Callum Goulet-Kilgour

City reporter  

  • ‘Tis the spooky season

    If you feel too old for Boo at the Zoo, but are too scared for a haunted forest, you might feel like your only option this Halloween season is to stay at home, eat candy and rewatch your favourite horror movie. However, a Halloween-themed walking tour or trolley ride might be what many Winnipeg adults are looking for.

  • PPC triples vote share in federal election

    Following Canada’s federal election in September, many journalists and commentators remarked that voters elected a near-identical parliament as they did in 2019. One key difference, however, is the People’s Party of Canada’s (PPC) performance.

  • Manitoba legislature to have land acknowledgement

    On Sept. 16, interim Premier Kelvin Goertzen announced the formation of a working group to develop “recommendation for an Indigenous land acknowledgment to be used in the Manitoba Legislature,” according to a Progressive Conservative Caucus press release.

  • Feds cut funding to local refugee organization

    Federal-government cuts to refugee services in downtown Winnipeg have CUPE 2348, which represents staff subject to these cuts, ringing alarm bells. Welcome Place Residence, run by the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, has had its funding decreased by 82 per cent, according to the union.

  • Gardens at the leaf now in bloom

    The Gardens at The Leaf, a “place where nature and culture unite,” opened this summer at Assiniboine Park. This outdoor attraction is part of the final phase of Assiniboine Park’s 2009 redevelopment plan. This nearly 30-acre greenspace comprises six distinct exhibits.

  • The ‘return’ of the Winnipeg Jets

    After playing most of last season outside of Manitoba due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Winnipeg Jets have returned to their home arena, the recently renamed Canada Life Centre. True North Sports + Entertainment (TNSE), the Jets’ owners and operators, have kept the pandemic in mind in their planning for the upcoming year

  • Empty towers

    Working from home has its perks. Sweatpants, new pets and sleep-ins are certainly appreciated by workers. For small businesses downtown, however, the lack of office workers
    due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been economically devastating and has accelerated some negative trends that existed prior to 2020.

  • Affordable housing and the federal election

    With less than a week left in the federal election campaign, affordable housing is at the forefront of policy discussions, and all parties have released their plans to address it. House prices have been rapidly increasing in most areas of Canada, and, according to a recent poll, affordable housing is one of the most important issues for voters.

  • Bill 64 is no more

    After a summer of seeing “Stop Bill 64” lawn signs across Manitoba and much organized opposition, Bill 64 is dead. Earlier this month, Manitoba’s interim Premier Kelvin Goertzen announced the cancellation of the unpopular education reform legislation spearheaded by his predecessor.

  • A (somewhat) normal back-to-school

    After more than a year of closure, the University of Winnipeg (U of W) reopened its doors to students and instructors on Sept. 7. This long-awaited return to on-campus instruction comes after the 2020-21 academic year, which was delivered almost entirely online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Hayer takes the helm of UWSA

    Back to school at the University of Winnipeg (U of W) means new student leaders and lots of planning for the coming year. At the end of last year, U of W students chose a new slate of representatives.

  • Empty sanctuaries

    Local places of worship adapt to COVID-19

  • ‘Eye-popping’ conditions and ‘reactive’ policies

    A transit operator’s pandemic work environment

  • U of W prof’s forthcoming book on Meghan Markle and racism

    Kimberley Ducey’s research receiving international attention

  • Isolation and anxiety

    Student mental health after a year of online school

  • Diversity Foods and COVID-19

    The life of a social enterprise during a pandemic

  • Out-of-this-world research activity

    U of W team part of Mars rover project

  • New election rules for UWSA

    Changes come after a chaotic spring 2020 election

  • UWSA hosts game nights

    Biweekly events are free to join for all students

  • Province unveils post-secondary strategy

    Professors react to recently released report

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