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9 year old girl helps Ukraine by making bracelets- Canstar East article by Andrew Micklefield – May 11, 2022

When the war in Ukraine began in February, people around the world looked for ways to help. Some joined protests or expressed support on social media, many organizations and governments including our own in Manitoba sent money or supplies. But … Continue reading

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Canstar Herald Article by Andrew Micklefield – Human Trafficking Must End – March 23, 2022

March 10 was Manitoba Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Every year, thousands of Canadian families are affected by human trafficking, including many right here in Manitoba. What begins as a seemingly innocent conversation online or in person can become sinister and … Continue reading

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Health System Recover Plan Focuses on a Return To Normal Operations

March 15, 2022 – Staff Being Returned to Regular Duties, System Prepared to Scale Services as Needed: Gordon As the province lifts public health restrictions, health-care staff are being returned to their regular duties to support planned increases to surgical … Continue reading

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Canstar Herald Article by Andrew Micklefield – December 1, 2021

Throne speech looks to the future Last week, Manitoba’s Legislature resumed for a throne speech that outlined the government’s priorities for the coming year. It was a rare and historic moment as a female lieutenant- governor read a speech representing … Continue reading

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Private Member’s Speech: CareImpact – Andrew Micklefield, November 24, 2021

Madam Speaker, Do you have an unused bed or furniture for a child’s room?There may be a family a short drive away who could use what you no longer need.Since 2014, CareImpact, a made-in-Manitoba charity with national impact, hasconnected and … Continue reading

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Small businesses embrace digital economy – Nov 3, 2021 Canstar Herald article by Andrew Micklefield

One of the ways life has changed for many of us in the past two years is our increased familiarity with technology.  More than ever, computers and smartphones now connect us to restaurants, banks, schools, doctors, services and most importantly, … Continue reading

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Private Member Statement – October 7, 2021 – Embracing Thanksgiving – Andrew Micklefield

Thanksgiving holiday weekend is an annual opportunity to pause and remind ourselves of all we can be thankful for. This year has had it challenges, but there are still many things for which we can be grateful. I am thankful … Continue reading

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Plenty to be grateful for this Thanksgiving – Oct 6 2021 Canstar Herald Article by Andrew Micklefield

Amidst the tensions and divisions of COVID-19, let’s remember just how much we have to be grateful for this Thanksgiving weekend. Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the best in each other and count our blessings. This Thanksgiving weekend, let’s … Continue reading

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Sept.7, 2021 Canstar Herald article by Andrew Micklefield – Many good moves being made in Manitoba

Many good moves being made in Manitoba Despite international headlines, a federal election, COVID and Premier Pallister’s resignation, Manitoba’s government continues to serve our province in ways easily overshadowed by other headlines. Here are some of the stories you may … Continue reading

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Helping others, despite great loss – August 8, 2021 Canstar Herald article by Andrew Micklefield

On Thurs., Sept. 23, area resident and refugee advocate Maysoun Darweesh will receive the Lieutenant Governor’s Award and Vice Regal Award for her service to Winnipeg’s Syrian and Yazidi refugees. Maysoun’s husband Nour spearheaded much of the couple’s compassionate work … Continue reading

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