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Celebrating 30
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This week’s issue is a special one, though its theme and format has shifted throughout the years.

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Favourite New Local Album of 2018
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1.    Urban Vacation—Success with houseplants 2.    Disraeli Dreamers—Insomnia Island EP 3.    Human Music—Human Music

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Favourite Local Performance
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1. The Laramie Project 2. Living Hour at RTMF 3. Disraeli Dreamers EP release

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Favourite Local Public Art Piece
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1. Star Blanket, Kenneth Lavallee 2. Back Alley Arctic     3. Emptyful

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Favourite U of W Prof.
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1. Andrew Burke 2. Jim Silver 3. Lisa Tucker

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Favourite Local Grassroots Group
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1. Bear Clan Patrol 2. TIE: QPOC Winnipeg / Black Space Winnipeg 3. Meet Me at the Bell Tower

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Favourite Local Place That No Longer Exists
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1. Lo Pub 2. Village Cafe 3. The Royal Albert Arms

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Favourite Local Gathering Place
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1. The Forks 2. Old Market Square 3. Portage and Main

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Favourite New Local Independant Business
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1. Tony Chestnut (539 Osborne St.) 2. Little Sister (539 Osborne St.) 3. Grey Owl Coffee & Pub (272 Main St.)

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CRITIPEG: The Goose
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In January 2018, Winnipeg-based filmmaker Mike Maryniuk’s first-ever feature-length film  premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. It had its North American premiere last month at the Festival du nouveau cinéma in Montreal.

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Desire Change: A book club
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Once a month, a group of art lovers gathers at MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art) to discuss a chapter of Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada.

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You won’t see this on TV
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The Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE) Leap series is all about the unexpected.

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Support Local Indigenous Artisans
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The 8th Annual Indigenous Arts & Crafts Sale takes place this weekend and is an opportunity for anyone looking for “a quality, handmade product that’s Indigenous-made,” Jacques St. Goddard, the sale’s head organizer, says.

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Why restaurants won’t serve workers’ rights
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The Not My Stella’s Instagram account has exposed a disturbing degree of abusive norms within the local Stella’s restaurant chain, one that Basia Sokal, president of the Winnipeg Labour Council, says is all too common in the restaurant industry.

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Together for the holidays
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During the upcoming winter break, Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre will come together with other organizations to host a community holiday dinner for program attendees and their families.

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Time to rate your professor
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With the end of the semester approaching, students at the University of Winnipeg (U of W) will fill out course evaluation forms to provide feedback and criticisms for their courses and professors.

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Spirit of the Buffalo Camp five months strong
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A few kilometres southeast of Gretna, Man. sits a spacious lodge on a dirt road, steps away from the Canada-US border.

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Of remembrance and struggle
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Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), observed on Nov. 20 each year at the University of Winnipeg and in hundreds of cities around the world, is an event whose purpose defies a universal definition.

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Is any consumption ethical?
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The pre-holiday season is a busy time for marketing – from Black Friday through to Christmas, brands are vying for consumer attention and dollars.

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Ch-ch-ch-ch changes
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There’s a subtle thread of shifts and changes running through some of the articles in this week’s issue.

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Whose House? Julie, Emma and Ari’s house!
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About two years ago, multi-disciplinary media artist duo Julie Gendron and Emma Hendrix were visiting Iceland when they got an email about a job opportunity.

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Hail Taxi – Apart for So Long
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Hail Taxi’s EP Apart for So Long is a hearty mix of folk, electronic and synth-pop all in one bowl of music stew. 

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Show and tell
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Reporters tell stories through words and images, though it’s often the text that gets the most attention, response and analysis. 

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Near the end
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For those not living in the context of an academic calendar, mid-November could seem like an odd time to start going on about almost being in January. We’ve barely even got enough snow to cover the grass!

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Whose House? Julian and Momoko’s House!
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When conductor/percussionist Julian Pellicano found out he was going to be the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s new resident conductor five years ago, he booked a three-day house-hunting trip.

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Creating music in good company
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Songwriting is often viewed as an essentially solitary activity. On Nov. 17, the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts (MCMA) will host a workshop which can help to change that. 

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CRITIPEG: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts
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On an episode of the Dick Cavett Show from December 1970, Canadian literary scholar and cultural philosopher Marshall McLuhan was introduced as “a prophet of the electronic revolution.”

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A space to create
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Recording booths. 3D printers. Adobe Creative Suite. All these and much more can be found at the ideaMILL, a dedicated collaborative technology and work space that recently opened in the Millennium Library

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Something to remember
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This Remembrance Day, Canadians across the country commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Decades later, the losses felt by soldiers and their families are still fresh in our minds. But how is Canada’s military remembered today?

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Gift and Thrift shop supports youth and artisans
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Resource Assistance for Youth, Inc. (RaY) has a new social enterprise on Graham: the Level Up! Gift and Thrift.

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Removing many small steps for humankind
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Nov. 1 marked a historic day for accessibility legislation. While there are questions about its implementation, the Customer Service Standards of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) establishes a potentially powerful precedent.

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U of W student group gathers to ‘Smash Homelessness’
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Part of the University of Winnipeg (U of W) gaming community will host a tournament to raise money for youth living in poverty.

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Encouraging students to keep their campus ‘green’
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The University of Winnipeg (U of W) has been committed to creating a more environmentally sustainable basis for operations, and has plans to continue doing so.

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Queer gatherings beyond fear
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When the poet Eileen Myles came to town to launch their book Evolution, a dinner was organized in their honour featuring local queer poets and writers at all stages of their careers. 

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This Remembrance Day saw more than a dozen services and ceremonies throughout the city. At sunset, church bells throughout Winnipeg – and across Canada – rang out to mark the 100 years that have passed since the armistice that ended the First World War.

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Behind the debate
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Ed Ackerman has a knack for headlines. During his 2018 run for mayoral office in Winnipeg, he generated more inscrutable one-liners than all of his many opponents combined.

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Snowy stories
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That white stuff is swirling about outside, and it may prompt some Winnipeggers to turn their focus to more indoor activities – at least until we’ve collected enough ground cover for building snow sculptures!

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Whose House? Andrew’s House!
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“We’re always classically – sadly – ahead of our time.”

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