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  • Favourite Winnipeg neighbourhood

    1. Wolseley
    2. West Broadway
    3. The West End

  • Favourite political moment

    1. Stefanson uses her son’s hockey game to distract from the healthcare crisis
    2. CTV La La Land's the mayoral election for Glen Murray
    3. Stefanson’s low approval ratings

  • Thinly veiled criticism

    It felt like progress, when, two decades into my eating-disorder recovery, I stepped on a hospital scale and didn’t register the number

  • Shattered images

    The invitation arrives misaddressed.

  • Schools aren’t safe

    Earlier this school year, West Kildonan Collegiate announced its “commitment to eliminate vaping and large groups gathering in the washrooms” on campus.

  • You’re banning the wrong books

    Every book has a lifespan, especially when it belongs to a public library.

  • ‘Made to feel complicit’

    In a boardroom of about 20 prospective interns, I learned the first rule of sports media: don’t look down in the locker room.

  • ‘Just have a glass of wine’

    I made the appointment to talk about other kinds of pain.

  • A misplaced morality in sports

    “No time period in baseball is clean,” Matt Snyder writes for CBS Sports.

  • A virtual love story

    Even though I hadn’t seen most of my American family members in months, I didn’t feel homesick until I saw a photo.

  • ‘Gay’ isn’t a bad word

    Not much has changed about my high school in the decade since I graduated. The halls may be painted a slightly different colour, and I now walk them as an educator, but they still echo with students casually dropping “that’s so gay” or “no homo” into conversation.

  • Support in seven pages

    I sat, hunched, in the emergency room for six hours before being shuttled down the corridor to yet another crammed, industrial space. I don’t remember the colour of the curtains hung around my bed (likely beige) or the precise antiseptic scent in the air.

  • ‘Just doing something shameful’

    Amid the flags, signs and trailers that greeted me when I stepped outside my front door last month, one cluster of people caught my attention. It was the morning of Feb. 4, and a journalist stood at the crosswalk connecting Broadway and Memorial, interviewing unmasked protestors.

  • Nothing short of violence

    Alarm bells rang in my head as I read a Winnipeg Police Service news release that warned of a “planned demonstration” in the city’s centre and advised people to “avoid the area.” From my third-floor apartment beside the Manitoba Legislative Building, this was easier said than done.

  • ‘On the shoulders of the unvaccinated’

    I broke one of the cardinal rules of journalism. I read the comments.

  • ‘Breaking free of hustle culture’

    Changing careers during the pandemic

  • ‘It is necessary that you change everything’

    There’s no Band-Aid fix for policing and the prison industrial complex

  • ‘An enabler and a life preserver’

    For people with eating disorders, Instagram is a double-edged sword

  • Witnessing ‘white supremacy unchecked’

    The words we use to describe violence

  • Be more like Spider-Man

    We need to normalize mask use – for the kids

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