Volume 76, Number 20
Published March 10, 2022
How long is too long?
According to a report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) published in May of 2021, half of Canadians wait up to a month for ongoing counselling services, while one in 10 Canadians may wait more than four months.
Searching for Solace
I think if you ask anyone in the UkrainianCanadian diaspora how they’re doing, most of us will tell you that the last two weeks have been among the worst, most stressful periods of our lives. That’s certainly been the case for me.
All aboard the moonlight special
Today, Manitoba’s beaches are generally only accessible by car. However, that wasn’t always the case.
From 1916 to 1956, hundreds and occasionally thousands of Manitobans hopped aboard an evening train that took them to Grand Beach and Winnipeg Beach.
PTE launches two new streaming projects
Whether dystopian audio dramas or animated serials are your jam, the Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE) has you covered.
After postponing in-person performances, PTE announced the March release of two digital projects.
Promoting music with (real) love
For emerging and established artists, getting the word out about upcoming gigs is the secret ingredient for a great show. Real Love Winnipeg recognized this need and now works to build community between music lovers and makers.
RWB dancer returns for The Sleeping Beauty
To live life to the fullest is to focus on your passions as if there were no tomorrow. After receiving a brain cancer diagnosis in 2013, dancer and former Broadway performer Catherine Wreford Ledlow decided to return to Winnipeg and take a second shot at dance.
Origin story: Heather Bishop
When Heather Bishop relocated from her hometown of Regina to Manitoba in 1975, it was a career move for the folk singer – one that turned out to be highly successful.
“Winnipeg was the heart of folk festivals in Canada, if not also influencing the US. I was thinking of launching a music career, and Winnipeg seemed like a good kickoff place,” Bishop says.
McNish: Variety of Connections// The Festival of Fools is back!// The Prairie Joggers at the Daughter// Opening reception: Feast, Famine// Black Horror series at Cinematheque// The WSO presents The Spirit Horse Returns
Rally against police brutality// Shining through the snowfall// Got Glenwood zoning opinions?// Free tests hit retailers and libraries// Failure to consult faculty// Walby publishes Prison Pandemic Papers
2022 is a municipal election year for Winnipeg. In just over seven months, voters will head to the polls to elect a new mayor and city council.
Mayor Brian Bowman, who has been in office since 2014, is not running for a third term, leaving the top job wide open.
Welcome to Winterpeg
Winnipeg is known for its cold winters. Depending on who you ask, “Winterpeg” is used to refer to Manitoba’s capital either as a badge of toughness and grit, or as part of a deprecating comment implying we’d rather be in Hawaii. Though Winnipeggers are used to harsh winters, this year’s has been particularly difficult.
On Feb. 14, hackers accessed and released the personal information of those who donated to the so-called Freedom Convoy through GiveSendGo, a Christian crowdfunding site that facilitates public donations.
PROFile: An icon and a commodity
This is Yongshan He’s first year teaching for the Department of Religion and Culture at the University of Winnipeg. He originates from the landlocked Sichuan province in Southwest China.
“It’s the place in China known for its spicy food,” she says.
Carbon’s ugly cousin: methane
Most Winnipeggers likely think the only options for their waste are “recycling” or “garbage.” Even a lot of environmentalists who try to avoid plastic packaging likely toss their organic matter in the trash without wringing their hands over it too much. But when those potato peels, eggshells and old leftovers decompose in the landfill, they produce methane.
Webinar Wednesdays// UWinnipeg Award Applications Now Open// Winter Term Courses – Final Withdrawal Date// End of Winter Term + Makeup Days// Student Services Continues Remote Service// Use the myVisit App// Klinic Health Services
Support in seven pages
I sat, hunched, in the emergency room for six hours before being shuttled down the corridor to yet another crammed, industrial space. I don’t remember the colour of the curtains hung around my bed (likely beige) or the precise antiseptic scent in the air.
This February marks one year of waiting for a surgery I was told I would receive in three months. I am not alone in this. The organization Doctors Manitoba currently estimates there are 161,585 Manitobans waiting for surgeries or other diagnostic procedures, such as MRIs and endoscopies.
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