Volume 78, Number 17

Published February 8, 2024

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  • Bogus budget

    On Feb. 7, Winnipeg Mayor Scott Gillingham released the city’s preliminary budget for 2024 to 2027. Frustratingly, it’s the work of a city hall still dedicated to protecting the interests of wealthy property owners at the expense of the poor and working-class people who actually need help.

  • Behind the bar

    The bands, Roman Clarke and Courtney Fox begin loading in at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1 at the West End Cultural Centre (WECC). They are greeted by the people working the lights and sound, who started an hour earlier.

  • Black pride, no prejudice

    When Joseph Ahissou first moved to Canada from his home in the Republic of Benin, he became distinctly aware of a part of his identity for the first time.

  • All things ‘horror’ this way come

    Perhaps starting with childhood nightmares, a fear of the basement or tales told by flashlight, horror is a topic that Chelsea McKee-Trenchard, owner of Raven’s End Books: The Horror Bookshop, believes touches everyone.

  • Aisha Alfa and cohorts return for Park Theatre party

    On Feb. 9, an eclectic group of comedians will take the stage to serve up belly laughs – with a Chubby Checker-style twist.

  • Books, beer and a boost for RaY

    Anyone can be “Garbage Boy” – at least that’s what Winnipeg author Michael McMullen wants readers of his sophomore novel, Garbage Boy: The High Bar of Low Expectations, to consider.

  • Critipeg: How to Have Sex

    Plays Feb. 16 to 29 at Cinematheque

  • Arts briefs

    Dead films come to life // Last call for WUFF submissions // Art through contemplation // Beading for your sweetheart // Stone-cold connections // The Mountaintop @ Royal MTC


    Most Manitobans know the frustration of being stuck after a snowstorm or being stranded with a dead battery. One local group hopes to ease that stress and give people a boost.

  • City briefs

    Celebrating Black history // Wesmen basketball team rankings // Illegal border crossing leads to arrest // Métis crafting session // Gillingham to give state of the city address // Debates about library space

  • Nine Indigenous faculty members to join the U of W this summer

    The University of Winnipeg (U of W) is in search of nine Indigenous academics to add to their faculty as of July 1.

  • Dr. Tabitha Wood, associate dean of science and associate professor of chemistry

    Dr. Tabitha Wood, the associate dean of science and an associate professor of chemistry at the University of Winnipeg, didn’t discover her interest in the subject right away.

  • Farm, table, landfill

    As the total at the grocery register seemingly climbs every week, many Canadians are looking to save money however they can. Buying discounted food close to its expiration date could help shoppers avoid sticker shock while even unintentionally reducing carbon emissions.

  • The changing nature of education

    Every year, the University of Winnipeg (U of W) welcomes more than a thousand new students. For students, starting university can signify a new chapter filled with glee. For institutions, these are fresh minds to educate.

  • A tale of two sports cities

    On Jan. 31, Winnipeg Blue Bombers fans were greeted by a cryptic Instagram post showing a fur coat and cowboy hat hanging on an armoire. The only word in the post was “soon.” Bomber fans knew this could only mean one thing.

  • Campus briefs


  • Horoscopes

    The new moon in Aquarius presents unique circumstances.