Right in the centre - First Nations are right on Bipole III

By Ken Waddell

In a Winnipeg Free Press editorial earlier this week, Ivan Keeper and Robert Spence, who are part of a Tataskweyak Cree Nation group called Traditional Land Users Standing the Line, have called out the NDP government of Manitoba. Their closing line is a very telling statement. “Hydro’s lawyers may have some permits and licences in their office tower filing cabinets, but there is one thing they don’t have -- the moral authority to build Bipole III and damage more of our water and land.”

How true!

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Homebodies - What is an empty desk a sign of?

By Rita Friesen

As I jot down my musings, it is a frosty Tuesday morning. I have enjoyed a cup of espresso and watched the morning news. I heard some good news, great news actually. 

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Snowshoeing anyone?

By Wendy Marlett

My family surprised me with a gift of snowshoes and poles for Christmas, which has given me the opportunity to experience how enjoyable snowshoeing can be. 

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My perspective - Decoding the recipe for success

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

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What makes an individual a great success? A stand-out in their field? An outlier? This question is at the heart of Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell’s 2008 book about the story of success. The book deconstructs success, showing the parts that make up the whole. 

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Right in the centre - Change is good

By Ken Waddell

The Neepawa Banner

In an article titled “Why clinging to tradition hasn’t worked for Nunavut”, Yule Schmidt writes, “The territory and its people should abandon their efforts to artificially keep alive a traditional way of life that no longer exists. Henceforth, the territory should embrace modernity, which will strengthen Inuit society, and in turn strengthen and protect Inuit culture. In short, a more modern Nunavut is the path to a society in which the Inuit do not merely survive, but thrive.”

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