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Thanks for you welcome and tips, @mgagnonlv !Welcome to Canada, GiancarloZ.
There are many differences between regions in Canada, and even more between smaller cities like Lachute (or Brandon or Portage La Prairie in MB) and larger ones like Montréal and Winnipeg, with the smaller cities being usually friendlier.
Regarding food, you might look for a small independent fruit store somewhere in Winnipeg. If it's anything like Montréal, some independent fruit stores have a much greater selection of fruits and vegetables than grocery chains... and sometimes at much better prices. You probably won't find the exact selection you had in Brazil – and certainly not freshly picked tropical fruits – but you will find something interesting.
Sunlight also needs getting used to, especially for someone coming from an equatorial country. Especially in Winnipeg (50th parallel), days are short in Winter, but very long in Summer. With the sunrise and sunset officially at 5:20 and 21:40 on June 21st, it means that you still have decent light almost until midnight and it's very easy to "forget" to sleep. And you learn to appreaciate summer heat and winter coldness... with appropriate clothing of course! Apart from the individualistic North-American mentality, I would say that Winter helps to keep conversations very short. Another difference is that spread out towns and cities (and Winnipeg is much more spread out than downtown Vancouver, Toronto or Montréal) favour car usage, so people drive from point A to point B and never interact with eachother.
Finally, how is your wife adjusting to Winnipeg? If it is her first stay in Canada outside Québec, she might have had some kind of culture shock too.
You talk about cleanliness and some ethnic groups. One issue (at least in Montréal) is that relatively affordable appartments are scarce, so people crowd themselves in too small appartments. Add poor ventilation or none at all and you get issues that people would not notice in warmer climates. Imagine people cooking side by side Mexican, Indian and Chinese food on electric stoves that have absolutely no ventilation hoods and in poorly heated buildings where people don't want to open a window at the other end of the appartment, and you see the problem!
As for poor people in general and especially natives in our cities, I wish I knew how to solve the problem, but what worries me is that the issue is not seriously acknoledged by our governments.
I wish I can adapt to the winter, because summer here seems to be amazing. The thing is that I don't wanna live half year waiting for the other half, without properly enjoying it.
Regarding my wife, she was raised in Cushing, which is an English-speaking community by the Ottawa River, belonging to Brownsburg-Chatham municipality. At 16 she moved to Montréal and after that to São Paulo, Brazil. So she's spent almost 20 years of her life living in big cities. The shock was really big when we stayed in Lachute. She couldn't adjust - neither I. Winnipeg is also being very different for her, though, as she never lived with non-Québecois people. She says she feels in another country.
In our apartment building, as we live downtown close to the financial district, the issue seems to be a lot of young professionals who just moved from their home countries and still haven't switched to the western standards. It can be shocking, especially regarding different hygiene values.