Volume 66, Number 23

Published March 14, 2012

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  • Something different

    I have a little giggle every time I walk into Elements, the restaurant located in the gorgeous University of Winnipeg science building - and that giggle is because of the name.

  • Martin Singh: Running to win

    After raucous debate performances in Winnipeg and Montreal that precipitated a general warning from the federal NDP chief electoral officer, the Canadian Press speculated that 38-year-old underdog leadership candidate Martin Singh was acting as the covert attack dog for candidate Thomas Mulcair, member of Parliament for the Quebec riding of Outremont and the perceived NDP leadership front runner.

  • Spence Neighbourhood Association reaches out

    For many youth who grow up in the Spence Neighbourhood, poverty is more than a social construct - it is their reality.

  • Proposed transit fare increase takes a hike

    City hall was run by a mayor who surrounded himself by yes-men and did not listen to the general complaints of the citizens.

  • Martha Street living

    Great things are happening down on Martha Street.

  • Leah Decter: Expressing ideas and engaging her audience

    Leah Decter is giving an artist talk this week, and she certainly has a lot of work and accomplishments to reflect on.

  • An extraordinary, emotionally charged masterwork

    Angels in America can’t be called “just another play.” It would be like calling Arcade Fire’s Neon Bible a decent LP, or saying Mad Men is an OK period piece.

  • Rock ‘n’ roll animal

    If you ever caught punk quartet The Squareheads during its short tenure as Winnipeg’s most dangerous band, you walked away from the show with one thing on your mind:

  • I “liked” it on Facebook, what else do you want from me?

    The federal government is looking to cut costs and tighten the national belt.

  • Paper menus to computer tablets

    The future of restaurants may be square-shaped.

  • Emotions beyond emoticons

    “I’ll be civil, but I still hate her.”
    My friend had invited the girl who broke his heart to a party at his house. How stupid of him. Why did he continue to invite this person back into his life when she had hurt him so profoundly?

  • Helping the Wesmen, one pizza at a time

    Darryl Reilly, general manager of the Duckworth Café and Eatery, has seen many changes come to the University of Winnipeg Wesmen since he first started attending games as an adolescent.

  • Albert Street A-Zone Co-op successfully purchases property

    The Albert Street Autonomous Zone (A-Zone) Co-op has taken a landmark step towards completely living up to its name with its recent purchase of 91 Albert St., a property that has housed the co-op’s various member groups since 1995.

  • Treats and schmoozin’

    Over two-dozen Manitoba-based bands are slated to play two upcoming music festivals - South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas and Canadian Music Week (CMW) in Toronto.

  • Campus News Briefs

    Wesmen players, coach clean up awards; U of W alumni and a Pulitzer-winning play at MTC; SOMA Café moving; U of W finance and economics students set high standard; Inaugural bursary awarded

  • Polls closing for UWSA election

    Voting for the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) general election is ending on March 15 after a highly contested campaign, with three candidates seeking the top job of UWSA president, two candidates vying for vice president student services and three candidates facing off for vice president advocate, along with two contested directorships.

  • Organization calls for rental housing focus in federal budget

    A recently released report by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has called for increased investment in rental housing markets across the country in the upcoming federal budget.

  • Local singer Hayley Gene shares music for a good cause

    Hayley Gene was born to perform.

  • Adjustments in student aid cause confusion at the university

    Changes in application processes and availability of student awards at the University of Winnipeg have left some students puzzled over what awards are still available to them.

  • University of Winnipeg Students’ Association general election

    Have you voted in the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association general election? Do you plan to vote? Why or why not?

  • MTC serves up verbal fencing match in God of Carnage

    Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage begins innocently enough.

  • More music this week

    More music this week

  • Missing the mark

    In mid-February, Winnipeg Harvest and the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg released its Aceptable Living Level (ALL) report for 2012.

  • Local News Briefs

    QuickCare clinics launched; Transit hike scrapped; Elm tree protection strategy in the works; Restaurant owner files legal challenge against mayor; Women’s Day prompts pride and reflection for local women

  • Party like it’s prohibition

    If you’ve ever spoken to someone from Europe, or even from Quebec, you’re probably aware that Manitobans pay a relatively huge amount of money for the same brands of beer and wine.

  • The pros and cons of Kony 2012

    In 1985, the world’s trendiest part-time activists advertised and effected an awareness campaign, LiveAid, garnered massive public support, incurred a critical intellectual backlash, peaked and fell into history.

  • International News Briefs

    Jalil stops Libyan bid for autonomy ; Viral Kony video sparks debate; UN envoy warns against military action in Syria; Syrian people over three months; Norway massacre suspect charged, awaits trial

  • Happy Father’s Day

    In 2010, local indie film production team Astron-6 inked a deal with B-movie crusaders Troma Entertainment to fund and distribute Father’s Day, a violent revengesploitation comedy about paternal love gone awry.

  • Red Moon Road: Campfires, collaboration and house concerts

    Daniel Jordan has been playing gigs in Winnipeg for numerous years, but he feels like he’s just getting his music career started.