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  • Favourite local grassroots group

    1. Winnipeg Police Cause Harm
    2. Mutual Aid Society (MAS)
    3. Bear Clan Patrol

  • Favourite local gallery or artist space

    1. (F)Artspace
    2. Winnipeg Art Gallery
    3. TakeHome BIPOC Artist House

  • Favourite film by a local filmmaker

    1. Strong Son by Ian Bawa
    2. Ste. Anne by Rhayne Vermette
    3. PG: Psycho Goreman by Steven Kostanski

  • Favourite local dancer

    1. Dancing Gabe
    2. Ella Steele
    3. Sophia Lee

  • Favourite COVID-safe date activity

    1. Taking a walk in the park
    2. Stay home and watch a movie
    3. Picnic

  • Favourite local comedian

    1. Paul Rabliauskas
    2. Angie St. Mars
    3. Abbie Falvo / Spencer Adamus (tie)

  • Favourite local barber or hairstylist

    1. Ashley (Burdie) L'Heureux (Sapphire)
    2. "I cut my own hair"
    3. Walter Spooner (Waltz on In)

  • Favourite local athlete

    1. Desiree Scott
    2. Nikolaj Ehlers
    3. John Rush

  • Favourite local album

    1. Vagina Witchcraft - Vagina Witchcraft
    2. Amos the Kid - No New Ideas
    3. Virgo Rising - Sixteenth Saphire

  • Favourite local activist

    1. Mahlet Cuff (Justice 4 Black Lives)
    2. Omar Kinnarath (FF1)
    3. Kayla Fernandes (Vagina Witchcraft)

  • Favourite local achiever under 30

    1. Adam Fuhr
    2. Mahlet Cuff / Kayla Fernandes (tie)

  • Favourite local achiever over 60

    1. Fred Penner
    2. Gramma Shingoose
    3. Dave Barber

  • History revamped

    Many Canadian cities have historical buildings modelled after European architecture. But many of those buildings have been torn down to make room for parking lots, residential multiplexes and a variety of other businesses.

  • Ending homelessness

    On Nov. 2, End Homelessness Winnipeg released the 2021 Interim Street Census. The data for this report was gathered over a 24-hour period from April 21 to 22 of this year and offers a glimpse into houselessness in Winnipeg and the most-impacted demographics.

  • This is our hair

    “Growing up, this is what we do,” local stylist and owner of BraidsbyKemLis, Kemi Lisoyi, says.

  • Speculating Manitoba, and beyond

    Literary fiction has been forever in conflict with its sibling and nemesis: genre fiction. In general, the literary world sees literary fiction as “highbrow” works that cannot be defined by their relationship to any specific genre.

  • Barriers to choice

    On Oct. 2, 2021, a crowd gathered outside the Manitoba Legislative Building in solidarity with Texans impacted by a recent United States Supreme Court decision banning abortions after six weeks. This group, led by the Women’s March Winnipeg chapter, reminded Manitobans that reproductive justice in the province has a long way to go.

  • What happened to the 99 per cent?

    It’s Oct. 15, 2011. The Arab Spring has been in progress for 10 months, Occupy Wall Street protests have been going on for just over a month and, in Winnipeg, the first Occupy event is taking place: the Occupy Winnipeg march, swiftly followed by the construction of the Occupy Winnipeg camp.

  • (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.

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