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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.

  • ‘Conversations about stigma’ are all talk

    In mid-September, Winnipeg-born singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk spoke to multiple media outlets about “ending the stigma around talking about mental health.” As Kreviazuk told CTV News Winnipeg, “I’ve always believed we’re only as strong as the person who’s having the most challenging time in our immediate family, in our community.

  • ‘On the shoulders of the unvaccinated’

    I broke one of the cardinal rules of journalism. I read the comments.

  • Therapy from home actually worked for me

    Everyone should have the chance to go to therapy.

    Not because we’re all dealing with serious mental illnesses, but because it’s beneficial to talk out tough and negative feelings.

  • Well, that accomplished nothing

    In the ramp-up to the Canadian federal election on Monday, Sept. 20, politicians and news media alike were reminding voters that this would be the “most important” election of our lifetimes. But when the smoke cleared and the votes were tallied, it may well have been the least consequential election in Canadian history.

  • The wrong election

    On Sept. 20, Manitobans will, like the rest of Canada, head out to the polls to vote in the upcoming federal election. The election was called by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau two years early, a decision that left many Canadians scratching our heads. Conventional wisdom is that Trudeau, whose popularity rose due to his COVID-19 pandemic response, hoped to seize the moment and snag a majority government. The unpopular decision to call the election in the middle of said pandemic, however, has that popularity rapidly declining.

  • Finding common ground

    As Manitoba reopens and news articles turn to discussion of booster shots, it may feel like we’re finally leaving COVID-19 behind. But we’re not out of the woods just yet, as vaccine uptake in the province continues to plateau. 

  • ‘Breaking free of hustle culture’

    Changing careers during the pandemic

  • 640 electric candles in the wind

    City memorializes lives lost due to government laziness with more of the same

  • A hard look in the mirror

    Right-wing ‘cancel culture’ obsession can barely conceal its own racism

  • No body is disposable

    Ableism and pandemic response

  • A free press for a free and democratic society

    The role of journalism in Pallister’s Manitoba

  • ‘It is necessary that you change everything’

    There’s no Band-Aid fix for policing and the prison industrial complex

  • Patience is a virtue, especially in customer service

    Customer-service employees are tired of being mistreated

  • ‘An enabler and a life preserver’

    For people with eating disorders, Instagram is a double-edged sword

  • Seeking shelter in Winnipeg Transit shacks

    Province must invest more to aid those experiencing houselessness

  • Losing traction

    When cyclists make sidewalks unsafe

  • Reproductive health not a concern for minister of health

    To the Manitoba PC government, reproduction is still a ‘women’s issue’

  • Witnessing ‘white supremacy unchecked’

    The words we use to describe violence

  • Calling out COVID deniers won’t change their minds

    But there are still benefits

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