Pirate Party 0.6% in Winnipeg North

Official results from the Winnipeg Norh federal by-election are in and the Pirate Party candidate Jeff Coleman won 0.6% of the vote! That’s twice as many as the Christian Heritage Party and only 20 votes less than the Green Party. Yes we can!

Pro Tip: clean up the red-eye in your political party’s website profile picture.


Winnipeg’s Mayoral Candidate “Judy” Needs A Web Presence

Judy Wasylycia-Leis, Winnipeg’s only official mayoral candidate announced her candidacy 1/2 an hour ago.

At the time of writing, neither her official website or facebook fan page have been updated.



Winnipeg’s Golden Era

This post is somewhat outside of the scope of the types of things I normally blog about here, we’ll see if I continue this sort of thing.

I came across a great series of photographs from The Winnipeg Transit archives via the Winnipeg blog Rise and Sprawl. Here are some of my favorite photos from what could be dubbed the Golden Era of Winnipeg, they exemplify the vibrant city of an era gone by that many of us are pining for.


Caleron Hotel , now vacant “A&B Sound Building.” I wonder what happened to the top 3 floors – Google Streeview

Main St, “Peace Day” June 19, 1919 – the end of WWI. Look at all those people! – Google Streetview


Fort St – Google Streeview

VE Day, 1945

Portage & Main. Look at that stubby little bus and giant streetcar – Google Streeview


Selkirk & Salter – Google Streetview

Portage &  Main, northeast corner. I appreciate that we are still using historically accurate street lights, too bad they closed this intersection to pedestrians – Google Streeview


The King of Winnipeg

Non-Ironic Wolf Shirt, Burton Cummings

From The Archives Winnipeg

Winnipeg Web Firms

Earlier this week I sent my resume to a bunch of Web Design, etc based in Winnipeg, in hopes they would be looking for an awesome hip web developer to give a bunch of money to. Unfortunately, none of them were. I consider myself quite good at googling, but I had quite a hard time finding Winnipeg firms the first time I looked. Such a hard time in fact, that I compiled a list and saved it to a txt file. So, in hope that this list gets picked up by google or something here it is, all Winnipeg Web Design firms I’m aware of:

Cocoon Branding Inc.
IdleWorks Inc.
Mars Hill Group
Meterx Systems
Okina Consulting
Planisphere Communications
Smokehouse A Design Company
spacecadet design
Transcension Media
ViewSource Media
Visual Lizards Inc.
Web Slingers Inc.
Web Wizards Inc.