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Resource centre for survivors of sexual violence at U of Manitoba aims to address ‘massive gap’ in supports

By | January 25, 2020

After years of calls for administration to create a one-stop, survivor-focused office, a new Sexual Violence Resource Centre will open its doors on Monday to students, faculty and staff at the University of Manitoba.  Community members will be able to seek general information, referrals and counselling through the office. Read more from the Winnipeg Free Press by clicking… Read More »

Thompson Hospital operating room repair delays ‘upsetting and frustrating’

By | January 25, 2020

Manitoba’s nurses union says ongoing delays in reopening the Thompson General Hospital’s operating rooms, which have been out of commission since the summer, are placing an undue burden on patients in the north. On June 1, the hospital found faulty air conditioners on the building’s roof had led to “significant water damage” in three of the hospital’s four… Read More »

Winnipeg’s Filipino community fundraising for people affected by Taal volcano

By | January 24, 2020

Winnipeg’s Filipino community is rallying to aid people affected by the Taal volcano, which started spewing ash and caused earth tremors earlier this month. Taal is one of the smallest volcanoes in the world, but is the second-most-active in the Philippines. The recent activity started on Jan. 12, forcing approximately 125,000 people to evacuate their homes and live… Read More »

‘We can build best-in-class,’ Winnipeg mayor says in state of the city address

By | January 24, 2020

With the Grey Cup to his right and facing a crowd of around 1,200, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman promised Friday to deliver a balanced preliminary budget on March 6, make the city more open to newcomers and improve its sustainability goals. One of the themes of Bowman’s latest state of the city address was the suggestion there has been… Read More »

From ice cream to Christopher Walken, Every Brilliant Thing celebrates what makes life worth living

By | January 24, 2020

Ice cream. Coffee. People falling down. Christopher Walken’s voice. These are among a million or so brilliant things that make life worth living, according to British playwright Duncan Macmillan’s one-man show Every Brilliant Thing (written with Jonny Donahoe, the British comedian who originally performed it). Macmillan’s script — performed by Michael Torontow in the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s co-production… Read More »