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Theatre Project Manitoba works hard to build relationships with students

Theatre Projects Manitoba one of many Winnipeg theatres offering student discounts By Suzy Gilbert The theatre season is approaching, and Theatre Projects Manitoba (TPM) stands out for the discounts and special events it provides to students. Ardith Boxall, artistic director at TPM, said the company is dedicated to mentoring emerging students and recognize it is important that students see creative work. This dedication is why it has a student representative program where students from the Universities of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba theatre programs can actively work with the theatre community to understand and participate in all aspects of...

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New whisky distillery to call Exchange District home

Brock Coutts is eying the old Dominion Express Co. building in the east Exchange to open Downtown Winnipeg’s first whisky distillery By Jeremy Morantz An accountant turned entrepreneur, Brock Coutts is leading the charge on opening Downtown Winnipeg’s first whisky distillery, which will be located mere minutes from Red River College’s Roblin Centre Campus. Pending city approval, Winnipeggers can soon take to the old Dominion Express Co. building in the East Exchange to try local alcohol. Coutts is currently undergoing the process of turning the classic Winnipeg building into Patent 5, the soon-to-be micro-distillery which will serve Manitoban gin,...

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Book Review: Strangers by David Alexander Robertson

By Melissa Hansen The word “strangers” resonates through every word and every chapter. The title rarely holds such a strong attachment when I am reading a novel.  David Robertston, the author, is a Manitoba writer who has spoken to students at Red River College. Robertson grew up in Norway House Cree Nation. His first-hand experience gives Strangers a poetic and elegant narrative. Cole, the main character, is a young man who was removed from his home at a young age after tragedy struck. Losing both parents at a young age, Cole’s aunt and grandmother moved him to Winnipeg to...

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Unknowns about student health benefits plan

Massage and mental health coverage among benefits at major Winnipeg post-secondary institutions. BY Devon Shewchuk Free massages, new eyewear and dentist bills are all reasons students should look into their health benefit plans. According to enrollment reports, the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg and Red River College had a total of approximately 68, 419 students. Combined, these schools insured around 28,400 members through their student union health plans. The cost of these plans is automatically applied to each full-time student’s tuition at the beginning of each year. If full-time students are covered through other means, they have to...

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