Peg Gratitude: Day 15 – Winnipeg Transit

December 17th, 2019 by Emma Durand-Wood

I use transit a few times a week and it’s a breeze because I live close to a very well-serviced route – I’m grateful for that. Being a transit operator can’t be an easy job (that’s probably an understatement), but in my experience, operators are unfailingly polite, often cheerful, and always professional – and I’m […]

Peg Gratitude: Day 10 – Plain Bicycle Project

December 10th, 2019 by Emma Durand-Wood

I’ve said it here before, but getting my bike through the Plain Bicycle Project changed my life. Sure, it maybe could have been another bike, but when I heard about the project, I just fell in love with the beautiful upright bikes, and could really see myself riding one. I loved the idea of a […]

Getting to know you….by bus and by foot

March 8th, 2017 by Emma Durand-Wood

Last year our ’99 Ford Escort finally kicked the bucket. Yep, we’d been happily driving a practically vintage vehicle, maintaining it diligently so as to squeeze out every last possible kilometre, until finally we got a $2000 transmission repair estimate that we couldn’t justify – that was worth way more than the value of the […]

Band Together

September 11th, 2012 by Emma Durand-Wood

A news release from the city reminded me that it’s time to band our trees again! The city “strongly recommends that you band your elm, ash, maple and ornamental (basswood, cherry and apple) trees as soon as possible.” Banding trees results in some pretty unsightly trunks, but it helps prevent cankerworms from wreaking havoc on our beautiful […]

City of Winnipeg Survey on Recycling

November 17th, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

The City of Winnipeg has a survey open from November 16 to 30th, seeking feedback on the city’s blue box recycling program. When I first saw the news item about the survey and open houses, I had the impression that it was only looking for comments on the proposed automated bins. Happily, the survey asks […]

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 […]

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 […]