Volume 64, Number 17

Published January 28, 2010

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  • Canada’s efforts for Haiti

    What do you think of Canada’s aid efforts for Haiti?

  • Fashion Streeter

    I read an article that said boys like colour.
  • Well-dressed for the workplace

    2010 has just begun, and while not all our new year’s resolutions have gone down the drain, they may be getting increasingly challenging to follow through on.

  • Keeping things fresh

    One of the most common reasons why people do not buy fresh fruit and vegetables is that they say they cannot eat the fresh produce fast enough before it starts to go bad. If you try out the following tricks, you will never have to use that excuse again:

  • A people-powered solution to the gun control problem

    Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to properly protect myself from evildoers, and I realized that some time in the last few years, I’ve changed my mind completely on an important issue: gun control.

  • Arts Briefs

    Poor Vision ; Walrus of Tough Love ; Moving Murals

  • Still relevant after all these years

    With a full cast of 18 characters, The After-Dinner Joke is made up of busy interactions and shorter skits within the main story. The play is light-hearted and humorous, even as it identifies blatant contradictions in the way that we live our lives.

  • Churchill double feature Not Not Not Not Not to be missed

    Performed in the intimate space of Studio 320, Far Away / Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen is a chilling double feature that leaves the audience asking questions about their own position in society.

  • Timeless classic makes for Top-notch theatre

    Both charmingly humorous and startlingly disturbing, MTC’s production of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls vividly illustrates the subjugation, struggles and successes of various women throughout history.

  • A David and Goliath story made in Manitoba

    Generally, the term made-for-TV-movie evokes in my mind a parade of images of melodramatic narratives presented with only the most banal of filmic techniques. Thankfully, this is not the case with Elijah, the story of Native political leader Elijah Harper.

  • Bold, raw and unforgettable

    While Zooey and Adam, the latest by endlessly inventive Winnipeg filmmaker Sean Garrity, may not the most controversial film I’ve seen this year, it could be the most raw.

  • Controversial? Maybe. Unorthodox? Definitely.

    Sean Garrity is not a man averse to taking risks with his craft.

    The Winnipeg-born filmmaker first made waves in 2001 when his feature debut, Inertia, won the award for Best First Canadian Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival.

  • Backpacking is in Billy’s blood

    Young, sweet and personable, B.C. musician Billy the Kid (a.k.a. Billy Pettinger) kicked off her four-month tour in Edmonton last week and is currently making her way east. A veteran of the road, the former runaway realizes this lifestyle isn’t for everyone.

  • COURTNEY FARQUHAR - Nowhere I’d Rather Be

    Unobtrusive, pretty and natural, Courtney Farquhar’s first full-length album Nowhere I’d Rather Be has an elegant simplicity to it.

  • DAVID MURRAY AND THE GWO KA MASTERS - The Devil Tried to Kill Me

    The Devil Tried to Kill Me sounds like a giant Folk Fest jam, if at least half the participants were talented jazz musicians.

  • STEVE BASHAM - Thicker

    When Steve Basham had to choose a name for the follow-up to his previous recording, Thick, the choice must have been obvious.

  • ILLUSIVE MIND GYPSY CREW - Vagrant Moth Three: A Place of No Echoes

    Vagrant Moth Three: A Place of No Echoes is the final chapter in the Vagrant Moth trilogy and Illusive Mind Gypsy Crew’s fourth effort to date.


    This album is an illustrious debut by newcomers Soul Killing Female. Written over four years ago, Utopia Mine was finally recorded and released to the general public late last year.

  • Producing at a higher level

    Adrian Bradford isn’t concerned about perception – just read his bio.

    “It probably hasn’t been updated in a couple years,” the 28-year-old Winnipeg expat said over the phone with a laugh last week from his home in Los Angeles.

  • Entering the fold in Los Angeles

    Working with the guy who produced My Heart Will Go On, living next door to the lead singer of Paramore, pitching songs to Josh Groban – Diana Pops’ stories might sound like they’re made up, but they’re very real.

