Volume 77, Number 05
Published October 6, 2022
I finally received my bivalent COVID booster shot this past weekend.
Every day, a handful of the 16.6 thousand members of the Foraging Manitoba Facebook group log on for some morel support. No, that’s not a typo.
Origin stories: Greg MacPherson singer-songwriter
Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Greg MacPherson has moved a lot in his life – a total of 41 times. His father was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force and was transferred to Winnipeg in 1986, where MacPherson lives today.
When you wish upon a star
Ask a child their dream destination, and it’ll likely boil down to two options: Disneyland or Walt Disney World.
Writing the city// Multimedia connections// Celebrating moving image// The Handmaid’s Tale at RWB// Call for Indigenous filmmakers// Network at Royal MTC
Curing loneliness at a cost
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies transitioned to remote work. Employees remained at home and often lacked social interaction.
Minimum wage increases// Less than three weeks to vote// Winnipeggers show support in Iranian protests// UWSA byelection campaign week// Pride for newcomers// Future on Fire
‘A human cost’
Between 2010 and 2017, 100 hypothermia deaths were recorded in Manitoba, 24 of which occurred in Winnipeg.
A city in decline
A recent report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) shows that the City of Winnipeg’s wage decline is causing drastic service cuts, resulting in a risk of further decline and the most extreme strike action by City workers since 1919.
‘Write your own story’
Liz Howard is a renowned writer of mixed settler and Anishinaabe heritage. Her debut poetry collection, Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent, was the winner of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize, and her second collection, Letters in a Bruised Cosmos, made the 2022 short list.
‘It’s both or neither’
In 2018, Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks to protest the lack of government action to mediate the climate crisis.
PROFile: Exploring a less male-oriented perspective
Aileen Friesen was raised in Charleswood and is of Mennonite descent on both her parents’ sides.
Fall Reading Week// Career Chats on Instagram// Webinar Wednesdays// Topics/Dates for Webinar Wednesdays - Fall Term 2022// Exchange Opportunities// Need a Spot to Store your Stuff? Rent a Locker!// Apply for February Graduation// Use the myVisit App
“Nitumie ka-mia mbili,” Mom texts. I roll my eyes. But I send her the $200 immediately.
‘Made to feel complicit’
In a boardroom of about 20 prospective interns, I learned the first rule of sports media: don’t look down in the locker room.