Volume 72, Number 11

Published November 23, 2017

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  • Sex workers are not illegal

    Since a law change in 2013, sex work in Canada is not illegal. Currently, sex work falls under the category of asymmetrical criminalization, meaning the purchase - not the sale - of sex is illegal.

  • Going on 30

    This week’s paper is our last regular issue of the year, but we’re already hard at work on a special treat for you next week.

  • Whose house? Sonya’s House!

    Sonya Ballantyne is at the forefront of Winnipeg’s new wave of Indigenous cinema.

  • Arts Briefs

    Half Moon Market // Cold Specks // Pitaloosie Saila at the WAG // Holiday movies at the Park // Terra Botanica // New Constellations at WECC

  • Trivia nights celebrate knowledge

    Trivia nights are an opportunity for fans to gather and show their knowledge of their favourite show, movie or book. 

  • CRITIPEG: Gas Can

    Mattias Graham’s Gas Can is a seemingly simple short film.

  • CRITIPEG: The Road Forward

    Marie Clements’ The Road Forward bills itself as a “musical documentary” exploring the history of Indigenous activism in Canada.

  • The Famous Sandhogs

    The album cover for this CD was, and still is, a drawing of a red guy done in marker with the name of the band and album taped onto it. This is because The Famous Sandhogs are a Wacky Band.

  • Embodying truth in photography

    Winnipeg boudoir photographer Teri Hofford and local business owner JT believe that a greater variance of images in media would lead to a positive shift in perceptions of what women actually look like. They promote this concept through their work.

  • Overdose training sessions assist in harm reduction

    "We all know and love people that use drugs,” Veda Koncan, project coordinator at the Manitoba Harm Reduction Network (MHRN), says. 

  • Outdigenous

    Before I get down to business, I just want to confess something: I am in no way affiliated with CanLit. 

  • News Briefs

    Gendering Racial Violence // Information session // Canada 150 medal reception // Classics Department's research series // Transcona library reuse options 

  • The purpose of walkways

    On Sept. 27, Winnipeg City Council approved the $10-million St. Boniface Tache Promenade project.

  • Let the board games begin

    A pair of board game cafés have popped up to meet a growing demand for these kinds of venues in Winnipeg.

  • Stickers a cause for concern on campus

    Students have spotted stickers featuring the phrase “It’s okay to be white” on the outskirts of  the University of Winnipeg (U of W).

  • Daniel McIntyre and St. Matthews changing

    The Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association (DMSMCA) has selected Jesse Gair as their new executive director. 

  • Spoken word between the stacks

    Anyone who’s ever been shushed in a library probably doesn’t associate that space with the phrase “spoken word."

  • Are you Textbroke?

    University of Winnipeg (U of W) students spent anywhere between $100 and $1,900 on textbooks this fall, according to Megan Linton, vice-president external affairs for the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA).

  • Pot plans should benefit more than a chosen few

    Information on how marijuana retailing will work in Manitoba has been billowing in since the announcement that pot sales will be a “hybrid privatization” with Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries distributing to private retailers.

  • PROFile: Michael MacKinnon

    Professor Michael MacKinnon first started his career at the University of Winnipeg in 2002. He started off in the Department of Anthropology and now teaches in the Department of Classics.

  • Accessibility is more than a buzzword

    The current buzzword vibrating across the music scene is the term accessible. It’s mentioned in Facebook events for shows, on venue pages and used haphazardly across the industry.

  • Un-Supermarket

    A comic by Sari Habiluk