Speed and Pedestrian Fatalities

The momentum behind a movement to reduce residential speed limits is building, not just in Winnipeg but in larger cities all over the world. Calgary city council recently voted to reduce their residential speed limit to 40 km/h. The UN and WHO are pushing for reduced residential speeds. Outspoken individuals and advocacy groups have sprung…

Do We Need Private Liquor Sales In MB?

There is an impression, often a correct one, that governments and consumers don’t mix. Let government set the rules and the taxes and allow the private sector handle retail and service delivery. I buy into that, generally. When cannabis was legalized, allowing private retailers to distribute it was undoubtedly the right approach. I have to…

Another illegal parking lot

Winnipeg has a rich history of illegal and offensive parking lots. There is, for example, the case of ‘Jelly Bean Park’ whereby a quaint little park on Portage Avenue was converted into a primitive gravel parking lot in a business deal involving convicted cocaine trafficker Ray Rybachuk prior to his mysterious death by snowmobile accident.…

The Pan Am Place Iron Ride

Founded in 1968, the Pan Am Boxing Club, located in the heart of the Exchange District, is a Winnipeg institution and the oldest boxing gym in the city. For decades, the not-for-profit boxing club has been training fighters and whipping people into shape. More recently it has become the anchor of Pan Am Place, a…

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There are good reasons to not vote for Brian Pallister and the PCs in the upcoming Manitoba provincial election. Health care reform is not one of them. It is, of course, a centerpiece issue this election. And it should be — health care is a big deal. But reform was badly needed. The previous government…