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Founder of Child Life Departments at St. Boniface Hospital and Children’s Hospital still active at 93

Ruth KettnerBy MYRON LOVE
Ruth Kettner recalls the moment three years ago when her daughter (and oldest child), Faye Hellner, first told her that the family (Faye and her three younger brothers, Dr. Bill – who is a dentist , Bruce and Dr. Joel) had decided to commemorate their mother’s 90th birthday by establishing the Ruth Kettner Child Life Education Endowment Fund at the Children’s Hospital.

Eden Memorials bankruptcy leaves two dozen families to pay twice for inscriptions

Eden MemorialsBy MYRON LOVE
The closure of Eden Memorials at the end of January has left more than two dozen families in the lurch. These families are going to have to pay a second time for inscriptions on their stones as well as for bases and installations for which they had already pre-paid Eden Memorials.

David Topper explains Einstein to the layman

David TopperReviewed  by MARTIN ZEILIG
“A team of scientists announced on Thursday that they had heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding a billion light-years away, a fleeting chirp that fulfilled the last prediction of Einstein’s general theory of relativity,” New York Times science writer Dennis Overbye wrote on February 11, 2016 (“Gravitational Waves Detected, Confirming Einstein’s Theory”).

“Shiksa” builds toward a poignant ending – and causes you to think about what it means to be Jewish

ShiksaReviewed by BERNIE BELLAN (Posted March 10) I have to admit that when I went to see “Shiksa”, the latest production of the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, on Thursday night, based on what I had read in Randall King’s column in the Free Press on Wednesday and what I heard from CBC theatre reviewer Joff Schmidt Thursday afternoon, I was expecting another stereotypical rendition of a non-Jewish woman having to deal with the unaccepting parents of a Jewish boyfriend.