Volume 65, Number 3

Published September 16, 2010

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  • International News Briefs

    Witches dodge a bullet; Resurrecting the caste system 60 years later; Happy birthday, DPRK!; Promising improvement in South Afric; Chilean protesters receive support

  • Adding it up

    A lot has changed at the University of Winnipeg in the five years I have attended – especially the minor details. Minor details, however, quickly add up.

  • Storyteller and acclaimed writer uses stories from the past to reflect on modern day

    From Zimbabwe to Manitoba, and multiple stops in between, comes Ignatius Mabasa, the newest storyteller-in-residence at the University of Manitoba.

  • Why rush to the end?

    Old people tend to do one of three things for me: slow me down, depress me, or make me speak loudly and enunciate so audaciously that I sound like I think I’m onstage.

  • The Better Voter Series: Reflections of a fringe candidate

    After participating in five Winnipeg mayoral campaigns, I have often been asked whether or not it was worth running.

  • If you don’t vote, kick yourself in the face

    If you’re reading this, you’re probably somewhere between the ages of 18 and 30 - not a demographic typically known for heading to the polls in droves come election time.


    The Rear Guard is an excellent track from Nova Scotia folkie Old Man Luedecke latest album, My Hands Are On Fire and Other Love Songs.

  • Absorbing nutrients for dummies

    There are many foods that have plenty of nutrients that our bodies need. Some of these foods are well-known for containing high amounts of a nutrient.

  • The Better Voter Series: Mayoral candidates on the fringe

    As mayor Sam Katz and Judy Wasylycia-Leis continue to steal headlines all over Winnipeg, it is easy to forget that a diverse, and equally legitimate, slate of mayoral candidates are simultaneously vying for the top job.

  • English soccer player joins Wesmen

    With the introduction of the new soccer program, the Wesmen family welcomes 21-year-old Adam Bromley from St. Austell, Cornwall, England.

  • Modern day pioneers in Manitoba

    Imagine moving from a bustling neighbourhood in a big city to a small cabin with no electricity, plumbing or running water.

  • The Matter with Morris by David Bergen

    The Matter with Morris by local author David Bergen takes on a journey of life, love, loss and questions why certain things happen the way they do.

  • Jaywalking Downtown

    Do you feel that jaywalking is a problem downtown?

  • Building in northern directions

    With climate change rapidly increasing and changing arctic territory boundaries, new developments are in place to build stronger ties between Manitoba and Nunavut.

  • Wesmen women’s basketball team prepares for upcoming season

    The University of Winnipeg Wesmen women’s basketball team held tryouts last week and will kick off the season with a significantly different roster.

  • Local News Briefs

    Open Farm Day coming to a farm near you; Rent changes for Manitoba in the new year; Province cracks down on e-waste; Not in my backyard; Tough on crime, Katz says

  • Not stiff, or stuffy, but very vibrant

    Winnipeg’s international writers festival, Thin Air, is returning and will be sprawling out across Winnipeg bookstores, libraries and campuses once again.


    New York trio The Narrative gives us arguably the best male and female dual vocalist performance in recent memory with this ambitious 13-track, 53-minute opus of a debut album.

  • Waiting for Joe by Sandra Birdsell

    Sandra Birdsell could have very well been describing her own writing in her latest book when she writes: “Being with her was like being in a warm current of water while swimming in a cold northern lake.”

  • West side Hydro line slated at $2.2 billion

    Progressive Conservatives, Liberals and other experts continue to accuse the provincial NDP of political interference with the operations of Manitoba Hydro.

  • Winnipeg pedestrians making the streets unsafe?

    With several reports of pedestrians being struck by vehicles in Winnipeg lately, some are wondering if Winnipeg is too relaxed on pedestrian street laws.

  • The Better Voter Series: This week on the campaign trail…

    This week on the campaign trail…

  • Possible hotel buyouts to target drunken behaviour downtown

    A recent city strategy to crack down on public intoxication in and around downtown hotels just may close the door on downtown hotel residents.

  • The Better Voter Series: Mayoral candidate spotlight

    At 28-years-old, Rav Gill wants to be your mayor and turn Winnipeg into “the next great city.”

  • Campus News Briefs

    Wesmen skills basketball camp; U of W grows greener; Grants fund another year of promising U of M research; Mennonites, Melancholy and Mental Health

  • Comfortable and confident at last

    The last time we saw Wilco on film was in Sam Jones’ now-legendary 2002 I Am Trying To Break Your Heart, an intimate rock doc chronicling the band’s departure from alt-country to more experimental territories with the controversial recording of their fourth album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.

  • Winnipeg sucks, which is why we love it

    Like most Winnipeggers, I love our fair city with all my heart.

  • Spence Neighbourhood Association says goodbye to Kate Sjoberg

    While Kate Sjoberg may have stepped down as executive director of the Spence Neighbourhood Association (SNA) this summer, her influence will still be felt throughout the community.

  • Exploring the aid gap in Pakistan

    Pakistan has fallen victim to the worst natural disaster of the decade. The United Nations has classified it as worse than the 2004 Asian tsunami, the 2005 Pakistan earthquake,and the 2010 Haitian earthquake combined.

  • The Flatliners: wanted by the Lebanese mafia

    By all accounts, The Flatliners have every reason to avoid Winnipeg when they hit the western leg of a Canadian tour.

  • Playing their hearts out

    It’s fair to say that the members of Les Jupes have more than enough experience under their belts, but they’re hoping one September evening will be the turning point in their musical careers.


    Made up of four friends from Selkirk, Man. and featuring members from Sick City and Port Amoral, Hope Atlantic has been playing around Winnipeg for more than two years.


    Vocalist and guitarist JD Ormond’s voice is thin and reedy, even pitchy at times (which makes me think of Pavement), and the lyrics leave something to be desired, but pause and listen to just the music and it will take you away.

  • Merger no more

    When the University of Winnipeg’s dean of arts announced plans to amalgamate the departments of religion, classics and philosophy last November, students, faculty and alumni were outraged by the decision.

  • A rock band that Vonnegut would be proud of

    Bokononism is the fictional religion in Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle that regards all religions (including Bokononism) as a set of untruths, but advises to follow the set of untruths that make you happy.