Carson Hammond

  • Profiles, Pics, and Platitudes

    You find yourself on a beautiful beach at sunset. Off in the distance, the conjoined silhouettes of two figures holding hands wander in the surf as gulls swirl overhead. Gradually, you become aware of a distinct orange tint to everything you see; stranger still, lines and specks like those found in old-timey photographs pervade your vision.

  • A better approach to reducing homelessness

    As many people his age are preparing to trade in their work boots for loafers, Eric Spencer doesn’t see any cruise ship tours on his horizon.

  • Teens becoming more estranged from downtown?

    With its scattered mix of familiar watering holes, charming dive bars and nightclubs, downtown Winnipeg is a favourite entertainment destination for adults across the city.

  • Local group urges city to engage in further discussion of Arlington Bridge reno

    A city report has reignited debate between social advocates, city councillors and federal politicians about the future of two overlapping examples of Winnipeg at its aesthetic worst - the Arlington Street Bridge and the Canadian Pacific Railway yards.

  • WPS steadfast in photo radar expansion considerations despite provincial disapproval

    Despite the Province of Manitoba’s statement last month that it was not considering an expansion of the city’s photo radar program, the Winnipeg Police Service insists it’s keeping the issue on the table.

  • Saline salience

    Pretzel-crunching, mayonnaise-slathering Canadians could soon have one less excuse for maintaining their salt-savouring ways - at least if one federal MP gets her way.

  • Minister of Health responds to accusations that Birth Centre is a failure

    Amid media criticism over low usage rates during its first 15 months of operation, Manitoba minister of health Theresa Oswald is defending the city’s first midwife-run Birth Centre, arguing it gives the province a competitive edge in the race to recruit health-care workers.

  • All aboard the mothership

    A residential development fit for E.T. will soon join the ranks of the many swanky condos comprising Waterfront Drive’s recent building boom.

  • Winnipeg Film Group planning relocation, new building project

    After more than 25 years in the Artspace Building, the Winnipeg Film Group is eyeing a move out of downtown.

  • City upholds field rental fee hike

    A Winnipeg sports organization is upset over a 105 per cent fee hike to rent public fields in the new civic budget, which, in spite of an appeal, was upheld by a city council vote last week.

  • South African photo project documents unique cycling culture

    When Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler decided to set off on a journey across their native South Africa through 2010 and 2011 to document the nation’s commuter bike culture, they knew they were in search of something elusive.

  • A reincarnated classic

    There’s no question 555 Osborne, a cozy, sign-less live music venue and pub tucked away a few blocks south of Confusion Corner, has the Winnipeg market for Thai restaurant basement bars cornered.

  • Three current game-changers in downtown development

    What was for years Winnipeg’s biggest of big-screens, the IMAX theatre in Portage Place, is set to close this March after the property’s owner, the Forks North Portage Partnership (FNPP), announced it had become financially unviable.

  • Church conversions move forward in the core

    While St. Matthew’s Anglican Church might look like a bastion of unwavering tradition from its exterior, on the inside, it, like numerous other churches in Winnipeg, is undergoing a dramatic change.

  • Downtown residents’ association takes root

    “I love living on Broadway,” Khris Lister says from the warmth of one of the avenue’s coffee shops.

  • Carlton Inn finds itself on CentreVenture buyout chopping block

    As CentreVenture continues to negotiate the terms of its pending purchase of the Carlton Inn, critics worry side effects of the developer’s recent downtown hotel acquisitions are not being figured into its broader strategy.

  • The 2012 Uniter 30

    What does it take to create change? What does excellence look like?

  • West End businesses throw feast for new neighbours

    Making your way in a new place is never easy - but turkey, presents and a bearded man dressed in red flannel can go a long way to help.

  • ‘Welcomed with open arms’

    As someone who lives with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Russ Hilsher sees the world differently than most.

  • Taps to run dry at St. Regis after CentreVenture purchase

    While many have praised plans to turn the St. Regis Hotel Embassy Lounge into a dry facility, others, including the bar’s regular patrons, say they are disappointed by the plan.

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