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OBITUARIES C 10 In the event of a discrepancy between this list and the official winning numbers, the latter shall prevail. PICK 3 Winning number Tuesday was 089. EXTRA Winning number Tuesday for the main prize of $ 250,000 was 3885520. INSIDE LOTTERIES A 2 WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015 winnipegfreepress. com ‘ I T’S kind of sad, isn’t it?” My fiancé was watching from our living room window as an excavator made short work of a bungalow on our street. I knew what he meant. Someone’s labour, someone’s childhood home, someone’s first house gone in a matter of minutes. That little house wasn’t unlike our little house — a 740- square- foot bungalow built in 1924. Our house has the piano windows, the fireplace, the crown moulding — all the desirable elements of a River Heights character home. But character can be found in other places, too — such as in the closet in the second bedroom. A little girl had written her name in pencil in the centre of a heart. The other name had been vigorously scratched out. I often wonder about previous owners of my 91- year- old house. Who lived here through the Depression? Who listened to the radio for news about the Second World War? How many posters of teenage heartthrobs have been tacked to the walls? How many babies were brought home to this house? The arguments, the tears and the laughter, the good times, the bad — this house has seen so much. If walls could talk, and all that. Now, there is no trace of the little house that looked like my little house. In its place stands a brand- new two- storey house. It’s beautiful — and, of course, it’s absolutely huge. You see that a lot in this neighbourhood. Almost every house on my side of the street has some kind of addition. Those who can afford it — or are comfortable with shouldering debt — are buying little houses, tearing them down and building socalled monster houses in their place. This trend is usually accompanied with much hand- wringing and panic; won’t someone think of the character of the neighbourhood? But what’s more sad to me than seeing historic houses get ripped down is seeing what replaces them. Because it’s never smarter, more affordable housing, such as infills or residences that can accommodate more than one family. No, single- family homes are just being replaced with bigger single- family homes. It seems like such a waste of space and resources. Most of us don’t need — or even use — the square footage we’ve been told to aspire to. Over the past few decades, our houses have steadily become larger despite the fact our families have become smaller. In 2005, the average Canadian home was 2,300 square feet. That number went down to 1,950 in 2010 — but that’s still much larger than it was, say, 40 years ago. My house’s footprint is doubled by a finished basement, and there are still rooms I rarely enter. People often warn us we’ll outgrow it if we have kids. But kids — and especially babies — do not need all the stuff we’re constantly told they need by advertising. We don’t even need all the stuff we’ve been told we need. We are a consumer culture drowning in stuff. And we’re buying ever more of it. Canadians’ debt- to- income ratio hit an all- time high in 2015 — an alarming 163.3 per cent. But perhaps the bigger- is- better mentality is changing out of necessity. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. outlook report for fall 2014 noted a continued shift in demand toward row or apartment condominiums in Winnipeg and elsewhere, thanks to both younger buyers and emptynesters looking to downsize. And in larger cities, such as Vancouver and Toronto, many people are proving it’s possible to raise families in condos and, in Vancouver’s case, laneway houses. And while some have bought into the “ smaller house, bigger lifestyle” ethos as championed by the Tiny House Movement, others would not be able to own a home of their own any other way. My house isn’t as small as some tiny houses, which are usually between 100 and 400 square feet. But living in a relatively tiny house by today’s standards has made us re- evaluate how much stuff we accumulate. It takes no time to clean and very little money to heat. Instead of adding onto it, we’re thinking about ways in which we can use its space even better. Do I sometimes fantasize about having one of those Pinterest- perfect bedrooms that has enough room for an uncomfortable decorative chair no one will ever sit on? Sure. But I don’t need that. We have a finite amount of resources on this Earth, which is where we all have to live. It’s encouraging to see people rethink their idea of a dream house. Perhaps one day the trend will come to my neighbourhood, too. Until then, I will mourn the loss of little houses. jen. zoratti@ freepress. mb. ca MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS This monster home in River Heights is one of several houses that have raised the ire of neighbours. JEN ZORATTI Monsters in our neighbourhoods TISDALE, Sask. — The mayor of a town in Saskatchewan sighs at the prospect of having to explain yet again what the community’s slogan means. Tisdale has been called the “ land of rape and honey” for nearly 60 years. Its weathered welcome sign still sports the phrase. Rape refers to rapeseed, a bright yellow crop that was a precursor to modern canola. But it offends people who think it means sexual assault. “ We’re at that point where we need to change it,” Mayor Al Jellicoe said. The town is holding a survey, asking its 3,200 residents whether they want to keep the slogan or find a new one. Jellicoe said one or two complaints come into his office every year from people across Canada and even the U. S. who are incensed by the slogan. Then there’s the problem of clarifying the double meaning while talking business. “ Once you explain, it eases things up a bit,” Jellicoe said. “ I don’t want to do that every time we entice a business to the area.” Tisdale is 210 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon. — The Canadian Press Sask. town rethinks slogan A_ 02_ Apr- 22- 15_ FP_ 01. indd A2 4/ 21/ 15 9: 55: 04 PM

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