Volume 76, Number 11

Published November 25, 2021

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  • History revamped

    Many Canadian cities have historical buildings modelled after European architecture. But many of those buildings have been torn down to make room for parking lots, residential multiplexes and a variety of other businesses.

  • Safe from the wrecking ball

    In 2017, I wrote a cover feature for The Uniter about movie theatres in Winnipeg. In exploring the history of the city’s cinemas, I created a list of every movie theatre that had ever existed within the perimeter, eventually crafting an interactive map. While compiling that list, I was heartbroken by how many of these historic movie houses had been needlessly demolished.

  • Tracing intersections

    The latest exhibition at the PLATFORM Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts is a curation of parallels and unforeseen connections between the practices of five local artists.

  • Happy Latin ‘Fiestas’

    One of the charms of Latin culture is enjoying the festivities with a lot of chimmys, samba and salsa to the beat of strings. Local jazz group Trio Bembe is familiar with the vibrant music styles from Latin America and are excited to play some pumped-up tunes alongside the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra (WJO) on Dec. 5.

  • Decolonizing, from Lens to Screen

    The Decolonizing Lens is a Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) initiative to make Indigenous films accessible to the community and foster dialogue between viewers and filmmakers. The latest free screening held by the series on Nov. 24 was Cree-Métis director Danis Goulet’s Night Raiders.

  • Critipeg: The Harder They Fall

    Jeymes Samuel’s American Revisionist Western The Harder They Fall follows outlaw Nat Love and his entourage as he seeks revenge on the man who killed his family.

  • Arts Briefs

    The Science Gallery is back!// Crime Cellar releasing debut// Théâtre Cercle Molière presents Inédit// Scenes from Love and Information// Laurie Fischer publishing a new poetry collection// Art, music and more at Graffiti Gallery opening

  • City Briefs

    Closing Sanctuaries// Mondor to succeed Trimbee and Currie// Green space to be evergreen// Emerging independent news in Canada// Weweni webinar featuring Carey Newman// City considering shifting gears on seasonal bike paths

  • Cheveldayoff remains general manager

    Hockey is central to many Canadians’ notion of national identity. Recent sexual-assault allegations have been the latest indicator of a dangerous side to hockey culture and have rocked the Winnipeg hockey community.

  • Winnipeg to Announce 2022 budget

    On Nov. 26, the City of Winnipeg will table its operating and capital budgets for 2022. Given that the COVID-19 pandemic has limited the municipality’s ability to raise revenue and that their budget is required to be “balanced” under the City of Winnipeg Charter, Winnipeg’s finances are in a precarious position.

  • Police training for private security?

    On Oct. 26, the provincial government made amendments to the Police Services Act. These changes allow approved healthcare facilities and post-secondary institutions to train security guards as Institutional Safety Officers (ISOs).

  • The show must go on

    After a year of online learning, students and staff in the University of Winnipeg Theatre and Film Department are happy to be back together in the classroom and on stage.

  • So, what do you want to be when you grow up?

    For many students, the experiences of growing up, graduating high school and possibly starting post-secondary programs are often plagued by social pressures.

  • PROFile: Took it too far

    For Lauren Chochinov, an instructor at the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) English department, choosing a career path wasn’t exactly cut and dry.

  • Campus briefs

    Career Services Drop-in Sessions + Career Chats// Webinar Wednesdays: Tips for Success! Student Services staf// Student ID Cards// Dropping Courses// Work-Study Program// Exams// Waitlists for Winter Term// Holiday Break/Start of Winter Term// Tuition Fees for Winter Term// In-Person Service Resumes for Some Student Services// Use the myVisit App// Need a Spot for your Winter Coat? Rent a Locker!

  • Welcome to Sagittarius season!

    Things get funnier and jollier as the planet of communication, Mercury, enters Sagittarius. We’re all thinking about being festive! Mercury in Sagittarius is bubbly, humorous, and charismatic, and discussions are energetic or perhaps a little lofty.

  • Croc-spotting

  • Expanding the language of performance

    For the first time ever, the annual Winnipeg-based performance series Art Holm is hosting acts in both spoken English and American Sign Language (ASL). The show ran in person from Nov. 19 to 21 and streams online from Nov. 21 to 28. Art Holm No. 5 features stage artists from a variety of backgrounds and practices.