What a week for news, eh people? But amid all the scandal swirling around city hall in Toronto and the Senate in Ottawa, it’s important to remember that Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz is also a terrible public official worthy of getting the boot.
Author Archive | Sheldon Birnie
While Karl Welzein is really looking forward to the weekend, Mike Burns, the man behind one of Twitter’s most beloved feeds, @DadBoner, is hustling.
Winnipeg is a river city. Founded many moons ago where the Red and the Assiniboine Rivers meet, the prairie city has relied on its waterways for a variety of things over the years — from transportation to recreation, drinking water (sick, right?) to effluent removal. But perhaps the single most enthusiastically embraced purpose of the mighty Assiniboine has been as a receptacle for trash.
Not many cities have rock-star-status entomologists. Heck, many cities don’t even have entomologists to begin with. But the mosquito-ridden capital of Manitoba had both, until earlier this week.
Whelp, whoever thought it was a good idea to leave any Grizzly Bears alive to roam the Earth at will, regardless of the safety of humans or other bears has got another thing coming, I tell you what.
Last week, some woman in Winnipeg’s North Kildonan neighbourhood took a series of snapshots of City workers taking a little rest on the job. (I know, big fucking deal, right?)
Tuesdays can really suck it, like, big time. Good thing the world we live in — and what a world, eh? — is full of squirrels just being squirrels.
A Winnipeg man was charged with two counts of mischief Friday after allegedly taking a chainsaw to a local strip joint, according to police reports.
The City of Winnipeg recently unveiled a controversial plan to turn what is currently an underpopulated section of downtown into a residential neighbourhood. In a bid to fill empty condos and spur development of new ones in the heritage Exchange District, the city plans to fork over $10,000 cheques to anyone who buys a condo in the area and commits to living there for at least five years.
Canadians of all shapes and sizes celebrated our nation’s 146th anniversary yesterday. In typical local fashion, many Winnipeggers chose to do so with extreme inebriation and bizarre outbursts of reckless violence.
Well, I came to Sled Island for the music, and all I got was a massive flood.
A Wendy’s in Brandon, Manitoba, was offering hungry customers the option of ordering a nine-patty T-Rex Burger. The cost to consumer? $21.99. The emotional reward for truly superhuman caloric intake (a T-Rex Burger is estimated to contain 3,000 calories)? Fucking priceless.
According to the Dawson Creek Daily News, “a video depicting what appears to be a deer set on fire and dragged behind a car is being shown on a Dawson Creek social media site.” The wildest part about this story is that this is only the most recent incident of disturbing animal cruelty to hit the national news from the small town.
While the bulk of Canadian political coverage in the last week has been split between drug dealing in Toronto and corrupt senators in Ottawa, Winnipeg’s mayor is doing his darndest not to be left in the dust.
The latest casualty in humanity’s prolonged campaign against the ursine kind, the body of this unfortunate Beast was unceremoniously stuffed into a dumpster behind the car wash.