Jura McIlraith

  • Harm reduction tools, safe consumption sites lower crime

    A new harm-reduction vending machine is now at NorWest Co-op Community Health’s location at Access Norwest (785 Keewatin St.). The clinic is participating in the Our Healthbox program, a nationwide initiative by the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions.

  • Safety officers not addressing real cause of transit violence

    Winnipeggers have mixed feelings about safety officers who began patrolling buses and bus routes at the end of February.

  • ‘I think (Winnipeggers are) addicted to ice cream’

    Two of Winnipeg’s most iconic ice-cream shops are now open for the season and have already had customers lined up at their door despite a lapse in warm weather.

  • Council votes to open Portage and Main

    The City of Winnipeg council members have voted in favour of reopening Portage Avenue and Main Street for pedestrians.

  • Zero proof possible

    Bre Kelly’s favourite drink to make at home for herself is an espresso martini. Minus the alcohol.

  • Measles cases on the rise in Canada, globally

    With measles cases on the rise globally and in some Canadian provinces, Manitobans are being encouraged to protect themselves from the virus before it reaches Manitoba.

  • Indigenous-led projects to create affordable housing

    Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN) is building a new apartment complex in downtown Winnipeg to provide affordable housing for Indigenous students and elders.

  • Winnipeg claims methane sales could lower emissions

    The City of Winnipeg claims a proposed plan to start selling methane produced at the Brady Road Landfill could help lower the city’s greenhouse-gas emissions.

  • Bell Media layoffs slash already-thin resources

    Bell Media’s latest round of cuts and layoffs is shocking but not surprising to some local reporters and journalists.

  • Record drug bust amplifies need for social supports

    The largest drug bust in Prairie history is highlighting the local need for more drug-addiction and social supports in Manitoba.

  • Edmonton city hall shooting calls security into question

    Winnipeg city councillors are calling for increased security after a man fired gunshots and threw a Molotov cocktail from the second floor of Edmonton’s city hall on Jan. 23. No one was physically injured during the incident.

  • Nine Indigenous faculty members to join the U of W this summer

    The University of Winnipeg (U of W) is in search of nine Indigenous academics to add to their faculty as of July 1.


    Most Manitobans know the frustration of being stuck after a snowstorm or being stranded with a dead battery. One local group hopes to ease that stress and give people a boost.

  • Manitoba gets its first Indigenous Protected Area

    Manitoba is establishing its first Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) in the northern part of the province, a big step forward in conservation and reconciliation efforts with Indigenous Peoples.

  • Culturally appropriate care for Manitoba survivors

    The expansion of a forensic nursing program at two community clinics will help survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence access trauma-informed and culturally appropriate care.

  • Feral-cat bylaw changes could impact wildlife populations

    People may soon be allowed to feed and care for feral cats in Winnipeg – but doing so could come at the cost of birds and small mammals.

  • Winnipeg Transit safety officers will ride buses next month

    The long-promised Winnipeg Transit safety officers will start patrolling buses and bus routes in mid-February, but not everyone in the city will be happy to see them.

  • River trails may fall through this year

    This winter’s warmer-than-average weather has halted skating activities on the Nestaweya River Trail, leaving commuters, hockey players and figure skaters wishing for thicker ice.

  • Transit fare increase impacts students

    University of Winnipeg (U of W) students have mixed feelings about the new cost of riding the bus to school after Winnipeg Transit increased their fares on Jan. 1.

  • Solving a tricky math problem

    Canadian students’ math scores are steadily declining, something University of Winnipeg (U of W) professors say is concerning.

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