Cover Stories

  • There and back again

    Whether it’s baking sourdough bread, hiking, playing video games, fostering pets or learning a new language, there is no shortage of hobbies out there.

  • Blue spotlight on the drug-supply crisis

    In Winnipeg’s inner city, and places like Tim Hortons, blue lights in public washrooms are becoming commonplace.

  • Academia, ableism, and collective action

    Studies have shown that online learning was difficult for many students. This is not news.

  • The beat goes on

    Musician and Into the Music employee Jason Churko has always felt at home in record stores. He fondly recalls early memories visiting music shops, which were among his most formative experiences as a child.

  • Confronting consent

    High-school students are calling on provincial and territorial governments across Canada to make comprehensive education about sexual violence, relationships and consent part of health curriculums.

  • Curing loneliness at a cost

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies transitioned to remote work. Employees remained at home and often lacked social interaction.

  • Observe & interact

    It’s a sunny Sept. 24 at The Forks when Melanee Tessler frowns at the end of the broken wire. LED lights became disconnected from the wires that lead into the programming box during setup.

  • The slow movement

    A cultural shift is slowly working its way into society. Promoting connection to people, community, oneself and food, followers of the slow movement advocate for a deliberate and unhurried way of life.

  • A quick fix?

    “It’s like an Advil to me,” Reese Estwick says. 

  • Building tenant power in West Broadway

    Like many who call West Broadway home, Samantha Smith loves the convenience of grocery stores within walking distance, bus routes in all directions and community services right outside her door.

  • Inflation vs. students

    Russia’s war in Ukraine has caused massive global impacts. In retaliation against Russia, many countries have stopped importing Russian oil. As such, many different industries are affected, causing a ripple effect throughout different economies.

  • Return to the earth(ship)

    Kim Chase has lived in many homes, but none as unique as her current residence. The sustainable house is mostly buried into the ground.

  • A city for all

    Winnipeg has set a goal of cutting greenhouse-gas emissions by 20 per cent by 2030. Given that residential and commercial vehicles are currently Winnipeg’s largest sources of emissions, making the city less car-centric will play a big role in meeting climate goals.

  • How long is too long?

    According to a report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) published in May of 2021, half of Canadians wait up to a month for ongoing counselling services, while one in 10 Canadians may wait more than four months.

  • Perception shift

    “I think we should see other people” used to be nothing more than a somewhat cliché breakup line, but more recently, it seems the phrase has taken on more nuance.

  • Foreign labour, homegrown precarity

    Canadians often don’t think about the food supply chain until their favourite leafy green or salty snack is absent from grocery-store shelves.

    What many fail to realize is that an absence of a product is often the result of the absence, or lack, of a person, too.

  • Burger time!

    Warning: this article contains mouthwatering descriptions and images of some of Winnipeg’s finest burgers. Enjoy!

  • Love beyond borders

    Globalization isn’t a new phenomenon. With increasing internet connectivity and opportunities to venture abroad, people from different countries are bonding over a love immune to culture shock – at least to a certain extent.

  • Waste not, want better

    In 2019, the Riel Community Committee asked the Standing Policy Committee on Water and Waste, Riverbank Management and the Environment to have the Winnipeg Public Service look into enacting a ban on single-use plastic bottles, straws and stir sticks at City facilities, parks and events. Three years later, the City of Winnipeg

  • Volunteer-driven

    At a time when industries are finding it extremely difficult to keep their doors open due to staffing shortages, organizations are facing similar challenges recruiting volunteers. This is an issue, as many larger music events and festivals rely heavily on volunteers to operate.

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