Armande Bourgeois Martine
Crescentwood community correspondent
Armande Bourgeois Martine is a correspondent for Crescentwood. Reach her at email@example.com
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Are vulnerable citizens more likely to be targeted by police? Here is my experience. I was 13 years old, traveling with my family in the summer of 1972.
We lived on a Saskatchewan farm and were completing a road trip in the south central area. Preparing to overnight in a Moose Jaw hotel, my parents were getting stuff from the car in the parking lot.
Impatient and tired, I grabbed my pillow and walked alone to the hotel entrance. About midway, a car stopped. The passenger window rolled down. A man told me “Hey you, come here.”
This farm girl, unaccustomed to big town life, thought the worst. I ran toward my parents, still in the parking lot.
Immersion in nature, including parks, promotes personal wellbeing.
Who says so?
That’s exactly what the World Health Organization states:
“Urban green spaces (including parks, woodlands, and sports facilities) are a ‘necessary component for delivering healthy, sustainable, liveable conditions.’”
Opened in 1915, the Cornish library was kept from closure a fourth time in 2005 with the help of The Friends of the Cornish Library.
The group commissioned a painting in 2016 to celebrate the century-old library and its history. That painting was put on display for the first time when the historic library reopened in July following renovations.
Friends group spokesperson, Linda F. Sigurdson Collette, a 20-year member of the University Womens Club is a longtime resident of Armstrong Point. Speaking of the painting, she said, “It tells the story of the suffragette movement in Manitoba from 1880s to 1916 and the celebration of our beloved Cornish Library.”
More than 100 years ago, suffragettes frequently held meetings in the Cornish library basement. Manitoba was the first in Canada to pass the Bill of Enfranchisement in 1916, giving most women the legal right to vote.