Smaller turnout for Winnipeg’s first 420 since legalization

By | April 20, 2019

The legalization of pot didn’t stop Winnipeggers from showing up at the Manitoba Legislative Building Saturday to mark what had been an annual protest against marijuauna’s prohibition. While a few hundred pot-supporters turned up at this year’s 420, the event was noticeably more subdued than previous incarnations, where crowds of thousands were the norm. The more mellow feel… Read More »

Young Winnipegger steals the show at Bublé concert

By | April 20, 2019

Jeremie Charron, CTV Winnipeg Published Saturday, April 20, 2019 5:51PM CST Last Updated Saturday, April 20, 2019 5:52PM CST Canadian crooner Michael Bublé performed at Bell MTS Place Friday night, but a young Winnipegger stole the spotlight for a short time. Twenty-year-old Justyn Skubovius was holding a sign in the crowd that read ‘I want to sing.’ He… Read More »

Winnipeggers clean up Assiniboine Park ahead of Earth Day

By | April 20, 2019

Winnipeggers celebrated Earth Day early this year with a community clean up at Assiniboine Park on Saturday. The Assiniboine Park Conservancy provided gloves, bags and pickers for over 30 volunteers who showed up to help. “It’s amazing how much garbage was around, especially in the trees and right beside garbage cans,” said Kimberley Craig who helped pick up… Read More »

The art of pysanky: ‘It helps you prepare for Easter mentally and spiritually’

By | April 20, 2019

While many families bring out the food colouring and boiled eggs at this time of year, it’s a little more complicated for some Ukrainian-Canadians. Each year they gather around jars of brightly coloured dye, sheets of beeswax, and flickering candles to practice the traditional art of making Easter eggs — also known as pysanky. Winnipeg’s Michelle Kowalchuk learned the craft… Read More »

‘We won’t stand for hate’: City councillor looking at ways to show solidarity after anti-Semetic act

By | April 20, 2019

The Winnipeg city councillor representing the area where a hate crime is under investigation is working to find ways for the community to respond and show solidarity. River Heights councillor John Orlikow said a number of groups have reached out to him following an incident at BerMax Caffé and Bistro on Corydon Avenue Thursday night. Winnipeg police said… Read More »

A provocative journey to the end: New play How It Ends explores end-of-life issues

By | April 20, 2019

How it ends is really just the beginning for the latest show from Winnipeg’s Debbie Patterson. How It Ends is also the title of her new play, produced by her own company — Sick + Twisted Theatre — and given its premiere as part of Prairie Theatre Exchange’s Leap Series, which focuses on more experimental theatre works. And… Read More »