Winnipeggers: I Need Your Winter Wisdom

November 26th, 2014 by Emma Durand-Wood

“Why would I be cold?” That’s what my wise yoga instructor said as she zipped up her snowpants, getting ready to head back out into the cold after an hour of blissfully cozy restorative yoga. A group of us were chatting about proper winter gear and agreed that when you have nice, warm, functional outerwear, […]

A Winter Event of No Fixed Duration

March 27th, 2014 by Emma Durand-Wood

I am a big fan of Douglas Coupland’s earlier books, and Life After God is one of my favourites. In one particular passage from the Patty Hearst chapter, the narrator is talking to his brother about a neighbourhood dog named Walter who died of a broken heart after one of his owners died. His brother […]

Farm Fresh and Friendly

August 24th, 2009 by Aaron

Winnipeg is a city that seems to come alive in the summertime. With numerous events, festivals, and community celebrations packed into a few short months, I can imagine that grocery shopping remains pretty constant for many Winnipeggers. Stop by the nearest national food retailer on the way home from work (or pick up the essentials […]

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 […]


April 21st, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

I think it’s a pretty universal thing to think “snow” when you think “Winnipeg”.  But these days, I think “water” would be a more accurate association! I grew up on the prairies so wasn’t too worried that my first Winnipeg winter would be a huge shock. I figured it would be a lot like southern […]