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OPINION: Winnipeg “Diversity Gardens” A Huge Waste Of Money

Posted: July 30th, 2017 at 1:27pm VOICES
How about fixing our roads and getting Churchill’s rail line back? WINNIPEG, MB – We live in a world of limited resources. That includes money. Governments don’t have a limitless…

Manitoba Group Wants Government to Rescind Change

Posted: June 7th, 2017 at 8:00am Featured, manitoba, NEWS, POLITICS
WINNIPEG, MB. - A Manitoba group dedicated to fighting poverty in our province is calling on the government to rescind changes to the Rent Assist program. The cuts to the…

Opinion: Winnipeg Should Not Become A Sanctuary City

Posted: February 15th, 2017 at 7:00pm Featured, NEWS, VOICES, Winnipeg
WINNIPEG, MB – There has been some talk lately about declaring Winnipeg a “Sanctuary City.” While the actual meaning of “Sanctuary City” is vague, its key effect would be to…

Manitoba Charities to Give to This Holiday

Posted: December 8th, 2016 at 6:30pm Featured, LIFE
Manitobans are known for their generosity. In fact, the Fraser Institute repeatedly finds that Manitoba has the highest percentage of tax filers who donate to charity. So how about keeping…

Opinion: Cut All Foreign Aid – Support Canadians First

Posted: November 14th, 2016 at 6:00pm Featured, National, NEWS, POLITICS
Our government exists to serve Canadians, not the world Winnipeg, MB – As you read this, many of our fellow Canadians are suffering. The facts of that suffering are deeply…

Hot dog cart creates jobs for youth

Posted: August 22nd, 2016 at 8:00pm BUSINESS, Featured
WINNIPEG — Local Investment Toward Employment (LITE) has provided a grant of $1,500 to Marymound's SWEEP (Student Work Experience Education Program). Funds will go toward wages for their newest endeavor…

Out and about in Manitoba: Siloam Mission

Posted: December 23rd, 2015 at 4:00pm Featured, NEWS, Winnipeg
Today you may be preparing for a road trip to see family or friends for the holidays. You may be running out to do some last minute shopping or start…

Climate change to impoverish 100M by 2030

Posted: November 9th, 2015 at 9:15am Featured, NEWS
More than 100 million people on Earth could be living in poverty by 2030. It will be driven by climate change according to a new report released by World Bank.…

Online simulation offers glimpse into life in poverty

Posted: November 3rd, 2015 at 6:23pm Featured, LIFE
One in 10 Winnipeggers live in poverty. For children, the number rises to a shocking one in four. Life in poverty is a daily battle with stress, hunger, isolation, and constant worry.…

CEO Sleepout a profound experience

Posted: September 29th, 2015 at 7:48pm EVENTS, Featured, NEWS, Winnipeg
This morning I woke up at 7am in a sleeping bag in a flower bed at Portage and Main. I spent the night outside as part of The CEO Sleepout,…
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