Volume 76, Number 15

Published January 27, 2022

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  • Waste not, want better

    In 2019, the Riel Community Committee asked the Standing Policy Committee on Water and Waste, Riverbank Management and the Environment to have the Winnipeg Public Service look into enacting a ban on single-use plastic bottles, straws and stir sticks at City facilities, parks and events. Three years later, the City of Winnipeg

  • Breaker breaker

    Watching the evolving press coverage and online discourse around the antivaccine-mandate trucker convoy for the past week has been fascinating. It’s also been extremely frustrating.

  • The Uniter Speaker Series presents Adeline Bird

    Currently residing in Tkaronto, Adeline Bird is an Afro-Anishinaabe storyteller creating new waves in Canada’s television and film industries.

  • Arts briefs

    Open beading circle// Grants for arts!// Skywalk lectures// Helen Chau Bradley launches debut book// PEOPLE series returns to the stage

  • Pathways to a digital legacy

    The new year started well for Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Indigenous activist and digital artist Buffy Sainte-Marie. In addition to her new deal with Cameron Strang’s Howe Sound Publishing and a documentary being produced by White Pine Pictures, Sainte-Marie is getting the recognition she deserves for her lasting impact in the Canadian arts and culture scene through an exhibition at Urban Shaman Gallery in Winnipeg.

  • Comeback Kid is making Heavy Steps

    On Friday, Jan. 21, Comeback Kid released their seventh studio album via New Damage Records. The aptly titled Heavy Steps is the band’s first release since their 2017 LP Outsider.

  • Inclusive Productions

    Good + Plenty WPG was founded in January 2020 as a vehicle to promote local music and live events by women, non-binary and trans artists. With a full programming schedule planned, mass cancellations led the creative team to rethink their plans to connect with the music community through a recently launched Producer’s Club and a corresponding podcast.

  • Environmental crisis the foundation of new theatrical works

    Theatre has been a medium for change for centuries. Theatre Projects Manitoba (TPM) is contributing to that history with their new show Climate & Main, which will bring attention to climate-related issues.

  • Critipeg: Red Rocket

    Plays at Cinematheque Feb. 4 to 17

  • Mosaic Award invests in emerging film voices

    Funds can be the most significant stepping stone for a filmmaker’s career, so awards are highly sought after. There are several awards and funds available for filmmakers in Winnipeg, and the winner of the Mosaic award from Winnipeg Film Group was just announced.

  • City briefs

    Have your say in parking signage// River Trail officially open// Understanding genocide in international law// Reading week, rescheduled// Main Street Project gets millions// Reading and Q and A with Lindsay Wong

  • Feds fund affordable housing units

    On Jan. 11, the federal government announced an investment of upwards of $12.7 million to create affordable housing units in Winnipeg. This falls under their Rapid Housing Initiative and will create approximately 59 units.

  • ‘Learning to live with the virus’

    The Manitoba provincial government, led by Premier Heather Stefanson, has been giving every indication that it wants to move past the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

  • PROFile: Advancing through movement

    Advanced movement instructor Zorya Arrow started teaching for the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) theatre and film faculty at the start of the 2022 winter term.

  • Student Services

    Klinic Health Services// Spring Graduation// Study Skills Workshops// UWinnipeg Award Applications Now Open// Student ID Cards// Webinar Wednesdays// Fall/Winter Term Courses – Final Withdrawal Date// Reading Week// Winter Term Courses – Final Withdrawal Date// Student Services Goes Remote// Use the myVisit App// 

  • What is expected

    It was during childhood that a line appeared before me, and I stepped back and found myself in the category of “girl.”

  • Plant care is self-care

    I grew up hearing stories about my mom’s childhood, which she spent on a farm in the Philippines.

  • Horoscopes

    This weekend’s vibe is spontaneous and funky as the sun clashes with Uranus, the planet of rebellion, on Sunday, January 30, at 2:31 PM. Look out for restlessness!