Peg Gratitude: Day 7 – My Neighbours

December 10th, 2019 by Emma Durand-Wood

Oh sheesh… playing catch-up on my gratitude posts after a busy weekend! For Day 7, this past Saturday, I can’t think of anything more fitting than my neighbours. About nine years ago, my at-the-time next-door neighbour invited me to a “ladies’ Christmas party”, a tradition that had been going on informally among Glenelm women for […]

YIMBY Musings

March 28th, 2019 by Emma Durand-Wood

Given the choice, what kind of person would willingly spend 17 hours of their Friday at City Hall? A recent Appeal Committee meeting lasted from 9:30am until well after midnight, with many folks there to speak to multiple agenda items. As I learned, the answer to that question is “people who care a lot about […]

Navigate Winnipeg Neighbourhoods with Navut

June 5th, 2015 by Emma Durand-Wood

As a blogger I get a (surprising to me) number of “cold call” emails from all sorts of companies and organizations, for various reasons.  Most of them are not a good fit for me, as I try to stay away from too much PR-type posting here, but every now and then, something legitimately cool comes […]

Mural Mania in the West End!

June 2nd, 2015 by Emma Durand-Wood

This post is long overdue. It’s been almost a year since I was invited to go on the West End BIZ’s Mural Tour one sunny July day. Here’s a little blurb about the tour: Put on your walking shoes. The West End BIZ’s guided mural tours are available for booking each summer (June-August)! Join us […]

5 Ways Blogging has Changed My Life

September 9th, 2014 by Emma Durand-Wood

I’ve been blogging in one form or another for a loooong time… I started a LiveJournal in 2002 and didn’t look back. Over the years I’ve blogged on personal topics, on work-related topics, and on local topics, and though I don’t get a lot of time to do it these days, it’s still important to […]

Three Cheers for ‘Charming Chalmers’

January 31st, 2013 by Emma Durand-Wood

I was thrilled to see my neighbourhood featured so positively in the Freep over the weekend. In Charming Chalmers District, Maureen Scurfield highlights five local businesses on the stretch of Henderson Highway just over the Disraeli, and touches on the Mennonite background that several of them have in common. The Creative Stage Emporium, Sam’s Place (a used […]

Shop Local, Winnipeg-Style

December 12th, 2011 by Emma Durand-Wood

I’ve been meaning to share some of my favourite local businesses for a while now. Over the last couple of years I’ve had the pleasure of discovering a handful of really wonderful places that I make a habit of visiting as often as I can. Here are a few of my faves – please share […]

The Cart Before the Horse

June 14th, 2011 by Emma Durand-Wood

Referring to the recent spate of complimentary articles about Winnipeg’s downtown revitalization, One Man Committee (another new-to-me blog!) ponders: “Considering that downtown Winnipeg is only now beginning to see its first significant amounts of residential development in nearly 20 years and retail growth remains slow outside of the Exchange District, articles like this latest in […]

We’re Famous!

February 15th, 2011 by Emma Durand-Wood

At least on Design*Sponge, anyway.  Local blogger (Lather. Write. Repeat.) and furniture restorer extraordinaire Lenore Hume authored the Winnipeg City Guide for the wildly popular website, and it’s chock-full of wonderful restaurant, shopping, and entertainment recommendations.  She’s got lots of ideas for where to eat and play in the Osborne, Corydon, St. Boniface, Wolseley, Academy […]

A Day in My Life in Glenelm

December 22nd, 2010 by Emma Durand-Wood

I’ve been meaning to write for ages about Glenelm, the neighbourhood we moved to two summers ago. It’s a little known section of Elmwood that feels like another world entirely! Nestled on the west side of Henderson Hwy just over the Disraeli,  in a crook of the Red River, this neighbourhood feels like an insider […]