Lifestyles 55 Articles

By Dorothy Dobbie

As long as the barriers remain up at Portage and Main, Winnipeg can count itself as a second-class city where fear prevails and hope festers.

Those ugly gray barriers are reminiscent of another era when politicians thought they could force people to change their behaviour – it was the same kind of thinking that created the downtown dead-zone, Portage Place, which was to bring people to the city center away from the suburban malls that this kind of thinking had created in the first place.

This thinking was exemplified by the “brutalist” style of architecture that was applied at the Winnipeg police station in the sixties. It was cold and bleak, windowless and alienating.

By Dorothy Dobbie


Millions of LED lights will illuminate the nights for the next six weeks as dusk turns to dark in the days of waning September sunlight.

Lights of the North has arrived in Winnipeg! It’s the first and largest show of its kind ever mounted in Canada.


Myrna Driedger
Broadway Journal

I was honoured to support the Manitoba Legislative Assembly Education and Outreach Program in introducing a new permanent exhibit in our legislature to honour women trailblazers of the first 100 years.

It can be a daunting challenge to be the first to break down barriers or glass ceilings.

It can be daunting to work, survive, and thrive in a political environment where women are so underrepresented. It takes courage, strength, and determination.

Pets like their owner can get sick and injured. We have universal health care coverage  in Canada, yet our government does not cover pets’ diagnosis and treatment. Pet owners are financially responsible when their pets get sick. Emergency care, medical treatment or surgery can be costly. Pet owner should consider the financial risk before adopting a pet and prepare for the unexpected.

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