A Day in My Life in Elmwood

May 26th, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

My first home in Winnipeg was in St. Boniface, near Marion and Archibald, where I lived with friends when I arrived in the ‘Peg. St. Boniface was definitely a neighbourhood I’d heard of before I moved here, and not just because I had friends there.  I liked the neighbourhood a lot: it was nice to […]

My Local

May 23rd, 2009 by Laurel

Most people have a window in their lives when they hone their moving skills. For me, that’s been my twenties. Whether you end up in a new province, new city, or a new part of town, there are certain things you have to do each time; one is find your new local. A local is […]

The Winnipeg O’ My Heart Glossary of Terms

May 17th, 2009 by Aaron

It’s official. High demand has made it necessary for us to create a Winnipeg O’ My Heart glossary of terms unique to Winnipeg and Manitoba. During a recent conversation with CBC Information Radio host Terry MacLeod, he asked us about the unique phrases we coin through the blog. A bit stumped, we fumbled through an […]

Why On Earth I Would Move from Vancouver to Winnipeg

May 13th, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

In the ten months that I’ve lived here, people  have asked me, more than anything else, why I moved here. To Winnipeg. From Vancouver.  Telling them the truth, “I just really like the city”, hasn’t been very convincing, and so this post attempts to explain something that’s a little bit unfathomable: Why on Earth I […]

All Roads Lead to Portage and Main

May 6th, 2009 by Aaron

Can it be said that all roads lead to Portage and Main? This fabled intersection in downtown Winnipeg is often referred to as the windiest corner in Canada. Recently, Laurel’s mum was visiting our fair city from the Comox Valley in British Columbia. Although Laurel’s parents used to live in Manitoba (and you can read […]

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 […]

Manitoba Roadtrippin’

May 2nd, 2009 by Laurel

Today marks my three month ‘Pegiversary. I have the distinction of being the one Wo’HMer who lived in Manitoba before, though my family left the province when I was two. This past week my parents visited from Vancouver Island, and we did a roadtrip east of the city to the small towns where they used […]