Does watching a WASPy woman go to prison for a bad decision she made while taking the lesbian route in her 20s make for great TV? Heck yes!
Winnipeg City Hall is now offering forgivable loans of $10,000 to people buying condos in the area known as The Exchange. If you stay there for at least five years, the loan doesn’t have to be repaid.
For more than 30 years, Winnipeggers have come together to march for peace. This year, we dedicated the festival to our longtime friend in the struggle for peace and justice, Nick Ternette.
Canada’s non event of the year goes to Stephen Harper’s cabinet shuffle. It was hugely oversold as the biggest shake-up since they became “Canada’s new government” seven and a half years ago.
What made this year’s instalment so extraordinary was the way it embraced its 40th anniversary and showed itself to be North America’s premiere music festival.
Accidents involving alcohol take the lives of thousands of Canadians every year. Forcing drivers to give breath samples before they start their vehicles could dramatically reduce drunk driving.
A few scattered showers have done little to deter the excitement of thousands who have come out to Bird’s Hill Park this week to experience the 40th anniversary of The Winnipeg Folk Festival.
I’m betting that our heads are filled with more questions now about the tanker cars that rumble by on those tracks. Questions like, “What are they carrying, and how dangerous is it?”
Opening night attracted thousands who not only came to hear great music, but to renew old acquaintances, enjoy some beautiful weather and get a look at a newly redeveloped festival site.
Yesterday, in Bonnycastle Park, I came across two women during lunch hour sitting on a bench talking about sex. I tried not to eavesdrop but it was too interesting not to.