Volume 76, Number 16

Published February 3, 2022

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  • Love beyond borders

    Globalization isn’t a new phenomenon. With increasing internet connectivity and opportunities to venture abroad, people from different countries are bonding over a love immune to culture shock – at least to a certain extent.

  • Burning like it’s 1999

    Anyone who’s been outside this week knows that we are deep in the difficult throes of Winnipeg’s winter. But this week has been difficult for another reason: fires.

  • Jazz Winnipeg hosts virtual summit

    Jazz Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba’s (U of M) Desautels Faculty of Music have been hard at work planning the Canadian Jazz Summit.

  • Where three points meet

    Long before the Assiniboine and Red Rivers became a frozen hub for skaters, cyclists and winter recreationists of all kinds, it was a meeting place where the Lakota, Nakota, Dakota peoples from the west, the Anishinaabe from the south and the Cree from the north convened.

  • Sweet Alibi releases Make A Scene

    Western Canadian Music Award winners Sweet Alibi released their fourth album, Make a Scene, on Jan. 28.

  • Here’s to never growing up

    When Avril Lavigne announced her first tour in 10 years, the internet went wild – especially those who eagerly waited to buy tickets for her upcoming Winnipeg show on May 17 at the Canada Life Centre.

  • Not your opa’s joke

    When Andrew Unger launched The Daily Bonnet in 2016, he never imagined the Mennonite satire website would accumulate over 10 million views. Today, the popular blog draws readers in by adding a Mennonite twist to current affairs.

  • Origin stories: Wookey Films

    Award-winning Wookey Films is coowned and co-produced by brother/sister combo Jérémie and Janelle Wookey. The production company has been operating in the Exchange District since 2013.

  • Arts brief

    Reconciliation as art// Black History trivia night// MCO announces free virtual winter concerts// Moments of My Own// Onna Lou releasing folkloric single// PLATFORM wants your shorts!

  • City briefs

    Recent deaths in justice// Black History events announced// Virtual book launch// Donate to N’Dinawemak// Council responds to convoy

  • In search of policy alternatives

    The Manitoba office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA-MB) has announced its Speaking Up Winter Series, a slate of four events focused on current public-policy issues. This self-described “independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social, economic and environmental justice,” will broadcast these events for free over Zoom.

  • Red cross swim program wind down

    Generations of Canadians have also known the Canadian Red Cross through their popular swimming programs, which the organization recently announced would be ending after 76 years.

  • Opening academic conversations to all

    So far, The Conversation Canada (TCC) has run two workshops with the University of Winnipeg (U of W) in 2022 and will run additional sessions on Feb. 4 about research communication and on Feb. 7 and 11 about science research communication.

  • PROFile: My work is my hobby

    Dr. Ed Cloutis became involved in planetary exploration while obtaining his master’s degree in the United States. Originally from the Toronto area, he continued that interest upon his return to Canada. He spends his spare time on his work.

  • Campus briefs

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

  • One green city

    In 2018, the United Nations released the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which detailed how humanity is majorly screwed if we don’t significantly limit CO2 emissions by 2030. At our current consumption rate, our planet’s temperature will rise over the 1.5°C deemed “safe.”

  • Human hibernation

    Comic by Talia Steele

  • Mercury retrograde ends

    Mercury retrograde ends on Thursday, February 3, at 11:12 P.M.