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Stop selling plastic bottles and introduce composting? Just eat more lentils.

If Red River College wants to increase stability, they should consider more plant-based options By Claire Renic Post-secondary institutions have an obligation to be at the forefront of progress, and combatting climate change is no exception. More than 15,000 scientists signed an open letter to issue a global warning to in an effort to “curtail environmental destruction”. The open letter comes 25 years after the first notice — only 1,500 scientists signed in support in 1992.   Since the start of the campaign, The Union of Concerned Scientists has been monitoring trends in global data for 25 years. They’ve...

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Some days, you just can’t catch the bus

Students say cuts to Transit are bad idea   by Skye Thorleifson Students traveling to and from university or college might find it harder to catch the bus if cuts to Winnipeg Transit service go through next year. Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman announced the potential cuts last Wednesday, Nov. 15 when the city released the budget plan. The possible changes included laying off 125 bus drivers, the cancellation of 59 bus routes, and a bus fare hike of 25 cents in addition to the annual five-cent increase. These changes are to compensate for a $10-million loss following the end of...

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Innovation Centre in the works at RRC Exchange District campus

By Rick Clement Red River College is tearing down buildings and digging a hole in the heart of the Exchange District. The College is planning development of the new $95 million Red River College Innovation Centre located on Elgin Avenue. “We are now in the design stage and we expect to be building within twelve months,” said RRC President Paul Vogt in September. According to Diamond Schmitt Architects, the centre will be a 100,000-square-foot development repurposed downtown heritage building, used to provide state-of-the-art facilities. At this time no deadlines have been finalized and the college is not releasing any...

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Therapy dogs at the RRC Roblin Campus

By Jenn Walker Pepper the therapy dog visits with Red River College students on November 6, 2017 at the Exchange District Campus./JENN WALKER Creative Communications student, Ryan Taylor, pets St. John’s Ambulance therapy dog Trooper on November 6, 2017 as part of Thrive Week./JENN WALKER Red River College student, Wendell Llado, meets Trooper the therapy dog on November 6, 2017 as part of Thrive Week./JENN WALKER Poko the therapy dog visits the Exchange District Campus on November 7, 2017. Poko is a therapy dog with St. John’s Ambulance, and visited Red River College as part of Thrive Week./JENN WALKER Creative Communications student, Kristen Einarson, takes a moment to pet therapy dog, Trooper. Trooper came to visit the Exchange District Campus on November 6, 2017 as part of Thrive Week./JENN WALKER Exchange District Campus students take a break from school work to pet therapy dog, Trooper. Trooper is a therapy dog with St. John’s Ambulance, and visited campus on November 6, 2017 as part of Thrive Week./JENN...

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