Robert-Falcon Ouellette is in the process of introducing the Indian Residential School Genocide and Reconciliation Memorial Day Act in the House of Commons. Not everyone likes this idea of having a day each year to “dredge up” or “dwell” on something that’s, you know, like, over and done with.
I’d guess that most people . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: Residential Schools – The Shame Canadians Really Aren’t Sorry For
I’ve made a decision.
No more frozen pipes.
No more potholes.
No more windrows blocking off driveways.
No more mosquitoes.
No more cold weather.
No more bad days.
No more itchy knees.
No more two drops of milk left in the carton someone stuffed back into the fridge.
And no more “business as usual” at . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: I’m Running for Mayor of Winnipeg
But it feels strange. We spent years fighting to keep Kelvin Community Centre open, and then the community spent a few more years after that trying to keep the land from being sold.
It was long and hard, and it always seemed like it was just a matter of time before the . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: The Kelvin CC Comeback: How Do I Feel?
Clara has just finished her Olympic career with a great performance in London, finishing fifth. She and Cindy Klassen, another Winnipegger, are tied for the most Olympic medals by any Canadian, at six each. Clara is also the only Canadian to have won medals at both the Summer and Winter Olympics, and the only Olympian . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: It’s Time for Winnipeg to Finally Honour Clara Hughes
I sometimes think of my washroom as a think tank, not just due to the sheer amount of genius ideas that come to me during my various bathroom tasks, but because at certain inopportune moments my powder room gives off the same stench you’d find in news releases from the Frontier Centre for Public Policy.
. . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: I’ve Just Solved the Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ Funding Problem
I haven’t bought the domain name, or created the website, or figured out how to do it without looking like a complete douche, but I’ve been thinking about a new Drive To 45 campaign to bring Winnipeg back to its glory days as the Murder Capital of Canada.
Now, to be fair, Thunder Bay has . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: DriveTo45.com: Can Winnipeg Beat Out Edmonton for Murder Capital of Canada?
I am truly saddened by the ignorance on display in Winnipeg this past weekend.
As part of the Winnipeg SlutWalk, a large group of women, men, and children — many of whom decided to make up some signs or get some from those people who printed my business cards — went out and marched from . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: SlutWalk Puts Shame on Display in Winnipeg
I’m getting ever closer to accepting that I am not a politician by nature… part of that process is letting go of the self-censoring. If I want to say something that’s controversial, I should just say it. Life’s too short (at least it is now that I’m in my thirties) for continuous diplomacy. Rather than […] . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: Political Roundup – January 2011
In the past five years since I returned to Winnipeg, I’ve been disappointed, dissatisfied, and oftentimes in complete disbelief of how governance is done in Winnipeg. I’ve seen community centres and historic buildings knocked down simply to create empty lots for cars and/or garbage. I’ve seen construction projects planned that seem to revel in increasing […] . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: Why I’m Not Running for City Council
Photo from CTV Winnipeg Eliminator-RC recently moved their business into a new storefront on Higgins. This move took both money and hard work, not just from owners Mike and Laurrie Gobeil, but from their family, friends, and contacts in various trades. Like many other investments, the initial cost of setting up the new location is […] . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: Disraeli Project: An Unnecessary Expropriation
“I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?” – 19th century British statesman and Winnipeg freeway namesake Benjamin Disraeli. A few bloggers (Graham the rabblerouser and the ever-mysterious Black Rod) have mentioned that some citizens, including myself, had brought plans forward regarding the Disraeli Bridges Project. My plan, based on conversations with literally […] . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: The Big Disraeli Plan: Four Years Late
George Costanza was a visionary, despite being a fictional character based on Larry David. Well, in truth, I just wanted a name to describe a concept, and most names are taken. Even The Human Fund is taken, by an organization in Cleveland. But that didn’t stop me… So here’s the pitch: many of us who […] . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: The Human Fund: Money for People