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Sharing Stories Behind Bars

Fundraiser connecting incarcerated Manitobans with books By Caitlyn Gowriluk   Jacquie Nicholson opens the trunk of her car, where boxes of donated books sit piled high in preparation for a book drive in support of incarcerated Manitobans and their families.   Nicholson has organized the annual event – which collects books for the Winnipeg Remand Centre, the Headingley Correctional Centre, the Women’s Correctional Centre in Headingley and The Pas Correctional Centre – since it began in 2016.   “Almost everyone that I’ve ever met in jail has said, ‘I would love to get more education, I would love to...

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WINNIPEG FREE PRESS LAUNCHES THE LEAF

DIGITAL NEWS PUBLICATION INFORMS CANADIANS ABOUT LEGALIZATION OF CANNABIS BY EVAN LOWES On Nov. 21, 2017, the Winnipeg Free Press launched a cannabis news publication called The Leaf. It focuses on answering the questions surrounding cannabis for Canadians while Canada enters the age of legalization. “I would really appreciate some unbiased information on cannabis and the current evolution we’re all going through. Everything I am reading these days is advocacy,” said Alison Hierons, 47. “As a Mom to a soon-to-be teenager I also need to better understand the environment from his perspective. I think the publication is a great...

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