As the game returns to Winnipeg, it says much about the country and its newfound prosperity. The anemic Loonie now trades near parity. The real estate market didn't collapsed and the federal government's debt-to-GDP ratio is about a third of America's.
Overall, the Conservative campaign had as much chance of catching fire as a soggy log. It was difficult to see any strategy beyond talking about how every Manitoban was in danger of being murdered in their beds. Selinger dubbed McFadyen the Grim Reaper.
The judge declared in his decision, "His basic normalcy now further confirms he no longer poses a risk of violence to anyone and that his mental deterioration and resulting violence would not have taken place without exposure to Prozac."
As urban Ontarians and Manitobans head to the polls, they will have a lot of promises to weigh when casting their ballot. But the last thought running through the heads of many will be what a hassle it was to get to the polling station.
The media couldn't even keep its eyes open during the Manitoba election campaign, only occasionally looking below the surface of the promises and policies. Then again, the resurrected NHL Winnipeg Jets were beginning their pre-season games and the Bombers were in first place. The media can only do so much.
'Medicalization' is the term used by sociologists to describe the tendency to understand aspects of social life as medical issues requiring intervention and control on the part of medicine. In Sinclair's case, he became stigmatized as a homeless person -- mentally ill, an addict.
Three words made me want to go to Churchill in the summer: snorkeling with belugas. Three words made me terrified of going to Churchill in the summer: frigid Arctic waters.
Winnipeg art has for some time been about two kinds of dreaming. Some of it dreams about bizarrely-ordered cities in some imaginary future. However, Winnipeg art also dreams "backwards" in time, in dozens of works that evoke the innocent stuff of childhood.
We have Nuit Blanche in Montreal and Toronto (which is a good start) and we have art fairs for collectors, but the question remains: how do we get the average non-art person visiting galleries and purchasing work by local artists?
It was announced on Thursday that Madam Justice Lori Douglas, referred to as Canada's "bondage judge," will face a public inquiry to determine whether...
Canada is where NHL hockey belongs, not in the football-centric U.S. South, for crying out loud. A poll this week showed that Canucks-crazed Vancouverites are more excited about this Cup final series than they were about the 2010 Winter Olympics there.
Talk about a sweetheart deal hours before Valentine's Day. Three angelic voices in one heavenly group called The Wailin' Jennys were making one of the...
Chatroulette does an excellent job of representing the world in its truest form. Filled with "Irish spirit," we fired up a webcam and got ready for whatever the world had to offer on St. Patty's Day.
In the world of box sets, it would be impossible to find something better than Neil Young Archives Volume 1 (1963 - 1972).