City

  • Winnipeg’s urban sprawl

    A recent report found that Winnipeg is growing – both in geographic footprint and population. However, from 2001 to 2021, the city’s land expansion far outpaced population growth, which led to a nearly 13 per cent decrease in density.

  • City briefs

    Vegan market returns/ Floodcast/ Alternative grade applications/ UWinnipeg Ukraine solidarity/ UWSA election limbo/ Police policy updates

  • Arts briefs

    Investigations into motion capture/ Bushland Series at cre8ery/ Calling all green thumbs/ WCD presents in between here and now/ Decolonizing Lens: Tia and Piujuq/ Apply for Plug-In ICA’s Summer Institute

  • Critipeg: Typical Toewsian tropes

    It’s fitting that a narrative about walking along the Red and Assiniboine Rivers would be published in early February, when the frozen river trail is abuzz with patrons. It is, after all, one of the most brag-worthy facts about Winnipeg, unimaginable to audiences from just about any other climate – which happens to be a young Parisian man in The Way She Closed the Door.

  • New musical seeks audience feedback

    Many theatrical groups were hard at work during the COVID-19 pandemic, preparing performances to show off once venues reopened.

    Walk&Talk Theatre Company went a little further by starting a pre-pandemic project, taking a break from it, then bringing it back to life.

  • A coming-of-age tale in a foreign land

    After travelling to more than 50 countries, local author Nancy Chislett was inspired to write her first novel, which is set in Nairobi, Kenya. Bombing the Moon tells the story of 24-year-old Devin Rush, whose grandfather gives him a one-way ticket to Nairobi, where Devin hopes to flee from family pressure and determine his goals for the future.

  • ‘Cinematic, nostalgic and personal’

    Navigating relationships is rarely easy. Whether starting something new or reminiscing on the good old days, Winnipeg singer-songwriter Cassidy Mann translated her own experiences into her debut EP, If It’s Not Forever, which comes out on April 1.

  • Local performers raise funds for Ukraine

    Russia’s brutal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has left some Winnipeg residents scared, horrified and searching for answers about whether or not their family members and friends are safe.

    Many businesses and organizations have raised funds or collected items to send over to Ukraine, and some have more directly joined the fight.

  • Spring has sprung a leak

    Spring has finally sprung in Winnipeg, although if you look at the sidewalks, you might think that Winnipeg has sprung a leak.

    This past week, I was able to take my first springtime walk with a friend who was a frequent walking partner this same time last year.

  • Overreaching and undermining

    Last year, student and faculty unions joined forces to fight against the Manitoba government’s overreach on post-secondary institutions through Bill 33.

    Now, it seems the provincial government is attempting to undermine the independence of post-secondary education again.

  • PROFile: Forming social cohesion from diversity

    As a Quebec native, Félix Mathieu has firsthand experience being part of a minority population within a country. This perspective helped pique his interest in researching pluralism policies.

  • SWARM online exhibition at Gallery 1c03

    Although many venues and events are currently closed to the public, there are still ways to enjoy events occurring live or on the internet. Gallery 1C03 on the University of Winnipeg campus has been holding Eruption, an art exhibit by Grace Nickel, but they have also recently helped host the SWARM art exhibit online.

  • Pinoys on Parliament

    Organizers of Pinoys on Parliament, a national youth-led leadership conference by and for Filipino-Canadians, are busy preparing for this year’s event, which will take place at the end of May. This annual conference features workshops, panel discussions, talks and other events covering a wide range of topics.

  • Crisis in Ukraine

    Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which started on Feb. 24, has sparked international condemnation as people around the world witness the atrocities being committed. This invasion is particularly jarring for Manitobans, given the province’s strong ties to Ukraine.

  • City briefs

    Rally For a Better Manitoba// Survivors legacy conference// The high cost of cutting healthcare// New resource for Indigenous students// Understanding performance-based funding// All health orders lifted

  • Arts briefs

    Soul Club at the Good Will// Stone Soup for a good cause// An Evening for Peace// Show support at the SHINE-ATHON// Book launch: Still Living the Edges// There’s Something in the Water for World Water Day

  • Origin Stories: Lubomyr Melnyk

    Lubomyr Melnyk is known for his “continuous music” style of piano playing. The rapid note-playing method was developed over many years of classical piano practice.

  • No fuss, just(e) slam

    For writers seeking an opportunity to share their poetry beyond their journals, Just(e) Slam secures an attentive audience.

    Organized by Centre culturel franco-manitobain, Alliance Française du Manitoba and La Maison Gabrielle-Roy, Just(e) Slam is a monthly event for professional and amateur writers to recite their own poems.

  • A modern-day twist on a classic

    If the literary classic To Kill A Mockingbird were adapted to reflect the current reality, what would the story look like? The answer to this question lies in Calpurnia, a new Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (Royal MTC) production premiering on March 24.

  • Venues adapt to relaxed restrictions

    When the Manitoba government announced that COVID-19 restrictions would be slowly lifted, it gave entertainment venues a lot to consider.

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