CarProof is not fool proof

My wife and I bought a used car last fall. Not an old junker either — it was a single owner Mitsubishi Outlander with 60,000 km. Aside from a bit of lag on acceleration due to the CVT transmission, it’s a pretty nice vehicle to drive. Being a few years old, the full service warranty…

Moving nuclear waster across Manitoba

420 meters beneath the ground, microscopic particles of minerals hung in the damp air creating an eerie glow from the distant lights. Standing alone in the dark, damp granite tunnels of the Underground Research Lab near Lac Du Bonnet Manitoba, a person could easily imagine a dragon or balrog emerging from around the corner. The…

Doing it wrong on the south side of town

It was just two years ago that the Kenaston extension was built to feed traffic from one of Winnipeg’s busiest roads into Winnipeg’s largest, sprawlingest, new suburb — Waverley West. The purpose of the new stretch of Kenaston Boulevard, however, was not just to feed commuters to and from their new abodes on what was…

Portage and Main Roundabout

Brian Bowman recently made a pledge to tear down the barriers at Portage and Main and reopen the iconic intersection to pedestrians if elected Mayor of Winnipeg. It’s an idea that has been gaining momentum as the long term agreement that shut off the intersection to non-motorized people nears its end. I fully support opening…