Recycling: What Gives, Manitoba?

February 24th, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

A few weeks ago there was a lot of buzz about Manitoba being the worst recyclers in the country. In some ways, I am surprised. In others, not so much. One of the consequences of living in lots of different places is that you start to compare them to each other. I’m sure everyone I […]

On the Sharing of Cars

February 22nd, 2009 by Laurel

When I moved to Vancouver five years ago, I gave up my car. Not having a car is pretty easy there – the weather is mild, the transit coverage is thorough, and the cost of paying to park makes you avoid driving downtown at all costs (not to mention the mess of bridges for anyone […]

Voyageur Voyeurism, Part 2

February 21st, 2009 by Aaron

Tapping our feet and clapping our hands, Emma, Laurel and I had the opportunity to enjoy the Jigging Competition at Festival du Voyageurs! Before arriving on location (Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface), we took advantage of our Festival macarons (badges) to receive a discount at Finales coffee shop on Rue Marion St. Hot drinks and tasty […]

Hé Ho! Bon festival!

February 14th, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

I am a believer. Normally, the thought of spending six hours outside on a February night in Winnipeg doesn’t sound like all that much fun. But add heated tents, live music, and caribou, sweet, sweet caribou, and you’re golden. I am no longer a Festival du Voyageur virgin! We’d been warned that Boulevard (short for […]