Volume 65, Number 13

Published November 25, 2010

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  • The truth about cholesterol

    When you’re concerned about maintaining good health, one of the things you might look into is regulating your blood cholesterol levels.

  • The medium is the message, and the message is a crock of shit

    This week, I’d like to address a subject that might prove somewhat dicey or contentious, given the medium I’m choosing to express it. The subject is the complete bias and corruption of the media.

  • Boarded-up houses may soon be a thing of the past in Winnipeg’s downtown

    The Spence Neighbourhood Association (SNA) is reducing the number of derelict buildings in Winnipeg’s downtown – eight homes at a time.

  • On the same page

    While some see Winnipeg as drab and grey, Aiden Enns sees the subtlety of a vibrant community of artists, activists and people with stories to be told.

  • A Most Clever Disaster

    This album is mysterious.

  • Local News Briefs

    School dropout age to increase; Bodies… The Exhibition apologizes for permit misuse; Police cadets begin field training; Taxi shield deadline looms; Manitoban wins Sobey Art Award

  • Wesmen women spike wins against Huskies

    The Wesmen women’s volleyball squad hit the court hard against the Saskatchewan Huskies last weekend and came out on top, winning 3-1 on both Friday and Saturday nights (Nov. 19-20).

  • Pioneers in saving lives

    In three short years, the inaugural Canadian Blood Services’ Youth Council has collected hundreds of blood units and saved lives by targeting students at the University of Winnipeg.

  • Wesmen defeat Huskies for first win of regular season

    The University of Winnipeg Wesmen men’s volleyball team ended their losing streak on Saturday night (Nov. 20) against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies on home turf.

  • Plastics pollution in Manitoba waterways increasing, says U of W biology professor

    In the wake of scientific announcements about rising plastics pollution levels in Manitoba waterways, some in tourism and fishing industries are seeing impacts on their sectors firsthand.

  • Flood watch 2011 – officials say no cause for concern yet

    Current weather conditions, including an instant change from fall to winter after last week’s snowfall, have left some Winnipeg residents wondering what is in store for the 2011 flood season.

  • Saffron Airfield

    Saffron Airfield is – in a word – weird.

  • Ma-Me-O

    This album has a definite retro feel with its smooth vocal harmonies and twangy blues rhythm.

  • Denim on Denim

    Put aside all the unfair stereotypes you’ve ever heard about Saskatchewan.


    Onomatopoeias come to mind when trying to describe Baptized in Blood’s self-titled debut album.

  • Building on the past to create the future

    To many, the Union Bank Tower is just another part of the urban scenery as they drive down Main Street and past City Hall. But it’s been recognized as an essential part of our heritage, and after sitting vacant for nearly 20 years, is finally being given a second lease on life.

  • Renaissance woman

    Ginny Collins has been a global champion for women’s rights.

  • U of W slips to 10th in Canada in Maclean’s survey

    On the 20th anniversary of Maclean’s magazine’s university ranking survey, the University of Winnipeg was named the 10th best primarily undergraduate university in the country, slipping two spots from last year.

  • Municipal election results are false, says former mayoral candidate

    Local filmmaker and former mayoral candidate Ed Ackerman believes that he was unlawfully excluded from the Oct. 27 civic election and has appeared in court five times in order to have the election re-called with his name on the ballot.

  • International News Briefs

    Discussing church matters; Disturbing discovery; Violence looms; Twitter charges; Preserving culture

  • West End BIZ AGM discusses safety improvements, diversity

    Winnipeg’s West End is alive with parks, multi-ethnic storefronts and safety patrols, all thanks to the West End Business Improvement Zone (BIZ), which held its annual general meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at DeLuca’s Restaurant.

  • British activist once barred from Canada comes to Winnipeg

    Labelling George Galloway a terrorist sympathizer and attempting to ban him from entering the country isn’t stopping the Conservative Party of Canada from allowing the controversial former British MP to speak in Winnipeg.

  • Fashion Streeter

    Woolen ain’t easy.
  • Welcome to the new bingo: erotic bingo

    Winnipeg is naughtier than ever before. With a number of hotels and bars in the city offering weekly erotic bingo nights, the popularity of the game is proving that bingo isn’t just for grandma anymore.

  • U of W theatre department brings a classic comedy to the stage

    For most people, a stage production begins with dimming lights and an opening curtain. It ends a few hours later when the real world is relit and the stage is once more sealed off behind its fabric barrier.

  • Aboriginal film festival showcases 40 new films

    The Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, a five-day celebration showcasing the best of indigenous film from across Canada and around the world is back, featuring over 40 exciting new films.

  • Director shares her own sexual mishaps in Year of the Carnivore

    If Year of the Carnivore were to win a movie award it would be for Most Awkward Sex Scenes of All Time. One scene includes the presence of twin babies, while another involves only a girl and a wall.

  • More music this week

    More music this week.

  • A hootenanny before the hiatus

    If you’ve had the opportunity to witness the bristling and twisted bluegrass spectacle the D.Rangers spill on their audiences, you’re probably already on your way to the West End Cultural Centre tonight.

  • A new horizon

    Bedouin Soundclash have been infecting Canadians with their reggae and ska rhythms since their first release in 2001. After going on a year-long hiatus, the group is back with a new album and a new drummer, and is ready to take the world by storm.

  • Cyber world belongs in cyberspace

    Reality, I would like to introduce you to cyberspace – a place where the organized and simplified version of me exists. Although advertised as a means for “social networking,” in all honesty, Facebook is just another excuse to dick around and avoid studying.

  • The Cuban paradox

    Cuba is truly a dichotomy. On one hand, Cuba’s leadership has gone through a gradual decline since the revolution, which has harmed the reputation of socialism, eroded the credibility of leftist philosophy, and constrained the ability for the left to make headway into Western politics.

  • Look south, left

    Winnipeg’s progressive left community should look to Minneapolis for an example of a progressive city after losing the 2010 municipal election.

  • Atheism requires no faith

    The meme that atheism requires as much or more faith than the belief in a god is considerably easy to debunk.

  • Re: “Making the leap – Why faith matters to everyone” (Nov. 12, page 10)

    In his article “Making the Leap” what Jon Kornelsen neglected to mention is the burden of proof.