Matthew Frank

Features editor  

  • Rebuilding with purpose

    Joey Fagnan remembers visiting his family for Christmas and holiday dinners as a child, where relatives shared their stories about the horrors of the residential schools. Fagnan feared he would be abused at school, too.

  • Something’s been brewing

    Inside the West Broadway coffee shop Thom Bargen, the whirring of coffee grinders and espresso machines mixes with the buzz of people mingling in the shop.

  • Favourite political moment

    1. NDP defeats PCs in provincial election

    2. Palestinian solidarity/ceasefire movement

    3. Rally for Trans Youth

  • Favourite local photographer

    1. Joey Senft

    2. Adam Kelly

    3. Dwayne Larson

  • Mary Adedayo, assistant professor of applied computer science

    Mary Adedayo is an assistant professor of applied computer science at the University of Winnipeg. Growing up in Ibadan, a small town two hours from Lagos, Nigeria, Adedayo gained a keen sense for understanding and analyzing the world from her family.

  • Blocked Out

    When users open Instagram on any device, search the name of any Canadian news organization and pull up the related account page, they’re met with a blank screen and the statement “People in Canada can’t see this content. In response to Canadian government legislation, news content can’t be viewed in Canada.”

  • An alternative to security

    Winnipeg’s Community Safety Hosts program is an alternative to traditional police and security services that’s rooted in community support, empathy and training.

  • Loss prevention at a cost

    As more Canadians struggle to afford groceries, the country’s supermarket chains are enjoying record profits.

  • City support for libraries is overdue

    Libraries are intersections of cultures, knowledge and accessibility within cities. 

  • City of Winnipeg cuts Amoowigamig’s hours

    Due to budget constraints, the City of Winnipeg is cutting the hours of operation for Amoowigamig, the only dedicated public washroom space run by the City.

  • Manitoba announces plan to end homelessness

    On Feb. 28, the provincial government announced a new housing-first homelessness strategy called A Place for Everyone, which promises $126 million in funding and 700 social housing units.

  • Vacant-building property owners may pay cost of fire responses

    The owners of vacant buildings in Winnipeg may now pay in the event of a fire.