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  • To medicate or not to medicate

    In 2019, I came across a video called “True cost of US healthcare shocks the British public.” I hate to admit it, but it made me laugh – a lot.

  • ‘This city is a car city’

    During the first waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people were required to work and study from home. As fewer people travelled into the downtown core to go to the office or classes, the streets were fairly quiet, and parking was much easier to find.

  • Accessibility services is ready to help

    Accessibility Services and accommodations play a major role in many students’ educations. Things like extended time to write tests, having a volunteer notetaker, a private testing room and more work to support a student to reach their full academic potential, regardless of the challenges they may face.

  • Manitoba legislature to have land acknowledgement

    On Sept. 16, interim Premier Kelvin Goertzen announced the formation of a working group to develop “recommendation for an Indigenous land acknowledgment to be used in the Manitoba Legislature,” according to a Progressive Conservative Caucus press release.

  • Feds cut funding to local refugee organization

    Federal-government cuts to refugee services in downtown Winnipeg have CUPE 2348, which represents staff subject to these cuts, ringing alarm bells. Welcome Place Residence, run by the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, has had its funding decreased by 82 per cent, according to the union.

  • City briefs

    New labs go live// Watching the vote on Bill 207// Public cannabis consumption cancelled// Speakers on supporting the unsheltered// Riley Lecture on the Sixties Scoop// Congratulations, graduates!

  • Arts briefs

    Reel Pride 2021// Submit your docs// An evening with Colin Smith// Jade Turner album release// MCO presents Raine Hamilton// Museum music minutes at Dalnavert

  • WNDX Festival of Moving Image screens innovative films

    The WNDX Festival of Moving Image has brought innovative images and films to Winnipeggers since 2005. The festival exposes audiences to both international works and films from the Prairie provinces, featuring groups often overlooked by mainstream festival circuits.

  • Culinary novel shakes off cultural stereotypes

    Playwright and social-media influencer Primrose Madayag Knazan had the opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream when Great Plains Publications asked her to write her first book.

  • Breaking down barriers and lyricizing mental health

    After a five-year hiatus, local singersongwriter Sierra Noble was excited to release a new single called “Let Me Out Of Here” on Oct. 1. The song was made in collaboration with Rusty Matyas and touched on their respective experiences with mental health.

  • Punk’s not dead

    Do you like punk rock? How about feminism? Local Winnipeg history? If you do, then holy moly, get ready for a treat.

  • (Re)writing Punk

    In a building on the corner of Stradbrook Avenue and Main Street, now hiding shyly behind a denture clinic, adjacent to the rapid-transit route, lived the vibrant, (in)famous House of Beep. Named after a beloved sugary fruit drink, the House of Beep was a counterculture chapel where Winnipeg’s early punks congregated.

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  • Gardens at the leaf now in bloom

    The Gardens at The Leaf, a “place where nature and culture unite,” opened this summer at Assiniboine Park. This outdoor attraction is part of the final phase of Assiniboine Park’s 2009 redevelopment plan. This nearly 30-acre greenspace comprises six distinct exhibits.

  • The ‘return’ of the Winnipeg Jets

    After playing most of last season outside of Manitoba due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Winnipeg Jets have returned to their home arena, the recently renamed Canada Life Centre. True North Sports + Entertainment (TNSE), the Jets’ owners and operators, have kept the pandemic in mind in their planning for the upcoming year

  • City briefts

    Post-election processing panel// Mennonite centennial conference// Gandhi and the partition of India// Research office relocates// Byelections begin// Restarting the Helen Betty Osborne scholarships

  • Arts briefs

    Orange Shirt Days at the Manitoba Museum// Freddy and the Fire Nation at The Good Will// Cowboys and the Characters at cre8ery// Propagandhi at The Park// WCD Emerging Artist Initiative

  • Where arts and active transportation intersect

    Winnipeg holds many intersections of arts and active transportation. Monthly events like Bike Jam bring together arts, community and physical activity in tandem with events like the Rainbow Trout Music Festival.

  • Laughing into the 20s

    Comedians from across the country will arrive in Winnipeg for the 20th anniversary of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, taking place from Oct. 5 to 10.

    A lineup filled with talent and charisma is set to charm audiences after the uncertainty of whether a celebration would be possible due to COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Stepping up to booking

    The Good Will Social Club is a hub for local and visiting artists to play tunes, have faceoffs and unite people with the venue’s electric karaoke sessions. All these events couldn’t happen without someone to connect with musicians and organize dates to make these arrangements a reality.

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