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  • 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.

  • Right-wing extremism finds a foothold

    The People’s Party of Canada (PPC) made headlines last month as they garnered 5 per cent, or about 800,000 total votes, in the recent federal election. Much of their success can be attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, which created a fertile environment for extremist conspiracy theories to thrive online.

  • Reading the TRC Calls to Action

    The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation that took place only a few weeks ago gave all Canadians the opportunity to learn about and engage with Indigenous experiences and stories.  There were both in-person and virtual events in Winnipeg that offered avenues for learning and listening, including powwows, sacred fires, walks, workshops and a youth and elder tea.

  • PPC triples vote share in federal election

    Following Canada’s federal election in September, many journalists and commentators remarked that voters elected a near-identical parliament as they did in 2019. One key difference, however, is the People’s Party of Canada’s (PPC) performance.

  • 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.

  • Manitoba legislature to have land acknowledgement

    On Sept. 16, interim Premier Kelvin Goertzen announced the formation of a working group to develop “recommendation for an Indigenous land acknowledgment to be used in the Manitoba Legislature,” according to a Progressive Conservative Caucus press release.

  • Feds cut funding to local refugee organization

    Federal-government cuts to refugee services in downtown Winnipeg have CUPE 2348, which represents staff subject to these cuts, ringing alarm bells. Welcome Place Residence, run by the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, has had its funding decreased by 82 per cent, according to the union.

  • When in Florence

    For Anne-Laurence Caudano, a professor in the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) history department, her love of the past began in childhood. “I always wanted to do something historical,” Caudano says.

  • City briefts

    Post-election processing panel// Mennonite centennial conference// Gandhi and the partition of India// Research office relocates// Byelections begin// Restarting the Helen Betty Osborne scholarships

  • Millennial blues

    Recently, a very interesting video has been circulating various social-media platforms. In it, an older, seemingly wiser Steve from Blue’s Clues – the beloved television show many millennials grew up watching – gives a heartfelt speech about how proud he is of all that we, his now-adult viewers, have accomplished.

  • ‘Throw the box out the window’

    For Kristi Kenyon, one of the best things about being an associate professor at the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) Global College is the energy of the classroom.

    “The world kind of changes in the classroom,” she says. “We’re learning from each other. We’re having conversations. It’s a safe space to think through new ideas.”

  • ‘It’s not your fault…you’re not alone’

    On Sept. 17, approximately 10,000 Western University students, faculty and staff walked out of classes to protest the rape culture and sexism impacting their campus and campuses everywhere – as well as to stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence.

  • True crime, but make it moral

    Girl, You Haven’t Heard?? is a multifaceted true-crime and Black-history project from creator Jayda Hope. It includes a podcast, YouTube videos and a Patreon.

  • Resilient and spooky doors open this weekend

    After what feels like a million years of being locked up in your own house, this weekend you have the opportunity to safely socialize with other folks and ghosts alike in some of Winnipeg’s beautiful historic buildings.

  • Distress from afar

    Close your eyes and envision education for all, peaceful gatherings and women rising the workforce ladder. This was Afghanistan’s trajectory before the atrocities that have flooded media outlets in the past weeks.

  • Literary landscapes

    Winnipeg as shaped by writing and writers

  • ‘Better late than never’

    Mother-and-son podcast a fun way to learn Ojibwe

  • A different view from the mountaintop

    RMTC production sheds light on Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Signs of the Times

    The stories behind some of Winnipeg’s most iconic signage

  • There is a story inside every building

    Winnipeg’s architecture examined in audio dramas

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