- Published on Thursday, February 26, 2015
By Rev. Glenna Beauchamp
Rivers and Oak River Unitied Churches
My body, my life, my choice. We heard people expressing this argument over and over again as they urged the Supreme Court to strike down the lawn against doctor-assisted suicide. Very few Canadians would argue against relieving extreme pain, even when the medication needed to do that would also mean death would come sooner. But the argument that every individual should have absolute control over their bodies, their lives, including the decision about when and how they die, this is different.
- Published on Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Esther Krahn
The international World Day of Prayer was first started in 1922 when Christians gathered around the world on the first Friday of March to share in this day of prayer. Initially organized by women in Canada and United States, the prayer services are now planned by women’s groups from around the world.
- Published on Friday, February 20, 2015
By Neil Strohscein
On December 12, 2014, over six years after it happened, the results of an inquest into the death of a 45 year old Aboriginal man named Brian Sinclair were released. The report by Provincial Court Judge Timothy J. Preston presented 63 recommendations which, in his opinion, should help prevent such tragedies in the future.
- Published on Friday, February 13, 2015
By Neil Strohschein
If you suffer from Triskadekaphobia (the fear of Friday the 13th), you have three days this year in which you can try to call in sick. Today is the first. The others come in March and November.
- Published on Sunday, February 8, 2015
By Lorrie Dyer
With January behind us, we are now well into the short month of February. Can spring be just around the corner? For Manitobans, this is a sign of our strength, hope and faith.