Callum Goulet-Kilgour

City reporter  

  • Setting a bad precedent

    More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, two things are still true: we live in unprecedented times, and we are tired of hearing “we live in unprecedented times.” Another truism – despite attempts by government officials to suggest otherwise – is that the pandemic is far from over and still claiming many lives.

  • Flag-raising and fee-waving

    Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine is having repercussions around the world. In addition to this crisis’ significant geopolitical and economic impacts, governments, businesses and other institutions are adapting to the new international order. This is especially the case in Canada, where most people are generally pro-Ukrainian.

  • Touchdown for Khan

    Fort Whyte voters took to the polls on March 22 to elect former premier Brian Pallister’s replacement.

  • Data for the public good

    A Winnipeg Free Press story by Ryan Thorpe published in February 2022 made a big splash, revealing that “Winnipeg’s public works dept. wastes millions of tax dollars on unnecessary projects.” What was unique about this investigation was that it was based on the meticulous research of Christian Sweryda, a private citizen.

  • Winnipeg’s urban sprawl

    A recent report found that Winnipeg is growing – both in geographic footprint and population. However, from 2001 to 2021, the city’s land expansion far outpaced population growth, which led to a nearly 13 per cent decrease in density.

  • Pinoys on Parliament

    Organizers of Pinoys on Parliament, a national youth-led leadership conference by and for Filipino-Canadians, are busy preparing for this year’s event, which will take place at the end of May. This annual conference features workshops, panel discussions, talks and other events covering a wide range of topics.

  • Crisis in Ukraine

    Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which started on Feb. 24, has sparked international condemnation as people around the world witness the atrocities being committed. This invasion is particularly jarring for Manitobans, given the province’s strong ties to Ukraine.

  • Welcome to Winterpeg

    Winnipeg is known for its cold winters. Depending on who you ask, “Winterpeg” is used to refer to Manitoba’s capital either as a badge of toughness and grit, or as part of a deprecating comment implying we’d rather be in Hawaii. Though Winnipeggers are used to harsh winters, this year’s has been particularly difficult.

  • Representation matters

    2022 is a municipal election year for Winnipeg. In just over seven months, voters will head to the polls to elect a new mayor and city council.

    Mayor Brian Bowman, who has been in office since 2014, is not running for a third term, leaving the top job wide open.

  • Time to Renterii!

    Renterii, a new item-rental app from a Winnipeg tech startup, all began with a simple mission: to rent a kayak. Launched in summer 2021 by Jordan Smith, Dennis Cheong and Dany Cheong, it is an app where individuals and businesses can list, discover and rent out items.

  • Slow to act?

    After more than three weeks in downtown Ottawa, the so-called Freedom Convoy protest has ended. Police forces from across the country were instrumental in removing the occupiers, but questions remain about why it took so long.

  • Fort Whyte voters to head to the polls

    Constituents of the Fort Whyte riding, located in south Winnipeg, will have their voices heard in an upcoming provincial byelection. This contest was triggered by the resignation of former premier Brian Pallister, the riding’s longtime MLA, last year.

  • CPC at a crossroads

    The past month has been a tumultuous one for Canadian politics. Much of the country has been immobilized by the Freedom Convoy, a series of protests and blockades calling for, among many things, an end to public-health restrictions.

  • Burger time!

    Warning: this article contains mouthwatering descriptions and images of some of Winnipeg’s finest burgers. Enjoy!

  • Red cross swim program wind down

    Generations of Canadians have also known the Canadian Red Cross through their popular swimming programs, which the organization recently announced would be ending after 76 years.

  • In search of policy alternatives

    The Manitoba office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA-MB) has announced its Speaking Up Winter Series, a slate of four events focused on current public-policy issues. This self-described “independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social, economic and environmental justice,” will broadcast these events for free over Zoom.

  • ‘Learning to live with the virus’

    The Manitoba provincial government, led by Premier Heather Stefanson, has been giving every indication that it wants to move past the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

  • Feds fund affordable housing units

    On Jan. 11, the federal government announced an investment of upwards of $12.7 million to create affordable housing units in Winnipeg. This falls under their Rapid Housing Initiative and will create approximately 59 units.

  • Restrictions, uncertainty and politicking

    Exactly one year ago, on Jan. 20, 2021, Joe Biden was inaugurated as the United States’ 46th president, succeeding Donald Trump. The 45th president’s tenure was a tumultuous time in American politics, which culminated with the Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington, DC and Trump’s second impeachment for “incitement of insurrection.”

  • Two new Amazon warehouses in Winnipeg

    Amazon, the multinational tech company known for its e-commerce website, recently opened two delivery warehouses in Winnipeg. These stations, which became operational in December 2021, are located on Regent Avenue and Plymouth Street.

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