Cover Stories

  • (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.

  • Reimagining Nuit Blanche

    Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is one of the city’s most anticipated fall events, typically spanning across the core urban area with multitudes of art installations running late into the night.

  • Empty towers

    Working from home has its perks. Sweatpants, new pets and sleep-ins are certainly appreciated by workers. For small businesses downtown, however, the lack of office workers
    due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been economically devastating and has accelerated some negative trends that existed prior to 2020.

  • See you there

    With the return of live events and music picking up steam, organizers and artists are thinking outside the box and putting in extra effort to bring in-person events to fruition.

  • Distress from afar

    Close your eyes and envision education for all, peaceful gatherings and women rising the workforce ladder. This was Afghanistan’s trajectory before the atrocities that have flooded media outlets in the past weeks.

  • Literary landscapes

    Winnipeg as shaped by writing and writers

  • Do you know where your sewage goes?

    Decades of conversations about wastewater in Winnipeg

  • She resells thrifted seashells via an online store

    The socioeconomic and ecological implications of thrift reselling

  • Signs of the Times

    The stories behind some of Winnipeg’s most iconic signage

  • There is power in a (student) union

    And perhaps the provincial government is afraid of that

  • The Hydro-impacted

    A call to action for northern Manitoba’s Indigenous communities

  • Demystifying winter camping

    Experienced campers share advice for safe and fun winter excursions

  • Deserving of respect

    The state of disability support in Winnipeg

  • Responsibility or austerity?

    A look at the Government of Manitoba’s fiscal response to COVID-19

  • Punching up

    Winnipeg comedians and colleagues speak on performing in a medium that has historically been dominated by white, male, straight and cis voices. 

  • City of food (in)security

    Amid COVID-19, more Winnipeggers struggle to afford their next meal

  • Working together

    Co-operative businesses show resilience through shared values

  • Our teachers are not okay

    Manitoba educators face hardships while teaching during the pandemic

  • Softening their strides

    Dancers and educators re-envision equitable connection

  • We can get through this together

    Though thousands gathered in Winnipeg this summer and stood for Justice 4 Black Lives and Indigenous Lives Matter rallies, the very act of protesting coupled with the instances of racism and prejudice that continue to plague this city can make this feel all for nought and can have a negative effect on people's mental health. 

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