Volume 64, Number 25

Published April 1, 2010

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  • Two-legged transit is the best

    It is hard to go anywhere within the city limits and not hear the gentle rumble of a car driving down the street. For about 75 per cent of Canadians, according to a 2007 Statistics Canada report, motor vehicles are the transportation method of choice.

  • Dissecting (and solving) your transportation concerns… Sort of

    Ever since Al Gore started whining like a little bitch, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the best way for us to get around without clogging up the atmosphere with carbon emissions or clogging up the streets with horse poo.

  • On to the next level

    If there’s one thing you can say about Winnipeg, it’s no one trick pony. Since the turn of the century, the city has been a benchmark for diversity. Much of this is a result of our unwavering support for independent art and artists alike.

  • Fashion Streeter

    Babies are the perfect distraction from any fashion faux pas.
  • No boys allowed?

    Barbara Gehring and Linda Klein, the creators/performers of the 2007 Fringe Festival hit Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women, have returned to Winnipeg, and they’re up to their old tricks.

  • Colour with class

    Working with basic acrylic on canvas, Toronto abstract artist Lesia Anna proves that sophisticated, high-class art can be fun, too. Her fanciful interpretations of the every day illustrate that we can find loveliness even in the mundane.

  • Lampooning the lopsided narratives of history

    Moncton, N.B.’s Mario Doucette is exhibiting for the first time in Manitoba at La Maison Des Artistes with a show titled Bagarres, which in French means “brawling.”

  • Banjo pickin’ in Africa

    Through Uganda, Tanzania, Gambia and Mali, American banjo player Bela Fleck’s quest is simple: “bring the banjo back to Africa.”

  • The art of capitalism

    In the U.S. the average person is bombarded by 5,000 advertisements a day, we are told early on in Doug Pray’s documentary Art & Copy.

  • The horror, the horror

    A new series of courses, named after the oft-attended university in horror writer H.P. Lovecraft’s novels, is aiming to educate Winnipeg teenagers about horror cinema.

  • DOMMIN - Love is Gone

    Dark, yet catchy. Sorrowful, yet uplifting. Old school, yet new school. Los Angeles newcomers Dommin combine opposing forces in their songs to create their triumphant debut on Roadrunner Records.

  • WOODS OF YPRES - The Green Album

    Dripping with emotional storytelling and forlorn tributes to depression is Ontario metal band Woods of Ypres’ fourth offering, The Green Album.


    If you’ve heard anything from Plants and Animals, chances are this is the record you’ve been waiting long and hard for.

  • COURTNEY WING - Bouquet of Might & Fury

    If John Mayer and Bob Dylan had a baby, and that baby made quirky pop music, it would be Montreal songwriter Courtney Wing.

  • ROYAL CANOE - Co-op Mode

    Local five-piece Royal Canoe has been moving bodies and taking names in the city for a little over a half a year now.

  • Local musician starts off all over again with fifth release

    Although Greg MacPherson has released four albums, to him his new CD feels like a debut.

  • Rocking the foundations

    In the New Testament, when Jesus said, “You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church,” it’s likely that rock ’n’ roll wasn’t exactly what he had in mind.

  • How a freeway could help downtown

    Winnipeg does not have any freeways. For many cities, this would be a legacy of planning that favoured residents and their uses over the schemes of traffic engineers. In Winnipeg’s case, it was simply a matter of money: the city has always been too poor to afford them.

  • Under the railway’s influence

    In the 1800s and early 1900s, the railway was the most important method of moving goods and people across Canada. In honour of The Uniter’s annual urban issue, we decided to look at five ways the railway shaped Manitoba.

  • Cutting corners around town

    When it comes to driving a vehicle, getting around the city efficiently is something many drivers strive to do. But they don’t often achieve their goal, according to the city’s professional drivers.

  • Playing catch-up with transit

    After decades of economic talk and political posturing, Winnipeg’s transit system is taking a baby step in catching up with public transportation leaps in other Canadian metropolises like Calgary and Vancouver. However, it remains to be seen in what form that step will come.

  • Hitchhike your way to happiness

    If you’re tired of working a job, living in a city and taking showers, hitchhiking may be for you.

  • Re: “Greece’s economic turmoil” (March 25, page 9)

    This writer appears to favour or at least legitimize a scorched-earth fiscal policy that no electoral majority would ever consider.

  • Is nothing sacred anymore?

    Manitobans are cowards and I am one of them. I know this because I am already regretting writing that first sentence.

  • Basketball players go from green to red

    The University of Winnipeg’s Wesmen Women’s Basketball Team has recruited two new players from the Vincent Massey Trojans. Stephanie Kleysen and Ashleigh Chichlowski have been two key players for the Trojans this season.

  • Campus News Briefs

    Collegiate girls basketball champs; Master peace; New summer sport camps; What’s on this week?

  • Honorary degrees recognize achievements in a wide range of areas

    Having received 15 honorary degrees from universities across Canada and the U.S., University of Winnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor Lloyd Axworthy considers them all special.

  • Jesus camp-us

    At one time, The United Church of Canada – the country’s largest Protestant denomination – had the power to drive the University of Winnipeg’s entire agenda. Yet much of that power and influence seems to continue, critics say.

  • A financial balancing act

    In the current release of the 2010-2011 post-secondary budget, the provincial government has increased the University of Winnipeg’s operating grant by two per cent from last year. However, this increase is less than half of the five per cent increase that has been granted for the past several years.

  • International News Briefs

    Prince owes promoter $4 million; Plastic bottle boat is afloat; Man given 15 years for breaking into prison; Irregular fruits and vegetables will continue to be sold

  • Local News Briefs

    Body armour ban; Winkler gets the nod; More Manitobans; Pita push; Choose your study spots carefully

  • Exploring the future of trucking

    The trucking industry, long considered a place for gruff men and gas-guzzling long hauls, is moving toward environmental sustainability and more women-friendly labour practices. And it all started in Winnipeg.

  • Extreme Makeover Home Edition: Grow op-portunities

    Two years ago, when Mark Friesen and his wife first looked at a custom-built two-storey home in the $300,000-$400,000 bracket just outside Steinbach, Man., it was out of their price range. Eight months later, when the same property was busted as a marijuana grow operation, it dropped in price by $60,000.

  • Trains, trucks, cars and more

    I drive my car too much. I need more exercise and I need to stop contributing to the environmental problems that cars cause.

  • Winnipeg’s transportation system

    How would you rate Winnipeg’s transportation system?