Tag: in every respect

It’s said that music is the universal language. This probably is true as far as it goes—like other languages, it is a way to communicate ideas and emotions using sounds and symbols. But nothing breaks down barriers like sharing food. We may invite a friendly neighbour over for a simple lunch, or connect with friends […]

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I was raised to respect veterans.  My grandfathers were veterans of the First World War. During the 1930s my Grandpa Gaye owned a general store in Wynyard, Saskatchewan. During those hard times, many men travelled from town to town, looking for work. With no work to be had, they would rely on a handout before […]

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“Two draft.” Countries around the world have their own customs and traditions around serving and drinking beer. Canada’s provinces all have their own liquor laws and licencing regulations, but now their pubs, bars, and beer halls just barely maintain a distinct regional character. When I was a kid—I mean, a young adult—in Manitoba, hotels were […]

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