CBC Host Janet Stewart (CBC)
Janet Stewart was born and raised in Nova Scotia but her enthusiasm for Winnipeg makes her seem like a local. She's been with CBC News Winnipeg since 2007. Besides her journalistic credentials, Janet is well known for her many contributions to the community.
After moving to Winnipeg, Janet embraced the city and everything it has to offer, from the legendary friendliness of Manitobans to the diverse neighbourhoods and communities that make Winnipeg so vibrant. Janet lives in Winnipeg with her husband and their dog, a pug named Albert.
SCENE wants to know what Manitoban personalities like Janet are reading. We asked her which book stands out as being a good read, something to 'bookmark'. She told us that for her it was Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling.
"I'm embarrassed to say I loved the - wait for it - the Harry Potter series. It had been years since I'd read a novel just for fun. I'd fallen into only reading serious stuff that was supposed to make me smarter. I loved losing myself in the Hogwart's fantasy world, and couldn't wait to keep reading. I was sad when the series ended. I kind of miss them!"
(If you're a Potter fan, ask yourself if Harry Potter should be taught in schools. For you real diehards, don't forget about Pottermore!)
Harry Potter is preparing to leave the Dursleys and Privet Drive for the last time. The future that awaits him is full of danger, not only for him, but for anyone close to him - and Harry has already lost so much. Only by destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes can Harry free himself and overcome the Dark Lord's forces of evil. In a final and perilous journey, Harry must find the strength and the will to face a deadly confrontation that is his alone to fight.