We pass by, some of us every day, without stopping to think about the building standing proudly beside Rideau Personal Care Home.
This distinctive building has every reason to be proud – it is truly a survivor.
The Brandon Court House and Jail Heritage Site
The grand Brandon Court House and Jail, with its fine Italianate detailing and intricate brickwork, is the oldest remaining court house on the Prairies.
Built as the headquarters of the newly created Western Judicial District, this facility cemented Brandon’s importance as a major regional centre in Manitoba.
The sturdy structure, designed by C. Osborn Wickenden, proved well-adapted to its roles over the decades.
Remodelled solely for jail use in 1910, it served as a detention centre until 1979.
It continues in institutional use, its lofty second-floor courtroom now functioning as meeting space for the Rideau Park Personal Care Home.
This handsome Italianate-inspired brick structure built in 1883, is a provincially designated site.
It is perched impressively on a piece of land with an expansive view of the northerly Assiniboine River valley.
The renovated court house-jail is now a dominant feature of Rideau Park Personal Care Home, an adjoining modern low-rise complex that faces south to Victoria Avenue.
Cape Cod Kitchen Island
• The Green Spot’s distinctive furniture is imported from Indonesia.
• Its warm and slightly weathered appearance adds character and charm to every interior, from rustic cottages to modern homes.
• This solid wood furniture is made from naturally felled trees, so it is ecologically produced.
Non glare glass is a beautiful thing!
Do you need a multivitamin?
Clearly, the best way to get nutrients such as vitamins and minerals is through a healthy diet.
Fruits and vegetables, legumes, lean meats, fish and dairy products are among the foods most dense in nutrients for maintaining daily health.
The vitamins and minerals found in these foods are in a form that our bodies recognize and easily absorb.
While this is the ideal situation, a multivitamin can play a role in our daily lives for a number of reasons:
• Daily diet realities: While the diet outlined above sounds wonderful, it’s rarely reality.
Most of us deal with busy schedules and don’t always eat the way we should.
Processed foods that are high in unhealthy fats and sugars, dominate our culture and are designed to appeal to our taste buds not our nutritional health.
A multivitamin can act as insurance to make sure our body is getting the base amount of vitamins and minerals every day for optimal health, no matter what direction the day’s diet goes.
• Stress: The modern Canadian lifestyle is stressful.
Balancing family and work demands combined with insufficient sleep and relaxation leaves our bodies, minds and immune systems vulnerable to running down.
Getting consistent nutritional support can help us get through unexpected or prolonged stressful periods.
• High performance: Those of us who are active and working out physically (or mentally) at high levels demand more out of our bodies.
This extra activity uses up more nutrients.
A multivitamin can help to top up even a healthy diet to help our body perform at its upper potential.