Christians plan vigil for Winnipeg’s Jewish community after woman attacked, swastika spray-painted inside cafe

By | April 21, 2019

A city church is planning a vigil to support Winnipeg’s Jewish community after a violent anti-Semitic incident at a Winnipeg cafe that sent a woman to hospital and left the inside of a cafe vandalized with a swastika spray-painted inside. The Westworth United Church is putting on a vigil Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at its church on Grosvenor… Read More »

Steinbach home destroyed by weekend fire

By | April 21, 2019

A Steinbach home was destroyed in a fire Saturday night, even as crews managed to put out the blaze 15 minutes after arriving.  Steinbach Fire Chief Kelvin Toews said one resident of the home was taken to hospital.  Fire crews were called at 11:30 p.m. and found the home on Whitby Crescent fully engulfed in flames.  “The flames were… Read More »

Pot of oil left unattended causes fire in North End

By | April 21, 2019

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) says a pot of oil left unattended on the stove started a fire in a two storey, single-family home on College Avenue near Arlington Street on Saturday. WFPS crews responded to reports of the fire around 7:30 p.m. and battled heavy smoke and flames on scene, while also fighting to stop the… Read More »

Winnipeg league promises ‘softball for all’

By | April 21, 2019

Have you ever wanted to join a softball league, but were too intimidated or worried you weren’t athletic enough to play? A new Winnipeg softball league hopes a different approach to the game will make the sport more accessible to everyone who wants to play. The Winnipeg General Strikeout Softball league aims to break away from what organizer Jennifer Mussell calls… Read More »

Faith and festivities: Christians can honour Easter’s significance and enjoy non-religious celebrations

By | April 21, 2019

On Easter morning, children across North America will wake up to the excitement of hunting for chocolate Easter eggs, placed carefully by the Easter bunny throughout their respective homes. On the same morning, Christian children and adults will wake up to the excitement of hunting for hope through the celebration of Jesus Christ’s resurrection. The question is raised:… Read More »

‘Shopping pre-loved’ gaining ground as an antidote to fast fashion and a way to reduce waste

By | April 21, 2019

Thrift and consignment store shopping isn’t just a way to save a little money — it’s also become an antidote to the “fast fashion” that’s taking a toll on the planet, says a business owner who helps people find “pre-loved” fashions. “Fast fashion tells us to buy now, buy a lot, buy today, because tomorrow the trend will change….… Read More »