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Author Profile | Jason Halstead

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This inclusive Winnipeg organization lets the sunshine in

Sunshine House takes pride in not being easily defined. The community drop-in and resource centre at the corner of Logan Avenue and Sherbrook Street is there for anyone — especially those pushed to the margins — who feels they need anything, whether it’s harm-reduction supplies, camaraderie or just unconditional acceptance. Former Executive Director Margaret Ormond, […]

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Tickets, please! On track & expanding the adventure with Prairie Dog Central

Tickets, please! On track & expanding the adventure with Prairie Dog Central

The history and future of Canada’s oldest operating steam engine, featuring the Prairie Dog Central Railway. It’s full steam ahead as the Prairie Dog Central Railway rolls past a half-century of operations. As Manitoba’s only vintage railway, this organization overcame unexpected impasses to develop a creative business operation that delights passengers young and old. Here’s […]

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Old Grace Co-op a great fit for this Winnipeg neighbourhood

Old Grace Housing Co-op a great fit for this Winnipeg neighbourhood

Old Grace Housing Co-operative has brought affordable, accessible housing to the heart of the Wolseley neighbourhood. Phase 1 of the project, on the site of the former Grace Hospital at Arlington Street and Preston Avenue, is made up of 60 one to four-bedroom suites, including 30 affordable units — seven of which are fully accessible. […]

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Celebrating a carbon-neutral success this Earth Day

Celebrating a carbon-neutral success this Earth Day

Earth Day is always a time for celebration and action, with a notable achievement for Assiniboine Credit Union this year. But for ACU, here’s why environmental awareness is a year-round focus. From wide-reaching initiatives such as becoming carbon neutral, to smaller changes like upgrading lighting in older branches, ACU is always thinking green. In fact, […]

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Rising together with Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company

Rising together with Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company

This locally famous bakery is all about grassroots, gives a better economic share to farmers and provides a living wage to employees. Most Manitobans have seen the jaw-dropping displays of prairie tall grasses —showing roots that grow even deeper than the grasses reach high. This plant is almost the perfect analogy for the Winnipeg bakery […]

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Candace House opens: Offering hope for victims of violent crime

Candace House opens: Offering hope for victims of violent crime

For those facing the challenges of emotional court cases, this sanctuary provides a calm atmosphere and essential resources. Candace House is a new space designed to feel like a ‘home away from home’ for victims and survivors of violent crime as they cope with the stress and trauma of the legal process. Situated purposefully near […]

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Growing a financial community in Winnipeg’s North End

Growing a financial community in Winnipeg’s North End

Determination, hard work and partnerships have contributed to the revival of a neighbourhood that is steeped in history and pride. Assiniboine Credit Union’s North End branch at 360 McGregor Street opened nearly seven years ago in January 2012. At that time, mainstream banks had all but abandoned the neighbourhood — leaving fringe financial services like […]

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Tec Voc thinks globally & locally with fair trade program

Tec Voc thinks globally & locally with fair trade program

Tec Voc High School celebrated its connections to global fair trade and Manitoba producers with its Farm & Fair event on November 28, 2018. With a student population of over 1,300, this Winnipeg high school was officially declared a Fair Trade School by Fairtrade Canada at a recent event hosted by the school’s Fair Trade […]

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