My perspective - A problem of perception

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

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One of the things I love most about my job is that every week, I get to look at what I’ve created.  Every week is a new adventure with tangible results, I can flip through the pages and see the results of our work. If you’ve ever built something from scratch or made something broken work, you know the satisfaction that comes from the skilled trades. Not just that, but you also know how important they are.

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Right in the centre - Random thoughts

By Ken Waddell

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Premier Brian Pallister said this week that the unions no longer run this province. It’s about time that was stated, as the unions have been running Manitoba for far too long. And running the province into the ground I might add.

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Faithfully yours - A gift that only God can give

By Neil Strohscein

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King David of ancient Israel was not having a good day. In one, blistering speech that took less than 10 minutes to share, the prophet Nathan had exposed over two years of adultery, murder and cover-ups—all of which could be traced right back to David himself.

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Observation - Mar. 17, 2017

By Addy Oberlin

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With excitement it was announced that another great grandchild is on the way. It was even mentioned that it is going to be a girl. I started searching in my knitting books for just the right pattern to make an outfit for this little girl to be.

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My perspective - How big is "small"?

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

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There will be some changes in the classrooms and hallways of Manitoba schools this fall. On March 14, the provincial government announced that the previous government’s Smaller Classes Initiative (SCI) will be replaced with the new Early Years Education Initiative for the 2017-2018 school year. The SCI required 90 per cent of classes  from Kindergarten to Grade 3 to have a maximum of 20 students. The new program won’t tie divisions to a specific class size, but will allow them to direct funding in ways they feel will best improve student outcomes in literacy and numeracy.

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