Cierra Bettens

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  • Favourite local social media presence or account

    Favourite local social media presence or account

    1. Winnipeg Police Cause Harm
    2. It Happens in Winnipeg
    3. MB Poli Drag Race / Pallister is a Vampire (tie)

  • Favourite local publication (that isn’t The Uniter)

    Favourite local publication (that isn’t The Uniter)

    1. Stylus
    2. Dijon Magazine
    3. Winnipeg Free Press

  • Favourite local achiever under 30 / Favourite new independent business

    Favourite local achiever under 30

    1. Jordan Cayer
    2. Adam Fuhr
    3. A massive tie

    Favourite new independent business

    1. Never Better Coffee
    2. House of Wonders Recording
    3. Kilter Brewing Co.

  • City of food (in)security

    Amid COVID-19, more Winnipeggers struggle to afford their next meal

  • Discussing the past, present and future of Indigenous activism

    U of M hosting virtual roundtable on Dec. 7

  • As rent rises, uncertainty looms

    Tenants falling through the cracks of an already-faulty system

  • A rude awakening

    COVID-19 links to sleep troubles

  • A right, not a privilege

    Newcomers face challenges exercising their rights in the workplace

  • Métis connections

    Online platforms bring the Métis community together

  • ‘Parks are not for sale’

    Environmental groups push against privatization of provincial parks

  • Balancing the budget comes at a price

    The plan for education reform was unveiled in the provincial government’s throne speech on Oct. 7, contending that parents will have “more say” in the new model.

  • Reaching beyond bars

    Manitoba has the highest incarceration rate out of all provinces in Canada at 231 adults per a population of 100,000 – a problem that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Psychoactive ethics

    New innovations in psychedelic research show that MDMA could be a promising remedy for those who live with PTSD and other trauma-related illnesses.

  • Seeking space for a safer space

    Organizations like the Mount Carmel Clinic’s Sage House work to provide a variety of supports to cisgender and transgender women in the sex work industry. 

  • Getting home safe(r)

    In the time of COVID-19, some may feel uncomfortable riding public transit. 

  • Books without barriers

    As part of the third phase of reopening libraries, Millennium Library has now opened its doors without security screening measures in place at the entrance. 

  • Propagating self-care

    To celebrate World Mental Health Day, Winnipeggers can reward themselves with a complimentary free plant on Oct. 10.

  • Supporting seniors of today and tomorrow

    On Thursday at noon, the Manitoba Health Coalition will host a virtual event through their Facebook page to call for the establishment of a Manitoba Seniors Advocate.

  • Somebody to lean on

    In the gig economy, freelance and contract work is often the norm for those in the arts and creative sectors.

  • Active inclusion

    Taking up a new sport can be daunting for various reasons, but many 2SLGBTQIA+ folks face additional barriers.

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