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How rent assist can help.

With so many North Kildonan residents living in apartments or other rented accommodations, I’m often asked about how rent assistance programs can help people struggling to make ends meet. Thankfully, recent changes to the Rent Assist program will help more … Continue reading

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Remarkable People in Rossmere: Grant and Award Recipients

Every month I could write about amazing people I meet in Rossmere, and April was no exception. Nour Ali is a Syrian who has been active in Winnipeg since his arrival from Syria five years ago. As well as maintaining … Continue reading

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A welcoming place for newcomers

A welcoming place for newcomers By: Andrew Micklefield Posted: 03/28/2018 3:00 PM SUPPLIED PHOTO MLA Andrew Micklefield and Speaker of the House Myrna Driedger are pictured with students and teachers of Julia Todd’s EAL class at Gateway Community Church. Two years ago, … Continue reading

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Honoured to Chair Child Welfare Committee

Honoured to Chair Child Welfare Committee – March 2/7 – Canstar Herald When people think of provincial politicians, most envision debates over potential laws at Manitoba’s legislature. While this is an important aspect of our work, in actuality it takes … Continue reading

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New book focuses on local history

New book focuses on local history By: Andrew Micklefield Posted: 01/26/2018 2:28 PM Anyone with interest in local history should get a copy of the North East Winnipeg Historical Society’s recent book, North East Winnipeg History — Elmwood, East Kildonan, North Kildonan, a … Continue reading

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Struggles of Rohingya, Yazidi refugees recognized

Struggles of Rohingya, Yazidi refugees recognized Stronger Together event celebrates and raises awareness of human rights Carol Sanders By: Carol Sanders Posted: 12/10/2017 3:00 AM After a year that’s included the worst refugee crisis in generations, hundreds of newcomers and … Continue reading

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Incredible Resilience in Yazidi Community – November 29, 2017 Canstar Herald

This summer the eyes of the world followed with compassion and amazement the harrowing story of a Yazidi boy captured by ISIS and thought dead yet found and reunited with his mother here in Winnipeg where they found a home. … Continue reading

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Local girl already making her mark.

In 2012, the United Nations declared Oct. 11 as International Day of the Girl. Its purpose was to draw attention to the achievements of girls and to encourage girls to work toward their full potential on both local and international … Continue reading

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Be Prepared for Flu Season

Be prepared for flu season  By: Andrew Micklefield Posted: 09/7/2017 10:11 AM SUPPLIED PHOTO From left to right: Health minister Kelvin Goertzen, Fort Richmond MLA Sarah Guillemard and Rossmere MLA Andrew Micklefield at an announcement to provide a new, high-dose … Continue reading

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Funding helps out Kiwanis Homes

Local organizations are benefiting from government grants for building maintenance and upkeep, in some cases repairing longstanding issues to improve quality of life for residents. This summer, Kiwanis Homes on Golspie received $112,000 from the Provincial Government for roof repair, … Continue reading

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