About Us

Enlighten Up! with The Aquarian

Thank you to our dedicated community of readers, writers and advertisers who continually connect with The Aquarian – through our past quarterly newsprint publication (currently not in publication) and our vibrant, dynamic website.

The synergy of newspaper and website provided inspiration and education to people around the globe. The team behind the scenes cultivated their curiosity and creativity, openness and enthusiasm to grow The Aquarian’s community. Discover our Mission, Vision and Values that guided us on this exciting path filled with possibilities.

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As always The Aquarian strives to provide resources and articles that engage our readers, question the status quo and promote alternative thinking with topics that relate to the BodyMind & Spirit of our community and our Planet.

Some of the topics we cover:

• Wellness and Holistic Health (natural, complementary, alternative)
• Environmental issues and concerns
• Spiritual/Alternative beliefs and lifestyles
• Food! (organic, humanely raised, plant-based)
• Social, Cultural and Political issues
• And much, much more

Visit The Aquarian Newspaper’s past issues under the blue tab “Aquarian in Print” section.

Current and Past issues

The Aquarian Online offers feature articles and columns, resources and directories.

Amongst The Aquarian Online pages you will find:

• columns and writers sharing their expertise and opinions on topics related to our Body, MindSpirit and Planet, as well as some of The Aquarian‘s past treasures

• a current, dynamic and affordable opportunity to share your organizations news and promote your events on our Out & About Community page and Event Calendar section

• links to the resources and services being offered by businesses locally, nationally and globally in The Aquarian’s Business Profiles and Products & Services Directory sections

Please contact me (Kristi) with all your inquiries.

Smiles, Kristi

The Aquarian team:

img_4789Kristi Dorian, Owner & Publisher

Celebrating 24 years with The Aquarian, Kristi’s role started in 1995 as a general “whatever you need” volunteer. Her involvement and passion expanded to encompass office manager, photographer, columnist (Kristi’s Kaleidoscope), proofreader, ad designer and as of January 2012, owner/publisher.

By day Kristi works at Red River College as well as a freelance community ASL-English interpreter. You may also find her walking/hiking/biking or traveling on road trips and photo journeys across Manitoba.



Susan bio picSusan Hurrell, Editor

Susan started reading The Aquarian back when it was The New Age Connection, and has been written about in, as well as written for The Aquarian over the years.  She brings her love of words, her lifelong interest in all things “alt” and her familiarity with the online world to her role as website editor & occasional feature writer.  Dayjob: Business Development for a local software company  @modernsusan.  Lifejob: Experiencing the Mystery @suhurrell




Syd Baumel, Editor

Syd has been a writer, editor and cover designer for The Aquarian since its inception in 1993. He was chief editor of the paper from 1998 to 2006 and again since 2011. An occasional freelance writer since the 1980s, Syd is also the author of Dealing with Depression Naturally (Keats, McGraw-Hill), and the creator of EatKindHe rants and blogs at sydbaumel.blogspot.ca.




meg-headshotMeg Crane, Editor

A freelance writer and editor living a cruelty-free life in the chilly city of Winnipeg, Meg shines the spotlight on people who work selflessly to make the world a safer, more beautiful place. Using words, she turns difficult societal issues into accessible and interesting stories, opening people’s eyes.

Her stories change how readers see their world and inspire them to create change. Meg’s work is so effective, it’s impacted her! Through her eco-feminist zine, Cockroach, she organizes craft parties, workshops and fundraisers to spread love to people and animals in need.


The Aquarian Advisory Committee

The feedback and comments from our readers, writers and advertisers have shaped the paper and website for the last 20+ years. We ask for your continued involvement and participation by sharing comments and opinions.

The Aquarian also has a dedicated group of volunteers who meet regularly to review and discuss current issues and concerns, kudos and areas of improvement.