The Portage and Main Debate

Families are being torn apart, coworker is pitted against coworker, and my Twitter feed has turned into a war zone. It’s no surprise, really. If my 10 years of blogging and 5 years on Twitter have taught me anything, it’s that nothing riles up Winnipeggers like transportation issues, and opening up Portage and Main is…

The wait continues for Prescott Demas

The Saskatchewan Legislature sits on the edge of the sprawling and picturesque Wascana Park in Regina. Directly across from the Legislative grounds, on park property, sits a small encampment of tents, a teepee and a cluster of signs calling for justice. Prescott Demas, the caretaker of the camp, has kept a sacred fire burning in…

Is Downtown Winnipeg Safe?

It’s a question that comes up repeatedly in Winnipeg, and I suspect many other cities: Is downtown safe? If it’s NOT safe, then what can we do to make it safe? If it IS safe, then how do we change the perception that it’s not? A casual forum was organized this afternoon to discuss a…