There was a lot of good news this week, even though it was short. 

'Largest spiritual Indigenous gathering' to return during Pope's visit to Alberta

Rev. Garry LaBoucane remembers going to Wakamne — or God's Lake — during the Lac Ste. Anne pilgrimage as a boy.

"It was always a family tradition," the 74-year-old said in an interview from Vancouver, where he's a Métis priest at Sacred Heart Parish.

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Building the bridge between Christians and Jews through programs of compassion and solidarity

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews of Canada (IFCJ) is a leading Canadian religious charity building bridges between Christians and Jews, blessing Israel and the Jewish people worldwide with humanitarian care and life-saving aid.

Yael Eckstein has served on the Board of Directors for International Fellowship for Christians and Jews (IFCJ) Canada since 2015. In June 2019, following the unexpected death of her father, Rabbi Eckstein, she succeeded him in his role and became President of IFCJ Canada.

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2022 High School Graduation, a return to celebrating in person

The graduating class of Faith Academy High School in Winnipeg is anticipating a time of collective celebration this Wednesday as they end their time in school together.

"The highlight of my year was when the mask mandate was lifted," Tirza Zuniga-Guzman, the valedictorian this year at Faith Academy High School. "There was a whole other environment at school where we could just be free to do activities we weren't able to do before. It was awesome to have chapel together once again."

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Canada Day activities to fill your weekend

Many businesses, organizations, historical sites and more are excited to celebrate Canada Day with the community.

A list of events can be found here

The gift of life: Why Sandra Saint-Cyr gave up one of her kidneys

Taylor Kepp was just 20 years old when she discovered she had stage 5 kidney disease.

"It was very shocking," said Taylor. "On September 11, 2019, I went to the doctor, and they found my kidneys were failing. It was a complete surprise because I was feeling good. I was only tired and had headaches."

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Bible translators bringing clean and Living water to Africa and Asia

Wycliffe Associates are thrilled to see their new clean water initiative working well alongside their Bible translation ministry in Africa and Asia. 

Wycliffe Associates is an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation. Recently the ministry started providing clean water systems in remote communities and they have seen the incredible benefit from it, both physically and spiritually. 

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Winnipeg's Indigenous Accord ceremony at Forks, Siloam Mission renewing commitement

Yesterday morning 26 local organizations and businesses joined the City of Winnipeg and 196 other signatories in their commitment to the ongoing Journey of Reconciliation.

Among the 26 was Siloam Mission renewing its commitment to a journey of reconciliation with Indigenous people. A signing ceremony took place at the Oodena Celebration Circle located at The Forks on June 28 in the morning. 

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Amy Grant to release special edition of album on 25th anniversary

On September 9 legendary Christian artist Amy Grant will be releasing an expanded anniversary edition of her album Behind the Eyes

Grant's critically acclaimed album, Behind the Eyes, was released on September 9, 1997. This September she'll be releasing a 25th-anniversary special edition of the same album, however, it will be fully remastered and include 18 bonus tracks. For a limited time, it will also be available on vinyl.

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What every couple needs to know: A biblical recipe for marital success

The problems experienced by couples today date all the way back to The Fall (Genesis 3), according to Pastor Scott LaPierre. In his new book, Your Marriage God’s Way, he addresses relationship roles and lessons drawn directly from scripture.

“There are ways that men and women are fundamentally different, and God expects fundamentally different things from husbands versus wives and fathers versus mothers,” LaPierre said. “If we’re going to have the fullest, most joyful relationships we can, it is to walk in what God has said.”

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'Canadian Grandma' gives, no questions asked

Elsie Edwards, a Windsor Park resident in Winnipeg has been kept busy during her retirement by giving away necessities to the people who need them.

Edwards has a history of helping people during her years before retirement. She worked as a nurse, then in the Child and Family Services, and her latest job position was at Employment and Income Assistance (EIA).

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Egyptian megachurch pastor makes his home in Winnipeg

A former megachurch pastor in Egypt is happy to make his home in Winnipeg and believes revival is coming. 

Moheb Nasr is the pastor of Lighthouse Evangelical Arabic Church. He moved to Canada from Egypt in June 2020. 

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