Ah the ‘Joy of Christmas’ … and the ‘Sadness of Christmas’. No other time of year manages to invoke both extremes so completely.
What compels our seniors to gamble? Is it the need to seek others for social contact? Or the need to hang around a large, noisy building? Or the chance to win the big one?
What started as two friends going for breakfast a few years ago has grown tenfold into a vibrant group that meets every Friday for support and networking, while sharing the most important meal of the day.
Several dozen padlocks are attached to steel mesh on the side of the bridge, most of them engraved with the names or initials of lovers, the keys no doubt tossed into the murky depths of the Assiniboine River fifty feet below.
McNally Robinson, the city’s premier bookstore, is a regular host to a myriad of events, many of which are literary, and still others that are musical and educational.
While trying to get the ketchup out of a bottle the other day, I thought of the not-so-joyous Christmas it will be for employees of the Heinz plant in Leamington, Ontario.
Celebrating a Christmas Festival with classics, carols and cookies, the Winnipeg Pops Orchestra was a hit under the direction of Mary Ann Taylor at the Holy Redeemer Church.
About 200 people gathered in Winnipeg to celebrate the UN Declaration of Human Rights and to voice objections to Quebec’s proposed Charter of Values.
A Facebook formula drive is mobilizing Winnipeggers to give big, raising $7,000 in just eight days. And things don’t seem to be slowing down.
Most of us will grumble and accept the new reality without giving it a great deal of thought, but that reality will be a hardship for a lot of people including the disabled and the elderly.