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PHOTOS: HSC Millionaire Lottery Home in River Heights

PHOTOS: HSC Millionaire Lottery Home in River Heights

HSC Millionaire Lottery Home

It’s a brand-new designer home in one of Winnipeg’s most established, desirable neighbourhoods. The appeal is obvious, the design is delicious, and – for the first time ever – North River Heights is the host of this year’s HSC Millionaire Lottery Grand Prize home.

“When we think of North River Heights, in many ways we see a small slice of the Big Apple,” says Curtis Moffat, who owns and operates Pioneer Building Inc. with his wife, Sharayah. “Excellent attributes of the location are Mother Nature’s canopy of ash trees, boutique shops dotting the streets, to exquisite dining, all in addition to the excellent opportunity to raise a family with many great schools and parks.

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Food Musings: Chowing Down in Duluth

Food Musings: Chowing Down in Duluth

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Duluth Food
(KATHRYNE GRISIM PHOTO)

WINNIPEG, Man. — There have been years when we have travelled to Europe in September/October. In the years that we have not, my husband gets itchy feet. He feels the need to get away in the fall even if it is for a long weekend. On Remembrance Day 2016, we “discovered” Duluth, Minnesota, enjoyed ourselves so much, that we decided on an encore trip this past weekend.

We were accompanied by our son-in-law (known in this space as the Frenchman) and our youngest daughter, Boo.

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Peppers & Pennies: Easy Rice and Beans

Peppers & Pennies: Easy Rice and Beans

By Amanda Cortens (@PeppersPennies)

Easy Rice & Beans Recipe

WINNIPEG, Man — What’s your favourite go-to meal? I prefer to keep a well-stocked pantry that allows me to cook a meal without much prior planning. That means stocking up on non-perishables such as pulses, spices and canned goods when I find a good deal. A great meal to make from pantry staples is Rice and Beans. There is a reason why many cultures around the world consider this dish to be a staple! It’s budget friendly, requires no planning and provides a complete, flavourful meal in under a half hour!

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Change is Coming, Whether You Want a Carbon Tax or Not: Jackman-Atkinson

Change is Coming, Whether You Want a Carbon Tax or Not: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Factory Smoke

NEEPAWA, Man. — We can’t deny it any longer, a carbon tax is coming. We knew it was inevitable; after all, about 85 percent of Canadians already pay a carbon tax of some kind.

At the end of last month, the Manitoba government announced a new climate and green plan, which includes a carbon tax, as mandated by the federal government. While Manitoba had held out signing the federal agreement, an independent legal opinion sought last summer concluded that in the absence of a provincial plan, the feds could impose their plan on the province.

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Food Musings: Caked With Love

Food Musings: Caked With Love

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Baked With Love
Baked With Love, A-1459 Corydon Avenue (KATHRYNE GRISIM PHOTO)

When I was first married I received a cookbook as a gift. It was entitled “Mix Butter with Love.” I am wondering if the owners of Caked With Love found inspiration in that book too. Their delightful bakery and café is a joy to be in and those were my thoughts even before I tasted their exceptionally made food.

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Canada’s Contribution to Aerospace: Jackman-Atkinson

Canada’s Contribution to Aerospace: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, The Neepawa Banner & Press

World War II Bomber
A World War II bomber sits on display near Edmonston, N.B. (PAT BRENNAN PHOTO)

NEEPAWA, Man. — The airplane is an iconic image of World War II. While planes were used in WWI, their transformation from a mostly reconnaissance tool to a full-fledged weapon was a defining characteristic of the Second World War. From dogfights over Europe to bombers over Japan, the airplane played a crucial role in bringing the battlefield to the skies.

What many people don’t know, however, is the important role Canada played in preparing aircrews, including pilots, air observers, navigators, wireless operators, air gunners and flight engineers for the front lines.

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What’s in a Checkup? Regular Checkups Are Key to Your Dental Health

What’s in a Checkup? Regular Checkups Are Key to Your Dental Health

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Manitoba Dentist

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Some people have a strange attitude towards checkups. They think that if the dentist doesn’t find something wrong, they’ve wasted their time. A series of successful checkups can discourage people from ever seeing their dentist again.

The idea that you should only see your dentist when something is wrong with your teeth may end up costing you a lot of money, time and comfort. Your dentist can detect and treat most dental problems before you’re even aware of them.

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Looking Beyond the Surface: Jackman-Atkinson

Looking Beyond the Surface: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

Wonder BookNEEPAWA, Man. — It’s hard to walk in someone else’s shoes, but we would all be better for it every once in a while, putting them on, lacing them up and taking them for a spin. I was reminded of this last week while reading the book Wonder. Though aimed at children and young adults, the book offers a valuable lesson to people of all ages.

Wonder follows August (Auggie) Pullman, a Grade 5 student who was born with severe facial deformities and who is attending school for the first time. Until the book starts, he was homeschooled because the numerous surgeries aimed at helping to correct his medical conditions meant that he spent too much time in hospitals and at home recuperating to attend school. Despite the surgeries, as he steps into the school hallways for the first time, he still looks very different from the other children.

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Connected with Nature in Riding Mountain National Park

Connected with Nature in Riding Mountain National Park

Clear Lake
The shores of Clear Lake on the main beach in Riding Mountain National Park. (CHRISD.CA FILE)
Clear Lake
Sharing scenes like this, from the marina in Clear Lake, has never been easier with TELUS. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG, Man. — There’s something special about Riding Mountain National Park in the fall. Everything from the fallen leaves and light chill in the air, to the peacefulness of the Wasagaming townsite as businesses and cottages close up for the season.

A trip down Highway 10 to Clear Lake is often met with bouts of spotty cell phone reception in anticipation of sharing such lake-side moments with friends and family.

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Milt Stegall: ‘The Prize is Changing a Life’

Milt Stegall: ‘The Prize is Changing a Life’

Milt Stegall
Milt Stegall, HSC Millionaire Lottery spokesperson and former Winnipeg Blue Bomber.

It’s a Win-Win: Winnipeg legend returns as Millionaire Lottery spokesperson, in support of HSC Foundation

Once again, HSC is making a millionaire.

The hospital foundation’s Millionaire Lottery is up-and-running once again, and this year’s Grand Prize will make one lucky Manitoban a whole lot richer overnight – the largest choice is worth a whopping $1.43 million and features a luxury custom-built home in Winnipeg’s exclusive North River Heights neighbourhood, built by Pioneer Building. Other Grand Prize options include a Maric riverfront home in Headingley (part of a $1.36 million package), an oceanview ‘Ocean Cottage’ at SookePoint on Vancouver Island (part of a $1.36 million package), or $1,100,000 in tax-free cash.

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