Following a string of violent incidents linked to gang activity – such as the summer’s grisly wedding reception shooting and the more recent occurrence in Wolseley where a man was set on fire – pressure has been mounting on officials to respond in some way to the issue of Winnipeg’s gang problem and youth-related crime.
From tongue-in-cheek Simpsons references to The Weakerthans’ iconic proclamation, “I hate Winnipeg,” at times it feels as though the joke is perpetually on the residents of this city. Add this to the fact that Winnipeggers aren’t exactly quick to rush to the defence of the supposed “one great city.” Residents seem to have developed something of an inferiority complex for a place that is more akin to a prairie town than a bustling metropolis.
The youth faction of the Manitoba New Democratic Party is making headlines over a decision that has changed the group’s delegate selection process for the Oct. 16 convention.
RCMP stepping up seat belt enforcement; Churches ban handshakes; Doer to attend global climate summit; Manitoba population growth best in nearly 40 years; Welcome Place gets a new home
The Manitoba government recently announced an investment of over $2.1 million to fund a large, multi-tiered strategy to recruit and retain Manitoba doctors. The investment has caused many to speculate whether there is a shortage of medical practitioners in Manitoba and whether the province is doing enough.
The timeline for the establishment of a 4 million-hectare world heritage site (WHS) on the east side of Lake Winnipeg has been called into question and unresolved since mid-August, when Premier Gary Doer said it will take another 10 years for the WHS designation to be complete.
A recent study from the Frontier Centre for Public Policy shows that Manitoba’s public sector is larger than other provinces and that we’re paying more for it than other provinces.
Manitoba will soon be the first province in Canada to have mandated the use of biodiesel. As of Nov. 1, all fuel sold in Manitoba will be required to contain two per cent biodiesel.
Daren Jorgenson is the anti-egomaniac. His business interests read like a quilt: He owns the infamous Royal Albert Arms – which has been called the CBGB’s of the north – the award-winning and visually stunning hair salon Vault and Four Rivers Medical Clinic.
Lebanese clerics scuttle samba show; Ig Nobel Prizes for Irish police, Zimbabwe banker, Icelandic executives; Army commander caught drinking with the enemy; “Hitler” skull fragment belonged to woman
Do you feel safe walking around the university?
Recent speculation that the decrepit Disraeli Bridge would be closed for a prolonged period of time has people questioning why so many Winnipeg bridges are in a state of such disrepair.
Citizens concerned about Winnipeg’s move towards water privatization packed University of Winnipeg’s Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall on Monday, Sept. 21 to hear a speech on the topic by Maude Barlow, national chairperson for Council of Canadians.
After over a year marred by infighting and dispute, the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) now has a new set of commissioners and is two months into its five-year mandate.
As consultations on updated copyright law end, the future of consumer access to movies, music, television and other media is now in the hands of the federal government.
The idea of a shortened work week might sound like a sweet deal to some, but union leaders are warning workers not to participate in the provincal government’s Voluntary Reduced Workweek (VRW) program.
Mafia gangster uses crocodile as a weapon; Federal court looking into Frida forgeries; Iranian mannequins need to maintain modesty according to morality police; Helicopter used in heist
Community organizers in the inner city are rallying behind Greg Selinger as their best chance to keep a friendly government in office past the 2011 election.
Winnipeg plans greenhouse emission cuts; Taxi drivers claim police crackdown; Plans for garbage carts put on hold; Seasonal vaccine decision still up in the air; Provincial Hunting Day takes place at Whittier Park
What’s your least favourite Winnipeg bridge and why?