When the news was breaking last week that a Ukrainian airliner had crashed near Tehran it was heartbreaking – but few could have predicted just how this tragedy across the world would touch so close to home.
The beginning of the new year also saw some new tax measures take effect that will benefit Manitobans.
This past Saturday hundreds of people gathered to honour the life and public service of long-time Hanover Municipal Councillor Bernie Stahn.
The beginning of a new year is an opportunity to look ahead and to make resolutions for the upcoming 12 months. But it is also the time when we often look back at the year just concluded to see what has been accomplished.
There is a great deal of expectation when it comes to Christmas. All around us, from the lights to the special Christmas programs, we see signs that this is a special time of the year. And with that often comes a great deal of anticipation.
Residents of the southeast know and understand well the importance of freedom of religion. Many of those who came to this area of Canada did so because they were fleeing other countries where their religious freedom was being oppressed.
Society has, as a whole, become much more aware of the issues surrounding mental health and addiction over the last decade.
While a great deal of time is often consumed in politics talking about the things that divide us, often overlooked and perhaps undervalued are the things that unite us.
In the Canadian parliamentary system, the beginning of a new session is marked with what is known as a government Speech from the Throne.