Volume 74, Number 22

Published March 19, 2020

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  • Sexual and reproductive health in Winnipeg

    The capacity of Canadians to access, realize and exercise their sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) has been influenced by the changing tides of the nation’s politics and the shifting configurations of beliefs and customs throughout the years.

  • Dispatches from self-quarantine

    What a weird time to be alive.

  • A simple space with clownish traits

    As an actor, performance artist, photographer, singer, clown and so much more, Ady Kay is certifiably busy.

  • Arts briefs

    Global pandemic // Free streaming services // Take an online tour of a museum // Read books // STAY HOME

  • Broadening the scope

    The Manitoba Historical Society (MHS)  launched their new magazine, Prairie History, on March 6, replacing the 40-year-old Manitoba History.

  • Something brewing in Wolseley

    Local brewery Wolseley Kombucha opened their storefront at 749 Wall St. on Jan. 1, joining Prism Kombucha as the only commercial kombucha breweries in town. Kombucha is a fermented drink touted for its many health benefits and made from caffeinated tea with the help of a SCOBY, which is a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast.

  • City briefs

    New campus hours // City events postponed amid pandemic // Still safe to donate blood // Library launches new program // Mutual Aid Society // Oral history grant

  • Green thumbs without green space

    While Spence Neighborhood Association’s seed starting workshops for its community garden plots are on hold due to COVID-19, the program will be back in action when Winnipeg returns to normalcy.

  • Kultivation cultivates Filipino culture

    After a successful – but COVID-19 interrupted – popup in the Garden City Shopping Centre, Kultivation Festival, which celebrates the contemporary art of Filipino people in Winnipeg, will take place in the Exchange District in June.

  • U of W cancels in-person classes

    COVID-19 (the disease caused by the novel coronavirus) has, in the last few months, caused sickness, death and major disruptions across the world. This virus’ outbreak, recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, has forced major institutions and businesses to close to the public or modify their daily operations.

  • City’s budget slashes popular U-Pass program

    On Friday, March 6, the City of Winnipeg tabled their 2020 to 2023 budget, which included increases in road-repair spending, decreases in community grants and reductions in library hours.

  • PROFile: Jens Franck

    Growing up, Jens Franck, a biology professor at the University of Winnipeg, always had an interest in science.

  • Show me the numbers

    In the last few months, Winnipeg Transit went from working with students to revise and consider expanding the U-Pass discount student plan to unceremoniously dumping the program with no explanation other than the inevitability of budget cuts.