Jura McIlraith

City reporter  

  • Downtown businesses celebrate successful holiday season

    While local businesses struggled to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic, some owners say they’re bouncing back, especially during the holiday shopping season.

  • Favourite local music venue/Favourite local restaurant

    Favourite local music venue

    1. The Good Will Social Club

    2. The Handsome Daughter

    3. The Park Theatre

    Favourite local restaurant

    1. The Handsome Daughter

    2. Bonnie Day

    3. Shorty’s Pizza

  • Favourite local gallery or artist space

    1. aceartinc.

    2. Winnipeg Art Gallery

    3. MAWA

  • Favourite local album/Favourite local performance

    Favourite local album

    1. Virgo Rising - Vampyre Year

    2. Amos the Kid - Enough as it Was

    3. Neighbour Andy - Wild Ones

    Favourite local performance

    1. Virgo Rising EP release show, Oct. 13 @ Good Will

    2. i am your spaniel by We Quit Theatre

    3. Neighbour Andy, Aug. 24 @ The Beer Can

  • Putting food on the table

    Food banks throughout Winnipeg are seeing an increase in clients in need of food as the holiday season approaches.

  • ‘We don’t have a choice to bleed’

    A newly launched Free Flow pilot project at the University of Winnipeg (U of W) now provides free menstrual products in some campus bathrooms, because people “don’t have a choice to bleed.”

  • Winnipeg gets a little greener

    Craft-beer production uses and creates a lot of carbon dioxide (CO2), but a new carbon-recapture system could help local breweries reduce their greenhouse-gas emissions.

  • Finding comfort in inked skin

    Ky Quiring sits on the cream-coloured tattoo bed in their workspace. Their cowboy boot-clad feet dangle over the edge as they point out the deer antlers hanging on the wall and the preserved duck wings in a frame.

  • Random shootings raise questions of safety

    Recent shootings in Winnipeg are concerning but do not put the wider community at risk, Dr. Marta-Marika Urbanik, an associate professor of sociology and criminology, says.

  • Safety concerns among Jewish and Muslim campus groups

    Some University of Winnipeg (U of W) students from the Jewish and Muslim communities feel it’s important to use their privilege to stand against the oppression of Palestinians and Israelis caught in the current Israel-Gaza conflict.

  • More supports needed for addictions treatment

    Christine Dobbs still misses seeing her son Adam Watson come home from work with his signature smile, nearly eight years after he died from a fentanyl overdose. She sits at her kitchen table, covered in articles documenting Manitoba’s opioid crisis since 2016 and photos of Adam and others who have died from drug use.

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