Health

  • Preventing burnout among students

    In the 2022 Canadian Student Wellbeing Survey, 53 per cent of students attending post-secondary education reported feeling stressed while balancing school commitments, jobs, extracurricular activities and their health and wellbeing.

  • The cost of commodifying pleasure

    It was blue, sparkly, worn like a Finger Monster and possibly bought at a gas station.

  • City briefs

    Pet fosters needed// Lions Place residents protest pending sale// Don't let it go to waste// Fast-track recruitment plan for doctors// Clean Slate Program funding// Mobile drug testing

  • Out of the closet and into the streets

    The term “safe space” can be traced back to lesbian and gay bars in the 1960s.

  • Lingering symptoms

    In December, after nearly three years of masking up, sanitizing my hands and limiting my social engagement, 

  • When words fail

    In a guest essay for the New York Times, author Rachel Aviv describes reporting on clinics for people experiencing the early stages of psychosis and meeting “many young patients who were struggling to express what was happening to their minds.”

  • Deicing’s impact on Lake Winnipeg

    Most Winnipeggers can recall a time they slipped down frozen porch steps or skidded through an icy road’s stop sign.

  • City briefs

    Volunteer at Festival du Voyageur// CF Polo Park development plan// Millennium Library to reopen Monday// Provincial campaign to end school absenteeism// Affordable Indigenous housing coming to Young Street// First Nation-led feasibility study expected in March

  • Winnipeg lags to adopt city-run composting

    Winnipeg remains the largest Canadian city without a city-run composting program.

  • Winnipeg lesbians and their ‘ring of keys’

    Alison Bechdel, a lesbian graphic novelist, published her memoir Fun Home in 2006, where she both processes her grief over her dad’s death and notes moments where she comes face-to-face with her dad’s queerness and her own budding sexuality.

  • Grey areas

    My sister and I call them “grey areas.”

  • City briefs

    Treaty knowledge centre opens at The Forks// Record numbers for pedestrian fatalities// De-escalating violent situations workshop// Initiative to increase campus safety and awareness// First Nation-led committee to study feasibility of landfill search// Freedom Convoy reunion confusion

  • City briefs

    Treaty knowledge centre opens at The Forks// Record numbers for pedestrian fatalities// De-escalating violent situations workshop// Initiative to increase campus safety and awareness// First Nation-led committee to study feasibility of landfill search// Freedom Convoy reunion confusion

  • City briefs

    Winnipeg budget deficits// City encampments on fire// Toy drive for Ukrainian refugees// NDP holds healthcare rally// New bill on liquor sales and cannabis tax// Flaws in Transit Plus system

  • Favourite political moment

    1. Stefanson uses her son’s hockey game to distract from the healthcare crisis
    2. CTV La La Land's the mayoral election for Glen Murray
    3. Stefanson’s low approval ratings

  • Thinly veiled criticism

    It felt like progress, when, two decades into my eating-disorder recovery, I stepped on a hospital scale and didn’t register the number

  • Dealing with dark days

    Winter’s colder days and darker nights can impact mental health and wellbeing more than people may realize.

  • 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.

  • Sex work laws in Canada reek of moralism

    The term “prostitute/prostitution” is used in Canadian law, but the preferred terminology is sex worker/sex work.

  • City briefs

    Blue Bombers advance to Grey Cup// Funding for new childcare spaces// Call for another mask mandate// National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation// Need for increased safety measures for Winnipeg Transit drivers// Plan to recruit 2,000 healthcare workers

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