Volume 78, Number 07

Published October 26, 2023

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  • A statement of solidarity

    I am using my editorial note this week to offer a statement of solidarity with The Manitoban, the student newspaper of the University of Manitoba (U of M).

  • Love is louder than the dog whistle

    Six years ago, Bryce Byron fled the United States for Canada amid a wave of transphobia.

  • Captain Jack’s enchanted lair

    Ever spotted the uncanny presence of Captain Jack Sparrow right here in Winnipeg? If you have, you’ve likely crossed paths with Todd Douglas.

  • Arts briefs

    Matt Foster album-release concert // Chilling knowledge // Consent on set // The art of time // Walking the WAG catwalk // An esteemed, costume jubilee

  • The Bookman cometh

    He’s everywhere: on a local university campus in the middle of the day, street festivals at night and online at all hours. Most don’t know his name, but, if described, his image is ineffaceable from the mind. His birth name is John Thompson, but he was always destined to be the Bookman.

  • Celebrating Jewish Brill-iance

    If Neil Diamond, Carole King, Paul Simon and Phil Spector were all in one building for an evening, the event would almost certainly be standing-room only. That is, if the building were a concert venue. But the illustrious artists listed above did coexist in the same space for years with each other.

  • Spooky action

    The Dave Barber Cinematheque will honour late avant-garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger with a survey of his works on Oct. 28.

  • Prairie allegories

    Local author and researcher Owen Toews’ debut novel, Island Falls, follows an unnamed narrator who recalls their time as a student in a small, Marxist program in New York and their friendship with another student, Jan, who writes inquiries into the history of his hometown, Island Falls.

  • Critipeg: Clue

    Plays at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre until Nov. 11

  • More supports needed for addictions treatment

    Christine Dobbs still misses seeing her son Adam Watson come home from work with his signature smile, nearly eight years after he died from a fentanyl overdose. She sits at her kitchen table, covered in articles documenting Manitoba’s opioid crisis since 2016 and photos of Adam and others who have died from drug use.

  • City Briefs

    Low attendance at Jets game // Trick or Treat and Meow // Free flow of menstrual products // Highest demand for the city’s bus services // Record number of nationwide foodbank visits // Homeless shelters need winter clothing

  • U of W Foundation embraces Net Zero, but not divestment

    The University of Winnipeg (U of W) Foundation, which oversees the U of W’s $82 million endowment fund, has committed to ensuring its investment portfolio is “aligned with net-zero emissions” by 2050 or sooner.

  • Wesmen training for ‘tough’ home opener

    The University of Winnipeg Wesmen women’s volleyball team will soon square off against some of the toughest opponents in the Canada West conference.

  • Jay Maillet, geography instructor

    Jay Maillet’s earliest childhood memories involve spending time in nature. The University of Winnipeg geography instructor was born near Halifax and lived there until he was about five years old.

  • Campus Briefs


  • Faith

    In the place I grew up, church was at the centre of everything. Sweethearts met at Bible study, married in the chapel and made their friends over years of smalltalk and tea each Sunday after church.

  • Joy in discovery

    Sipping a tequila soda at the Times Change(d) on Friday night, I asked my partner, “If you were the only person in the world, would you still have a gender?” I asked him partly to fill time, partly to try and explore my own fluctuating, evolving sense of gender identity.

  • Horoscopes

    Scorpio is a sign of survival, transformation, and emotional purity.