David Sanderson, Winnipeg Free Press

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Recent articles by David:

Living the pie life

If the Winnipeg Jets ever go into a funk this National Hockey League season, dropping multiple games in a row, they might want to steal a chapter from the Jets 1.0 playbook; specifically, the section covering pizza and pasta. → Read More

Train of happy thought

“I hear the train a’coming, it’s rolling round the bend…” If you’re like us, the first thing that pops into your head when you’re nearing a rail crossing and hear the ding-ding-ding of a warning signal is, “Great. a train.” It’s the same with Evan McRae; only in his case it’s more like, “Great! A train!” Evan is the person behind Manitoba Rail Productions, a YouTube channel with a decidedly… → Read More

Iconic outdoor-equipment supplier relocates to West St. Paul, adds nifty general store

If you haven’t dropped by Yetman’s Ltd. lately, you may not recognize the joint. → Read More

Cummings and Bachman: rivals, bandmates, reunite again for Manitoba 150

Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman have been rivals and bandmates, off and on, for almost six decades. They’ve had success away from each other. → Read More

At Big Rick's Hot Rod Diner, regulars are back to solving the world's problems 'one at a time'

It’s like they say in the title theme to a popular 1980s sitcom: you want to be where everybody knows your name; or, at the very least, your first name. For more than 30 years, a group of men from all walks of life, as many as 15, never fewer than three, hooked up for breakfast every Thursday morning at Big Rick’s Hot Rod Diner at 379 Henderson Hwy. → Read More

Where everybody knows your name…

It’s like they say in the title theme to a popular 1980s sitcom: you want to be where everybody knows your name; or, at the very least, your first nam... → Read More

Neptune Bay resident harbours only known survivor of the Orbit invasion

‘Here comes another car now, slowing down to take a look.” Ever since an aged, Orbit garbage receptacle landed in Broose Tulloch’s front yard in June 2019, the 52-year-old public works employee has grown used to drivers, cyclists, pedestrians. → Read More

City artist calls up misty watercolour memories with his acrylic works featuring beloved local businesses

With Argy’s Records set to turn the big four-oh in 2022, owner Ray Giguere figured he should probably toast that achievement by adorning the walls of his shop with photographs of the original location, a (Rolling) stone’s throw away from Glenlawn Collegiate. → Read More

Buckle up that pup

A recent study conducted by pet-safety organization Paws to Click determined if a dog weighing 75 pounds was in a vehicle travelling 40 km/h and said vehicle was involved in a mishap, the dog would exert in the neighbourhood of 2,250 pounds of force on whatever it came into contact with, be it a driver, passenger or windshield. → Read More

City teacher's side hustle? Creating a selling artwork made from duct tape

Italian sculptor Maurizio Cattelan made headlines in 2019 when his piece Comedian sold for US$120,000, a jaw-dropping price tag for what basically amounted to a storebought banana, bruised at that, stuck to a wall with a strip of grey duct tape. “Every aspect of the work was carefully considered,” a museum curator commented, defending Comedian against critics who labelled it an out-and-out joke. → Read More

Instagram project aims to open listeners' ears to a world of Indigenous artists

‘Hoka hey!” is a Lakota expression that translates roughly as “let’s roll” or “let’s do this.” It is also the phrase Dave McLeod, CEO of public radio network Native Communications Inc. → Read More

Kern-Hill Furniture is still in the family, and still leaves the sofa-making machine on all night

Nick Hill Jr., co-owner of Kern-Hill Furniture, couldn’t help but think about his late dad in the run-up to Father’s Day; specifically, what Nick Hill Sr., perhaps best remembered for the catchphrase, “C’mon down,” would have thought about the plethora of restrictions surrounding COVID-19. → Read More

Winnipeg's Spider-Man has fun putting a smile on people's faces

How’s this for putting the “friendly” in friendly, neighbourhood Spider-Man? Not too long ago, we got together with a fellow who bills himself as Winnipeg’s Spider-Man. Following an hour-long chat, which our subject showed up for in full disguise, he was standing on the south side of Portage Avenue, still wearing his red-and-blue getup, patiently waiting for the light to change. → Read More

Beausejour biz has a bit of everything and a lot of buzz

BEAUSEJOUR — Andrea Swain, co-owner of Pennyweight Market, a combination bulk food outlet, ice cream parlour and good, old-fashioned general store situated in Beausejour, laughingly opines that one of the challenges of launching a new venture in a small community such as theirs is that “everybody in town knows your business.” Among the benefits? That’s easy, she says: everybody in town knows… → Read More

Behind every great entrepreneur... is an even better mom

Mother knows best. → Read More

Taste of home inspires brand-new peanut butter biz

Roy and Sarah Belesario picked a sweet time to get into the peanut butter biz. The married couple launched Chap’s Hand Crafted Peanut Butter in June 2020, the same month an article with the headline “Peanut butter popularity spreads during COVID-19” (we see what they did there) appeared in a Texas farm journal. → Read More

City pest control giant's roots date back to the early 1900s and one boy's quest for vengeance

No foolin’ with Poulin? Damn straight. Napoleon Louis Poulin, founder of Poulin’s Pest Control, currently celebrating 75 years in business, was born in 1894 on a farm south of St. Malo. He begged his mother and father for a dog while growing up but their answer was always the same: maybe next year. → Read More

Hornets and raccoons and rats, oh my!

No foolin’ with Poulin? Damn straight. → Read More

Lost a Denby Baroque coffee mug? This city business either has it, or will try to find it

Janice Perkins’s line of work requires her to be one part Martha Stewart, two parts Miss Marpl... → Read More

Stone Field Shaving Co.'s sales climb to cruising altitude

Forget GameStop and Bitcoin; if you really want to pad your portfolio in 2021 you should consider sinking your savings into safety razors and double-edge blades. Last month, shares in Shaver Shop, an Australian retail chain specializing in “all things related to hair removal” jumped close to 20 per cent. → Read More