Too hot in summer, too cold in winter, and too subject to spring floods to do much more than be envious of Minneapolis. Lorena McKennitt does well here, and so does the Guess Who, the Crash Test Dummies, and other things we’d like to forget. Winnipeg’s primary cultural amenities include the Golden Boy statue, Kaleki’s fries, and the banking temples that have turned the geographical centre of Canada at Portage and Main into a refrigerated setting for the next Dawn of the Dead remake.

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