How a disability changed a family and brought hope to others

By Coral Hetherington

Susana Scott and her daughter, Victoria

At the beginning of 2002, Susana Scott was set in her career. As special assistant to the President of the federal Treasury Board she spent her time between Winnipeg and Ottawa gaining valuable expertise in navigating government bureaucracy and interpreting legislation. By the end of that year, life had changed dramatically. Diagnosed sixteen weeks into her pregnancy, Susana learned that her baby had spina bifida. Continue reading How a disability changed a family and brought hope to others

New Horizons’ program invites the older generation to get involved

Federal  program funds Facebook experiences, music performances by seniors and the young and a shared social story-telling event with immigrants.

Get involved!
Joyce Bateman, MP
Out & About

It’s always a joy to see older people out and active in their community. With their life experience and the wisdom that experience brings, they have much to teach their neighbours and fellow citizens.  That’s why I’m pleased to report the New Horizons for Seniors program is again offering funds for projects led and inspired by this older generation of citizens. Continue reading New Horizons’ program invites the older generation to get involved

Winnipeg sleep out raised $1000,000. We can do even better for our homeless

Turning the Bell Hotel into housing for the homeless has many community benefits.
Stefano Grande
Downtown

In 2011, with funding from the federal, provincial and municipal governments along with CentreVenture, Winnipeg’s downtown development agency, the Bell Hotel received a $5.5 million facelift. One of Main Street’s last remaining heritage buildings, the hotel now supplies 40 formerly homeless people with a roof over their heads in safe permanent housing.

Continue reading Winnipeg sleep out raised $1000,000. We can do even better for our homeless

No water park at the Forks Let’s build an arboretum instead

By Dorothy Dobbie

Winnipeggers had the good sense to understand why a water park at The Forks is wrong and they proved it, thanks to the leadership of councilor Grant Nordman. Continue reading No water park at the Forks Let’s build an arboretum instead

Menopause: What’s in store for you?

Sleep patterns may be disturbed even without the flushes. Mood may alter. Some people experience forgetfulness. You may find    yourself weeping at the smallest provocation or feeling miserable and hopeless, all part of that hormonal swing.

By Mary Wilson

It’s something nobody talks about even in this day of no-topic-too-sacred-to-be-shared-with-the-world. Yet it comes to all women: menopause – when ovulation ceases, hormones rage, and life changes. Continue reading Menopause: What’s in store for you?

All about living in the age of maturity

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