In the last few years, there has been blistering hot architectural prowess in Winnipeg.
Winnipeg’s changing cityscape over the next couple of years will involve the conversion of certain areas of city land to reserve status. The creation of urban reserves, or Aboriginal economic zones, is a process fraught with difficulties due to many factors, but according to Southern Chief’s Organization Grand Chief Terry Nelson, establishing more of them is just a matter of time.
This year a University of Winnipeg Student Association President has been elected without running against an opponent. Whether or not students chose to vote in the election, they don’t seem entirely satisfied with the current student government.
It is a Sunday afternoon of what my memories tell me ought to feel like spring. My muscles twitch in anticipation of cycling amidst budding trees, warmed by the sun and cooled by the breeze.
About 25 years ago I attended an ecology conference in a city in the south of Spain, and it is funny that the thing I remember the most was a walk through a parking lot. This was the first time, and one of the only times, I felt something as intrusive as a parking lot could be part of an integrated urban ecosystem.
Finn performing at The Uniter Fiver
Greek Riots performing at The Uniter Fiver
Hearing Trees at The Uniter Fiver
This three song follow up to 2012’s four song EP finds local punk quintet Distances delivering a slew of hard-hitting, well produced punk radio classics.
The Uniter Fashion Streeter is an ongoing documentation of creative fashion in Winnipeg inspired by the Helsinki fashion blog www.hel-looks.com. Each issue will feature a new look from our city’s streets and bars in an attempt to encourage individual expression and celebrate that you are really, really good looking.
What do you think of the Juno awards being hosted by Winnipeg this year?
Lost Heroes is a documentary about Canadians missing the point, about the dilemma that is central to the failure of so much Canadian content: trying to define what it means to be Canadian.
If you want to nitpick Enemy, the film offers plenty of ammunition, as it takes itself very seriously.
These days, it’s hard to imagine a time when Osborne wasn’t lined with tattoo and piercing shops, and going to summer festivals didn’t mean seeing a whole variety of people’s ink and piercings on display.
Opening with a wordy, mid-tempo tune about Alberta, this concept record made by Livingston (which is kind of a collaboration between many people, mostly folklorist/song collector Dr. Henry Adam Svec and Czech programmer Mirek Plihal, but is also a machine that can access all of Canadian folk music to make the perfect CanFolk recording) is pretty okay.
This debut release from Newfoundland born Halifax resident Kim Harris is lush, pretty, hip and strikingly diverse.
Matt Sutton wants you to wake up feeling fresh.
As a second winter draws us in, it’s easy to forget that spring (better known as exam season) is just around the corner. But if your year has been anything like ours, the end of the year is arriving all too quickly.
In its bio, Winnipeg band Naysa describes its sound as “a gloomy, poppy, patchwork of melancholy and catchy melodies.” The band, which is set to release its latest EP Troubled Heart at the Park Theatre on March 27, considers its downtrodden sincerity to be a large part of its charm.
“It’s just as easy as swallowing a pill.”