Sandra Thacker

Sandra Thacker left CBC Regina in 1991 to work as a radio producer in Winnipeg, ending her career with CBC Radio's Now or Never. Walking the Camino Portuguese coastal route is next on her list of long walks.

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Life lessons from the Camino: What a retired Winnipegger learned on her 800-km walk

A decade ago, Winnipegger Sandra Thacker decided what she wanted to do when she retired: she was going to go on a walk. Not just any walk, though — she planned to do the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, an 800-kilometre, month-long journey.

Timeworn turn-of-the-century enclave reborn as heritage oasis

Many residents of Armstrong’s Point share a love of old houses and find a perverse satisfaction in fixing them up — fitting traits in a neighbourhood poised to become Winnipeg’s first heritage conservation district.

Sook-Yin Lee: behind the scenes of DNTO live in Halifax

Halifax is one of my favourite cities. Steeped in history but brimming with a youthful vitality from universities and an art college, it's a paradoxical place: rough and tumble, progressive and old-fashioned.

Zarqa Nawaz surprised by her own prejudice

Zarqa Nawaz is used to straddling two cultures. She's Muslim, with a Pakistani background. She grew up in Toronto but now lives in Regina. In 2007 she created the CBC sitcom Little Mosque on the Prairie and she's just written a book called Laughing All the Way to the Mosque.

Winnipeg's Sierra Noble willing to 'Try Anything'

Sierra Noble went from being a girl afraid to speak to being a young woman performing her music all over the world.

Winnipeg's SC Mira headed to Toronto's NXNE

SC Mira grew up listening to music by Joni Mitchell and Fleetwood Mac. Although she wasn't too keen on that music at the time, she realizes now that it had an influence on her approach to creating music of her own.

Science project leads to bright future for North End grad

When Dr. Francis Amara set up an inner city city lab several years ago, the U of M scientist from Sierra Leone had a vision. He wanted to get kids hooked on science, and hopefully, help them achieve their dreams of going into it.

Man says no cancer treatment, hops on a bike instead

A cyclist from Yorkshire England has spent 19 months travelling 34,000 kilometers over four continents and 32 countries. All he wants to do is spread his message.

Sarah Sommer Chai Folk Ensemble is 50 years young

The folk ensemble has travelled all around the world and this summer they will go to Israel for the second time.

Doing your 'downward dog' on water in Manitoba

SUP Yoga is yoga done on a stand-up paddleboard. The appeal is all about being in nature and practising your yoga moves to the rhythm of water.

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