City briefs

All sports for all people

On Feb. 9, Accessible Sport Connection Manitoba launched its new website, The website is a comprehensive resource for information on accessible sports and recreation programs from over 30 organizations covering more than 20 sports.

Skywalk lectures return

The annual Skywalk lecture series hosted by Virtuosi Concerts Inc., the University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg Public Library and Canadian Heritage is returning virtually this year. There will be lectures held on Feb. 9, 16 and 23 and March 2, 9 and 16. Visit to register.

Evaluating EDI in physics

On Feb. 14, the University of Winnipeg physics department is hosting a Canadian Association of Physicists event on the first national equity, diversity and inclusion survey of the Canadian physics community. The event is free on Zoom and those interested in participating can register on the department website.

Occupation update

At the time of publication, there is still a group of people using trucks to block traffic, making excessive noise and harassing West Broadway residents in the Legislature area, which the Winnipeg Police Service is allowing to continue. A counter-protest is planned for Saturday, Feb. 12 at noon on the north side of the Legislature.

Winnipeg submits review to UN

United Way Winnipeg and the International Institute for Sustainable Development have submitted a new report, Winnipeg and the SDGs: A Voluntary Local Review of Progress 2021, to the United Nations. The report is a voluntary local review of the implementation of the United Nations sustainable development goals. The report and data are available at

Elections looming

The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association’s annual executive election cycle has begun, with the nomination period open until Feb. 17. There have also been developments in the upcoming Winnipeg mayoral election, which will happen in October 2022. Sitting city councillor John Orlikow has announced his intentions to run for mayor in fall, while his fellow councillors Scott Gillingham, Markus Chambers and Kevin Klein have also publicly said they are considering running as well.

Published in Volume 76, Number 17 of The Uniter (February 10, 2022)