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Lifestyles 55

Lifestyles 55

Lifestyles 55 is a monthly print-plus-digital publication presenting topical issues and good information. It is available on community newsstands for a thoughtful audience in Winnipeg and Manitoba.

Lifestyles 55 Radio (digital) serves the same audience providing music of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, reaching out to other decades on occasion and offering fun and entertaining talk about the issues of the day and more.

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Susan Thompson: Role model for women in business and politics

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By Myron Love   It was great reconnecting recently with Susan Thompson again after more than 25 years. I spent a very pleasant afternoon with our personable, warm, and welcoming former mayor reviewing her groundbreaking accomplishments as a businesswoman, politician, diplomat and fundraiser. I first met Susan in the late 1980s when I was writing […]

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Jim Ingebrigtsen is on the air again

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  American actor, musician and artist Martin Mull once said, “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture”. I agree. I am not going to write about the music I play on my podcast Mid Century Memories but I am going to give you a good idea of what you will hear when you tune […]

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For the love of broadcasting

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By Alex Regiec   The idea for Lifestyles 55 internet radio came together about two years ago. A small group of us, retired announcers from local radio in Winnipeg, gathered to discuss the opportunity. We are all very passionate about playing the classic tracks that defined our youth … the music of the late 50s, […]

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The history of Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is named after Saint Valentine, a Catholic priest who lived in the third century. The history of Valentine’s Day is somewhat murky, but it is believed that Saint Valentine was a priest who lived in Rome during a time when the Roman Empire was persecution Christians. Legend has it that he secretly performed […]

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Federal Follies and how it is time for Justin Trudeau to take a walk in the snow

By Dorothy Dobbie | | 0 Comments

  The writing is on the wall . . .on the news, on the Internet, on the street corner: there is an attempt through every outlet the government can utilize to paint Federal Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre as some kind of far-right monster who would destroy the country. The truth is that the destruction of […]

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Looming tax deadlines

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The time has come to start thinking about income taxes. In just a few weeks, Canadians will start to see key moments popping up related to filing taxes, and I wanted to share the list with you. I’d be happy to connect you with anyone who can elaborate on these dates, as well as provide […]

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Too little water can bring on kidney disease in cats

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Most cat owners first notice symptoms such as weight loss, excessive thirst, lethargy or dull coat…   By Robert Urano   Kidney disease, often in the form of chronic renal failure (CRF), is one of the most common conditions affecting older cats. Because kidneys can function even when substantial parts of the tissue are damaged, […]

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A timeless tale of love, loyalty and fate

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet   We are pleased to bring the timeless tale of love, loyalty, and fate to the stage with choreographer Rudi van Dantzig’s exquisite timeless ballet, Romeo & Juliet. Recognized alongside Giselle, Swan Lake, and The Sleeping Beauty as one of the great classical ballets, Romeo & Juliet’s world-premiere was […]

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Winnipeg will host Lunar New Year celebrations in the next two weeks

By Caroline Fu | | 0 Comments

Influenced by Chinese culture and immigrants across the globe, the Chinese Lunar New Year, known as Spring Festival, has become a traditional celebration in many countries and has also been listed as a UN floating holiday by the 78th UN General Assembly. Approximately one-fifth of the global population celebrates the Spring Festival in various forms. According […]

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Let’s keep Winnipeg a green city – help save Lemay Forest

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For too long, the City of Winnipeg has not prioritized urban canopy and greenspace; Winnipeg is below average for urban greenspace compared to other major cities in Canada, which is appalling. By Cat Gauthier   The 22-acre Lemay Forest and greenfield located in the historic neighborhood of St. Norbert, is one of the last few […]

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Gone but not forgotten

By Jim Ingebrigtsen |

And so, we bid farewell to all the vanishing friendly faces that once smiled at us from jars, bottles and packages on products we loved but, TIME and TIDE wait for no one. This is the time of year when a lot of people tend to have moments of melancholia as we reflect on friends […]

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RWB’s André Lewis named to Order of Canada

By Dorothy Dobbie |

By Dorothy Dobbie Congratulations to our own André Lewis who has been named a member of the Order of Canada. Born in Gatineau, (then Hull) Quebec, André began his training at the Classical Ballet School in Ottawa. He was accepted into the RWB School in 1975 where he studied under David Moroni. Four years later, […]

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Lifestyles 55 Feb Issue 2024

By whatsupwinnipeg |

Read the February 2024 Lifestyles 55   To view an archive of Lifestyles 55 issues, click here. For a downloadable version, click here. © 2024 Pegasus Publications Inc.    

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Chris Tuffer’s “Quest for silver”

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By Mark Moote   Mark Christopher Moote is the guy they call Mr. T. (Chris Tuffer) on L55DR and the Q4S.  I devised my name on the air from my middle name Cristopher to become Chris Tuffer. I started in radio at age 9 with a computer savvy friend who designed a computer system for […]

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More about slavery

By Wayne Weedon |

This Master/Slave mentality is embedded in Canadian culture.   Every person on earth is descended from slaves. Forever, tribes have been conquering other tribes, often killing all the men, and enslaving the women and children. Territorial borders have been constantly shifting as tribes conquered and colonized foreign lands. People have accepted, the strong will be […]

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Agape Table: Nourishing the Body, Heart, and Spirit

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Living in Winnipeg, you have likely heard the name of our city’s longest running food assistance program. For over 43 years, Agape Table (Agapé gr: meaning ‘unconditional love’) has quietly and steadfastly welcomed, nourished, and supported our most vulnerable and marginalized people. It all began with a group of neighbours preparing sandwiches in their home […]

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Exercise for life and learning

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Exercise before starting a new task helps to focus attention and makes leaning more likely   By Jerry Storie I am paraphrasing, but guess who said “In order to succeed in life, a person has two means: education and physical activity. Not separately, one for the soul and the other for the body, but for […]

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Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School’s 14-City Audition Tour

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The Winnipeg audition was just held on Friday, January 26, 2024 at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, 380 Graham Avenue. For the full 2023-24 RWB School Audition Tour City Schedule and registration details, visit rwb.org/audition, email the RWB School at [email protected] or call 1.204.957.3467. https://youtu.be/NnyuzntvhTI Students who are unable to attend in-person or virtual auditions may […]

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Fix the healthcare system! What governments can and cannot doFix the healthcare system!

By Dorothy Dobbie |

By Dorothy Dobbie Governments cannot fix healthcare! Unfortunately, we are stuck with a 1950s model in a 2020s world. As an NDP friend of mine, former MP Lynn McDonald, recently pointed out to someone, a lot has changed since the universal program was started. Yet, the government and that same NDP under Jagmeet Singh insist […]

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[Original] Schizophrenia(2)

By Wayne Weedon |

The following story is part of a new feature, the serialization of our columnist Wayne Weedon’s fictional work, Schizophrenia. Wayne is a brilliant writer whose style consists of simple declarative statements that stick in your mind as he leads you through an intricate web of circumstances to reach the lesson he set out to teach. […]

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