Ninety years ago today, a statue of a First World War soldier was unveiled at Winnipeg’s most famous corner, commemorating Bank of Montreal employees killed in action.
It seemed 2013 would be the year that the 101-year old former Canada Bread plant at 258 Burnell Street saw a revival. Now, the redevelopment of this historic property is in doubt.
One of the key lessons that Henry Ford learned and passed on to other industrialists was, ‘pay your workers enough so they can afford to buy the product themselves.’ Whoever is running Walmart these days may want to heed this valuable advice.
While parades, decorations, and mall wonderlands herald the coming of Christmas, it’s easy to overlook Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights, especially when it arrives so early in the holiday season, as it does this year.
This year’s Grey Cup is the 101st staging of this annual event, but until 1948 it was not much more than a football game on a Saturday afternoon. Now, it’s our country’s biggest prime time party.
As Canadians, we celebrate Thanksgiving in mid-October. Americans do it on the 4th Thursday in November. In between comes November 11th, the day we should say the biggest thank you of all.
I believe the point of continuing the tradition of observing Remembrance Day lies at the heart of the question: What are we prepared to do to protect our democracy?
“Survivors of residential schools have been saying for decades that they were subjects of experiments. But it takes a white guy with a PhD to say it before it’s accepted.”
Would replacing ‘all thy sons’ with ‘all of us’ make Canada’s national anthem more inclusive? At the very least, it may allow us to consider the larger meaning to the words in ‘O Canada’.
Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the coup d’etat and subsequent reign of terror in Chile, Winnipeg’s Chilean community held numerous educational and cultural events recently.