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4-H Reports

The Co-operator will publish 4-H reports once a month. Reports can be submitted by the third week of the month by email to [email protected] or by regular mail to 4-H Reports, c/o Manitoba Co-operator,1666 Dublin Ave.,Winnipeg, Man. R3H 0H1 Club members have been very busy getting ready for their achievement day at the Carman fair.

The challenge of civility

Awareness days, weeks and months are a rapidly growing phenomenon in the modern world, a bid by groups with a special interest to flag down our fast-moving society for just a few moments to consider their cause. They can be altruistic, as in World Food Day, observed by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization every


Time has come to stop always

Nicole Blyth is involved. The vivacious farm girl from MacGregor has volunteered with community groups and at school, and jumped at just about every 4-H leadership opportunity that’s come her way. Volunteering is a way to meet people, have fun, and learn new things, says Blyth, a Brandon University student planning to focus on rural

Province To Fund Youth For Sandbag Cleanup

The province will spend $3.2 million to create jobs for up to 500 students and youth who will be part of teams that will do flood protection, recovery and cleanup work in communities affected by flooding, Premier Greg Selinger announced June 3. “We recognize that flood-affected communities need workers to assist with ongoing flood protection,

Finding And Keeping Volunteers

April 10 to 16 is National Volunteer Week. Maybe you’re involved with one of the many organizations which benefit from the over two billion hours spent annually in Canada on volunteer work. If so, you know what a struggle it is to get and keep volunteers. Statistics Canada’s several National Surveys of Non-Profit and Voluntary


Give The Gift Of Time

Why is it that we equate Christmas gift giving with spending a lot of money? Time is a person’s most valuable possession and the gift of our time is the most precious gift of all. That is especially true today, given the fast pace of our lifestyle. Are finances keeping you from experiencing the joy

The “Transition Town”

“Transition builds a positive vision. It’s about people coming together as a community and supporting each other in the changes that we have to make, and not feeling like we’re losing, but that our life is actually being enriched.” – MICHELLE COLUSSI, CANADIAN CENTER FOR COMMUNI TY RENEWAL AND TRANSITION (CCCR) For further information To

Volunteer Together As A Family

If you already have a full schedule, it might be difficult to see how you can become a volunteer, even if you want to help solve community problems. But volunteering is something families often find worthwhile when they do it together. Family volunteering can be done by the whole family or by one parent and


Sow Stalls: Ethics, Perceptions, And Animal Welfare

What if we granted that, of course animals can be raised for food, but that tightly caging them in gestation stalls is unethical because they are mammals? Dana Medoro is associate professor of American literature at the University of Manitoba and a member of the Farm Animal Welfare Committee with the Winnipeg Humane Society. The

Talks on rural development begin

Strengths and gaps in how economic development programs are delivered across rural and northern Manitoba are the focus of consultations now underway by the provincial government. The consultations will involve a wide range of stakeholder groups and aim to build stronger partnerships among both government and non-government groups delivering these programs, a provincial news release