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.
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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.
The rock ‘n’ roll circus that is Mötley Crüe rolled through Winnipeg last night. The debauchery was tuned down, but the Trashiness was at an all-time high.
Jesus Jumping Christ! Some fucked-up shit happens here in Manitoba, but this might take the cake.
Extreme heat. Massive crowds. Millions of dollars passing from hand to hand. Constant loud music and flashing cameras. People running around, tripping balls, mostly naked.
Golf is something of a Number One pastime among old residents and vacationers down here. With over 140 courses to choose from in this valley of 400,000 people, one would be hard-pressed to afford to try even a reasonable amount of the selection.
After a weekend with my retired parents in a gaited community in Snowbird Central, California (aka the Coachella Valley), undercover reporter Sheldon Birnie has made a few observations.
Following his prize-winning series* on the Budweiser Diluting Controversy and SXSW, investigative hero Sheldon Birnie travels to the Golden State and finds olds, golf and music.
*Not true… yet.
In addition to pulling out of the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification, the Harper government has decided to stop putting money into the community pastures that are keeping the prairies from turning into Canada’s Sahara.