Volume 65, Number 8

Published October 21, 2010

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

    This week on the campaign trail…

  • The Better Voter Series: Desolation in downtown Winnipeg

    For years downtown Winnipeg has been littered with surface parking lots, taking up vast swathes of space in what was once the most densely populated area in the city.

  • Manitoba Theatre Centre goes Cuckoo

    The Manitoba Theatre Centre has found the perfect play to kick off their 2010-2011 season.

  • The Better Voter Series: Endorsements liven up civic campaign

    This year’s civic election candidates have garnished an unprecedented number of endorsements, with everyone from the Winnipeg Police Association, the Manitoba NDP and Green Party leader Elizabeth May weighing in on the municipal campaign.

  • The Ball lets first-timers and experienced fetishers get their kink on

    Winnipeg likes to get tied up. And flogged. And spanked.

  • Crossing her tease, dotting her eyes

    “In my life, I always sort of felt like a muse,” the local performance artist aptly known as Miss La Muse recently reflected.

  • Minimum Wage Increase


  • Shedding light on scents

    Shortly after a class last week I began to feel horrendous. The feeling lasted the rest of the day – pains in my sinuses and chest, raw throat, and a headache that took hours to diminish – all because someone wearing perfume sat next to me in class.

  • The Better Voter Series: Mayoral candidate spotlight

    Sam Katz doesn’t want to win the title of Winnipeg’s mayor for the third time because he likes the job.

  • Wayne Helgason steps down from Social Planning Council of Winnipeg

    When Wayne Helgason first joined the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg (SPCW) 16-and-a-half years ago, many of the poverty reduction organizations that community members have come to rely on did not exist.

  • Running towards the light

    Stephen Christian sounds like he has just had the best sleep of his life.

  • International News Briefs

    Bear hunt unappreciated; Nuclear energy proliferation; Taliban attend peace talks in safety; Virtual courts to speed justice; World’s longest tunnel finished


    This debut album from Leif Vollebekk is a wintry collection of songs of longing and leaving.

  • Campus News Briefs

    U of W Alumni Association honours Larry Updike; Wesmen featured on Sun Radio; Residential schools lecture coming to U of W ; Top infectious disease researcher honoured; New Wesmen soccer programs dominate in regular season

  • With the click of a camera

    In an outlandish and exceptionally cold new world with a difficult language barrier, 12 refugee women from Eritrea found their voice through photography and have put it on display.

  • More music this week

    More music this week

  • Vintage couture

    Jill Munro, owner of Lune Vintage shop and blog, has turned her passion into her business.

  • Telus and the U of W partner to improve campus technology, further global connections

    The University of Winnipeg and Telus have announced a partnership to advance technology on campus with the help of Telus’s infrastructure and a $150,000 technology fund.

  • The valedictorian’s speech

    You could cut the tension with a knife inside the Duckworth Centre. While 250 graduates awaited their diplomas this past Sunday afternoon, silent protestors outside took a stand against the University of Winnipeg’s actions.


    Formed in 2002, Defiance, Ohio released their album Midwestern Minutes on independent label No Idea! Records.

  • Twitter gives rise to local flash fiction

    If you think your tweets are worthy of literary acclaim, a group of local students are running a contest for you.

  • Give poverty the respect it deserves

    Seemingly, the only two issues that have been debated during this civic election are crime and property taxes. There is no question that these are important issues to some Winnipeggers.

  • Wesmen women finish 1-2 in Lakehead Thunderwolves tournament

    The University of Winnipeg Wesmen women’s basketball team travelled to Thunder Bay, Ont. last weekend for their last tournament of the pre-season.

  • Local News Briefs

    Human rights awards open for nomination; Juice believed to have carried E. coli; Criminal investigation launched into ER death; Virus killing pet food crickets; Manitoba and Ontario pressure Craigslist to remove sex-trade ads


    Hailing from St. Boniface, Eric Gosselin, Denis Vrignon-Tessier, Danielle Burke and Jérémie Gosselin have all done work on their own, as well as in the bands Kraink, …and then nothing and Kin and Idéfix.

  • Envisioning a city we don’t want

    There are many ideas about how to make Winnipeg the city we want. We can probably all agree that we should avoid doing the wrong things.

  • Getting your hunger cues back on track

    We eat for many reasons. We eat because of emotions, stress, social situations or time of day.

  • Government plans for animal disease outbreak

    Animal disease outbreaks are happening all over the world and leading to negative consequences for our food supply. In response, the Canadian government is taking action by implementing a national traceability program for all livestock.

  • Plenty to learn and see at fully-loaded doc festival

    Gimme Some Truth: The Winnipeg Documentary Project is back for its third consecutive year, with a program bursting at the seams with panel discussions, master lectures and special screenings for budding filmmakers and film-lovers alike.


    There’s something sultry about the way a staccato drum beat, operatic chanting, and swirling synths converge in the opening seconds of True Loves that make it irresistible.

  • Chilling obituary to a dead system

    Black comedy is a rather paradoxical genre by its definition, as it somehow manages to combine elements of the truly, irredeemably tragic and the uproariously hilarious, while still retaining the elements of both.

  • Manitoba’s recent minimum wage increase may have unintended consequences

    While most workers welcome the minimum wage increase to $9.50 announced for Oct. 1 by the province, some wonder what impact this will have on the hours and the earnings of salaried managers.

  • Disappointed, shocked and embarrassed

    I received my Master’s degree at the fall convocation, and I was disappointed, shocked and embarrassed during Erin Larson’s valedictory address.

  • Derelict Spence Street home demolished

    For years one lone house on Spence Street hindered the University of Winnipeg’s expansion plans.

  • The history of Halloween

    Even those of us who think we are well informed are actually a lot dumber than we think.

  • Flying into new territory

    If all else fails, Mike Bilenki will still be able to say he understands what it feels like to be like Justin Bieber.