Tag Archives: Winnipeggers

Downtown belongs to the people

In our Winnipeg, it has always been a central and inclusive meeting place – where people have gathered, raised their voices, been heard and respected and kept safe.

Stefano Grande
Downtown

Last month, hundreds of thousands of women and their supporters took to the streets in Washington, D.C. and in cities across the United States and Canada and around the world in anti-Trump marches. These marches – powerful, historic and inclusive – took place in the downtown neighbourhoods of their respective cities. Continue reading Downtown belongs to the people

Taxes go up, and Winnipeg homeowners make sacrifices to pay them – but is all this necessary?

Year after year, in the summer months, we hear a budget shortfall is projected for year’s end. Then, inevitably, the year-end brings a surplus of $12 million to $16 million. So why the tax raise?

Paula Havixbeck is Winnipeg city councillor representing Charleswood-Tuxedo.
Paula Havixbeck
Inside City Hall

I’m delighted to be a contributing writer to Lifestyles 55 and have been asked to provide my views on various city topics. This column will focus on the City of Winnipeg budget, which is actually the key to how everything happens throughout our city. Continue reading Taxes go up, and Winnipeg homeowners make sacrifices to pay them – but is all this necessary?

Old Winnipeg brought to life by award-winning historian

Land speculation was name-of-the-game after Manitoba joined the federation

By Jo Simon

Randy Rostecki gets preservation award.
Randy Rostecki gets preservation award.

Pick a time in a chat with Randy Rostecki, any time, going back a few decades or many more; get him talking, and you will uncover a world that bears scant resemblance to the busy but quite mundane world that lies outside your Continue reading Old Winnipeg brought to life by award-winning historian

Worth the visit

Some big surprises and warm memories await Winnipeggers joining a summer tour of our city’s downtown core, with its architectural gems and stirring vistas, historic meeting points and inviting places to dine.

Stefano Grande Downtown
Stefano Grande
Downtown

We all have a personal and most favourite moment downtown, whether it’s a night out on a patio during the hot summer, or a visit to one of downtown’s many architectural hidden gems. Our intimate city experiences are often what we share, celebrate, and boast about with our friends, colleagues and family. Continue reading Worth the visit

Shoulder to shoulder, adorned in red and white

Last year 3,400 Winnipeggers turned out to form Canada’s biggest-ever living flag in Memorial Park on Canada Day in response to a Downtown Winnipeg BIZ challenge. This year organizers hoped the number would hit 5,000.

Stefano Grande
Downtown

Canada is home to my parents from Italy. They immigrated here over 45 years ago for reasons similar to those of other Italian immigrants: to create a better life for themselves and to start a family. Continue reading Shoulder to shoulder, adorned in red and white