Volume 78, Number 15

Published January 25, 2024

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  • The cheque’s in the mail

    If you’ve read the news in the past week, you may have heard that Canada Post is in crisis. On Jan. 16, the Crown corporation announced that it's selling off its IT and logistics departments to private companies. The move is financially motivated – Canada Post reported a loss of over half a billion dollars in 2022.

  • Reinventing the ring

    Attending your first professional wrestling match is a bit like attending a Rocky Horror Picture Show screening.

    You have to see it live. You can never fully anticipate it. And, often, it’s best to go in blind.

  • Faspa brings slow food home

    If the Mennonite world had a particular scent, faspa would be its signature fragrance.

  • Taking appropriation out of the recipe

    The cookbook is a fixture of the kitchen as much as any edible ingredient. A new exhibit at the PLATFORM Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts asks those who use the culinary tomes to engage with other cultures to consider their impact and authority.

  • Born to move

    When Ian Mozdzen entered the School of Contemporary Dancers at the age of 34 with no prior formal training, it was a transition, to say the least.

  • Critipeg: In Water

    Plays at the Dave Barber Cinematheque Jan. 26 to 28

  • Arts Briefs

    Drag 101 // Diasporic tales @ PTE // Putting their art and soul into it // Digging up vinyl treasures // Winnipeg 150 Community Celebration Grant // A musical Happy Medium

  • Winnipeg Transit safety officers will ride buses next month

    The long-promised Winnipeg Transit safety officers will start patrolling buses and bus routes in mid-February, but not everyone in the city will be happy to see them.

  • Feral-cat bylaw changes could impact wildlife populations

    People may soon be allowed to feed and care for feral cats in Winnipeg – but doing so could come at the cost of birds and small mammals.

  • U of W researchers participate in historic NASA mission

    Researchers at the University of Winnipeg (U of W) are playing a prominent role in a historic NASA-led mission to collect and study samples from a near-Earth asteroid.

  • City briefs

    Lace up your skates // Get me out of here // Cap on student study permit // Marlborough Hotel investigation // Community-centre upgrades // More Ukrainian newcomers headed to Manitoba

  • Campus briefs


  • Financial shame in a vibecession economy

    Money shame keeps me up at night, so I find myself going to the gym more, and more, and more. I hit the bag to stop thinking about the gnawing feeling in the pit of my gut. I spin furiously to squeeze every drop of anxiety out of my pores. I lift heavy to get strong enough to build a fortress around me. “This is good for my mental health,” I think.

  • On becoming a jock

    As a kid, I enjoyed playing volleyball in gym class and tag on the playground as much as I enjoyed videogames and history class. I didn’t participate in many extracurricular activities and didn’t come from a sporty household, but during this period, sport and play were synonymous, and one’s social class was rarely equated with athletic performance.