‘Uncharted territory’: How a Mountie union could transform the famous force

One hundred years ago, when Winnipeg police officers were in a position to participate in the 1919 general strike, the Canadian government was ready.Story continues belowA year prior, the federal government passed an Order-in-Council prohibiting Mounties from unionizing under threat...

New art installation commemorates the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike

June 21 2019 7:22am A new art installation called ‘Bloody Saturday’ commemorates the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. ' }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+""; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != "object" ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: "/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\"id\":\""...

Winnipeg General Strike story playing out on stage and the big screen

It’s the true story of the Winnipeg General Strike and now the tale is being told in two big productions.Local composer, producer and writer Danny Schur has spent at least a decade working on the stage and movie musical stories...

Streetcar sculpture marks 100 years of Bloody Saturday on Main Street

June 10 2019 11:16pm It’s one of the most significant moments of the Winnipeg General Strike and now it’s memorialized 100 years later. ' }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+""; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != "object" ) { var...

Strike! The Musical hits the stage

June 10 2019 9:21am Here’s a preview of what audiences can expect at Strike! The Musical. ' }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+""; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != "object" ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: "/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\"id\":\"" +...

Heritage status for downtown Winnipeg strip club hotel one step closer

A long-running downtown hotel is closer to being designated as a heritage building after a unanimous vote Wednesday by the city’s historical buildings and resources committee.The committee voted unanimously to add the Oxford Hotel, built in 1905 on Notre Dame...

Themes of 1919 Winnipeg General Strike still relevant 100 years later: Schur

On the 100th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike, one Winnipegger who has spent years deeply embedded in the history said the events of 1919 continue to resonate with Winnipeggers even a century later.“It’s one of the most dramatic events...

Big screen adaptation a dream for Strike! musical creator

Among the ceremonies and official events that will recognize 100 years since the Winnipeg General Strike in 2019, one local artist is realizing a dream.Danny Schur – best known for the hit 2005 musical Strike! – will see his work...

Hundreds of Winnipeggers take part in community Labour Day celebrations

Hundreds of Winnipeggers celebrated Labour Day by taking part in a community march and picnic, Monday.Hosted by the Winnipeg Labour Council, the annual event highlights the importance of the labour movement and how unions pushed to get workers higher wages,...

Winnipeg actors: get ready to ‘Strike’!

It’s known as one of the biggest moments in Winnipeg’s history May 15 to June 25, 1919.Now the Winnipeg General Strike is hitting the big screen.The Movie Musical Strike! is shooting downtown this month and they are looking for extras to...
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