More »Winnipeg, it’s time to raise the bar! We can do better.

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Looking out for seniors in new portfolio

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By Hon. Scott Johnston  As the inaugural Minister of Seniors and Long-term Care, I am honoured to be selected to lead the department recently created by Premier Heather Stefanson dedicated to advocating for seniors’ issues and strengthening the province’s long-term care system. I was proud to reaffirm our government’s commitment to building a healthier, stronger… Read More »Looking out for seniors in new portfolio

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When you have an emergency!

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9-1-1 has long been a trusted lifeline between you and the emergency services you require. That will never change.  Whether to report a medical emergency such as a heart attack or severe motor vehicle collision, a house fire or crime in progress, the men and women serving in our 9-1-1 Communications Centre are always ready… Read More »When you have an emergency!

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An agenda of hope and optimism in a sea of personal attack and negativity

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Dorothy Dobbie “Filled with a sense of relief, hope and optimism,” is how the Premier describes the first few in-person meetings of her caucus. “People are excited about their jobs. It is important to be in touch and for members to be able to attend events and hear from their constituents in person,” she added.… Read More »An agenda of hope and optimism in a sea of personal attack and negativity

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Canada needs Jean Charest

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A man for all reasons Jean Charest is running for the leadership of the Conservative party. He has been here before, pulling the Party out of the ditch when only he and Elsie Wayne were left in the caucus after the 1993 wipe out of Kim Campbell’s Progressive Conservative Party. He led the Party first… Read More »Canada needs Jean Charest

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Winnipeg’s first full time internet radio station

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Music to our ears . . . and much more Dorothy Dobbie Lifestyles 55 is adding a new brand of joy for our audience: 24-hour digital radio, a first for Winnipeg. We go on the air with our first live broadcast May 1, 2022. To find us, all you need to do is google Lifestyles… Read More »Winnipeg’s first full time internet radio station

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Canada all but defenceless thanks to political wrangling over the years

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has sparked a new discussion about Canadian defence spending. There is widespread acknowledgement of the fact that for decades both Liberal and Conservative governments have failed to meet Canada’s NATO obligations to spend at least 2 per cent of their GNP on defence. Furthermore, neither have come even close to… Read More »Canada all but defenceless thanks to political wrangling over the years

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City needs to rally around a Green Corridor downtown

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Dorothy Dobbie All great cities have a commitment to becoming green and staying greener. It is not just all about aesthetics, even though green means beauty and beauty means peace and happiness. Civic beautification through greening affects the people who live there, changing behaviour and improving safety. A lovely green environment attracts and calms people… Read More »City needs to rally around a Green Corridor downtown

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The scammers are out there: what you need to know to avoid being taken

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She was in her early 80s, very independent, and always proud to help where she could.  So, it was no real surprise to those who knew her that she answered the call literally and figuratively when the phone rang. The person on the other end of the line asked her to help with an internal… Read More »The scammers are out there: what you need to know to avoid being taken

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The 1950 Winnipeg flood: Radio’s Finest Hour

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Garry Moir 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of radio broadcasting in Manitoba. Over the course of the year, Lifestyles 55 will be publishing a series of articles featuring a few ofthe highlights of local radio history. “I am so tired, I can hardly talk. I just came from radio station CKRC’s transmitter. My two assistants and… Read More »The 1950 Winnipeg flood: Radio’s Finest Hour

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Mind your own business

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We may not always get what we want, but we usually get what we are asking for. Philosophers, historians, lecturers, and authors have been telling the world about this natural law for thousands of years. Socrates stated that people have been brainwashed into thinking their actions do not dictate their future. Many university students become… Read More »Mind your own business

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Chemo Savvy dragon boats

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Dragon Boat racing is a fun and exciting activity. Recently, I saw a video of some hearty Winnipeggers using their dragon boat on our beautiful Nestaweya River Trail. What a testament to their athleticism and dedication to the sport during this frigid winter! Although some of our fellow Winnipeggers have used the river trail in… Read More »Chemo Savvy dragon boats

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“You just need a little patience… and to let the professionals do their jobs”

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Premier Heather Stefanson Dorothy Dobbie The crisis in the Ukraine was weighing heavily on the premier’s mind when we held our monthly interview the morning of Thursday, February 24. Russia had invaded Ukraine the night before. “There are 180,000 Ukrainians living in Manitoba,” said Heather. “Most have friends or relatives in the Ukraine. We are… Read More »“You just need a little patience… and to let the professionals do their jobs”

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Let’s Unite to Kickstart our Local Economy

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After two years of coping through the pandemic, Public Health Officials have provided an end date. As Winnipeggers, we now need to change our focus from restrictions to the future, from division to uniting us towards one goal, rebuilding our economy.  I am calling on the City of Winnipeg Public Service to take the lead… Read More »Let’s Unite to Kickstart our Local Economy

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Living Green!

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Dorothy Dobbie I think we all are ready for a garden experience after a winter of snow, snow, snow, and week after week of freezing temperatures. So, get ready for the great Living Green show coming up at the Red River Ex of April 15 to 17 for a garden experience you will love. Are you… Read More »Living Green!

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I am calling it Filthy February!

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Never has so much happened in one short month. In my personal life, it began with the traumatic birth of my great grandchild, Florence, who arrived by C-section the early hours of February 1.   That was a Tuesday, the day after the long weekend. The truckers’ convoy had started a week before and arrived in… Read More »I am calling it Filthy February!

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Canada’s Wolf Cub Pack was born on Sackville Street

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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 Sackville Street.  On May 27, and 28, 1928, the Winnipeg Flying Club opened an airfield called the Stevenson Aerodome. By… Read More »Canada’s Wolf Cub Pack was born on Sackville Street

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