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Street names – stories set in stone

  By: Cheryl Girard One of the things I love about Winnipeg is that many of its streets honour people and places from our city’s rich past. Some are beautifully named for lakes, rivers or trees while others are a … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago and now…

Photo by Cheryl Girard Be heard before it’s too late By: Cheryl Girard Published Jan. 27/2017 “However sophisticated and technologically advanced we may be, we are biological creatures, utterly dependent on her (nature’s) beneficence for clean air, water and food,” wrote … Continue reading

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What was Winnipeg like 100 years ago? – Winnipeg Free Press

My latest story for The Times….100 years ago in Winnipeg…..   Another new year has begun and once again it is the perfect time to start afresh and to try to better our lives. It is also the perfect time … Continue reading

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Looking Back

MANITOBA MUSINGS: A monument honouring the Ukrainian poet Markian Shashkevych in a Point Douglas park in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Born in 1811, Shashkevych collected Ukrainian folklore, stories and songs and helped to create and publish the Rusalka Dnistrova, the first collection of works … Continue reading

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Think good thoughts….

The crab-apples and lilacs have blossomed and as summer approaches, the long sunny days continue to stretch out and the beauty of the prairies unfolds. CLEARLY CANADIAN – “Every good thought you think is contributing its share to the ultimate … Continue reading

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On spring….in Manitoba

Just a few Manitoba authors on Spring………while we await its arrival this year……… “At the end of the street-car line, when we went out crocussing, we found the prairie grass still brown, withered. Yet after having walked on snow for … Continue reading

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December

Historic St. Paul’s (Middlechurch) Anglican Church, Manitoba –  built in 1825. December, the month of miracles, is here. A time of gifts and garland, tinsel and trimmings, often chaos and confusion, but more, much more than this, it is that holy time to reflect … Continue reading

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