Volume 74, Number 11

Published November 21, 2019

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  • Filling in the gaps

    This summer, heated debates erupted in the St. James neighbourhood at an information session about the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre, a new addictions treatment facility that is set to be built in the area.             

  • It’s beginning to look a lot like 1916

    In April of 2018, I wrote a historical article for The Uniter examining the prohibition era in Winnipeg. From 1916 to 1921, the sale and consumption of alcohol was prohibited in Manitoba. Similar legislation was passed throughout Canada and the United States in the 1910s and ’20s, motivated by fears and misconceptions about alcoholism.

  • Coffee brews and tap dance shoes

    Readers might recognize cohabitating partners Jordan Cayer and Ella Steele from the Winnipeg stage.

  • CRITIPEG: Stranger pranks

    Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo’s new Netflix show brings back the prank-based comedy format of Punk’d, Candid Camera and Just for Laughs Gags.

  • Arts briefs

    Jordan Stranger artist talk // Miss Club 200 Pageant // Chastity Belt with Living Hour // Cherry Cherry at Into The Music // Shasha McArthur at Plug In ICA // Gedi Sibony: Dialogues in Art

  • Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited come to Winnipeg

    Artistic and ethnic diversity are vital to the survival of arts communities.

  • Luis Fonsi, Bad Bunny and J Balvin aren’t the only ones

    With the help of Canadian singer Justin Bieber’s remix, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” garnered popularity. Its video became the most-watched on YouTube with over 6.5 billion views, which subsequently bolstered more global interest in Latin music.

  • Future of feasting

    On Nov. 22, the Wilderness Committee hosts its annual Climate Fall Supper. 

  • Seeing beyond disability

    Catherine McKercher has very few early memories of her brother Bill, other than the fact that he had a wonderful laugh.

  • News briefs

    German-Indigenous relations // Soccer camps for girls // New exhibit in archives // Gifts for holiday dinner // Community forum discusses transit

  • ‘It never used to be like this’

    In an email statement, a representative for the City of Winnipeg says “The City of Winnipeg is committed to reducing the amount of nutrients we release to our rivers and lakes, including Lake Winnipeg.” Daniel Gladu Kanu is not so sure.

  • Accessible design wins big

    The Manitoboggan, a toboggan sledding structure in St. Vital Park designed by Public City Architecture, was awarded the International Olympic Committee and the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities Bronze Award and the International Paralympic Committee and International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities Distinction Awards on Nov. 5 at a ceremony in Germany.

  • U-Pass fees likely to increase

    On Nov. 4, the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure of the City of Winnipeg voted to move forward with the recommendations of a report outlining changes to the Winnipeg Transit U-Pass.

  • Love’s Labour’s Lost is ‘a rare treat’

    The University of Winnipeg (U of W) Department of Theatre and Film is putting on its first show of this season later this month.

  • PROFile: Alyson Brickey

    Alyson Brickey teaches English courses on a wide variety of topics at the University of Winnipeg (U of W). But even as someone with many diverse areas of expertise in the field, it was never a given that she would end up as a professor.

  • No, I am Not a Fraud

    I always expected that by now I would be thriving in my career as an author. I can almost picture myself signing books and giving profound talks and presentations.