Volume 65, Number 12

Published November 18, 2010

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  • Manufacturing consent by generalizing dissent

    The Canadian government believes the increasing international criticism of the Israeli government is related to a rise in anti-Semitism.

  • Making success look easy

    Chic Gamine is definitely not your grandma’s a cappella group. In fact, the band, composed of vocalists Alexa Dirks, Andrina Turenne, Annick Bremault, Ariane Jean and drummer Sacha Daoud, isn’t sure how to classify themselves.

  • ‘Made in Manitoba’

    The term “Made in Manitoba” has recently been used to describe initiatives ranging from seniors’ accessibility legislation to food advertising campaigns – leaving some marketing experts wondering whether the phrase captures or muddles Manitoba’s identity.

  • Do you buy Locally?


  • Fortifying your diet

    Have you been feeling exceptionally tired lately? Or, weak and stressed? Maybe you’ve been looking pale and feeling light-headed. There are a number of reasons why, and one possible answer is that you could be showing signs of mild anemia.

  • Winnipeg North’s hot seat

    For the first time in nearly 14 years, Winnipeg North residents will have a new Member of Parliament (MP) representing them and the issues affecting their community in the House of Commons.


    A reviewer’s ears can only take so much.

  • Campus News Briefs

    Chopin concert celebrates Convocation Hall restoration; Wesmen women keep perfect record, men’s basketball fall to 1-4 ; Library seeking feedback; Jr. Wesmen accepting clothing donations; Downtown vocal jazz choir

  • Federal control over reserve land keeps aboriginals in poverty, say critics

    All across Canada, First Nations residing on federal reserves are subject to abject poverty and social ailments, wrapped up in what some view as a cycle of economic dependence on the federal government. In order to break that cycle of poverty, calls for full aboriginal ownership of reserve land are being heard around the country.

  • Canadian Dimension thanking artists and activists

    Canadian Dimension Magazine’s second annual “Red” Carpet Gala Awards Dinner and Fundraiser honouring activists and artists was held at the Fort Garry Hotel this past Saturday, Nov.13.

  • International News Briefs

    Cuba condemns new videogame; Tutankhamun’s things will be returned; Gaza aid mission ends in drama and confusion; The ‘Bulldozer’ sent home from hospital; Opposition leader loses appeal, still goes free

  • Conservatives ignore the evidence when it comes to incarceration

    The federal Conservative government’s recent “tough on crime” legislation is having a pronounced impact on prisons, as crowding among prison populations is becoming a more prevalent problem.

  • The green grass in a (soon to be) white city

    As winter approaches in our cold Canadian city, we’ve doubtless all begun to hear the annual wistful hints by friends and colleagues who say they are considering a radical change in their lives.

  • Music shines while acting flickers out

    Back To You is a little like Walk The Line, had Johnny Cash been Canadian, female and – unfortunately – more boring.

  • Rockin’ the ‘stache for a good cause

    It all began with a few guys, drinking a few beers in Melbourne, Australia in 2003.


    This 2007 release from Nashville band Awake! Awake! stretches the gap between stadium rock anthem and basement new wave, and makes it look easy.

  • Six-string poetry

    Gentlemen, have your PUA (pick-up artist) techniques been lagging as of late? Has the once solid pick-up line “nice shoes, wanna fuck?” garnered you more testicular injuries and vodka-cran face washes than sweet lovin’ lately?

  • Local News Briefs

    Manitoba prison capacity grows; Real estate agent broke rule, disobeyed request; Plastic polluting ecosystems; Study deflates aboriginal H1N1 immune system theory; Tories under fire in NDP attack ads

  • Cyclists to get improved facilities and support through campus bike lab this spring

    After more than two years of planning and collecting the necessary funds, later this month the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) is expected to announce a spring opening date for a new campus bike lab.

  • Menno Simons College celebrates its 20th anniversary

    In 1989, Menno Simons College (MSC) had 13 students and two professors working on international development and conflict resolution studies. Now with more than 13 professors and 1,100 students, MSC is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

  • Light up the night: postal workers’ union speaks out against Canada Post changes

    The president of the Winnipeg branch of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) is criticizing changes Canada Post is making to the way it operates.

  • Wesmen women’s volleyball lose in four sets

    The Wesmen women’s volleyball team hosted the University of British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbirds last weekend and was defeated in four sets both Friday and Saturday night (Nov. 12-13).

  • Name change for aboriginal governance program

    For the former aboriginal governance program, there’s more to a name than meets the eye.

  • More music this week

    More music this week

  • Scrambling to stay alive

    A small gallery in the suburbs of Winnipeg has gathered artists, both local and from around the world, to bring awareness to the issue that every human being has the right to food.


    Berube, who is Manitoba born but based out of Montreal, released the four-track Tailored to Fit EP as a preview to his new album, June in Siberia, which is due out in 2011.

  • An inarticulate discussion of the arts

    Something has really been pissing me off lately and, since I’m not one to pussyfoot, I’m just going to come right out and say it: I’m sick and tired of our goddamn government funding the goddamn arts!

  • Faith-based college offering an alternative to U of M’s BSW program

    Students entering a social work program in Winnipeg may be surprised to learn that the University of Manitoba’s (U of M) program is not their only option.

  • The battle over Bipole III

    Nothing seems to anger Manitobans more than the east versus west power line debate. Specifically, Manitoba Hydro’s plan to build the Bipole III transmission line down the west side of the province.

  • Dance With Snakes

    Fast-paced and morally twisted, Horacio Castellanos Moya’s novel Dance With Snakes is not for those who rely on happy endings.

  • Combat Camera

    What is war photography? Is it a relatively modern art form with visual images creating a story, or a cheap thrill for a society that is fascinated with violence and struggles for power?

  • An odd case of sympathy

    On Nov. 4, a 61-year old Winnipeg man was sentenced to three years of supervised probation and 11 months of already spent jail time for shooting his wife in the face.

  • Something for everyone

    Throw your firm, sculpted ass in the air and say “Namaste” if you love yoga – free yoga.