Your Official Guide to Being a Winnipegger

August 6th, 2014 by Emma Durand-Wood

Given the nice, hot summer weather we’re finally having, it’s hard to remember that this past winter was a record-setter. During those long, cold days, local software developer Thu Tran and his colleagues at iQmetrix made a cool little video about Winnipeg, and I know that readers of this blog will appreciate it as much […]

Summer Roasts, Toasts, Thoughts and a Question

July 19th, 2014 by Emma Durand-Wood

Ah, summer in Winnipeg. I guess it’s nothing if not unpredictable! I don’t have a super-cohesive post today; just some random stuff I wanted to share, a question to ask, things to complain about, and others to rave about. In no particular order… Toasts: We love the garage we take our car to (Midwest Tire at […]

Ode to My Front Porch

June 2nd, 2014 by Emma Durand-Wood

I might be kind of a nerd (okay, I know I’m kind of a nerd), but I really love Thursdays because that’s the day my neighbourhood’s community newspaper, The Herald, is delivered. There are usually all sorts of neat little tidbits inside: notices for upcoming events, stories about area residents and the interesting things they […]

Have you had your say about poverty? You’ve got until Friday!

May 4th, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

Winnipeg has a bad rap when it comes to perceptions of crime, and I think this is unfair. Having lived in a Calgary and in many different neighbourhoods within Vancouver, I think it’s safe to say that all big cities have problems with crime —  Winnipeg’s residents are not unique in feeling overwhelmed by constant […]