Published September 17, 2009
What do you think of the practice of passing students, in elementary and junior high, when they don’t have passing grades?
The evolution of a species is a peculiar thing. Each species evolves and mutates over millions of years, adapting and becoming more suited to its particular environment. Seen from a global perspective, this process of adaptation seems to be fluid and relatively constant. However, examined more closely, evolution takes on a different face altogether.
Everyone knows Winnipeg has a symphony, a ballet company, great theatres and a plethora of live music venues – but did you know it also has a costume museum?
We all know that exercising regularly is good for one’s health, but finding the motivation to do so can be a real challenge.
Flowers, leaves, shark teeth and hearts are all part of the many hair accessories Toronto-based fashion designer Lara Vincent creates.
Today more people are questioning where their food comes from than ever before. Or at least, they’re being told they should.
Sometimes tragedy kills creativity as much as it inspires it, but the arts don’t always pay the bills. Local rappers Mitchell and Michael Francisco (a.k.a. Lasing and Mikal) of Brakada use it to drive their upcoming album, a last effort to make it big in the music industry.
Any survey of the last decade of Canadian indie music would be incomplete without a couple nods to Royal City, the now defunct lo-fi alt-country band from Guelph.
Following his breakthrough 2007 debut City Blood, Country Heart, rootsy singer/songwriter Patrick Brealey is back with Mercury in Songbirds.
I could be simple and just lump this in with the droll that Pitchfork praises incessantly or that indie poop-mongers JagJagWhine or Suckretly Canadian release.
Uber-positive lyrics, super-tight execution, killer pipes and righteous jams; Crisis Jane is reminiscent of Saves the Day with the emotion of Anberlin.
It’s fitting that Keith Price is holding a baseball on the cover of this CD, because with these seven songs, the jazz guitarist has hit a home run.
Polaroid sells its Warhol Polaroids; Ikea changes font; Smells like fungus; American Apparel loses advertising over too-young nude model
There’s a saying in French that people use when they’re crazy busy: dans le jus, which translates to “in the juice.”
Some people read books to escape – but not Charlene Diehl.
I’d like to take a few precious moments to talk about what’s going on in the Manitoba legislature these days.
I can remember a client coming into my office building recently. She walked up to my desk, set down her papers and coughed directly into my face. It was no tiny accidental cough either. This was an honest, hearty, bottom-of-the-lungs, body-wracking cough. I was talking at the time, so I’m pretty sure some of that even hit the back of my throat.
Until this past week, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff needed to become more arrogant.
Housed in the parking garage in the basement of Lockhart Hall is one of two technology services offices at the University of Winnipeg. The office isn’t necessarily what one would expect a technology office to look like. There are no gleaming metal instruments or wall-to-wall flat screens portraying unreadable data. Instead, it is a workshop-like space strewn with unidentifiable objects.
Canadian students blast off; CKUW releases Transmissions; Green cleaning products to be used on campus; Age of Stupid screening at U of W; Queer-support open for business
McFeetors Hall, the new building standing prominently on the corner of Portage Avenue and Langside Street, is not your average university dorm. For starters, the sun-drenched student lounges and brightly coloured hallways are a far cry from typically dingy, outdated, college dormitories.
The headquarters for Winnipeg’s anti-capitalist movement may soon be put on the open market unless a co-operative made up of the businesses currently operating there can take over the building.
Hats off to the Easter Island statues; Japanese centenarians exceed population of 40,000 and growing; Carrier pigeon is faster than Internet; New World wine set record at Penfolds auction
The number of cats captured and/or surrendered to the humane society is rising.
A new federal study proposed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada is being undertaken to monitor the success of the province’s “housing first” approach to homelessness and mental illness.
Agitated Rosser residents gathered last week at a public hearing to help determine whether a quarry proposed by landowner Heather Stewart is to proceed amid objections from locals.
Winnipeg gets a weekend’s worth of free stuff; Manitoba bans trans fats in schools; Manitoba declares September “Literacy Month”; Province makes further preparations for H1N1; Support increased for those with FASD
As the federal political parties prepare for a possible fall election, speculation is growing over policy.
If you check the local events listings, it’s likely you’ll come across a concert, lecture or art show at the Millennium Library. If you need free Wi-Fi or study space or an espresso, your local public library will do the trick.
To people unfamiliar with the sport, having a company put your name on a skateboard may not seem special. In reality, it’s a big deal.
A debate has resurfaced in Manitoba grade schools about whether or not to retain students in a grade if they don’t satisfy the necessary criteria.
For Winnipeg musician Todd Hunter, life couldn’t be much better.
The swamp, gators and bugs the size of your beer can. Bonfires made with pallets and waking up in the mud, thankful your girlfriend took your glasses earlier on in the night.