Topic: your turn manitoba

Opinion

Food Guide revamp encouraging plant-based, low-meat diet is good for people and the planet

What is a healthy diet? That's a question Health Canada will tackle as it works to revamp Canada's Food Guide. It's also a question all Canadians tackle on a daily basis.
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Change to make O Canada gender neutral has been too long coming

While changing the lyrics of O Canada has been a controversial topic, the real surprise shouldn't be that the change has been made — but that it's taken us so long to make it, says Cheryl Girard.
Opinion

How would Manitoba handle an epidemic? Tangled trip through health-care system raises doubts

My household recently had several serious sicknesses that have left me worried about our health-care system's ability to deal with a fast-spreading illness or widespread emergency.
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You're tidy, not 'OCD': Let's talk about how we talk about mental health

With Bell's annual Let's Talk Day — focused on encouraging people to talk about mental health — here again, it's a good opportunity to look at the language we use when we're doing that, says Sam MacKinnon.
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Let's come together, not stand apart, 1 year after the Quebec City mosque shooting

Islamophobia is real. I know it from first-hand experiences and from my work in the Muslim community. But is designating Jan. 29 a special day to combat Islamophobia the best way forward?
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Want to save a life? It's bloody easy

It was with a great deal of chagrin yesterday that I read the following fact online: only four per cent of Canadians donate blood regularly.
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Flames of romance mean something different for singles at 40

If you're in the same boat as me (single, middle-aged and relatively certain that the best date you ever had took place in the '80s), you know that dating after 40 is more painful than being Trump's etiquette advisor.
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Canada needs a permanent, year-round men's national hockey team

Exhilarating international hockey did not begin with the now legendary 1972 Summit Series between professional Canadian players and the then USSR National Team. It began many years before that with top amateur teams, says Martin Zeilig.
Opinion

Millennials are killing the Christmas card — and that's not a bad thing

Millennials have been lambasted across the board for various atrocities — and now, you can add to the list the accusation that they're killing the Christmas card. But that's paving the way for new digital greeting traditions, says Katy MacKinnon.
Opinion

The answer to Manitoba Hydro increases? Use more electricity, not less

In our household, we're wondering how to afford the Manitoba Hydro bill increases. We save money by being energy efficient — but maybe it's time to take a new approach.
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'I'm just a mom': Mothers suffer lack of pride as their work remains undervalued

As we approach the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which pledged "the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women," it's obvious we still have a lot of work to do, says Libby Simon.
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Non-binary Canadians still fighting for justice

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's apology to the LGBTQ community was heartfelt, but until non-binary Canadians are legally recognized there won't be any hope of eradicating discrimination based on gender identity, says Katy MacKinnon.
Opinion

New North End police station displacing youth sports

The City of Winnipeg wants to build a new mega police station in the North End on the practice grounds for several youth sports teams. Michael Champagne says there are other location and the ideal choice would not interfere with other crime prevention mechanisms.
Opinion

All Winnipeg needs for Christmas is fair transit fare

This is the time of year when people are busy running around getting ready for the holidays. But instead of giving gifts, the City of Winnipeg has proposed making it harder for some people to get around by hiking bus fare by 25 cents and cutting bus routes, says Emily Wiebe.
Opinion

Premier Brian Pallister needs to give up risky solo hikes or job

Hiking alone, without cellphone service or appropriate equipment to make your way safely, isn’t wise, says Joanne Seiff — and people with important jobs, like Premier Brian Pallister, need to safeguard their well-being regardless of location.