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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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New law app to improve access to justice

A web app created by RRC students will soon provide an easy way to access and fill out family law documents     By Caitlyn Gowriluk A new web app will soon provide users with an easy way to fill out basic family law documents, and a group of Red River College students is helping to make it happen. The app is part of a partnership between local law firm Evans Family Law Corporation and students from the Business Administration program and the Applied Computer Education department. “It’s challenging,” said second-year Business Administration student Felipe Matoso. “At the same time,...

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Cooking Inclusively

Culinary graduate Sharon Steward writes cookbook for community cooking By Harris Gale   Sharon Steward has been cooking her whole life.  Steward grew up on a grain farm in Oak Bluff, where growing and harvesting wheat was an everyday activity.  She has worked in a number of high profile restaurants in Winnipeg and Calgary, and graduated from the Red River College culinary arts program in 2002. Steward currently serves as head chef at InterVersity Pioneer Camp Manitoba, and has just released a cookbook titled Volume: Cooking for a Community. Steward has achieved all of this while living with several...

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RRC Helps Pups in Need

Animal Health Technology students provide blood transfusion therapy to dogs at the Canadian Animal Blood Bank By Samantha Don Red River College teamed up with the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) in 1996 to provide animals with the resources for transfusion therapy. This partnership is now known as the Canadian Animal Blood Bank (CABB) and is run by students in the Animal Health Technology (AHT) program. It operates in the RRC Notre Dame Campus basement. “This partnership is an example of how RRC works to provide support within the community,” said Isabel Bright, chair of Life Sciences at Red...

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CELEBRATE WINTER BREAK: TOP 3 EVENTS AT THE FORKS

BY GINA CONTRERAS The Forks, one of the top meeting places in Winnipeg, has various fun activities to enjoy and partake in during the winter season.                         Events at The Forks are often free. For students worried about spending money over the holidays, The Forks is an alternative to consider. Arctic Glacier Winter Park The Arctic Glacier Winter Park is a winter wonderland recreational park, which The Forks considers to be the official celebration of winter. “We hope to have the Arctic Glacier Winter Park opened by next week, weather...

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