Published September 3, 2009
“I come to you open, organs on my sleeve,” she trembles. “Won’t you help me now/Help me find my peace?”
With school out for the summer, several University of Winnipeg athletes decided to turn to their provincial sporting organization and represent Manitoba at the 2009 Canada Summer Games (CSG) in Prince Edward Island.
Rarely do we, as the common folk most of us are, actually get a chance to witness greatness. Most of us are so used to being afloat in the sea of mediocrity that surrounds us that we forget what true greatness looks like—or that it even exists. Today I want to remind and assure you all that greatness is still alive.
Sugar. Toothpaste. Wine. Marshmallows. Although these four products seem random, they do have one thing in common: The potential to contain animal products.
After three intense weeks of racing, my Canada Summer Games (CSG) experience has come to an end.
If you haven’t heard clucking in your backyard yet, you may soon. A growing number of cities are in the process of permitting urban egg production.
Adoration, the latest film from Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter), works to bring into the digital age the proverbial notion of returning squeezed toothpaste to its tube.
Kier-La Janisse may be the only Winnipegger who can say that Quentin Tarantino once fought on her behalf.
YOUNG PEOPLE ARE THE FUTURE; GTA FOR REAL; THE GEOGRAPHY OF VICE; A ROOM WITH A VIEW
It’s not everyday that you hear the word “grandmother” and “sex trade worker” in the same sentence. But in Aceartinc’s new exhibit 100 Stories About My Grandmother, both play an important role.
Best known as founder of influential L.A. punk band X, John Doe formed an alliance with Canadian psychedelic roots rockers The Sadies for an ambitious project – an album of classic country covers.
While Vancouver-based duo The Wind Whistles’ first record was a folky affair, their sophomore effort Animals Are People Too is emphatically less so.
Music had always played a big role in raising awareness of global issues. Joining the ranks of activist-musicians is 22-year-old Liam Titcomb, son of folk musician Brent Titcomb, and promoter of War Child, an internationally recognized charity that supports children and families in war-torn areas.
In an age where it seems there are as many rock bands as there are stars in the sky, what does it take to rise above the rest?
If you’re a fan on Facebook of local pop-rock outfit Blue Sky Addicts, it’s quite possible that you found out their drummer quit before the band’s other members did.
A children’s musician performing at a university may seem like an odd idea, but not for local hero Fred Penner.
By the time this article makes it to print, the 40th anniversary of Woodstock will have been celebrated with little more than the release of a few CDs and movies. While Woodstock has been a commercial success ever since the festival ended, selling millions of soundtracks, movies and books, the Woodstock festival was never about money and it is saddening to see that is all that it has become.
Several local news sources have reported that Mayor Sam Katz, police Chief Keith McCaskill, Minister of Justice Dave Chomiak and several city counsellors are close to dropping some serious cash on a fancy new toy.
The political winds of Manitoba are shifting, or so one would be inclined to believe from the smorgasbord of patented verbal back slaps that have been heaped upon freshly-resigned premier Gary Doer.
H1N1 update; Bottled water gone on campus; U of W represented at Global Youth Assembly; Uni won’t accept credit cards for tuition payments
Nestled deep in the basement of the Bulman Centre is the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA).
University of Winnipeg students can say goodbye to greasy, processed burger patties and soggy crinkle-cut fries and say hello to wholesome, fresh and locally-sourced cuisine.
The one-year anniversary of the abduction of two Winnipeg children has sparked an unprecedented international investigation into their whereabouts.
Muslims not invited to Guinness birthday bash; China launches organ donation registry to serve 1.3 billion people; Planet on crash course with its star; Bananas hit with disease
A program that retrofits homes in the inner-city is helping low-income residents save on their heating and water bills while helping inexperienced workers learn work and life skills.
Recreation facilities get a boost; Premier Gary Doer steps down; Province releases H1N1 update; Rally tackles downtown trash; Homelessness Strategy accepting proposals
Food borne illness outbreaks have certainly been hogging the media spotlight as of late.
We Canadians are a jovial bunch. But we may be overpaying for our sense of self-worth.
The front sidewalk of the Women’s Health Clinic (WHC), a feminist community-based health centre located at 419 Graham Avenue, has become a forum for a longstanding Canadian debate.
He may rhyme the blues but there is no hometown hatred or sad songs here.
Fat, overdriven bass tones. Frenetic, dance-inducing drum beats. Melodic, video game-inspired keyboard lines. Spastic, punky vocals.