Having just returned from a five-week trip in the United States of America, I have made some observations of our southern neighbour that I think are worth noting.
Part 2 of a 3 part series:
Christianity was in the news this month when it was reported that Youth for Christ, an evangelical social-service organization, plans to build a $11-million youth centre at the northwest corner of Main Street and Higgins Avenue.
City planning is taking a hit in this year’s city budget, with significant cuts in positions and funding that could have an effect on city development over the coming years.
Winnipeggers have a lot of choices when it comes to donating to an inner city charity – but not the clients, who often find themselves succumbing to the religious affiliations of charity organizations.
Shelters and soup kitchens like Siloam Mission and Union Gospel Mission are non-denominational Christian organizations that work in Winnipeg’s inner city.
In honour of The Uniter’s Urban Issue, we spoke with some of Winnipeg’s most knowledgeable, including Robert Galston, author of local blog The Rise and Sprawl, about the decisions that have affected Winnipeg as
we know it.
In your opinion, what is the most important urban planning issue facing Winnipeg?
Protestors took to Winnipeg’s streets to mark the 13th annual International Day Against Police Brutality recently.
Do you think biofuels are a good alternative to petroleum?
In the last two months, a Bargain! Shop and a Budget Rent A Car outlet have left the West End – and they are not the first ones.
Future wives, beware: He really will always prefer his mother over you. This was the claim of two scientists at a recent University of Winnipeg lecture.
Public-private partnerships, or P3s, have become a popular option in recent years for the city’s buildings and infrastructure. Yet the recession may impact how the city contracts out public projects.
Do you think that stiffer penalties for criminals work to reduce crime?
The University of Winnipeg’s campus was filled with colourful feathers, the rolling sound of drums and enormous pride as aboriginal dancers, drummers and singers converged Friday, Mar. 6 for the annual powwow.
Nuclear power may soon join hydro as a part of Manitoba’s energy supply.
Indigenous rights representatives are accusing the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and provincial universities of not doing enough to prevent racism.
Houses and apartments can have a negative effect on the health of individuals living in them if they are not well maintained.
A new home improvement program will give houses in Winnipeg’s inner-city a much needed facelift – while training its residents to pay it forward.
With economic hardships potentially putting a damper on local enrolment, the Government of Manitoba is putting all its effort into attracting international students to the province.
As part of The Uniter’s in-depth look at who’s got the power, we realized most of us could not tell a city councillor from a porcupine, or know what a by-law is. In the interest of making us all more city-savvy, The Uniter presents its City Politics for Dummies guide.
Despite shaping Canada’s history, immigrants have a limited voice in Canadian politics, and instead are represented through local ethnic community organizations.