Published March 31, 2016
This is it, readers. This is The Urban Issue – our last issue of the publication year.
“Stuff. You collect stuff along the way.” Fred Penner makes this offhanded remark in reference to his Osborne Village home, which is adorned with mementos, knick-knacks and heirlooms from a remarkable life in art and music.
Covering ground on foot to discover new landscapes
Fresh beans and new shops springing up in town
Building community around alternative hobbies
Bear Clan navigates urban spaces to assist those in need
Winnipeg businesses are nurturing each other back to life
The ’Peg’s photographers are recreating the city
Local and international students learn to deal with cultural differences in the school environment
A celebration of the Manitoba wedding social
Winnipeg is one great city that never was
Community bike shop scene helps newcomers gain access to bicycles
Imagining possible futures for our downtown mall
An urban mystery leads to questions about social justice
Four diverse and unusual libraries in Winnipeg
Andrea - “I’m on my way to sing with Celtic Sienn at the Irish Association of Manitoba and am also wearing green for St. Patrick’s Day.”
Un-Supermarket follows the whimsical ups and downs of three jaded cashiers at their local grocery store. Ever wonder what your average retail worker is really thinking? This dark comedy shines a light on some of the attitudes and truths associated with the industry. Though at times cynical, the characters have a sense of humour about their positions and the situations they face on a day to day basis. After all, cashiering is a monotonous job, sometimes you just have to make a joke and not take yourself so seriously... The main characters Val, Rick, and Tish sure don't!
Ocosomoso was beamed down to Earth to investigate the planet and its current conditions. This comic strip chronicles that investigation as Ocosomoso explores his surroundings and relays off-base observations back to the mothership.