Health

  • When you wish upon a star

    Ask a child their dream destination, and it’ll likely boil down to two options: Disneyland or Walt Disney World.

  • Morel guidance

    Every day, a handful of the 16.6 thousand members of the Foraging Manitoba Facebook group log on for some morel support. No, that’s not a typo.

  • Bonus boosted

    I finally received my bivalent COVID booster shot this past weekend.

  • Klinic on campus returns

    While the COVID-19 pandemic brought “unprecedented times” for everyone, students at every age were (and are) especially impacted. 

  • To mask or not to mask

    Face masks are no longer required on the University of Winnipeg (U of W) campus. As of Aug. 17, students and staff members may choose whether to wear a mask – but the decision may not be that simple.

  • 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.

  • ‘Just have a glass of wine’

    I made the appointment to talk about other kinds of pain.

  • Stigmata: stigma’s origin in religious ecstasy

    The word “stigma” comes from a Latin word meaning that a person is marked or branded.

  • Culled craft for a cause

    A group of philanthropic Winnipeg seniors are repurposing donated artwork to raise proceeds for AIDS relief in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • A quick fix?

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

  • ‘A game-changer for me’

    A popular program for new runners returns to Winnipeg on Sept. 11.

  • Swimming in options

    The Canadian Red Cross swimming program famous for its collectible badges will soon come to an end, leaving many people feeling nostalgic and disheartened.

  • 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.

  • Transitioning in the pandemic

    Last week on Transgender Day of Visibility, Statistics Canada posted the 2021 census data on trans and non-binary identities to Twitter. Ironically, since the census is completed by one person of the household – for families, usually a parent – this doesn’t account for all the trans and non-binary people whose gender identity was miscategorized, either because they aren’t out or because their gender identity isn’t respected.

  • City briefs

    In-person graduation is back// Composting gets cash influx// Understanding C-11// Honouring Eishia Hudson// UW prof receives funding boost for space research// Public health directed by private interests

  • Social diagnosis

    Since TikTok’s rise in popularity, many have applauded the algorithm that feeds viewers content tailored to their interests. With more popularity comes more content covering different topics and specialists who have found a space to educate others, including through videos talking about mental health.

  • Crispy fried mushrooms

    These mushrooms are so flavourful and crunchy!

  • Against caution

    Recently, I took one of my procrastination plunges into YouTube and watched the latest video from my favourite channel, Oh Stephco!

    In it, Stephanie, a Black woman in her late 30s, gives frank and funny anecdotes about navigating a world that does not always value her.

  • Fighting for transparency with freedom of information

    Research comes in many forms. The Prison Pandemic Papers are about as form-based as it gets.

     

    The Prison Pandemic Papers research project used freedom of information requests and data science to obtain information about the state of COVID-19 in prisons over the course of the pandemic from provincial and federal bodies.

  • What’s on your back?

    Shifting to sustainable fashion can feel intimidating. This phrase is often associated with expensive clothing, items that might not represent one’s personal style or pieces that fail to reflect current trends. This could not be further from the truth.

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