Volume 66, Number 25

Published March 28, 2012

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  • International News Briefs

    Brother of French gunman “proud” of multiple murder; Leaders of Mali coup struggle to retain control; Afghan mission “on track” despite killings, controversy, says U.S. general; Turkish forces kill 15 Kurdish women; Guatemalan president advocates for drug decriminalization

  • Come sail away

    Mandatory sentences for petty crimes, no funding for the arts, the labelling of women… What sounds like the present-day Canadian political climate is actually the basis of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s play, Our Country’s Good, being presented this week by the fourth year University of Winnipeg Acting Honours class at the Gas Station Theatre.

  • Trolls: Not just under bridges anymore

    If you want to experience some of the worst specimens that humanity has to offer, go to almost any YouTube video and scroll down to the comments. In fact, go to any news, blog or video website that allows anonymous feedback and you’ll find them, prowling around like hungry lions.

  • First we take the Park Theatre

    The duo responsible for creating Winnipeg’s jazz scene from the ground up is at it again.

  • A new investigation

    On March 31, Richard Gage, founder of controversial organization Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, will be paying a visit to the University of Winnipeg, where he’ll deliver a presentation that’s more than likely to stir the pot.

  • U of W announces new tuition waiver program for youth in care

    A new program recently announced by the University of Winnipeg will provide 10 youths from the province’s foster care system with an unprecedented educational opportunity this coming fall.

  • Rewriting the ending

    Montreal’s indie rock band Plants and Animals is currently on tour promoting its latest album, the just-released The End Of That.

  • Shifting direction

    Within the past few weeks, Canada has seen a monumental resurgence in student activism, as hundreds of thousands of students in Quebec have mobilized to the streets to protest Premier Jean Charest’s plan to increase tuition fees within the province.

  • Crushed by the weight of the world

    Procrastination pervades our lives. It affects our everyday plans with our friends as well as our most crucial, life-changing decisions, often harmlessly, but sometimes with devastating results. This invisible force threatens the very survival of our species and many others besides, but it continues still.

  • Flock together

    The narration at the beginning of Joel Heath’s 2011 award-winning documentary introduces Robert Flaherty, the American filmmaker who directed and produced the first commercially successful documentary, 1922’s Nanook of the North.

  • More music this week

    More music this week

  • Spring-time date ideas

    Well, dear reader, it’s that time of year again.

  • Expected program cuts continue to divide university

    The recent discovery that the University of Winnipeg will be unable to fill promised faculty positions continues to cause controversy.

  • Business school calls for tuition increase

    Business and administration students will decide this week whether or not to approve a referendum to raise tuition fees.

  • What really happened on 9/11?

    In 2010, prominent anti-war critic George Galloway came to Winnipeg as part of a multi-city speaking tour entitled “Free Palestine, Free Afghanistan, Free Speech.”

  • Get your motor runnin’, head out on the highway

    There’s no shortage of fantastic entertainment in Winnipeg between April and September, but for those that feel the need for a change of scenery, few forms of adventure rival the road trip.

  • Local News Briefs

    City passes $900M budget; Sinclair lawsuit can’t proceed: judge; Richardson empire grows; Toews calls for study of James sentence; Bomber great Brown retires

  • City looking to ease restrictions on secondary suites

    The City of Winnipeg’s planning department is proposing major changes that will make it easier for homeowners to construct secondary suites on their property.