Peg Gratitude: Day 9 – Twitter Pals

December 10th, 2019 by Emma Durand-Wood

This is an easy one. It’s easy to slag social media, and while it doesn’t always bring good things to our lives, or bring out the best in us, for the most part, I really love the Twitter community I’m part of in Winnipeg. From posting tips to commiserating over our city’s challenges, celebrating small […]

QuickCare Clinics: totally all they’re cracked up to be!

November 10th, 2015 by Emma Durand-Wood

Wow, two blog posts in once week after months of silence… what on earth is going on?? I found myself writing a lengthy comment to Derick at Around This Town, on his recent post called “QuickCare Clinics: not all they’re cracked up to be“. I, myself, am SUCH a fan of the QCCs that I […]


October 22nd, 2013 by Emma Durand-Wood

I’m a huge Carol Shields fan, and as I’ve written before, her books intensified my love of Winnipeg. So I was thrilled to hear that Project Bookmark (a charity that “puts stories and poems in the exact, physical locations where literary scenes are set”) is honouring Carol Shields’ book The Republic of Love in Osborne […]

My Beloved Sherlock

March 5th, 2013 by Emma Durand-Wood

No, Mum, this post isn’t about Sherlock Holmes. Sorry to disappoint! It is about the spiral-bound Sherlock’s brand Winnipeg city map book that lives in our car, and my love for it.  The last time I grabbed our trusty Sherlock’s to look something up, I remembered that when former WoMHer Aaron first moved here, his […]

Frugal Rock (plus Reader Giveaways!)

March 15th, 2011 by Emma Durand-Wood

If there’s one thing Winnipeggers love, it’s a bargain. This I can say for certain after living here for 2 1/2 years. From driving across town to save a few cents on gas — or across the border to pick up 25lbs of cream cheese (I’m looking at you, Auntie!) — to our obsession with […]

(One-Piece) License to Drive

November 6th, 2010 by Emma Durand-Wood

This post is more for posterity than anything… this isn’t a riveting topic, but it reminds me of a time when we were new to Manitoba and noticing all the little things that made the province unique. It’s been a year and a half since former WoMH’er Laurel wondered, “Hey Manitoba, what’s up with the […]

Election Fever

October 25th, 2010 by Emma Durand-Wood

Normally I don’t take much of a political stand here on WoMH, but a few flyers that have recently landed in my mailbox prompted me to write a few thoughts on this year’s civic election. I think elections generally bring out the extremes in a city: candidates range from the incredibly popular to the incredibly strange, […]

It’s a little thing…

April 16th, 2010 by Emma Durand-Wood

…but hearing that Manitoba may soon go to 10-digit dialing makes me a bit sad. Apparently, Manitoba will get a new area code (probably 431) and you’ll have to dial an area code before any local numbers sometime in 2012. I’d gotten used to 10-digit dialing in Vancouver – I didn’t really question it, as […]

7 Jeopardy Categories

March 2nd, 2010 by Emma Durand-Wood

Inspired by Greg G’s recent blog post, I thought I’d share my own list of dream Winnipeg-related Jeopardy categories. (This meme comes from Douglas Coupland’s excellent novel, Microserfs, which is probably one of my all-time faves.) I’m still a relative newcomer to the city, but here are a few categories I’m pretty sure I could […]

CBC Radio (Manitoba) – What’s in a Name?

September 23rd, 2009 by Aaron

So, we all know that Winnipeg Wraps are a real phenomenon in this city, and perhaps around the province. As the weather turns I suppose I will be revisiting my theories about the WW. As for now, I may have stumbled across another very quirky Winnipeg-ism that defies all rational thought. Coincidentally (or as I […]