As a new session of Parliament is set to begin, the mudslinging between federal political parties has started again with veracity. This time, the culprits are the Conservatives, who are repeating what Thomas Mulcair has characterized as a “bald-faced lie” about NDP party policy.
Something happened today.
Having spent 19 of the 24 years of my life living in Winnipeg’s West End, it’s hard for me to take people seriously when they tell me how brave I am to stay here. However, for many people, including many students to the U of W, the West End seems like the bogeyman’s headquarters…
I’ve made it my goal as Comments editor to see to it that in addition to the hard-hitting news stories in the front section of the paper, the Uniter also has a space for radical voices. And not just radical voices, mind you: controversial, in-depth articles that tackle the big tough questions are always welcome no matter where the author falls on the political spectrum.
A discussion of underemployment as it pertains to students and graduates of the creative arts.
When we look at a few cover ideas sometimes we shoot more then one just in case the shot we really want doesn’t happen.
This entry breaks down some of the numbers on Federal funding I acquired and researched after press time on the funding of Lake Winnipeg clean-up and its relation to flood relief and the floodway expansion.
You may have noticed the flyers that went up last week, warning Sociology students to expect a decrease in professors and programming in the next year. You may have noticed how quickly those posters disappeared, as well. And hopefully you have seen the timely Free Press Article detailing cuts to the Sociology and Modern Languages staff, and the Lloyd Axworthy’s vague statement on the 2012-2013 operating budget that followed it. However, we’re still waiting on an explanation of what exactly is happening to our arts departments. The problem goes much deeper than the Sociology and Modern Languages department.
The UWSA takes in millions of dollars of your money annually and voting gives you a say in where that money goes.
Last week in an interview, Dr. Lloyd Axworthy mentioned some rather surprising news: Soma Cafe is moving out of the Duckworth Centre.
According to Axworthy, the UWSA executive has negotiated with administration to have Soma take over the space that is currently occupied by Cafe Bodhi, on the first floor of Lockhart Hall.
The space where Soma now stands will become part of a proposed pharmacy and medical clinic. What does this mean for Soma?
When it comes to wireless communication, it can sometimes feel as though the U of W is the Bermuda Triangle of lost signals and faulty connections.
For phone signals, this makes sense, to a certain extent. I can accept that decades before cell phones were the norm, some forward-thinking architects designed the main campus buildings to be veritable strongholds against wireless activity. That’s not surprising. Internet access is slightly more puzzling, since I have been led to believe that the building was actually been outfitted (more or less) for internet access.
The City of Winnipeg committee meeting held today, which saw all four members effectively approve the expansion of the Osborne Street Shopper’s Drug Mart, was a historic moment for the Village. It was also an important moment for Fort Rouge councillor Jenny Gerbasi, who passionately articulated the inner turmoil she had to overcome in order to reject the appeal of Vi Ann restaurant owner Bui Bac and other concerned citizens.
U of W students like to complain, but who should we be complaining to?
The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association, and in particular community liaison Zach Fleischer, should be commended for a recent partnership between Couns. Harvey Smith and Ross Eadie, as well as the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg, to oppose the impending 20 cent transit fare hike in a practical and realistic way at the council level.
Sold-out Winnipeg premiere of Tony Award winning puppet musical Avenue Q was everything hoped for and more, with hilarity and puppet debauchery.
If you would like to watch someone else read your registration form for you, if you want unsolicited relationship advice, if you need suggestions on how to become even more broke, it’s time to make an appointment with an academic advisor!
On Monday, January 23, I appeared yet again on CKUW’s monthly civic affairs panel with local blogger and urban affairs researcher Robert Galston and Dennis Lewycky of the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg.
Regular physical activity is important, especially if winter gives you the natural urge to hibernate. But if the gym is not your scene or you just prefer to not look like you’re trying too hard, here are some simple guidelines for staying fit like a ninja.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ upcoming Grey Cup appearance occasions a look at some Grey Cup stats.
The Bill C-10 protest at Andrew Swan’s constituency office that I wrote a blog post about last week was a strange agglomeration of dedicated Occupiers and disgruntled NDP members. I expressed criticism of that protest late last week, which sparked some equally critical responses from readers. So here is my response: