Happy Terry Fox Day, you guys! While Canadians across the country are enjoying their civic holidays with some family-friendly fun, Manitobans are getting used to wishing each other a Happy Terry Fox Day this August long weekend.
Author Archive | Sheldon Birnie
If there’s one tried-and-tested time of the week to drop a shitty news bomb, it’s certainly Friday afternoon. And if that Friday afternoon comes before a long weekend, even better.
An employee at Suncor Energy’s main oil sands operation was killed by a black bear Wednesday. The woman, whose name has not been released, was attacked by a bear in the early afternoon. According to the Globe & Mail, when the RCMP responded to the call, “the male bear was still in the area and it was ‘shot and killed by RCMP members.'”
Seniors across Canada are pounding back drugs to keep themselves functioning, a new report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information tells us.
As days grow longer and, ostensibly, warmer, Winnipeg is still reeling from the coldest winter the Heart of the Continent has seen since 1898.
Dave Brockie, the voice and brains behind legendary thrash act GWAR, was reportedly found dead in his home in Richmond, Va., yesterday. Brockie was 50 years old.
Don’t everybody go crazy at once now, but Manitoba Public Insurance are rolling out yet another “specialty” license plate! In an afternoon press conference, Justice Minister Andrew Swan and Bill McDonald of the Winnipeg Humane Society unveiled a new license plate that’s sure to thrill dozens of dog lovers across Manitoba. The new plates are available at $70 a pop, a portion of which goes to the Humane Society, which is all just swell. Great, even. Well, no, let’s leave it at swell.
Last month, Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado released the first official estimate on what the Mile High State expects to make from legal marijuana sales. The result? According the Associated Press, “Colorado’s legal marijuana market is far exceeding tax expectations.” Booya!
As the Olympic men’s gold medal game approaches at an ungodly early hour, it’s important for Canadian hockey fans to take a moment and reflect on some wisdom from on high. Don Cherry knows hockey. Don Cherry knows dogs. And Don Cherry knows… floppy animal hats?
It’s Valentine’s Day! That’s pretty cool and everything, but lots of people just aren’t into it. Which is also cool, I guess. Here’s a song that will be appropriate for either sentiment.
Head shop owners in Winnipeg believe they are being specifically targeted for harassment by local police in the wake of yet another raid last week. Jeremy Loewen is only the latest entrepreneur to have his store — Hemp Haven, which today stands shuttered in Winnipeg’s Elmwood neighbourhood — raided by Winnipeg police, in what many […]
Move over, red squirrel, there’s a new bad boy on the rodent block: prairie dogs. Researchers from the University of Manitoba who have been studying the black-tailed prairie dog in Saskatchewan’s Grasslands National Park believe they have broken an intricate form of communication practiced by these lowly beasts. And apparently the bad boys have more in common with drunken sports fans than anyone would have previously thought.
While many people here in Canada — myself included — have been cursing the snow, the cold and winter in general, one Winnipeg man has been facing the elements, carving out a backyard rink for hundreds to enjoy.
It’s fucking cold outside. Snow is piling up everywhere. Your job is the pits and you’re going nowhere. It’s almost time to file your taxes.
Thanks to a high-efficiency furnace, my 900-square-foot home is relatively toasty, and my heating bill, while steep, is manageable despite Winnipeg posting the second-coldest December in the city’s recorded history. The only thing that gets me about the situation are the large ice dinks that form every couple days on the sidewalk beneath the venting pipes.