Volume 65, Number 2

Published September 9, 2010

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  • U of W to provide scholarships to residential school survivors

    In light of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Winnipeg meeting in June, the University of Winnipeg has announced a new scholarship addressing the needs of residential school survivors.

  • Fashion Streeter

    “If you have to ask, you’ll never know.”
  • Endorsing corruption

    Judy Wasylycia-Leis is an admirable politician, talented populist and skilled policy-wonk who has remained at least 10 points behind current Mayor Sam Katz in all public opinion polls over the course of the summer.


    Winnipeg’s own weirdos have created a rock opera based on the children’s book Where the Wild Things Are. To listen to The Wild Things is a one-of-a-kind experience.

  • Cutting out the middleman

    So I’ve been thinking a lot lately about myself as a consumer.

  • Bike valets find support in Winnipeg

    Cyclists attending events around Winnipeg this summer may have noticed a new trend when parking their bikes. Bicycle valet services ensure that those who choose active transportation don’t have to worry about their bikes being stolen.

  • American Apparel dropping more than drawers

    Ladies and gentlemen, stock up on that ever-so-sexy American Apparel apparel because you may no longer be able to in a few months time.


    After coming out big and bold with their debut album, About A Girl, in 2008, Montreal quartet Winter Gloves have taken a couple steps backwards with their sophomore effort.


    Canadian indie-rock band Born Ruffians mix a variety of sounds into their latest effort, Say It.

  • Fear of being bitten

    Bed bugs don’t discriminate. No matter how clean a residence is or where it is located, if there are people, there can be bed bugs. While some residents have had enough, their reactions might be overkill.

  • A legendary songwriter and performer restored

    In Bird on a Wire, British director Tony Palmer (Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels) documents Leonard Cohen’s 1972 European concert tour. A version of the film saw an original limited release in 1974, and from there was thought to have disappeared forever in the dustbin of history.

  • Documentary profiles life and creativity of Montreal musician

    Eighteen disorderly specks of film comprise The Socalled Movie, a documentary film written and directed by Garry Beitel profiling the life and creativity of Montreal-based musician Josh Dolgin (a.k.a. Socalled).

  • Protest group raises awareness over ‘imminent’ threat of war with Iran

    It all started with one man’s obsession with United States foreign policy. It culminated in a three-day lovers’ quarrel and a rain-soaked march through downtown Winnipeg on Saturday, Aug. 28 to raise awareness over the “imminent threat” of war with Iran.
    After all, it never rains but it pours.

  • Tales of shamans and spirits provide frame for artist’s work

    Working with common materials such as bone, antler and stones found in his Inuit community of Cape Dorset, Kiugak Ashoona depicts the tales of shamans and spirits which form the framework of his art.

  • Recommend and repeat

    Once known as The Common Ground, the restaurant at 79 Sherbrook St. has undergone significant changes and is now Boon Burger.

  • Just what the doctor ordered

    Prepare to hear a lot of material from Comeback Kid’s new record, Symptoms + Cures, if you go see the band live at the Garrick Centre this week.

  • New college sports programs for Wesmen

    The University of Winnipeg is adding two new basketball teams to the Wesmen program this fall.

  • Welcome to the University of Winnipeg

    Well, here we all are again. Another summer is over and once again it’s time to head back to school.

  • Bedbugs

    Have you or your family members had any negative experiences with bedbugs?

  • Local News Briefs

    Biggest meth bust in Peg’s history; Provincial support for eco-education; Northern Manitoba pets get needed services; Sex scandal rocks Manitoba’s legal community; Stolen DND truck ends up on airport runway

  • Practically speaking

    “And what do you intend to do with that?”
    This seems to be the inevitable response one receives after proclaiming interest in pursuing an arts degree. Enrolment in the humanities at many schools is falling – one has only to gaze at the state of University of Winnipeg’s Classics and Philosophy departments to confirm this.

  • Revving up your feminism

    A group of local feminists are embracing their inner rebelle.

    The FemRev Collective, founded in Winnipeg in 2007, is working to better women’s lives and improve society through local actions, marches and education campaigns from a feminist perspective.

  • Resuscitating print media in 2010

    Newspapers are shutting down, journalists are joining the unemployment line as bloggers take over the world, and the print media industry as we once knew it is dead.

  • Veteran point guard has high hopes for his last season

    With only five returning players and a new head coach, the Wesmen men’s basketball team is looking very different this season.


    Cabbage, the second record released by Winnipeg songwriting collective Jackpine, definitely has something for everyone.

  • Four years of success for Camp Aurora

    After its fourth year running, Camp Aurora, Manitoba’s only camp specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer and allied youth, has left campers wanting more – in the best possible way.

  • Don’t forget about your councillor

    While Winnipeg’s mayoral race is heating up, the competition has also started for the city’s 15 council seats. Four wards – Charleswood-Tuxedo, Old Kildonan, Elmwood-East Kildonan and Mynarski – do not have current councillors running as incumbents.

  • International News Briefs

    Hunger persists despite food production surpluses; Minimum wage finds little support in Hong Kong; Politician’s unusual tactics raise funds, eyebrows; Tiger will not fly; Afghan prosecutor fired for seeking corruption charges


    More music this week

  • The forgotten and the frightening

    Legs, kittens, cutouts and string all seem to be emblematic of deeper themes in Natural disasters, pets and other stories, a joint exhibit by Jessica MacCormack and Elisabeth Belliveau.

  • The number of the beast

    Most bands would be upset if their bass player bailed on them just weeks before a tour, but The All Night’s Steven Foster has a pretty good excuse – he’s moving to Toronto for six months to intern at a record label, something that will no doubt benefit the band upon his return.

  • Campus News Briefs

    UWSA likes to O-Week Party; Live radio drama, pay what you can; Free study skills workshops offered on campus; Manitoba physicists earn prestigious prize


    For those aging fans of ultimate hipster Sufjan Stevens, the time has come for new work. This single, from the forthcoming album The Age of Adz, continues Stevens’s long history of multi-layering and multi-instrumentation.

  • Aspire Fitness pushes gym-goers to their limits

    Building strong relationships is really important when it comes to health. This means being comfortable with your body and being able to work closely with others who want to improve your health with you.

  • All the numbers unfit to print

    With so many online resources easily available to users, printing phone books might become a thing of the past.

  • Marching into your neighbourhood

    Uniformed officers could soon be patrolling your neighbourhood, whether it be Osborne Village or St. Boniface, in an attempt to further crack down on public intoxication and substance abuse in the city.