Faithfully Yours - Close encounters of the natural kind

By Neil Strohscein

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Shortly after my arrival in Neepawa, I boarded a Greyhound bus heading west. My destination was Cariboo School of the Bible in Quesnel, BC; where I was invited to be a guest lecturer.

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My perspective - On the road again

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

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Across south-western Manitoba, rural medicine is changing.  Most communities are desperately short of family physicians and many people have to travel out of town to see a doctor.  Some communities are seeing temporary or permanent closures of their emergency rooms because there aren’t enough staff to operate them. Rural medicine in changing and for many Manitobans, one thing is clear, we will be travelling further for health services.

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Herbs for Health - Super foods part two

By Janet Husak and Karen Burton

Sauerkraut – also known as “sour cabbage”, is finely cut cabbage that has been fermented by various lactic acid bacteria. Nutritionally, it is a source of vitamins B, C and K and the fermentation process increasers the bioavailability of nutrients, making it even more nutritious than the original cabbage. It is low in calories and high in calcium and magnesium, and is a very good source of dietary fiber, folate, iron, potassium, copper and manganese.

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Right in the centre - Two First Nations communities are really on to something

By Ken Waddell

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In a recent article in The Winnipeg Free Press, what may be a very innovative solution is being applied to cases where children are at risk. It was reported that “Grand Rapids will turn parents – not children – out of troubled homes under a new child welfare policy to be adopted on the northern Cree First Nation.

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Faithfully Yours - Making sense out of the nonsense

By Neil Strohschein

Just when I thought I had seen and heard everything, an event took place that caught me totally off guard. I am still trying to make sense out of something that makes no sense at all.

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