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Roseau River Students Loved Reading with CWE Wrestling Stars

MANITOBA - An important component of the success of Canadian Wrestling's Elite across the country has been the involvement of the promotion in community programs and development. CWE returned to a familiar stop, Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation, to participate in "I Love To Read Month" at Ginew School on Thursday morning, with the stars…

Once Upon a Time in Iran

Is Donald Trump to blame for the downing of Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752 shortly after the aircraft took off from Tehran’s International Airport? Or does the blame lie solely with the Iranian regime and its Revolutionary Guard unit that fired the deadly missiles? As with most issues these days, there are hard, irreconcilable opinions held…

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Roseau River Students Loved Reading with CWE Wrestling Stars

MANITOBA - An important component of the success of Canadian Wrestling's Elite across the country has been the involvement of the promotion in community programs and development. CWE returned to a familiar stop, Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation, to participate in "I Love To Read Month" at Ginew School on Thursday morning, with the stars…

Once Upon a Time in Iran

Is Donald Trump to blame for the downing of Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752 shortly after the aircraft took off from Tehran’s International Airport? Or does the blame lie solely with the Iranian regime and its Revolutionary Guard unit that fired the deadly missiles? As with most issues these days, there are hard, irreconcilable opinions held…

Yesterday's Regret, Tomorrow's Promise

As 2019 gives way to a new decade, another year is past us. Each passing year gives us an opportunity for reflection and for resolving to accomplish more in the year ahead. As the clock turns, we celebrate what was good or feel, for at least a moment, that yesterday’s troubles are indeed far away.…

All Day Band Showcase Helps Siloam Mission Brighten Christmas

WINNIPEG - The big hearts and immense talents of the Winnipeg music community were on full display Sunday at an all day fundraiser for Siloam Mission. Fifteen top acts volunteered for The 2nd Annual Christmas Musical Mission, organized by Joshua Gray of the Holly Davidson Band and smoothly hosted by the Jets jersey adorned musician…

The Future of Our Past Neglect

Welcome to the future of yesterday’s bad decisions. The problems we face today are a result of decisions we made or ones we declined to make in the past. For the City of Winnipeg, the financial crunch faced by Council may be this budget cycle’s problem, but its origins lie many, many years in the…

A Poppy for Intolerance

In Flanders Field is the most poignant piece of poetry I have ever come across. As much for the sacrifice it invokes as for the solemn responsibility it passes on to generations like ours who were tasked with holding the torch high. Those who once were, implored us never to break faith with that oath.…

Greta Thunberg’s Wager

There is a raging debate on whether climate change is caused by humans. A decade ago, Al Gore was the leading bell ringer warning of pending doom. Today, Greta Thunberg is the most recognizable climate change activist. She is the face of a global movement that demands action now to head off catastrophic climate change…

Wexit from an Alien Nation

On October 21, Canadians went to the polls. The preceding 40-day campaign felt long and uninspired. It just didn’t feel like Canadians were engaged or motivated by a campaign that was more about contempt amongst the parties than it was about ideas. Forty days in 2019 seemed a lot longer than seventy-eight days in 2015.…

The Ugliest American

Last week, Donald Trump, claiming to have “great and unmatched wisdom”, tweeted an empty, toothless threat to “destroy Turkey” if it did anything Trump considered off limits. Trump sounded more a wise guy hoodlum or a deranged, narcissistic megalomaniac than wise. But let’s set that aside for a moment and consider the broader implications and…

138 Portage Ave. Blaze Inevitable

The overnight fire that devastated a historic Portage Avenue East building was something city officials were warned would happen -because reconstruction had come to a halt and the unattended site had become a safety risk, says a neighbouring businessman. Les Bester, president of Les.net located in the Nutty Club building at the corner of Westbrook…

I vs Us

We live in an increasingly polarized world. Left and right, rich and the rest, liberal and conservative, climate change activists and deniers; these are some of the ways we define the opposing groups. But there is a more fundamental divide that simply boils down to how we see ourselves and our place in the world.…

Are “We the People” Just Too Stupid for Democracy?

I admit that is a harsh question. But I think it is a fair question. But before explaining why, let me start by saying that I believe the cliché about the electorate always being right to be true. Lat night, Manitobans re-elected the Progressive Conservatives led by Brian Pallister. While some are elated with that…

Manitoba Election: A Fool's Forgotten Tale

Let’s play a little name recognition game. Don’t use a search engine, that would be cheating. Look at the following names. June Westbury, William Bayley, George Little, Albert Smith, Norma McCormick, George Palmer, Duncan Lloyd, William Short, Donald Smith, Curtis Bird, Hugh Armstrong, Henry Clarke, George Coldwell, Dwight Johnson, William Sexsmith, Walter Clark, Ivan Schultz,…

America's Next Civil War

Thoughts and prayers. Those three words invariably follow the tragedy of gun violence in America. As soon as one hears an elected official utter these words, one can be certain there has been another shooting. Thoughts and prayers have become a synonym for indifference. They are meaningless words. They are words of inaction that simply…

From Market Lands to Treaty Lands; The Ghosts of the 1870’s

In 1875, a year after Winnipeg’s birth and a mere eight years after Canada appeared amongst the nations of the world, a generous settler family made a gift of land to the City of Winnipeg. The donors were members of the Ross family which included William Ross, Winnipeg’s first Postmaster, his wife Jemima and sister…

What Adder Nonsense!

Until recently, Michael de Adder was employed as a cartoonist with Brunswick News Inc. (BNI), a firm owned by the Irvings, one of Canada’s richest families. While de Adder’s art has yet to achieve the notoriety of an artist like Banksy, his work can pack a wallop. It seems de Adder’s efforts, particularly the latest,…

Why should I Get My Pet Dog and Cat Fixed

WINNIPEG - By spaying or neutering your pet, you’ll help control the pet homelessness crisis, which results in millions of healthy dogs and cats being euthanized in Canada each year simply because there aren’t enough homes to go around. There are also medical and behavioral benefits to spaying (female pets) and neutering (male pets) your…

The Strike for Freedom: From 1919 to Here

It is human nature to want to be free. We may all want freedom, but paradoxically, freedom has never been free. It was hard earned with blood, sweat and lives - millions of lives. It was not so long ago that work and employment were questions of freedom. Throughout history, men and women who worked…

Walking with the Bear Clan

WINNIPEG - The phone rang one dreary Tuesday afternoon last month. It was one of those days when the whole world seemed to be in some a state of anger, disillusionment, and hopelessness. I looked at the number with an 819 prefix wondering if I should answer it—probably a telemarketer, I thought. But I did…

Cabinet Conjecture

During election campaigns, the topic of who will be in the cabinet is usually ignored. Party leaders do not want to admit that some candidates will probably never be appointed. Most candidates promise to accept any assignment. Some Canadian prime ministers have disrespected the electoral process by appointing non caucus members. In the 1940 federal…

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