Cover Stories

  • Deserving of respect

    The state of disability support in Winnipeg

  • Responsibility or austerity?

    A look at the Government of Manitoba’s fiscal response to COVID-19

  • Punching up

    Winnipeg comedians and colleagues speak on performing in a medium that has historically been dominated by white, male, straight and cis voices. 

  • City of food (in)security

    Amid COVID-19, more Winnipeggers struggle to afford their next meal

  • Working together

    Co-operative businesses show resilience through shared values

  • Our teachers are not okay

    Manitoba educators face hardships while teaching during the pandemic

  • Softening their strides

    Dancers and educators re-envision equitable connection

  • We can get through this together

    Though thousands gathered in Winnipeg this summer and stood for Justice 4 Black Lives and Indigenous Lives Matter rallies, the very act of protesting coupled with the instances of racism and prejudice that continue to plague this city can make this feel all for nought and can have a negative effect on people's mental health. 

  • Happy trails

    Staff photographer Keeley Braunstein-Black explores local hiking options in this week’s cover feature.

  • When pandemics collide

    While news of the COVID-19 pandemic has flooded our feeds, and rightly so, an opioid crisis of devastating proportions has been quietly ravaging communities in Winnipeg and across the province.

  • Round Up: 2SLGBTQIA+ Winnipeg

    Openly queer businesses and explicitly queer-friendly spaces have come a long way. Among the many queer-led initiatives and businesses, here are a few newer or less-heard-of ones to celebrate.

  • Recarving a rubber stamp

    “We really need to start thinking about what is really going to make our communities safer, going to help make Winnipeg a better place, because clearly what we’re very invested in is not working.”

  • Publishing in the pandemic

    The closure of bookstores earlier this year cancelled many book launches and changed how readers bought and how publishers marketed books.

  • The New Normal

    Until a few months ago, most students would probably have never imagined that going to university would mean sitting at home and attending a video call with their instructor.

  • Winnipeg’s Artists of Colour

    Many of Winnipeg’s marginalized artists are multitalented people who fall into a wide spectrum of racial categories. Their stories need to be heard, their accomplishments deserve celebration and more work needs to be done to create a more inclusive and truly diverse space.

  • Sexual and reproductive health in Winnipeg

    The capacity of Canadians to access, realize and exercise their sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) has been influenced by the changing tides of the nation’s politics and the shifting configurations of beliefs and customs throughout the years.

  • A room of one’s own

    Winnipeg is known across Canada as being an ideal place for artists to hone their practice.

  • Callouts are the symptom, not the problem

    It’s 2020, and certain bloggers and cultural commentators have become obsessed with the question of whether “callout culture” has gone too far. 

  • Circus play!

    Charles Lauder (Sleepy) is the current president of the Winnipeg Circus Club (WCC). This is the third time Lauder has been elected to the position. One of the reasons Sleepy loves being a clown is “because you can dabble your giant tippy-toe in pretty much anything,” including juggling, balloons, comedy, stage shows and birthday parties.

  • Winnipeg building out, a downward spiral

    From the very recent destruction of the homeless camps by the Disraeli Bridge, to making diamond lanes open to cabs, the City’s decisions can be head-scratching at best and heartbreaking at worst.

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