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The Reminder is making its archives back to 2003 available on our website. Please note that, due to technical limitations, archive articles are presented without the usual formatting.

The Reminder is making its archives back to 2003 available on our website. Please note that, due to technical limitations, archive articles are presented without the usual formatting.

The generosity that Flin Flonners are known for has spread across the entire province. Manitobans gave more to charities per capita than any other province or territory in 2002, according to a new Statistics Canada report. "It's just the way Manitobans are," Deputy Premier Rosann Wowchuk told The Winnipeg Sun. "Our Prairie culture has been to be there, to stand beside our neighbour and to give very generously." The figures showed that 29 per cent of Manitobans who filed their taxes last year claimed charitable donations, four per cent higher than the national average. Wowchuk didn't seem surprised at the statistics, and many Flin Flonners likely aren't, either, as charitable efforts in the community usually turn out to be huge successes. An example is the Canadian Cancer Society's annual door-to-door canvass each April in which the Flin Flon area typically raises at least $1 for every resident Ñ a figure that the charity's representatives consider outstanding. Tied for second place in the giving department were Saskatchewan and Ontario, where 27 per cent of people claimed charitable donations.