David Matas’s downtown Winnipeg office is lined with shelves of bursting file folders, bookcases displaying legal texts and numerous holiday greeting cards – and two small suitcases ready at a moment’s notice for the immigration and refugee lawyer’s next international meeting.
Manitoba recently became the second province in the country to introduce a domestic violence death review committee in the hopes of preventing future deaths.
After 15 years of telling the stories and histories of Winnipeg’s West End, the West Central Streets newspaper is closing.
Bundled in her new winter coat, Roslyn Kirwan looks just like any other Winnipegger braving the cold.
Winnipeg’s FM radio dial is packed with 23 commercial radio stations, and some are changing formats and on-air personalities in an effort to woo listeners.
In the wake of scientific announcements about rising plastics pollution levels in Manitoba waterways, some in tourism and fishing industries are seeing impacts on their sectors firsthand.
The term “Made in Manitoba” has recently been used to describe initiatives ranging from seniors’ accessibility legislation to food advertising campaigns – leaving some marketing experts wondering whether the phrase captures or muddles Manitoba’s identity.
“These bodies have not been properly laid to rest,” said Judith Cheung, after handing out yellow disclaimers outside of Bodies… The Exhibition at the MTS Centre Exhibition Hall.
While the City of Winnipeg’s administration is looking at how to address the current shortage of affordable rental units, confusion remains over whether the city needs provincial legislation in order to regulate condominium conversions.
Oct. 29 marked the last day for public comment on the Province of Manitoba’s Condominium Act and housing advocates made sure they had their say.
Manitoba’s attorney general will add 53 provincial prosecutors and 29 paralegal and clerical staff by 2016 in order to make caseloads manageable. Some wonder, however, if this will put more pressure on other segments of Manitoba’s justice system.
A new but old form of church, based out of houses, is starting to take root in Winnipeg.
The Heaven’s Gate Church, a three-person congregation based out of a private residence in Winnipeg, affirms that it is not connected with the notorious Heaven’s Gate cult.
While most workers welcome the minimum wage increase to $9.50 announced for Oct. 1 by the province, some wonder what impact this will have on the hours and the earnings of salaried managers.
When Wayne Helgason first joined the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg (SPCW) 16-and-a-half years ago, many of the poverty reduction organizations that community members have come to rely on did not exist.
Crime is a hot-button issue in Winnipeg’s civic election, especially with the release of Statistics Canada data that finds Winnipeg is still the homicide capital of Canada.
As elders smudged the site of the new playground and daycare for the University of Winnipeg’s urban and inner-city studies program on Selkirk Avenue, empty beer bottles clanked from the Merchant’s Hotel.
Like any former student, Darren Moffatt is building a career and enjoying life. Unlike most students, however, he is doing this while living with arthritis.
Just as the Red Road Lodge helps residents through the recovery process, management hopes getting charitable status will help the lodge through the fundraising process.
Shakespeare’s illegitimate daughter, housekeeper Aerlene Ward, asks in her old age, “Am I then to write, ‘That day they went to the playhouse,’ and leave it so? Is the reader not entitled to a little more, even it if is not exactly what happened?”