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Jim Carr visits Israel in role as Minister of International Trade Diversification


Eli Cohen, Israel’s Minister of Economy & Industry (left) and Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of International Trade Diversification, in Israel

Jim Carr, the Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, and now Canada’s Minister of International Trade Diversification, returned recently from a six-day trip to Israel and the West Bank (from Sept. 2-6), in which he met with various Israeli and Palestinian officials and businesspeople – also Canadians currently working in Israel.

Tribute to Gail Asper Manitoba Opera’s most successful fundraising event ever

Gail Asper (right) with the award named for her which was presented to her at a Gala Reception September 13, by Elba Haid, Chair, Manitoba Opera Board of Trustees (left). 

Manitoba Opera announced  that  the Gala Reception honouring Winnipeg philanthropist Gail Asper, held September 13, resulted in being the company’s most successful fundraising event in its 46-year history. The event, held at the Manitoba Club, raised more than $230,000 for Manitoba Opera’s productions and education programs.

For first time ever B’nai Brith Canada’s National Director of the League for Human Rights is located outside of Toronto - right here in Winnipeg

Ran Ukashi
For the first time in its long history, the League’s national director is now located outside Toronto - Winnipeg, no less, with the recent appointment of Ran Ukashi to the position.

Winnipeg scientist Samantha Kasloff thrilled to be working at national virology lab in hometown

Samantha Kasloff


Samantha Kasloff is living the scientist’s dream. The still relatively young Winnipegger is on staff at one of the world’s top research facilities – and the cherry on the top is that the Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health (AKA “the Virology Lab”) is right here in Winnipeg, her hometown.