In the decade since its inception, Speaking Crow has had a number of locations around Winnipeg. Founded by Tanis McDonald, the poetry open mic has lived at Frame Arts Warehouse, Pop Sodas (RIP) and now finds its home at the Carol Shields Auditorium in the Millennium Public Library.
On June 16, Bill C-36, or the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, passed its second reading in the House of Commons.
In Winnipeg, a city in which “winter only service” had to be extended until the end of April this year, Handi-Transit is an invaluable service, especially during those harsh winter months.
Winnipeg’s parade by-law is being taken to task by three protesters who were arrested for parading without a permit in conjunction with a demonstration held on Sept 17, 2012.
At first glance, Manitoba seems to have a pretty good foot in the craft-beer-industry-door: we have two great local breweries, Half Pints and Fort Garry, the annual Flatlanders beer festival is held in June, and Barley Brothers, Winnipeg’s only craft beer pub, was an instant success.
This May 7 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, the YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Awards will honour Manitoba women who’ve made outstanding contributions to their community.
If you’re looking for a warm-up event before JUNO week, look no further than Spur Festival, which runs March 20 – 23. Now in its second year, the annual festival of politics, art and ideas kicks off in Winnipeg before continuing the dialogue across the country.
When a hair salon closed its doors at the corner of Banning Street and Portage Avenue two years ago, chef Cam Tran saw an opportunity to open a restaurant only blocks away from where he grew up. For Tran, though, it was important that this restaurant fulfill more than the basic necessity for bodily functioning.
Union Sound Hall has been known to host a diverse range of events since its opening a few short months ago. That’s why Ben Chafe and his sister, Chloe, felt it was the perfect place to host Bangarang, an event geared toward the new generation of LGBTQ* youth and anyone with an open mind who wants to have fun.
Winnipeg has the largest urban population of Aboriginal people in Canada, and more than 12% of the University of Winnipeg’s students are Aboriginal.
Winnipeg’s winter season this year has been one we won’t forget anytime soon. Our city was colder than the North Pole and Mars for a day, and according to the Weather Network the Winnipeg area was the coldest place on earth this winter, with 54 days below normal temperatures.
While the debate about the approval of TransCanada Corporation’s Keystone XL pipeline broils south of the border, Canada is dealing with its own pipeline questions. Not the least of these is the matter of TransCanada’s Energy East project, a plan to transport over a million barrels of oil each day from Hardisty, Alberta to refineries across the country in Atlantic Canada.
What does the term ‘public health’ mean to you? Most people probably have never put any serious consideration into the impact of this concept on our everyday lives, but Dr. Joel Kettner is looking to address this in his four-part lecture series, Public Health in the 21st Century.
Sherbrook Pool, an 84 year-old facility in the heart of the inner city, is finally opening its doors once again with the help of $2.8 million of combined funding from the city’s 2014 budget, the province and private donors. The City of Winnipeg called for the pool’s closure in November 2012 after an inspection revealed serious structural problems caused by corrosion in the roof beams.
There are times where we all experience a love/hate relationship with sleep, but what if that feeling never went away?
This week there’s been a lot of excitement over CBC’s annual event called Canada Reads. But what about next week, and the week after that?
Winnipeg has the third-largest Ukrainian population in the country, making up nearly 16 percent of Winnipeg’s total population. Members of the Ukrainian diaspora who live here support efforts to bring peace to the people and accountability to the government of Ukraine.
It’s no secret that Winnipeg’s water has always been a little murky. But, with the opening of the city’s new $300 million water treatment plant in 2009, the impression was that this problem would go away. What followed, however, was an increase in brown water complaints starting in 2010, and hitting an all-time high in 2013.
Even with the agricultural background we have in Manitoba, many of us are still in the dark about where our food comes from and who produces it. The annual Growing Local conference, organized by Food Matters Manitoba, aims to educate people about our local food economy, and hopefully dispel some of this uncertainty. The conference runs February 28 to March 1 this year.
Winnipeg’s post-secondary educational institutions are civic leaders in composting. The University of Winnipeg began its composting initiative in 2007, a few years after Red River College’s Notre Dame campus started in 2002, followed by the University of Manitoba in 2006.