Tag Archives: News/Canada/Manitoba

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 »

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 »

‘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 »

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 »

Smaller turnout for Winnipeg’s first 420 since legalization

By | April 20, 2019

The legalization of pot didn’t stop Winnipeggers from showing up at the Manitoba Legislative Building Saturday to mark what had been an annual protest against marijuauna’s prohibition. While a few hundred pot-supporters turned up at this year’s 420, the event was noticeably more subdued than previous incarnations, where crowds of thousands were the norm. The more mellow feel… Read More »

The art of pysanky: ‘It helps you prepare for Easter mentally and spiritually’

By | April 20, 2019

While many families bring out the food colouring and boiled eggs at this time of year, it’s a little more complicated for some Ukrainian-Canadians. Each year they gather around jars of brightly coloured dye, sheets of beeswax, and flickering candles to practice the traditional art of making Easter eggs — also known as pysanky. Winnipeg’s Michelle Kowalchuk learned the craft… Read More »

Social workers, snacks and ‘a place of respect’: How 3 libraries try to help visitors and maintain safety

By | April 20, 2019

Scott Firestine works at a library where at any point, anyone walking in may legally be carrying a loaded firearm. But he still says he wouldn’t want to see mandatory bag checks and metal detectors — security measures recently introduced at Winnipeg’s Millennium Library — at his facility. “I don’t think it’s welcoming when you have to walk through a… Read More »

‘A refugee is a refugee’: Asylum changes threaten Canada’s ‘gold standard’ system

By | April 20, 2019

Canada is celebrating a milestone — the 40th anniversary of Canada’s private refugee sponsorship regime, which has resettled 327,000 refugees. Canadians most recently helped resettle thousands of Syrian refugees. Indeed, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has welcomed refugees at our airports and the government promoted Syrian resettlement with the hashtag #refugeeswelcome. This celebration is in stark contrast to the Trudeau… Read More »