Category Archives: Broadway Journal

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

More women needed in political life here: it’s time to take the plunge

‘You, lady, have an opinion, you have a voice. Now you can make a difference by getting involved.’

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

The following inventions have a common denominator. Read through them and guess what that common denominator might be.

Car heater (in 1893)
Beer (no date)
The fire escape (1887)
Residential solar heating (1947)
Game of Monopoly (1904)
Modern electric refrigerator (1914)
The computer algorithm (1842)
The ice cream maker (1843)
The dishwasher (1887)
Closed circuit television security (1969)
Modern paper bag (1871)
Central heating (1919)
Kevlar (1965)
Computer software (1940s) Continue reading More women needed in political life here: it’s time to take the plunge

For this Christmas… and beyond: In praise of calmer, more meaningful living

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

With so few sunny warm days ahead of us, I decided to go for a walk in one of my favourite places, Assiniboine Park. I should make more time for myself to do that, but with the busy work schedule and family commitments I sometimes struggle with fitting the “me” time in. Continue reading For this Christmas… and beyond: In praise of calmer, more meaningful living

Women gave their men and boys – and their labour

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

My father was a Second World War veteran and a member of the Benito Legion. In tribute to him, I became an associate member of the Charleswood Legion. Continue reading Women gave their men and boys – and their labour

Unraveling our legislature’s wondrous secrets

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

I have walked the halls of the legislative building for many years now and have been awestruck by the beauty of this building and its manicured grounds. I have been in several other legislative buildings across Canada and have always believed ours was the most beautiful, but I didn’t know ours held ancient secrets. For as long as I have worked at the legislature, I have appreciated just how magnificent the building is and what a great architectural feat in the early 1900s when power tools and other technology didn’t exist. Continue reading Unraveling our legislature’s wondrous secrets