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Manitoba’s forgotten military base near Brandon

By Derek Gagnon

One of the last trench systems of the First World War lies mostly untouched, but for the work of time that has made the trenches that zig zag across the ground into little more than ruts in places.

Gone are the sandbags, the guns and the men who once called this place home for extended periods. Continue reading Manitoba’s forgotten military base near Brandon

Transformed cancer solarium boosts patients’ spirits

A space at Victoria General Hospital’s Buhler Cancer Centre has recently been transformed to help women face cancer with confidence.

Women living with cancer suffer the effects of the disease and the treatment, which may include appearance-related changes such as hair loss, bruising and skin conditions. Research shows that understanding and effectively dealing with these changes helps women to better cope with their disease. Continue reading Transformed cancer solarium boosts patients’ spirits

DNA & genealogy – discovering your background

Myrna Driedger, MLA Winnipeg Manitoba Progressive Conservative (PC) caucus
Myrna Driedger
Broadway Journal

What would you think if you discovered that your ethnicity was vastly different from your sibling’s though you have the same parents? I know what I would have thought! Well, genealogy and DNA testing can provide some interesting and often unexpected results. For example, one man was surprised to find out that his ancestry showed that he was 70 per cent British and 30 per cent Irish and his sister was almost the complete opposite. How could this be? Continue reading DNA & genealogy – discovering your background

WSO marks a splendor-filled 70 years

As you’d expect, the season opens on a high note, with Itzak Perlman, and is still there for family fun, The Tenors and ABBA.

Alexander Mickelthwate
Random Notes

Dear Friends,

As you may have heard, next year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the WSO. For 70 years, you have been our partners. Thank you!

The journey started in 1948 when Walter Kaufmann launched the first regular season of the WSO at the Winnipeg Auditorium. The years that followed were filled with one high note after another. Two tours to Carnegie Hall, international guests including Pierre Monteux, John Barbirolli, Leon Fleisher and Jacqueline du Pré, the move to the Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall, and the launch of the Winnipeg New Music Festival. Continue reading WSO marks a splendor-filled 70 years

In fashion, everything old is new again

By Barbra and Jim Pappas

With a wealth of fashion history between the two of us, you can well imagine that the subject of fashion is still alive in our daily discussions. Both of us had extensive careers in this world of glamor and glitz, Jim as a buyer and merchandise manager for several stores including Eaton’s and Mannequin and Barbra as a model and fashion co-ordinator for many years. We approach fashion now as observers, and one of our observations lately is that “everything old is new again”. The world demands change in order to create a need for what is new, and we have lived long enough to assess this and perhaps even be amused by it. Continue reading In fashion, everything old is new again