Volume 65, Number 16

Published January 20, 2011

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  • Policing the police

    The recent incident of alleged police brutality by a Kelowna RCMP officer is raising concerns about police procedure relating to accountability in cases of excessive force.

  • Grassroots activists slam Youth for Christ once more

    “God raped Mary.”
    That was the message many Winnipeggers received over the holidays as posters by an anonymous, anti-Christian group cropped up in downtown Winnipeg, sparking controversy throughout the community.

  • A step towards greening the economy

    In November, Manitoba’s NDP government announced its 2010 Throne Speech.

  • Gays for Gaga, Gaga for gays

    There seems to be no larger fan base for pop sensation Lady Gaga than the gay community; they love Gaga, no question about it.

  • New Buhler Centre gets an F, students say

    When the Buhler Centre opened in October, students in the University of Winnipeg’s Division of Continuing Education were excited to move into the brand new building. But instead of entering a finished and contemporary learning environment, many found the building unfit for housing their needs.

  • Fashion Streeter

  • Domestic violence death review committee seeks to prevent domestic homicides

    Manitoba recently became the second province in the country to introduce a domestic violence death review committee in the hopes of preventing future deaths.

  • Ten years gone

    In a city with so many places for live music, the lifespan of a venue can be a precarious thing.

  • Walking to Mojácar

    Brandt gracefully weaves a journey through Canadian prairies, Detroit and the Spanish paradise of Mojácar in her latest collection of poetry, Walking to Mojácar.

  • Local News Briefs

    D’arcy’s A.R.C. rescued; Food shuttle promotes deals, healthy eating; River trail ready for skaters; Police want public on lookout for meth labs; Song taken off air

  • International News Briefs

    Kashmir troop withdrawal planned by India; Mine explosion victims cannot be recovered; Chernobyl wildlife debate; Palestine finds South American support; New charges for Italian PM

  • More music this week

    More music this week

  • Breaking the ice

    Small, stand-alone arenas in Winnipeg could soon change their rinks’ surfaces from real ice to polymer, a synthetic ice substitute similar to a thick plastic.

  • Breaking the reader’s heart

    It’s safe to say that Carol Brisebois knows children.

  • Pumping iron at 2 a.m.

    Can’t sleep? Go work out.

  • Campus News Briefs

    Wesmen add baseball to their slate of sports; Free yoga in Bulman Centre; SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE LAUNCHES CONSULTATION

  • Fragmenting the psyche

    Contradiction, irony and duality are often notable themes in today’s postmodern world.

  • Nobel Peace Prize nominee continues struggle for human rights

    David Matas’s downtown Winnipeg office is lined with shelves of bursting file folders, bookcases displaying legal texts and numerous holiday greeting cards – and two small suitcases ready at a moment’s notice for the immigration and refugee lawyer’s next international meeting.

  • PIs and security guards find freedom in licensing

    Licensing changes in the Private Investigators and Security Guards Act of Manitoba, effective immediately, have caused mixed feelings in the security and investigation community.

  • A dramatic display of Colombia and its culture

    Described as abstract, humorous, satirical, saddening and undeniably beautiful all at once, Colombian-born artist Fernando Botero is a living legend.

  • Education as a human right

    Mohamed Mahamud has never known the freedoms of being a national citizen.

  • Pan-fried and excellent

    OK, so the Black Sheep Diner didn’t win the best breakfast award this year from local breakfast bloggers the Breakfast Connoisseurs (though they did in 2008), but the Black Sheep is a great alternative if you’re feeling burnt out from your other options.

  • Wesmen women take the sweep, men suffer defeat, injuries

    The Wesmen women’s basketball team swept the Victoria Vikes last weekend (Jan. 14-15), improving their record to 12-2, while the men lost both matches to their B.C. equivalent, as well as a few key players to injury.

  • Manitoba Public Insurance comes under fire from conservative think tank

    Manitobans could be facing higher insurance premiums and increased unemployment rates due to a new and “misguided” environmental policy by Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), says the Frontier Centre for Public Policy (FCPP).

  • Time for the 204 to shine

    When you think of Winnipeg, phrases like “murder capital,” “gang violence” and “social inequality” are likely to follow.

  • Will the use of synthetic ice change hockey?

    Do you think the sport of hockey will change with the use of synthetic ice?


    It’s hard to read reviews of this 2010 disc online in which the reviewer is still bemoaning the loss of former lead vocalist Scott Wade.


    Pronounced Bra-ka-da, the name of this local hip-hop duo sounds almost as choppy as the music on their album … 2 pcs of ID.


    Aptly named, this sophomore effort from Montreal’s Jon Cohen Experimental is truly a disc to behold.


    An alternative rock band from Texas, The Canvas Waiting’s new album Chasing Color is a pretty accurate title because they’re definitely still chasing something. Inspiration, perhaps.


    I’ve listened to Rebel Yell here and there – the local hip-hop duo is catchy and fun to listen to.