...and other associated weirdness. Winnipeg is weird at the best of times. Coronavirus is bringing the weirdest of the weird. Here is a chronological list of all the controversies and other we're occurances that have unfolded in Winnipeg during the ongoing self-quarantine period: March 12: First case of COVID-19 in Manitoba. 15: Zillionaire owners of … Continue reading Winnipeg COVID-19 Controversies
Debate surrounding the referendum to reopen the Portage & Main intersection to pedestrians has been dominating my social media so much so that I feel compelled to comment. My feeds are filled entirely with #VoteOpenWPG proponent and in my humble opinion they could be doing a much better job. I'm not even strongly opposed to … Continue reading The Portage & Main Debate
With the fervor surrounding the grand opening of IKEA's Winnipeg store (their first new market in Canada since 1982, btw), the media, Twitter, bloggers, internet-trolls, your mom are all giving IKEA way to much credit. They are confusing cause and effect. IKEA this year and The Jets return last year are not revitalizing our fair city. They are … Continue reading Cause and Effect and IKEA
After being laid-off from my job as an interaction designer at Think Shift earlier this year, I exchanged some emo IMs with a good friend and former-Winnipegger. I told him that I was looking at getting into freelance full-time, to which he replied "Winnipeg is a freelance town." He was right. I've spent the majority … Continue reading Winnipeg is a Freelance Town
It's becoming apparent to me that Winnipeg has a very high-profile "tech" scene, it's just kind of underground. I haven't really drawn any conclusions about this yet, but I thought it was something interesting to note.