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No Mercy

Imagine waking up every day thinking it would be your last—this is a reality two to five per cent of the population who suffer from hypochondria live with.
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The Sixties Scoop: Far More than a Decade

The Sixties Scoop left behind a profound shock and a loss of heritage, language, families and identity. In 2017, the Canadian government announced the Sixties Scoop Settlement in acknowledgement of its cultural genocide. But, only for Inuit and Indigenous people with status. Métis and non-status, who were adopted under the same scheme of assimilating children into white society, still cannot apply.
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Withdrawn

When a young adult stays out all night without phoning home, the worst one might expect is a stern word from worried parents. But Pam faced far worse consequences – the loss of her community and the loss of her family. For 25 years, Pam’s parents chose the Exclusive Brethren church over their daughter, leaving Pam to find friendship and family outside their circle. But the draw of familial relationship can overcome censure and lead to reconciliation.
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You’re a Man? Prove it

Growing up in a hyper-masculine environment, Owen wanted nothing more than to be a masculine guy. But so much of Western society's version of masculinity expressly excludes gay men. This piece examines if there is a new version of masculinity that can include everyone who identifies as a man, or are we stuck with the 21st-century bro?
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The Deadly Cost of ADHD

Most people experience financial stress, but for the ADHD community, it’s causing an alarming number of adults to consider taking their own life.
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Seniors lament care gaps, social isolation in ‘sad’ pandemic year

Back in January 2020, life was seemingly normal for Manitobans. Two months later, COVID-19 turned life upside down — especially for people 65 and over. Manitoba seniors share their stories and struggles as they battle through isolation, loss, and mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Overcoming Opioids: The Case for a Winnipeg Supervised Consumption Site

During 2020, the pandemic enflamed Winnipeg's opioid crisis. More people were using drugs alone and overdosing than in the previous five years. The solution has existed for years, and it's past time Winnipeg implemented it.
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Pair of Genes

Ethan Ani looks into his father’s adoption to understand future parenting options in this three-part story. Ani explores the themes affecting both him and his father related to masculinity, identity, and belonging.
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The Warrior Mentality

I wanted to start this article with a broken conversation — a conversation drummed up by the closed captioning on a TV program or Zoom. Now, I don’t mean the subtitles for whatever Netflix show you’re binging on. Professional writers handle those. I’m talking about those terrible, automatically generated, and often comically inaccurate ones. You see...
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Skating Upstream: Fighting the Binaries of the Winnipeg Skateboard Scene

A few powerful women are working hard to change the binary stigmas that still grip the local skateboarding community, shining a light on women, trans and non-binary skaters in Winnipeg.
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A Driving EVolution — Navigating Myths & Facts of Owning an Electric Vehicle

Electric vehicles (EVs) are better for the environment, fun to drive, and save owners money over the car’s lifespan. So why don’t more people in Manitoba drive them? This article explores why people do and don’t buy EVs, the myths and facts surrounding them, and what it’s like to own one.
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Two Vines Tangled in a Greening Wood: seeking healing through psychedelics

Psychedelics lie at a crossroads of spirituality and modern science. And with each new study showing the potential benefits of certain hallucinogens, western taboos are crumbling.
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Carnage of Complacency

The opening of Ethan Boyer Way at Brady Road and the Perimeter Highway marked two things: a safer intersection and a grim reminder of lives lost there. This investigative feature unpacks the devastating impacts of poor infrastructure and the gap that exists between policy and people.
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Music Makes Community

Music has nurtured community since human beings were introduced to it. When the COVID-19 pandemic put live performances on pause, artists and their audiences had to find new ways to stay connected. Learn how Winnipeg’s music community has evolved.
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Beneath the Sleeves

As Manitoba struggles under the growing need for mental health services, community resources call for a demedicalized, family-oriented approach for youth.
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The Athletic Identity Crisis

For many, identifying as an athlete becomes central and is at the root of their contributions to their family, friends, and the world. This crisis can cause tremendous amounts of mental pain for someone after their career is over. Many former athletes struggle in silence because leaving the sport, the basis of their lives, leaves them feeling empty.
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Atypical Tales – ADHD

In this volume of Atypical Tales, you will witness the origin-story of Nick Johnston and how he discovered his ADHD during a pandemic.
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Flexing On ‘Em: Using Your Diet to Combat Climate Change

As the climate crisis looms above humanity's head, it's easy to feel insignificant towards being able to make meaningful change. What's the best way to contribute to positive environmental change? It might be easier than you think — it could lie in what you eat.
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A Manitoban Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse

