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  • That is a tasty burger!

    I know, I know. If you live on Broadway and can’t walk to your bus stop without being harassed by anti-vaxxers, a cheeseburger isn’t going to solve that problem. But we all need to find joy in the little things wherever we can, especially these days. And dagnabbit, there’s fewer things more joyful than a tasty burger.

  • Red cross swim program wind down

    Generations of Canadians have also known the Canadian Red Cross through their popular swimming programs, which the organization recently announced would be ending after 76 years.

  • City briefs

    Recent deaths in justice// Black History events announced// Virtual book launch// Donate to N’Dinawemak// Council responds to convoy

  • Arts brief

    Reconciliation as art// Black History trivia night// MCO announces free virtual winter concerts// Moments of My Own// Onna Lou releasing folkloric single// PLATFORM wants your shorts!

  • Where three points meet

    Long before the Assiniboine and Red Rivers became a frozen hub for skaters, cyclists and winter recreationists of all kinds, it was a meeting place where the Lakota, Nakota, Dakota peoples from the west, the Anishinaabe from the south and the Cree from the north convened.

  • Burning like it’s 1999

    Anyone who’s been outside this week knows that we are deep in the difficult throes of Winnipeg’s winter. But this week has been difficult for another reason: fires.

  • Pathways to a digital legacy

    The new year started well for Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Indigenous activist and digital artist Buffy Sainte-Marie. In addition to her new deal with Cameron Strang’s Howe Sound Publishing and a documentary being produced by White Pine Pictures, Sainte-Marie is getting the recognition she deserves for her lasting impact in the Canadian arts and culture scene through an exhibition at Urban Shaman Gallery in Winnipeg.

  • City briefs

    Vaccine walk-ins at RBC// Oral history overview// UWSA student space launches on Discord// nēhinawēwin launches in the App Stor// Sara Riel receives housing grant// UW alumni honoured by Government of Canada

  • Languages speak louder than barriers

    Communication is key to fostering relationships, establishing professional connections and for simple tasks like asking for proper directions to a destination. Learning a new language has become a necessity for many people living abroad, as well as an important means of expression for families with international backgrounds.

  • The curtains are up, and there’s no place to hide

    For many, post-secondary education is a pivotal time in one’s life – a time to make and learn from mistakes without fear of jeopardizing a career.

  • 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.

  • PROFile: Fundamental to Medieval Studies

    Although his speciality is medieval history, Jason Brown, instructor in the Department of Classics at the University of Winnipeg (U of W), has studied Latin extensively.

  • From the campus to the community

    While rising COVID-19 case counts and cold temperatures had many Winnipegers keeping their social circles small during the winter holidays, the University of Winnipeg Students Association (UWSA) and Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre both held community outreach initiatives to spread some support.

  • Favourite Winnipegger abroad

    1. Neil Young
    2. Kenny Omega / Britney Kornel (tie)

  • Favourite local public art piece

    1. The toppling of the Queen Victoria statue
    2. Bloody Saturday by Bernie Miller and Noam Gonick / Forever Bicycles by Ai Weiwei (tie)

  • Favourite local activist

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

  • Favourite local achiever over 60

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

  • Expanding the language of performance

    For the first time ever, the annual Winnipeg-based performance series Art Holm is hosting acts in both spoken English and American Sign Language (ASL). The show ran in person from Nov. 19 to 21 and streams online from Nov. 21 to 28. Art Holm No. 5 features stage artists from a variety of backgrounds and practices.

  • Police training for private security?

    On Oct. 26, the provincial government made amendments to the Police Services Act. These changes allow approved healthcare facilities and post-secondary institutions to train security guards as Institutional Safety Officers (ISOs).

  • Cheveldayoff remains general manager

    Hockey is central to many Canadians’ notion of national identity. Recent sexual-assault allegations have been the latest indicator of a dangerous side to hockey culture and have rocked the Winnipeg hockey community.

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