Fewer Prairie households hovering close to financial insolvency: Ipsos survey

By | April 22, 2019

Fewer residents in Manitoba and Saskatchewan are close to financial insolvency than they were a few months ago, according to the MNP Consumer Debt index. The index, which is a quarterly survey conducted by Ipsos on behalf of MNP, measures Canadians’ attitudes toward their consumer debt and gauges their ability to pay their bills. According to the results,… Read More »

Reimagining Point Douglas: How the historic district could become a model for a changing Winnipeg

By | April 22, 2019

Winnipeg’s Point Douglas area is one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods — one that has a rich history, but also faces its own challenges. But as we look to its future, Winnipeg can lead with a new model of urban development in North and South Point Douglas. A model based on inclusion. A model of reconciliation. A model… Read More »

‘It literally grew up with the city of Winnipeg’: St. Mary’s Academy celebrates 150 years

By | April 22, 2019

St. Mary’s Academy stands tall on Winnipeg’s Wellington Crescent today, but the crosses and Catholic iconography that jut out from its old brick exterior haven’t been there for the entire 150-year history of the private school. The story of how St. Mary’s got its start — one year before Manitoba was officially a province and four years before the… Read More »

Despite Canadian citizenship, Kenyan immigrant can’t get travel visas for family

By | April 22, 2019

Sila Kisoso has called Winnipeg home for 18 years, but in that time, the Kenyan-born Canadian’s immediate family has never been approved for a travel visa. “Can you imagine how many families are distressed because of not been been given the advantage of having their families visit them?” she said. “It’s quite stressful.” Since 2011, Kisoso has applied… Read More »

‘There’s no words’: Winnipeg’s Sri Lankan community gathers after bombings

By | April 21, 2019

Members of Winnipeg’s Sri Lankan community gathered Sunday to pray for the victims of Sunday morning’s deadly bomb attacks that left more than 200 people dead in Sri Lanka. Roughly 50 people came to a Buddhist ceremony acknowledging those who have departed called a puja, held at the Manitoba Buddhist Vihara and Cultural Association. “We wanted to have special… Read More »