Volume 66, Number 7

Published October 12, 2011

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  • Here comes the Sun

    I’ve been noticing something for the past little while that has been concerning me: one of the so-called newspapers in our fair city has been spewing anything but.

  • Strapped for cash but oozing style

    What promotes local artists from all genres while also showcasing spectacular local venues and broadcasting it all on local television?

  • These ladies want to see you (almost) naked

    Lizette Barbour and Carol Swaitkewich, owners and operators of Coco Boudoir Photography, found that their separate child and family photography studios had a lot of women coming through as mothers, sisters and daughters.

  • Time of the season

    The air hangs dense with decay. Moonlight is scarce as clouds consume the night sky.

  • Royal Winnipeg Ballet set to hypnotize audiences with Svengali

    The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s 72nd season is set to open with a steamy affair.

  • UWSA Freestyle festival a huge success

    On Friday, Oct. 7, to culminate the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) Freestyle V festival’s youth program, the Bulman Centre multi-purpose room was packed with rowdy, excited local kids from every ethnic or cultural background imaginable.

  • Humility before success

    Prepping for another in a long line of Canadian tours starting on Oct. 15 in Calgary, NoMeansNo guitarist Tom Holliston is excited as ever.

  • More music this week

    More music this week

  • Twenty-four shows in 24 hours

    Bono. Oprah. Tiger Woods. Lady Gaga. The Treble? Not a name that you’d normally see grouped with prominent Hollywood figures, but in the philanthropic sense… absolutely.

  • All in the family

    How does a full-time teacher moonlighting as a musician wind up with a debut album produced by Canadian indie-godfather Hayden?

  • Goodbye Autobins: Winnipeggers have to own their garbage

    If there is one physical symbol that stands against all arguments in favour of socialism, it’s the Autobin. Autobins hold out in the places where socialist ideals still linger, such as Wolseley, West Broadway and the North End.

  • Much ado about charity

    On Thursday, Sept. 29, 35 CEOs “slept out” to raise awareness of homelessness and help raise money for Change for the Better.

  • Violence ain’t sexy

    SlutWalk is coming to Winnipeg – and its message of sexy spectacle is just not good enough.

  • Where have all the good men gone?

    Many will have heard that a group of women are organizing an event known colloquially as SlutWalk; the event is in celebration of their bodies, in protest of an outrageous comment made by an official of the justice system, and in support of all those affected by horrifying acts of rape and sexual assault.

  • Construction on multi-sport facility at U of W to begin next year

    The University of Winnipeg plans to build a new soccer field house and wellness centre for its expanding athletics and kinesiology programs.

  • Soma Café faces financial challenges, criticism

    In the face of growing competition and criticism, this year’s University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) is under strict orders from students to keep the struggling Soma Café afloat.

  • Campus News Briefs

    UW alumnus tapped to head foundation; UW launches Arctic Gateway initiative; Faculty and staff to receive awards; Wesmen women finish second

  • New birth centre to open at St. Mary’s and St. Anne’s Road

    Winnipeg’s new birth centre will celebrate its grand opening Oct. 16.

  • Brady Road methane still to go up in smoke

    The city’s garbage and recycling master plan approved earlier this month aims, in the long term, to collect organic waste separately and divert it from the landfill.

  • International News Briefs

    Documents show Shell paid Nigerian military to squash protests; Dalai Lama forced to cancel South Africa trip; U.S. jobs on the rise, yet unemployment still high; Residents of Japanese town feel unsafe to return; Nobel Peace Prize awarded to women activists

  • Local News Briefs

    NHL welcome back party draws tens of thousands; New downtown parkades on the way; Will Steeves return to council?; MPI to open downtown daycare; Katz claims Air Canada hotel move due to cash

  • Planning Winnipeg’s neighbourhoods

    Introduced in the 1920s with the intention of safeguarding residential space from squalid industrial development, Winnipeg’s use-based zoning codes now seem to impede developments rather than protect them.

  • The restraining chains of justice

    With only a marginal demographic qualifying for legal aid in Manitoba, it has become imperative for individuals seeking justice to rely on third party organizations.

  • CEOs for downtown hypocrisy?

    “The BIZ doesn’t care about homeless people. They care about shopping.”

  • Promoting hope and raising awareness

    Stan Rossowski is a busy man.

  • What do you think of natural births? Are they safe?

    What do you think of natural births? Are they safe?

  • Rambling Dan Frechette

    The first of two brand new records by prolific Winnipeg singer-songwriter Dan Frechette kicks off with Life Without Toys, a Joe Strummer-esque take on modern electronic gizmos, and only gets better from there.

  • Rambling Dan Frechette

    This second brand new Dan Frechette disc is a rowdy blues jammer with hot licks, piano and guitar (They Call Me Crazy), backporch twangers (Hell in a Handbasket) and cool cruisers (Good Time Charlie Blues).

  • Sweatshop Union

    Vancouver’s favourite hip-hop collective has returned for this sixth release, a quasi-tribute to Bill Murray.


    It’s been a while, but Feist is finally back with the reminder to The Reminder, Metals … not that you would have forgotten about her after that ubiquitous iPod commercial and Sesame Street stint a few years ago.

  • Paper Bag Records Fall Sampler

    Stepping things up yet again, Paper Bag Records unveils a free collection of album tracks, hard-to-find covers and remixes.