Volume 78, Number 14

Published January 18, 2024

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  • Backsliding on campus

    On Wednesday, between editing articles for this issue of the paper, I took a detour to Riddell Hall to get myself a coffee. On the way there, I was greeted by an unpleasant sight: a student had set up a table passing out merchandise for federal Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre.

  • Signs of the times

    Like most cities, Winnipeg’s buildings tell a story about its past. Well, maybe it’s not a single story with a clearly defined arc. Perhaps, more accurately, Winnipeg’s buildings are a scattershot anthology of short stories. They range from the old and beautifully preserved to the rundown and decrepit, from quaint character neighbourhoods to rows of identical strip malls, like so many cubes of Lego, devoid of any personality whatsoever.

  • Coming soon to a theatre near you and a galaxy far, far away

    On Dec. 18, Star Wars fans were greeted with a surprise announcement. This time, though, it wasn’t just another spinoff movie slated for development or a new line of action figures.

  • Local film and television production a ‘growth industry’

    If you’re a Manitoban interested in showbiz, 2024 might be your year.

  • Dread who’s coming to dinner

    Dinner parties can be a social minefield on a good evening. A festive atmosphere combined with expected decorum and free-flowing wine can be a recipe for disaster – which makes it all the more relieving, and amusing, when one can step back and simply watch it unfold.

  • Winnipeg needs a Winterruption

    Despite being an accredited “winter city” in the World Winter Cities Association for Mayors roster, Winnipeg has taken its time getting cold this year. However, with the recent arrival of the familiar bitter chill and thick blankets of snow, cabin fever will inevitably follow suit.

  • Critipeg: True Detective: Night Country

    “Part 1” streaming now on Crave.

  • Arts Briefs

    Lights on the Exchange returns // Gabs Sings Babs // Agrarian After Dark // RMTC and TPM present among men // Celebrating the work of Alvin // Royal Winnipeg Ballet hosting auditions Pauls

  • Transit fare increase impacts students

    University of Winnipeg (U of W) students have mixed feelings about the new cost of riding the bus to school after Winnipeg Transit increased their fares on Jan. 1.

  • River trails may fall through this year

    This winter’s warmer-than-average weather has halted skating activities on the Nestaweya River Trail, leaving commuters, hockey players and figure skaters wishing for thicker ice.

  • UWSA Day Care celebrates 50 years

    The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) Day Care is turning 50, and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate.

  • Theoretical physics prof earns field’s first provincial grant

    Pinning down the properties of the invisible “dark matter” that holds our galaxy together has eluded scientists for decades. A University of Winnipeg (U of W) professor recently received funding from the Province to support his inquest into one of astrophysics’ biggest mysteries.

  • First left-wing mayor rode anger toward streetcars to office

    A day before the November 1922 Winnipeg civic election, mayoral candidate and alderman J.K. Sparling ran an ad in the Manitoba Free Press attacking his opponent S.J. Farmer.

  • Cleaning with care

    The process of cleaning has always been an integral part of my life. Many of my earliest memories are shaped by the scents, sights, sounds and sensations of cleaning. I can vividly recall the feeling of my mother’s cloth-brandished hand reaching from behind me to wipe my perpetually snot-covered face – an act I vehemently rejected.

  • A marketing ‘mastermind’

    With 2023 finally in the rearview, it appears that it was a year brimming with reimaginings. Pop-culturally, the year felt bombastic, an undeniable response to years shrouded in uncertainty and despondence.

  • City Briefs

    Stefanson steps down // Community shelter from the cold // Security officers riding Transit // Family files human-rights complaint // Supports for survivors // Winnipeg turns 150

  • Campus Briefs