In December 2017, there was an uproar after the internet got wind of wealthy residents of Bristol, United Kingdom, installing spikes in the trees outside their homes to stop birds from pooping on their cars.
On January 12th, 2018 the Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) announced the closure of the Conservatory. The conservatory’s last day of operation will be April 2, 2018.
Persons with disabilities often face a lack of accommodation, support and funding, as well as experiencing widespread bullying and exclusion, according to the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
As the sun sets over Winnipeg’s North End, a group of people gather at the Ndinawe Youth Resource Centre. They are preparing to spend the next few hours patrolling the streets and back lanes, by foot and with the aid of a mobile unit.
Discrimination against a person’s weight or size, also known as sizeism, is an issue that affects many people in their day-to-day lives.
The reasons why people collect things are as unique as the collectors themselves.
Stigma surrounding taking medication for mental health and mental illnesses, as well as stigma around mental health in general, has decreased in recent years. This shows through both sociological and medical points of view.
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).
What is the measure of a man?
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.