City briefs

Parking for Peg City

On Oct. 28, Peg City Car Co-op, CentreVenture and the University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation 2.0 announced that they will partner to include storage and use of Peg City Car Co-op vehicles in the Market Lands development project, which will help the mixed-use development reach its parking-ratio requirement while encouraging car sharing.

Campus vaccine verification update

The University of Winnipeg Vaccination Verification Centre is closed for the remainder of the fall term and will reopen at the beginning of the winter term. Anyone trying to enter the university campus will need a green access sticker on their University of Winnipeg ID card. Those who are visiting the campus for research purposes must complete and submit an access request form.

KIN-ect with kinesiology research

Nov. 1 to 5 is KIN-ect Research Week 2021, a week-long series of public kinesiology lectures hosted by the Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health. Dr. Andrew Friesen from Pennsylvania State University and Dr. Guylaine Demers from Laval University will present keynote lectures on Nov. 1 and 3. All of the lectures will be hosted on Zoom, and a full schedule is available at

Axworthy lecture with Dr. Jason Hickel

The latest event in the Axworthy lecture series, featuring author and economic anthropologist Dr. Jason Hickel, will take place via Zoom on Nov. 3. The lecture, which will be free and open to the public, is titled “Imperialism, Ecological Breakdown and the Degrowth Imperative.” Those interested in attending should register on the University of Winnipeg website.

Rent-a-cops coming to universities and hospitals

On Oct. 26, Justice Minister Cameron Friesen announced amendments to the Police Services Act that enable designated healthcare facilities and post-secondary institutions to hire institutional-safety officers trained by the RCMP, Winnipeg or Brandon Police Service, Manitoba Justice or Assiniboine Community College. These officers will be authorized to carry handcuffs, defensive batons and aerosol weapons and be permitted to enforce the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act, Smoking and Vapour Products Control Act, and be permitted to take intoxicated persons into custody under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and apprehend trespassers under the Petty Trespasses Act.

Published in Volume 76, Number 07 of The Uniter (October 28, 2021)

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