Rally against police brutality
On March 15, the International Day Against Police Brutality, Winnipeg Police Cause Harm will hold a march and rally from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning in front of City Hall and ending at the Winnipeg Police Headquarters Building.
Shining through the snowfall
Sunshine House is hosting the second annual Shine-a-thon on March 19 from 5 to 9 p.m. The event will include music, drag, comedy and a raffle and will be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube. The annual event raises money for Sunshine House’s programming.
Got Glenwood zoning opinions?
The City of Winnipeg is looking for public feedback regarding infill in the Glenwood neighbourhood. The City has created a planned development overlay and is looking for feedback from Glenwood residents through a survey at engage.winnipeg.ca.
Free tests hit retailers and libraries
As of March 2, retail chains in Manitoba and public libraries in Winnipeg have free rapid antigen tests available to the public. Tests are currently available at select Co-op, Loblaw, Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Northern, NorthMart, Solo; Rexall, Save On Foods, Safeway, Sobeys, IGA and Walmart locations, in addition to Winnipeg Public Libraries.
Failure to consult faculty
The Manitoba Association of Faculty Associations has released a statement regarding the implementation of Bill 33, which would give the provincial government control over tuition and student fees. The association says that while the province has been in consultations with students and university administrators, have not consulted with faculty associations. The statement calls for the province to pause implementation until proper consultation has occurred.
Walby publishes Prison Pandemic Papers
On March 8, the Prison Pandemic Papers, an endeavour to release previously unpublished government records regarding the state of COVID-19 spread in imprisoned populations via freedom of information requests, was published. Kevin Walby, associate professor of criminal justice and director of the Centre for Access to Information and Justice from the University of Winnipeg, led the project. The reports for all provinces can be accessed at ruor.uottawa.ca.
Published in Volume 76, Number 20 of The Uniter (March 10, 2022)