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Orange Shirt Day

How the Orange Shirt Day movement impacts everyone, everyday

Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair is Anishinaabe (St. Peter’s/Little Peguis) and an Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba. He is an award-winning writer, editor and activist who was named one of…

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SRS SIGNS

SRS Signs: Lightbulb moment becomes booming Winnipeg 20+ year business

SRS Signs & Services has been doing things right since day one, but it didn’t get started the way you might imagine. With a little ingenuity and a lot of…

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Protect yourself from cyberattacks during COVID-19

Learn how fraudsters have targeted the CRA and other organizations during the pandemic, and how to protect yourself online. While cyberattacks are as old as the Internet itself, they’ve been…

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Save on big-ticket expenses while socially distancing

3 ways to save on big-ticket expenses while socially distancing

We’ve shown you four ways to save on everyday expense while social distancing, but what about the big ticket items that really add up? There are great ways to cut…

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4 ways to save on everyday purchases while socially distancing

4 ways to save on everyday purchases while socially distancing

In the midst of the current health crisis, people are aware of socially distancing, but also worried about their financial health. These thrifty tips can help you keep a little…

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Brilliant tips for post-secondary students to stretch their money

With the end of summer comes the mass return of students to campuses and classrooms. And while the reputation of the “poor student” is well known, that doesn’t mean you…

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Lending basics — Loans, lines of credit & credit scores

Lending basics — Loans, lines of credit & credit scores

If you need extra cash to get through the new day-to-day challenges that have popped up, or for big plans that have always been on your list — such as…

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Finance a home renovation
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How to finance a home renovation

While carrying out renovations on your home can be a daunting task, finding the money to finance it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of financing options available to…

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10 steps to buying your first home

Buying a new home can be an exciting time. After all, you can finally move into a place you can call your own — whether you’re leaving that long-term rental…

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