“We’ve been put in a position of, I wouldn’t say panic, but an unsustainable position,” Koroluk says.
Latin elegy through comics // AYO youth meetup // Women’s March Winnipeg // Statistics Canada on campus // No Idea No Problem // U of W prof explores workplace bullying
Accessibility is a contentious topic in the Winnipeg arts scene.
On Sept. 18, 2019, Manitoba’s provincial government announced a 100-Day Action Plan.
How do judges become judges? What are the requirements to be able to sit on the bench and have the power to dictate people’s lives? Can a judge ever be “fired?”
New collective agreement ratified // Anti-war solidarity rally // UWinnipeg launches new justice centre initiative // Winnipeg Police Cause Harm condemns proposed transit security // Environmental studies seminar // Winnipeg Foundation announces new grants
The Manitoba Museum unveiled the Winnipeg Gallery, its newest addition, this past fall. Roland Sawatzky, head curator of the Winnipeg Gallery, says “there is no other place (in the province that) tells the actual history of the city ... We also wanted it as an introduction to the Urban Gallery cityscape, which shows Winnipeg around 1920, but there is no real context in there, so we felt we needed to tell the larger story."
In order to get a sense of how Winnipeggers were thinking about trees during the first couple decades of the 20th century, I returned to local newspaper archives.
1. Skating on the River Trail
2. Staying indoors
3. Festival du Voyageur
1. The Forks
2. Club 200
3. The Good Will Social Club
1. Smile by Tierney Milne and Brother Jopa on the Food Fare at Westminster and Maryland / Star Blankets by Kenneth Lavallee / Forever Bicycles by Ai Weiwei at The Forks (Three-way tie)
1. Uzoma Asagwara
2. Leah Gazan
3. Wab Kinew
1. Bear Clan Patrol inc.
2. QPOC Winnipeg
3. Sunshine House
1. Leah Gazan
2. Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie / Victoria Redsun (tie)
3. Lena Andres
Favourite political moment
1. Leah Gazan’s campaign, nomination and election
2. Climate strike
3. Uzoma Asagwara's election
On Nov. 4, the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure of the City of Winnipeg voted to move forward with the recommendations of a report outlining changes to the Winnipeg Transit U-Pass.
The Manitoboggan, a toboggan sledding structure in St. Vital Park designed by Public City Architecture, was awarded the International Olympic Committee and the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities Bronze Award and the International Paralympic Committee and International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities Distinction Awards on Nov. 5 at a ceremony in Germany.
German-Indigenous relations // Soccer camps for girls // New exhibit in archives // Gifts for holiday dinner // Community forum discusses transit
In April of 2018, I wrote a historical article for The Uniter examining the prohibition era in Winnipeg. From 1916 to 1921, the sale and consumption of alcohol was prohibited in Manitoba. Similar legislation was passed throughout Canada and the United States in the 1910s and ’20s, motivated by fears and misconceptions about alcoholism.
This summer, heated debates erupted in the St. James neighbourhood at an information session about the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre, a new addictions treatment facility that is set to be built in the area.
When it comes to intercity transportation, labour organizer and host of Rank and File Radio - Prairies Emily Leedham says there’s “a culture shift that needs to happen, and that’s what we hope to accomplish with the (audio) documentary,” Still Waiting for the Bus: The Unnatural Death of Prairie Intercity Transit.