  • RCMP were part of the Canadian colonial project

    Recently, from their abuse of power, there has been increased debate regarding the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Unfortunately, what is focused on reflects the dearth of critical material on the history of Western Canada and the role of the Mounties in colonizing it.

  • Negotiations on climate change must include more than governments

    Another international climate change conference, another failure. The trend is holding steady, and the willingness to counteract global climate change seems to be at an ultimate standstill.

  • Haitian history lesson

    The earthquake in Haiti is not the first calamity that has befallen the people of this beautiful Caribbean island of Hispaniola. The first was a man-made one.

  • When power trumps justice

    Darfur, an area in western Sudan, is the site of the first genocide of the 21st century.

  • Late-night letdown

    I have to say that I’m one of the many people who are saddened that Conan O’Brien is leaving his Tonight Show post on NBC. I do not understand what NBC is doing. Forcing out the popular O’Brien is certainly not the solution that will lead back to successful ratings for the battered network.

  • Wesmen basketball teams win one of four in B.C.

    The University of Winnipeg women’s record went up and the men were demolished in one of their games as the Wesmen faced off two teams last weekend in B.C.

  • Wesmen Men’s Volleyball team continues winning streak

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times as the Wesmen volleyball teams faced off against the Trinity Western University Spartans at the Duckworth Centre last weekend.

  • Campus News Briefs

    U of W students receive rowing scholarships; Fight club at U of M; Correlation between VLT’s and female gambling problems; Dodgeball extravaganza at U of W; Talking about climate change

  • Paying back $10K snowboarding debt no easy trick

    The Snowboard and Ski Students’ Association (SSA) at the University of Winnipeg is currently trying to shovel their way out of a $10,000 debt owed to the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA).

  • Bergen is back on campus

    Best-selling author and University of Winnipeg alumnus David Bergen is offering his expertise to aspiring young writers. At the beginning of January, Bergen became U of W’s fifth Carol Shields Writer in Residence.

  • Prorogation protestation

    Concerned citizens waved banners and flags at an anti-prorogation rally that took place on Saturday, Jan. 23.

  • A new coach, a new start

    Veteran coach and University of Winnipeg graduate Grant Richter has taken over as interim head coach for U of W Wesmen men’s basketball team.

  • International News Briefs

    Air New Zealand uses cougars to sell tickets; Get your God off our guns; More support given to lemurs rafting to Madagascar; Monet recovered after decade-long disappearance

  • Plummeting ad sales silence local aboriginal voice

    Local aboriginal newspaper Urban NDN announced recently that it would be shutting down due to the cliff-dropping availability of advertising dollars for print media.

  • Changes to libel law help well-meaning journalists

    The Supreme Court of Canada has introduced a new defence against libel that could have a profound effect on bloggers and journalists.

  • Transit fares discriminate against people with disabilities, students argue

    Students at the Disability Resource Centre (DRC) at the University of Winnipeg are not happy with the state of the city’s Handi-Transit system. The two major concerns of the students are the fare and scheduling structure.

  • Local News Briefs

    Downtown security network enables arrest of robbery suspect; New birth centre to be developed in south Winnipeg; MS Society supporters streak (their hair); Province launches new project to help Manitobans quit smoking; Winnipeggers an honest bunch, study finds

  • When the water mains break

    Forget about Winnipeg’s roads. Many local businesses are now calling for the city to take a closer look underground.

  • A home away from home

    In a cramped basement beneath the Justice Resource Centre at 583 Ellice Ave., a warm, safe, educational space sees at least 50 women come through its doors every month. But thanks to two years of fundraising and collecting donations, the West Central Women’s Resource Centre (WCWRC) is looking to move down the street to its very own larger, street-front location at 640 Ellice Ave.

  • Manitobans open their hearts and wallets for Haitian relief

    With an estimated 200,000 dead and up to 1.5 million homeless and hungry after Haiti’s devastating 7.0 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks, Manitobans have stepped up to help in a big way.