Volume 76, Number 22
Published March 23, 2022
Spring has sprung a leak
Spring has finally sprung in Winnipeg, although if you look at the sidewalks, you might think that Winnipeg has sprung a leak.
This past week, I was able to take my first springtime walk with a friend who was a frequent walking partner this same time last year.
Local performers raise funds for Ukraine
Russia’s brutal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has left some Winnipeg residents scared, horrified and searching for answers about whether or not their family members and friends are safe.
Many businesses and organizations have raised funds or collected items to send over to Ukraine, and some have more directly joined the fight.
‘Cinematic, nostalgic and personal’
Navigating relationships is rarely easy. Whether starting something new or reminiscing on the good old days, Winnipeg singer-songwriter Cassidy Mann translated her own experiences into her debut EP, If It’s Not Forever, which comes out on April 1.
A coming-of-age tale in a foreign land
After travelling to more than 50 countries, local author Nancy Chislett was inspired to write her first novel, which is set in Nairobi, Kenya. Bombing the Moon tells the story of 24-year-old Devin Rush, whose grandfather gives him a one-way ticket to Nairobi, where Devin hopes to flee from family pressure and determine his goals for the future.
New musical seeks audience feedback
Many theatrical groups were hard at work during the COVID-19 pandemic, preparing performances to show off once venues reopened.
Walk&Talk Theatre Company went a little further by starting a pre-pandemic project, taking a break from it, then bringing it back to life.
Critipeg: Typical Toewsian tropes
It’s fitting that a narrative about walking along the Red and Assiniboine Rivers would be published in early February, when the frozen river trail is abuzz with patrons. It is, after all, one of the most brag-worthy facts about Winnipeg, unimaginable to audiences from just about any other climate – which happens to be a young Parisian man in The Way She Closed the Door.
Investigations into motion capture/ Bushland Series at cre8ery/ Calling all green thumbs/ WCD presents in between here and now/ Decolonizing Lens: Tia and Piujuq/ Apply for Plug-In ICA’s Summer Institute
Return to the earth(ship)
Kim Chase has lived in many homes, but none as unique as her current residence. The sustainable house is mostly buried into the ground.
Vegan market returns/ Floodcast/ Alternative grade applications/ UWinnipeg Ukraine solidarity/ UWSA election limbo/ Police policy updates
Winnipeg’s urban sprawl
A recent report found that Winnipeg is growing – both in geographic footprint and population. However, from 2001 to 2021, the city’s land expansion far outpaced population growth, which led to a nearly 13 per cent decrease in density.
Data for the public good
A Winnipeg Free Press story by Ryan Thorpe published in February 2022 made a big splash, revealing that “Winnipeg’s public works dept. wastes millions of tax dollars on unnecessary projects.” What was unique about this investigation was that it was based on the meticulous research of Christian Sweryda, a private citizen.
Student Groups: Alive and well
Although the University of Winnipeg (U of W) has eschewed almost all public events since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic, student groups did not disappear. Many are still alive and active, and the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) continues to assist student groups in different ways.
PROFile: Teaching through therapy
Mary-Jo Bolton approaches teaching in a way that incorporates her therapist background.
“I try (to) conduct that class almost the way I would try and conduct a therapy relationship, knowing that people need to feel safe and listened to and valued,” she says.
So you have an STBBI. I love you.
At one of the local clinics where I work, we have a sign that says “Shame Free Zone.”
STBBI stands for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections. Just like there are various types of STBBIs, there are also various ways to both transmit and pick them up. Stigma around STBBIs is still rampant today.
Letting the community down
On March 6, the loved ones of people who died of overdoses placed black balloons accompanied by memorials around the city. Black Balloon Day is an international event to honour those who have died of overdoses and to raise awareness about the opioid crisis.
‘Gay’ isn’t a bad word
Not much has changed about my high school in the decade since I graduated. The halls may be painted a slightly different colour, and I now walk them as an educator, but they still echo with students casually dropping “that’s so gay” or “no homo” into conversation.
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