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.
Winnipeg is notorious for its harsh winters, so it should come as no surprise that our city has been chosen to host the 2nd annual International Winter Cycling Congress. From February 12-14, cycling enthusiasts will gather at the Forks to listen to professionals and delegates from across the globe discuss anything and everything related to winter cycling.
With just over 10,000 students at the University of Winnipeg, and countless other people passing through the downtown campus everyday, there’s reasonable concern about security and personal safety. Due to a recent uptick of lockers being broken into and personal items getting stolen, students have cause to wonder how safe their belongings actually are – even when they are locked up
It’s interesting that Manitoba celebrates the February long weekend as Louis Riel Day, rather than Family Day like other provinces across Canada. After all, the historical grievance that exists here has been affecting local families since it was set in motion in 1870 with the signing of our founding document, the Manitoba Act.
Could catastrophic climate change wipe out the human species within the next 20-30 years?
From the UWSA Bike Lab to the compostable spoons at Pangea’s Kitchen, the University of Winnipeg is building a reputation as a green space in the heart of downtown. The majority of these efforts are thanks to Manitoba Eco-Network, whose work with EcoPIA and the Campus Sustainability office keeps the UW up to date on green practices.
Take a moment to think about how you see yourself in terms of health and body image.
Winnipegger Marissa Zurba has been doing a lot of stairs lately, and not just to stay in shape during the winter. Zurba is going to be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise $5,000 for SOS Children’s Villages.