Published March 31, 2011
How can you not love an event with drum circles?
While listening to CBC Radio Winnipeg recently, I heard a story regarding the potential increase of downtown parking fees.
What do you like most or least Winnipeg?
Look for a special video version of the Streeter at http://www.youtube.com/user/TheUniter204.
Why it appears that increasing numbers of persons with mental illness come into contact with the law has little to do with actual criminality and much to do with the type of society we have created.
As some of you might know, new words have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. This is done every year to make sure that the English language itself actually aligns with how the majority of people use the language.
When I opened cre8ery in 2006, I imagined an arts centre where patrons could browse our galleries, take in artist demos and see where artists work each day.
Neil Young, The Weakerthans and The Guess Who are just a few of Winnipeg’s successful musical talents – so maybe that’s why Winnipeggers are so often convinced that they’ve birthed the next big musical act.
Make way for the smooth jazz drums of Curtis Nowosad, whose modesty does little to distract from his success.
The Uniter asked Kier-La Janisse and Michael Petkau Falk to discuss the arts in Winnipeg – what’s working well, and what could be improved.
Boarded up signs and broken windows line the once vibrant Selkirk Avenue in the heart of Winnipeg’s North End.
One man’s bold vision for our civic future
Just off Osborne, hidden behind the Gas Station Theatre, Burrito del Rio greets you with neon words on a sign, reading: “Tacos – Burritos – Cerveja” – which is great because the restaurant lets you know it has a liquor licence as you walk by, but keeps the secret from those without elementary Spanish.
In Winnipeg, and elsewhere, women face poverty more often than men do.
Intentionally or not, the media sensationalizes violent and rare criminal offences committed against strangers.
It is common knowledge that downtown Winnipeg requires revitalization.
I’ve lived in many cities. Of all those cities, Winnipeg currently has the worst transit system.
From Main Street to McPhillips Street, from Dufferin Avenue to Mountain Avenue, Winnipeg’s North End is one of the most culturally, economically and architecturally diverse areas of the city.
From treats smothered in chocolate to coffee specials oozing with flavour, Winnipeg has several great dessert cafés.
Progress on securing funding for a complete rapid transit system in Winnipeg is at a virtual stand-still while the city continues to delay the second phase of the Southwest Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor in favour of a light rail transit (LRT) system that has yet to materialize.
Though the media and police public relations officers work hard to inform Winnipeggers of crime incidents, there is still a handful of information that never reaches the public.
In 2004, Lloyd Axworthy, former federal cabinet minister and creator of the University of Winnipeg’s Institute for Urban Studies, took the position of president and vice-chancellor at the U of W.
One of the more concerning adages that rings true in our city today is “the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.”