Sonya Howard

  • Academic achievement not the only requirement for scholarships

    For many students, the trade-off between getting good grades and working to pay for school is a choice they wish they didn’t have to make.

  • Bachelor’s degrees worth more than just the paper they’re written on

    Undergraduate students concerned they may someday need an MA just to serve fries can rest assured that won’t be the case, according to a new report on post-secondary education.

  • The Better Voter Series: A question of transparency at city hall

    Winnipeg’s 2010 civic election has put transparency at the forefront with questions raised about the details of a recently inked deal that links the city to a private company for the next 30 years.

  • Fisher River Cree Nation withdraws from the Southern Chiefs Organization

    The Fisher River Cree Nation’s (FRCN) recent withdrawal from the Southern Chiefs Organization (SCO) has some wondering what members gain by belonging to multiple political advocacy groups.

  • Spence Neighbourhood Association says goodbye to Kate Sjoberg

    While Kate Sjoberg may have stepped down as executive director of the Spence Neighbourhood Association (SNA) this summer, her influence will still be felt throughout the community.

  • Possible hotel buyouts to target drunken behaviour downtown

    A recent city strategy to crack down on public intoxication in and around downtown hotels just may close the door on downtown hotel residents.

  • Don’t forget about your councillor

    While Winnipeg’s mayoral race is heating up, the competition has also started for the city’s 15 council seats. Four wards – Charleswood-Tuxedo, Old Kildonan, Elmwood-East Kildonan and Mynarski – do not have current councillors running as incumbents.

  • Revving up your feminism

    A group of local feminists are embracing their inner rebelle.

    The FemRev Collective, founded in Winnipeg in 2007, is working to better women’s lives and improve society through local actions, marches and education campaigns from a feminist perspective.

  • Still no sign of 2009 Manitoba Sustainability Report

    The legally-required 2009 Manitoba Sustainability Report, a tool to inform the decisions of citizens, organizations and the province, has been delayed with no firm release date set.

  • Zellers returns to Portage Avenue

    Months after cutting several hundred management jobs, Zellers is reasserting itself in Canada, starting with a new store in the basement of Winnipeg’s historic downtown Hudson’s Bay Co. building.

  • Second annual bike festival celebrates Winnipeg’s cycling community

    All things cycling for all ages will roll into The Forks Sunday, July 18 for the second annual Bikefest.

  • U of W selected to become indigenous research hub

    The University of Winnipeg is poised to become an international centre for indigenous development research.

  • Privatizing Canada Post could be effective

    Canada’s publicly-owned postal system could benefit from phased-in and well-regulated privatization, a report released last November by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy argues.

  • New chief focused on ‘building bridges’

    Even though Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Grand Chief Shawn Atleo has travelled extensively to meet with government and First Nations community representatives since being elected July 23, governance experts say it remains to be seen how these travels will benefit those living on reserves.

  • Local News Briefs

    Lessening Winnipeg’s landfill impact; Citizen input sought on Route 90 options; Cab-jacking sparks call for ‘panic’ buttons; Street renamed after Winnipeg’s “James Bond”; Aging sewage tank threatens Lake of the Woods

  • The town that eliminated poverty

    Imagine a town with no poverty. For University of Manitoba professor Evelyn Forget, no imagining is required.

  • Dip in unemployment could be an anomaly, experts say

    Manitoba’s unemployment rate fell from 5.7 per cent to 5.3 per cent in September, according to data recently released by Statistics Canada. While this could be viewed as one of many signs that the recession has ended, experts agree it is still unclear whether Manitoba’s unemployment rate will continue to fall.

  • Increase vehicle ownership to improve employment, report says

    A recent report suggests vehicle ownership may be one way to help social assistance recipients find and keep jobs.

  • U.S. regulations negatively impact Manitoba’s hog industry

    The United States’ Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) regulation has Manitoba’s hog producers in a difficult situation.

  • Small but speedy

    “Take the shot!”

    With less than one minute to go, Keiko Kobayakawa knew she had to act. The game was close. Still six metres away from the basket, Kobayakawa took the shot and … Swish. Her daring three-point shot won her high school team the game.

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