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April 2018


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Avenue’s hour approaches


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Lower your blood


pressure Lights of the North


The Year of Canada-China Tourism and the 30th Anniversary of its twinning with the city of Chengdu will be celebrated by the Lights of the North, Chi- nese Lantern Light Festival to Winnipeg this September-October


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Longevity flourishes on friendships


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Canadian Museum for Human Rights


on new $10 bill The CMHR is first museum ever pictured on a Canadian bank note


Covering 10 acres at Red River Exhibition Park this will be the largest spectacle of its kind ever mounted in Canada. The replica Manitoba Legislature, above, will be 45 feet high.


Dorothy Dobbie


ber of Commerce travelled to China for the twinning of Winnipeg with Chengdu, China’s fifth largest city and capital of Sichuan Province in Western China.


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hirty years ago, in 1988, a delegation from the City of Winnipeg along with a group of Winni- peg business people from the Winnipeg Cham-


It was an important event, representing one of the


early efforts by a Canadian city to reach out to the coun- try which was still emerging from behind the Bamboo Curtain.


The twinning event opened the doors that allowed


Winnipeg to become the very first city in Canada, sec- ond in North America only to the San Diego Zoo, to host a couple of giant pandas.


u 5 ‘Lights of the North' Thoughts for the new Manitoba Hydro board


sincere and dedicated lot who had a very good handle on the issues at Manitoba Hydro. It is a shame that their tenure had to end in such negative circumstances. But here is the thing: when an entity is in serious trouble, it


T requires critical thinking


that is outside the normal box to find the solutions. You need


here is no question that Sandy Riley and his entire board were a


first to look internally and learn what are the underlying problems that got the entity into the mess in the first place. And until you have a plan that addresses these


issues, you


cannot look for someone else to bail you out. I’m not saying that this is


what the old board did, and I am sensitive to the comment of the former chair when he said at a Manitoba Chamber meeting a few months ago


that their options were lim- ited, that stopping previously planned construction was sim- ilar to swimming more than halfway across Lake Winni- peg, finding out you were sinking, then having to decide to continue the rest of the way or take the even longer swim back.


Nevertheless, folks like char-


tered accountant and former Public Utilities Board chair,


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Canadian Museum for Human Rights will be featured on the new $10 bank note as a symbol of Canada’s on- going pursuit of rights and freedoms. A photograph of the iconic CMHR, overlaid


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on an image of its glowing alabaster ramps, will be portrayed on the back, alongside an ex- cerpt from the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and an eagle feather representing the continu- ing struggle for recognition of the rights of In- digenous peoples in Canada. The front of the note displays a portrait of


Viola Desmond, a black Nova Scotian busi- nesswoman and beautician who challenged ra- cial segregation at a cinema in New Glasgow, N.S., in 1946. She inadvertently sat downstairs


u 4 'Viola Desmond'


The new $10 bill will feature both the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Viola Desmond.


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