Peavey Store Front

Peavey Mart opens in Winnipeg

Retail is kind of a big deal in Winnipeg, so much so that mayor Sam Katz cited Bed, Bath and Beyond as evidence that Winnipeg was undergoing a “renaissance” in a recent address.-fp– The opening of IKEA rocked the city and everyone is exciting about H&M coming to Polo Park shopping centre. Big international or…

123RF photo

UPDATED: Sourcing pictures in the internet age

CTV News picked up on an amusing story that developed on Twitter Wednesday night about Manitoba Government mailer gone wrong. The interesting twitter exchange started with journalist Steve Lambert posted the following: Is this a trick question? Why does it have to be in Manitoba? Well, because … That structure in the bottom left corner…

Infra Numbers

The real impact of Manitoba’s Core Infrastructure plan

Not long ago the provincial government in Manitoba announced an ambitious plan to spend $5.5 billion on “core infrastructure” over the next 5 years. This is the main pillar of the NDP’s economic strategy, and as such the government needs to show that it’s all worthwhile. To that end, the government commissioned a study by…

SPAM by debruehe

The state of spam these days …

I want to depart from my usual bitching and moaning about governments to talk about something else that has been on my mind lately: the poor quality of the spam and phishing schemes that have been sent to me lately. It is really appalling. Just appalling. For example, the following email came to me recently:…