Volume 65, Number 6

Published October 7, 2010

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  • The hidden health dangers under your sink

    Cleaning is something that has to be done regularly – just like exercising and eating nutritious foods – to stay healthy. A little dirt never hurt anyone, but living in an unhygienic environment can take a toll on your body.

  • The Better Voter Series: Rethinking transportation

    Early in her campaign, mayoral hopeful Judy Wasylycia-Leis vowed to defend the things that make Winnipeg great, a list that included quick commute times. While this particular source of “greatness” came as a result of a flat-lined economy, traffic is slowly getting worse as the city maintains modest growth.

  • Mr. Shakespeare’s Bastard

    Shakespeare’s illegitimate daughter, housekeeper Aerlene Ward, asks in her old age, “Am I then to write, ‘That day they went to the playhouse,’ and leave it so? Is the reader not entitled to a little more, even it if is not exactly what happened?”

  • Alchemist

    ProJect’s latest album, the brainchild of electronic artist Matt Rosen and drummer Mike St-Jean, is the type of music one would expect to hear while on hold.

  • More eco-populism, less eco-chic

    Environmental issues have come roaring back into our psyche after almost two years in the doldrums, evidenced by various reports and magazine articles this summer.

  • Playing the waiting game at Student Central

    Three hours is a long time to spend in any line, let alone for basic student services.

  • Competing for sugar supremacy

    I used to think that I loved cake. Now, after seeing Kings of Pastry, I know that all cake and I had was merely a lusty fling – we barely even knew each other.

  • A burning question of faith

    In July 2010, Terry Jones, a preacher with the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida proclaimed Sept. 11 to be “Burn a Qur’an day.” Although Jones did not burn Qur’ans and announced that he and his church never will, the criticisms continue to pour in over his threats.

  • Active transportation the focus of new art exhibit

    Inspired by active transportation, the newest exhibit on display at the Graffiti Gallery explores the thrill of self-transport, from mud-covered inconvenience to high-speed exuberance.

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

    This week on the campaign trail…

  • More music this week

    More music this week

  • The Better Voter Series: Rapid transit debate moves at a snail’s pace

    Picture, if you will, Winnipeg with a functioning, successful rapid transit system. To me, the idea seems laughable.

  • Red Road Lodge seeks charitable status to help residents on the path to recovery

    Just as the Red Road Lodge helps residents through the recovery process, management hopes getting charitable status will help the lodge through the fundraising process.

  • Different kind of pyjama party raises awareness

    The second annual Reclaiming Dignity: A Pajama Party, an event to raise awareness about the abuse of women and the need for support in women’s shelters was a success this past Saturday, Oct. 2.

  • Finding the rhythm of life

    Michelle Elrick’s poetry is both quietly provocative and philosophically tantalizing. The same rhythm that pulses through her poems seems to guide and pervade her life.

  • A question of ethics

    Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty will tell you that if you have money to invest and want to see high rates of financial return, you should invest in one of the “big five” banks in Canada: Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto Dominion, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Bank of Montreal and Bank of Nova Scotia. Investing in Canada’s banks is good because it will earn you lots of money.

  • New program at Klinic helps promote healthy pregnancies

    Thursday, Sept. 9 was Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) awareness day in Manitoba and it did not go unnoticed.

  • Songs I Didn’t Write

    John Nolan’s online CD Songs I Didn’t Write is a brilliant album covering songs by great artists.

  • When You Left the Fire

    While this band is from Toronto, their music is better described in terms of their Wilderness of Manitoba namesake than of the noise-infected streets of their metropolitan environs.

  • The Garden

    Seductive folk. These words might never have been put beside each other to describe a song if Ruth Moody didn’t write Cold Outside, just one of many outstanding tracks on her new solo album.

  • Re: Travis Turenne’s letter (Sept. 30, page 10)

    When Mr. Turenne claims that I have “no affiliation to the university” and insinuates that I am not “a real student,” he has made an ad hominem argument.

  • Music outshines romance storyline in this hybrid concert film

    From the opening scenes of This Movie Is Broken, it’s clear who the real stars are.

  • Fashion Streeter

    Viva la cardigan!
  • Fighting to get back on the ballot

    Ed Ackerman, a local filmmaker and former mayoral candidate, marched into the Winnipeg Law Courts building on Friday, Oct. 1 on a mission.

  • Jeffrey joins the Wesmen women’s volleyball team

    Standing at six foot one, Mackenzie Jeffrey, who is in her first year with the Wesmen women’s volleyball team, has always been tall for her age and began playing the sport in Grade 7.

  • Arthritis affects young as well as old

    Like any former student, Darren Moffatt is building a career and enjoying life. Unlike most students, however, he is doing this while living with arthritis.

  • Flipping the turntables

    Remixes, samples, techno and electronic dance music are becoming increasingly mainstream on the radio, in clubs and on iPods.

  • Campus News Briefs

    City award for McFeetors Hall; Roll Up the Rim; Weekly Wesmen Recap

  • Dave Bidini illuminates the unseen side of ‘The Beautiful Game’

    The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa transmitted images of “The Beautiful Game” across the globe and seemed to give it a new meaning, as it was held on a continent where, for some, it’s all or nothing.

  • Bears – scary fucking robot bears

    Well, as the leaves change colour from green to gold and red, and the hot summer sun gives way to a hint of winter chills to come, it is clear that autumn is upon us.
    And with the coming of autumn, we can be sure that another annual visitor will be sure to follow. I’m speaking, of course, about robot grizzlies.

  • The Better Voter Series: Public-private partnerships costly and unaccountable, critics say

    Under the leadership of mayor Sam Katz, Winnipeg has embraced the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) for several large infrastructure projects, locking the city into long-term contracts and multi-million dollar annual payments to the private sector.

  • Monthly campaigns from the serious to the ridiculous

    October is Vegetarian Awareness Month, Canadian Library Month, Islamic History Month, Autism Awareness Month and Car Safety Month, just to name a few. With so many awareness campaigns, it’s often tough to tell which are legitimate charitable causes and which aren’t.

  • 2010 Mayoral Candidates


  • Salinas

    Made up of Matt Austman and Darcy Penner, formerly of The Furr, Salinas has not only put out a solid first release but the record also features a who’s who of the Winnipeg music scene.

  • From YouTube to record deal to Lilith Fair

    Ash Koley, Winnipeg’s newest pop darlings, have had their feet touch many new grounds in the past month, stopping in cities across Canada on their promotional tour.

  • Re: “Candidacy changes not for the better” (Sept. 30, page 9)

    I always enjoy reading Nick’s articles. If we want to build the (real) progressive movement, we need to stand on the shoulders of giants like this one!

  • Wesmen men’s volleyball pre-season begins

    Larry McKay, head coach of the Wesmen men’s volleyball team, is back at the University of Winnipeg after a summer away from the Duckworth Centre.