Winter finally came to Toronto this week, with snow falling — and promptly melting — on Saturday and Sunday. But lest the urbane people of Canada’s largest city forget how easy they have it compared to the hardscrabble peoples of outer Canada (the rest of the country), lest they even for one second mistake their light, pleasant winter wonderland for the shadowy thunderdome that is prairie winter, let us now check in on two of the prairies’ largest cities.
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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.
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.
Canada's coolest tween gets popped by the fuzz
A 12-year-old boy in Winnipeg is probably so grounded after police laid cocaine trafficking charges against him following a raid earlier this week.
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?)
Apparently two dudes on stage just giving each other mayonnaise enemas and blowjobs is no longer acceptable. Yeah, you heard that right. Some puritans who attended a Winnipeg Fringe play on Friday were so flabbergasted that two actors on stage would repeatedly engage in mayonnaise-based anal hygiene and dick-based fellatio that they clutched their pearls and actually walked out of the show.
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.
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.
A completely-normal-in-every-possible-way couple from Winnipeg has received a public apology from a Marion Street pub for being identified by staff as “weirdos.”
Watch out, bad guys! The RCMP are about to have a shitload more remote controlled spies up in the sky.
As of this morning, you tweeps won’t have Pat Fucking Martin to kick around anymore. The foul-mouthed NDP MP quit Twitter after his latest anti-government tirade in which he called the Conservatives “rat faced whores.”
In light of all the scandals brewing across the country right now, the Albatross has graciously combed through the shit piles to give you a briefing on some of the best scandals and allegations plaguing Canada’s mayors.
Who needs a “tough on crime” agenda in Ottawa when we’ve got a God on Crime program kicking ass here in Winnipeg?