When you hear the name Deer Lodge Centre, you probably think of aging military veterans in long-term care. And you wouldn’t be wrong. Deer Lodge started out as a convalescent home for First World War vets and still maintains 140 priority access beds for veterans as part of an agreement with Veterans Affairs Canada.
Let’s fix EI. EI payments are the workers’ money, so put it in individual locked savings accounts, and let workers draw on it if unemployed, withdrawing the rest when they retire.
By Fred Morris
In early 2015, I was unable to work for five weeks due to a hernia. I was totally denied employment insurance because I had just received my first Canada Pension Plan cheque. I had paid EI for 32 years without obtaining a benefit. My monthly income at that point declined by 74 per cent. I decided to research the history of EI. Continue reading A safety net program that shuts out seniors→
We don’t need lush, immaculate lawns – when it means more greenhouse and toxic gases in the atmosphere and growing menace to life on earth.
The health of the environment is a hot topic throughout the world. Climate change is a leading concern with scientists and environmentalists. There are many other areas of concern like pollution of our air and lakes, deforestation, drought and the effects all of these combined problems on songbirds and beneficial insects.
Thousands of people work and play year-round in this city neighbourhood.
By Fred Morris
The MTS Ice Plex, located inside the boundaries of Winnipeg, has no regular bus service. To reach the Ice Plex, transit users have an unsafe, 16-minute walk along the busy and often cold Portage Avenue underneath the Perimeter Highway overpass. There is no sidewalk on this part of Portage Avenue.
The Manitoba Junior Hockey League showcase was held in mid-December at the Ice Plex. It attracted people from many parts of Manitoba. Tourists should be able to easily access all of Winnipeg’s tourist attractions, whether or not they own a car. This lack of transit service should be an embarrassment to the city of Winnipeg. Continue reading Why no transit service to MTS Ice Plex?→
As we continue to develop the plans for the new Inuit Art Centre at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, I am constantly thinking about – and rethinking – the idea of the museum; not just what it looks like, but how it feels, communicates and functions. Through the program and stakeholder development, architectural design and the capital campaign for the IAC building project, I have been inspired and challenged to reconsider the template for the museum in the 21st century. And this is for right now – not the future. Continue reading The WAG’s Inuit Art Centre – a museum for the 21st century→