Thursday, May 3, 2012

A fine time to revisit Foth's classic Winnipeg article

"Everyone worries about Winnipeg."

So begins the great article by Allan Fotheringham, printed in Maclean's in 1995 and criminally unavailable online (until now).

With rumors of the Winnipeg Jets leaving town (among other awful things, like Winnipeggers voting Conservative), Fotheringham reminds us that "any city that can abide those mosquitoes can cope with anything."

All in all, a lovely summation of Winnipeg, which feels especially pertinent with the booming redevelopment projects and the Jets' return:Winnipeg City of Survivors

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