Two years in the future, this narrator tries to survive the Manitoban wilderness on his search for Manitoba doomsday preppers in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.
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A Mask in Exchange for Three Years

We got to the room and I wanted to jump on my Dad because I was so excited to see him. However, I was really gentle when I gave him a hug because I knew his body was very sore from the radiation.
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Strokes of Change

Three women suffer strokes — each varying in the degree of severity, but the women and their family's sense of normalcy is forever flipped on its head.
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Where the Grass is Mildly Greener

Understanding how your brain works can change your life — which is exactly what an accurate mental health diagnosis can offer. Kelsey takes an honest look at three people's diagnosis journeys — including her own.
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Rude Awakenings – An Adoptee’s Struggle to Find Information

24 years old, and Rebecca has already had enough surprises to last her and her family a lifetime. She has always known that she was adopted shortly after birth but has spent her whole life piecing together her biological puzzle. No matter the cost.
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Non-Binary Workplace Practices Today: It’s Time to be Inclusive

Let’s face it — if your business isn’t progressing with society's standards, your company is falling behind. As of 2017, people aged 18 to 34 are significantly more likely to openly identify as LGBTQS2+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and Two-Spirited) than previous generations. Workplaces need to seek new opportunities to create a more inclusive environment to attract Millennials (1981-1996) and Generation Z’s (1996-2015) entering the workforce.
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Offbeat Rhythms

At such a young age, Alyssa couldn’t have prepared herself for two different heart conditions, forcing her to quit the sport she loved and lose a piece of her identity.
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How Influencer Marketing Can Thrive in Small Markets

Social media has helped influencer marketing grow into a multi-billion dollar industry. It's time for small markets like Winnipeg, Manitoba to capitalize on the marketing tool.
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To the Moon

In this memoir, Emily Hart recounts the memories and struggles of the years since her grandmother — Nana — was diagnosed with vascular dementia.
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Under Her Helmet

Christian Higham was an elite hockey player who suffered a long list of injuries. Now, nearly six years later, she has to be careful even blowing up a balloon.
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They Never Said Yes: lasting impacts of sexual assault

Sexual assault victims share their stories — a dark and vivid look at life after experiences with sexual violence.
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Intangible: Staying Connected with Loved Ones in Care Homes Amid the Pandemic

As the pandemic raged on, many families across Canada were fighting a similar battle: how to visit loved ones living in personal care homes safely. Isolation, deprivation, and confusion dogged many residents. All the while, flaws in the PCH system meant to care for and support older adults crumbled. Three families share how COVID-19 affected their parents' lines of communication to the outside.
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A Case for Adaptation: Preparing for Climate Disasters in Manitoba

Experts are calling for Manitoba to pay more attention to climate change adaptation. The Prairies are at risk of more frequent, severe extreme events given the area’s warming and history of them over the past decade. This feature probes Manitoba’s disaster preparedness through the story and optimism of a local grain farmer.
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Memoirs of a Clay Person

Brett’s collection of journals stretches back over 20 years. The text shows a person struggling to reveal their identity. This narrative bares the essence of what it means to question one’s gender. Thanks to Emma Bunton, action movies, and a peach dress, Brett’s journey reaches a new normal.
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Insert Token Here

On-screen representation is evolving from using token characters — such as the quiet book smart Asian sidekick or comic relief Black best friend — to more accurate stories where the marginalized group is the main cast. However, is representation behind the camera just as essential to tell these stories accurately? This article reaches out to some BIPOC crew and talents to find out their experiences on set.
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The Emancipation of the Colitis Queen

Follow Celeen's journey with ulcerative colitis. She tells her story with no limitations: the raw, unfiltered truth.
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Moving On

At 22 years old, Keanna unexpectedly lost her dad to cancer. Shortly after his death, she had to navigate living with family members who were all grieving in their own ways at the same time.
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Remembering Tambourine Rain

An Oji-Cree woman is forced to confront her white skin after discovering a part of her family history included an oblate who taught at several residential schools. Learning about her grandmother’s era helped her understand the systematic barriers and intergenerational trauma her family faced.
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Manitoba Musicians Make it out Alive, but Not Live, in Pandemic Year

Their plans derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Manitoba musicians carve out ways to stay creative in the absence of live performances.
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Life Undone

After experiencing a devastating trauma, a family slowly finds normality. Until it happens again...
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Manitoba hiking trails trampled in pandemic’s wake

Examining the influx of "pandemic adventurers" in Manitoba and learning that maybe, just maybe, I am not a perfect outdoorsperson myself.
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Quiet Contradictions: The Internet’s Music Genre

The most human-less, human music on the internet. A deep dive into why a genre filled with contradictions is thriving online.
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