Politics

  • City briefs

    Disarm, Defund, Dismantle// New Indigenous Orientation Toolkit// Culture Days in downtown Winnipeg// Advance voting at specific polling stations// U of W closed for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation// Indigenous, political leaders sign healthcare anti-racism declaration

  • Winnipeg’s Next Mayor

    Municipal elections may seem like small potatoes in the looming climate crisis, but their results significantly impact how people live day to day.

  • A bare minimum

    This fall, Manitoba was on track to have the lowest provincial minimum wage in Canada – that is, until the provincial government made an announcement.

  • Setting a bad precedent

    More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, two things are still true: we live in unprecedented times, and we are tired of hearing “we live in unprecedented times.” Another truism – despite attempts by government officials to suggest otherwise – is that the pandemic is far from over and still claiming many lives.

  • Who represents you?

    The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) general election has attracted scandal for the past three years, and the 2022-2023 general election was no different.

  • Touchdown for Khan

    Fort Whyte voters took to the polls on March 22 to elect former premier Brian Pallister’s replacement.

  • Inflation vs. students

    Russia’s war in Ukraine has caused massive global impacts. In retaliation against Russia, many countries have stopped importing Russian oil. As such, many different industries are affected, causing a ripple effect throughout different economies.

  • Letting the community down

    On March 6, the loved ones of people who died of overdoses placed black balloons accompanied by memorials around the city. Black Balloon Day is an international event to honour those who have died of overdoses and to raise awareness about the opioid crisis.

  • Data for the public good

    A Winnipeg Free Press story by Ryan Thorpe published in February 2022 made a big splash, revealing that “Winnipeg’s public works dept. wastes millions of tax dollars on unnecessary projects.” What was unique about this investigation was that it was based on the meticulous research of Christian Sweryda, a private citizen.

  • City briefs

    Vegan market returns/ Floodcast/ Alternative grade applications/ UWinnipeg Ukraine solidarity/ UWSA election limbo/ Police policy updates

  • Local performers raise funds for Ukraine

    Russia’s brutal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has left some Winnipeg residents scared, horrified and searching for answers about whether or not their family members and friends are safe.

    Many businesses and organizations have raised funds or collected items to send over to Ukraine, and some have more directly joined the fight.

  • Overreaching and undermining

    Last year, student and faculty unions joined forces to fight against the Manitoba government’s overreach on post-secondary institutions through Bill 33.

    Now, it seems the provincial government is attempting to undermine the independence of post-secondary education again.

  • Pinoys on Parliament

    Organizers of Pinoys on Parliament, a national youth-led leadership conference by and for Filipino-Canadians, are busy preparing for this year’s event, which will take place at the end of May. This annual conference features workshops, panel discussions, talks and other events covering a wide range of topics.

  • Crisis in Ukraine

    Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which started on Feb. 24, has sparked international condemnation as people around the world witness the atrocities being committed. This invasion is particularly jarring for Manitobans, given the province’s strong ties to Ukraine.

  • City briefs

    Rally For a Better Manitoba// Survivors legacy conference// The high cost of cutting healthcare// New resource for Indigenous students// Understanding performance-based funding// All health orders lifted

  • Venues adapt to relaxed restrictions

    When the Manitoba government announced that COVID-19 restrictions would be slowly lifted, it gave entertainment venues a lot to consider.

  • Sheegl’s shame

    This week, news broke about one of the biggest political scandals in Winnipeg’s history. A judge ruled that Phil Sheegl, Winnipeg’s former chief administrative officer, accepted a $327,000 bribe from Armik Babakhanians in order to award Babakhanians’ company, Caspian Construction, the contract to build the new Winnipeg Police Service headquarters.

  • Neverending waitlist

    This February marks one year of waiting for a surgery I was told I would receive in three months. I am not alone in this. The organization Doctors Manitoba currently estimates there are 161,585 Manitobans waiting for surgeries or other diagnostic procedures, such as MRIs and endoscopies.

  • Donation processing

    On Feb. 14, hackers accessed and released the personal information of those who donated to the so-called Freedom Convoy through GiveSendGo, a Christian crowdfunding site that facilitates public donations.

  • Representation matters

    2022 is a municipal election year for Winnipeg. In just over seven months, voters will head to the polls to elect a new mayor and city council.

    Mayor Brian Bowman, who has been in office since 2014, is not running for a third term, leaving the top job wide open.

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