City briefs

Vegan market returns

On April 9, the Vegan Handmade Market will be held at 980 Palmerston Ave. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and the event will feature local artisan goods and vegan food.


The provincial government has projected that if the province receives average-to-low precipitation, flood levels should be on par with those of 2020, with a risk of the Red River and its tributaries experiencing more major flooding. If precipitation is higher than average, there is a risk of more major flooding, and use of the Portage Diversion may be necessary.

Alternative grade applications

Because the UWSA’s Motion on Alternate Grade Options passed in the University of Winnipeg senate on Jan. 28, students have the option to apply to have the grade for one winter or fall/winter course excluded from their GPA. Applications for the exclusion will open in May, after final grades have been released.

UWinnipeg Ukraine solidarity

The University of Winnipeg has supports in place to assist students impacted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including financial assistance, fee waivers and advice regarding the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel temporary residence pathway.

UWSA election limbo

The 2022-2023 University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) general election included three complaints to the Elections Accountability Board regarding the conduct of incumbent presidential candidate Kirt Hayer. A coalition of student groups have also written an open letter regarding Hayer and the handling of the complaints. The UWSA will address the situation at the board of directors meeting on March 30.

Police policy updates

The Government of Manitoba has released proposed amendments to the Police Services Act that would allow for increased information sharing between law enforcement and law enforcement-related organizations. The amendments would also introduce a provincial Code of Standards for police officers and increase the monitoring and compliance responsibilities of the Manitoba Police Commission.

Published in Volume 76, Number 22 of The Uniter (March 23, 2022)

Related Reads