Tag Archives: Manitoba

WALKING THE RIGHT WAY

“Always walk facing traffic.” That’s something I learned at my mother’s knee. When walking down a road, always face the traffic  ̶  that is, walk on the left-hand shoulder. So when I encountered two walkers on Monday who were walking … Continue reading

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AH-H-H WINNIPEG!

I do love Winnipeg.  I am winding up a week in Winnipeg.  Winnipeg has world-class shopping, entertainments, cultural experiences, museums and archives, neighbourhoods, people . . . However. Just on general principle, I hate cities.  I hate cities because of … Continue reading

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GATEWAY TO A NATIONAL DREAM (Chapter 3 of 4)

3 — The Goal In the fall of 1869, Canada invaded the North-West Territories. A 25-year-old Métis, a failed priest and indifferent law clerk, said, Wait a minute! You didn’t ask me. Canada did not ask the Métis of Assiniboia … Continue reading

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GATEWAY TO A NATIONAL DREAM (Chapter 1 of 4)

1 — The Search We were ready to leave Winnipeg a week ago, but I said no. I said we must see The Forks. It is one of the city’s magical places. And silently I said to myself, “I will … Continue reading

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CHASING HISTORY (Chapter 8 of 10)

MANITOBA UNPLUGGED Sunday morning, July 10th, Prince Albert.  Visitor information centre closed.  John and I spent the better part of an hour trying to find the museum.  We found one sign, but it gave no directions.  We asked at a … Continue reading

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CHASING HISTORY (Chapter 1 of 10)

LOONIES NEED APPLY Where the hell is Loon Lake? And why should you care? Well, if you are a teacher or a librarian or a farmer, you should care.  And not just a farmer.  If you are a trapper or … Continue reading

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NEEDED NOW – READERS WHO WILL WRITE

  I have been on the road for a while, so my regular posts have fallen by the wayside. Now I’m back home, and have I got stuff to tell yuh!  The post about Walmart in North Battleford was an … Continue reading

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