• 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Local film and television production a ‘growth industry’

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

  • 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.

  • Winnipeg Transit in crisis

    Unreliable. Overpriced. Absent. These are a few of the more polite words I’d use to describe Winnipeg Transit in its current state. For people who take the bus regularly, this isn’t news. For everyone else, I’ll bring you up to speed.

  • City Briefs

    Right coyote killed, DNA analysis confirms // Short-term solutions for intersection near Carberry // No provincial tax on gas // Talk of police body cameras resurfaces // Student killed during wellbeing check // National Ribbon Skirt Day

  • Solving a tricky math problem

    Canadian students’ math scores are steadily declining, something University of Winnipeg (U of W) professors say is concerning.

  • Downtown businesses celebrate successful holiday season

    While local businesses struggled to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic, some owners say they’re bouncing back, especially during the holiday shopping season.

  • Eulogy for a ‘Shy Guy’

    In music, there are many people who leave an indelible mark on the culture but, due to various circumstances, do not become household names. The Canadian music industry lost one such person when Chad Allan died on Nov. 21, 2023 at the age of 80.

  • Aloha means goodbye, among other things

    Over the past year, downtown denizens encountered a microcosm of tropic island life – the more luxurious parts, anyway – while walking past the Royal Albert Arms Hotel.

  • A farewell to the Good Will

    Nearly a decade after nine guys decided to open the Good Will Social Club, the beloved venue will take a final bow on Feb. 1.

  • Something’s been brewing

    Inside the West Broadway coffee shop Thom Bargen, the whirring of coffee grinders and espresso machines mixes with the buzz of people mingling in the shop.

  • City briefs

    Google strikes deal on Canadian news // Mass shooting in West Broadway // Globe and Mail names Winnipeg third most livable city // CN Rail files suit against protesters // Embattled school trustee resigns // True North requests extension on Portage Place redevelopment

  • Favourite local grassroots group

    1. Mutual Aid Society

    2. Bear Clan Patrol

    3. Winnipeg Police Cause Harm

  • Favourite local achiever over 60

    1. Fred Penner

    2. Karen Fuhr

    3. Lara Rae

  • City briefs

    Continued calls for ceasefire in Gaza // Arlington Bridge closed indefinitely // Bombers lose the Grey Cup // The Good Will says ‘see you later’ // STBBI prevention and ongoing care // Teach-in and discussion on Palestine and genocide

  • Putting food on the table

    Food banks throughout Winnipeg are seeing an increase in clients in need of food as the holiday season approaches.

  • Arts briefs

    Rachmaninoff’s 150th birthday celebration // A movie you can dance to // Theatrical connections // Sound of Music @ Royal MTC // On the future of Black art in Canada // Celebrating labour and the arts

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