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Stop and smell the Never Alone roses

Donna Chandler, nursery manager at the Green Spot, checks over some of the Never Alone roses with owner Bernie Whetter on Wednesday afternoon. One dollar from the sale of each plant goes to the Never Alone foundation, which assists cancer patients and their families.

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Donna Chandler, nursery manager at the Green Spot, checks over some of the Never Alone roses with owner Bernie Whetter on Wednesday afternoon. One dollar from the sale of each plant goes to the Never Alone foundation, which assists cancer patients and their families.

Battling 'to live a little longer' with cancer

Sitting in the Western Manitoba Cancer Centre’s waiting room after his latest round of radiation therapy, 71-year-old Gilles Lefebvre knows what his priorities are.

“I do the best I can to live a little longer,” Lefebvre said. “I’m not scared of dying. What really bugs me is leaving my kids, the ...

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