Winnipeg exists in an odd cultural space; we’re self-deprecating but have fierce hometown pride.
Since a law change in 2013, sex work in Canada is not illegal. Currently, sex work falls under the category of asymmetrical criminalization, meaning the purchase - not the sale - of sex is illegal.
The Winnipeg film industry has been growing in recent years. In 2016, the film industry in Manitoba brought in $127 million in production, and Carole Vivier, CEO of Manitoba Film and Music says this year is anticipated to exceed $150 million.
Winnipeg has a long and complex history with policing. Many inner-city neighbourhoods and marginalized groups experience issues with safety but have had, at times, a strained relationship with the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS).
The past 15 years have been transformative for Winnipeg’s Exchange District.
Sometimes community is built through a combination of habit, routine and convenience. Returning to the same place over and over again, and seeing the same familiar faces, can help people develop a sense of belonging.
Sometimes, shattering the glass ceiling can leave an entrepreneur under a microscope.
Winnipeg’s crypto-community covets a currency, and Bitcoin Teller Machines (BTMs) are popping up around the city.
Every place has a history. When people travel, they often make a point of visiting historic sites, getting to know the culture and the history of the place they are visiting.
Winnipeg may lag behind other urban centres in many measures of pet-friendliness, but some locals are taking steps to make this a more dog-friendly and dog-loving city.
In the modern era, kinbaku is no longer used to bind one’s enemies. Rather, it has been popularized as a form of sexual bondage or BDSM (an umbrella term that refers to bondage/discipline, domination/submission, and sadism/masochism) often referred to as shibari, which means “to decoratively tie.”
Many dive into the animal rescue community in Manitoba expecting it to be filled with big-hearted people, then find the humans involved are not treated well at all.
Women, queer and non-binary people can find empowerment and self-sufficiency through learning and practising bicycle mechanics.
Traditionally, we’ve been taught about the environment in a way that’s broken down and broken apart. Educating within the confines of four brick walls separates us from the world we’re trying to learn about and other humans we’re learning with.
Heritage museums exist to tell a story and to preserve local history. It is the job of museum curators to make that history accessible to everyone that visits.
Homelessness and addiction, and the resources that help
There are many reasons to be anxious right now. Midterms are approaching. There is still more winter ahead. Tweets are declaring the end of the world. The news is depressing with accusations of fascism in America and comparisons between the Trump administration and Germany’s Nazi regime.
How can we stave off the panic when even the media is panicking?
At what point does our situational anxiety become a medical condition?
It’s not always easy being green, but several Winnipeg organizations are working to make environmental initiatives more accessible across the board.
The far-right: what it is and how to stop it
Breaking down student athletic and rec fees