Winnipeg: Canada's worst city!!!
helllllllllllp

Winnipeg, Canada

#751 Feb 18, 2010
this is a funny thread

winnipeg seems kind of sad because the main industry seems to be social services for the down and out. that and agriculture - not much else. everyhing is a substance abuse center, pawn shop and thrift shop.
michelle

Mont-laurier, Canada

#752 Mar 10, 2010
I used to live in Winnipeg for 8 years, my brother and i moved cuz it was one of my dads military posts.What can I say, we both left, now im in Montreal, but i go home every summer to visit my parents. They want us to move back, but I found the winters really tough, the bus system terrible, hard to find a job, and downtown was rough. There is folklorama every year, but other then that there are very few cultural activities. I hated the mosquitos in the summer! I dont know , i found it a little sad and depressing, I dont know if i could ever move back. Sure miss my family though!
Tuttle

Winnipeg, Canada

#753 Mar 12, 2010
Y'know, if you don't like the city, go elsewhere. I did. Then I came back, because I like this city.

I think it's hilarious that people complain about Winnipeg but continue to live here. Let me ask each and every one of you who are whining about it - why do you stay? What keeps you here? If you hate this place so much and don't want to be here, why torture yourself and stay? You deserve to be happy too, not having to complain all the time. Leave. Go to Toronto, and try not to complain about the smog and traffic. Go to Calgary, and try not to complain about the provincial attitudes and lack of culture. Go to Vancouver, and keep on complaining about the weather.:)
Komo

Winnipeg, Canada

#754 Mar 12, 2010
Most racist, no class, cliquish, clonish, small town paranoia type, miserable and unfriendly - That's Winterpeg.
Komo

Winnipeg, Canada

#756 Mar 12, 2010
sadfgas wrote:
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Rachel, I agree 100%!! I feel like the city caused me a lot of emotional damage and damage to my positive attitude that I brought with me. This city suck the energy out of you. Good to know, it's not only me who feels the same way.
Absolutely right!!
helllllllllllp

Winnipeg, Canada

#757 Mar 18, 2010
no matter how much you love Winnipeg, you have to admit that it's pretty pathetic how downtown is totally deserted at night. No "real" city is that way. It's basically a dump surrounded by strip malls. The exchange district would be nice if so many businesses weren't closing and buildings weren't abandoned. Look at Vancouver - thriving, bustling. Look at Winnipeg... the politicians are leaving it for dead.

I'm only here for a few more months.
Doorstep

Winnipeg, Canada

#758 Mar 24, 2010
This place is an absolute sh*t-hole. Some have called it the a$$hole of the world, and for very good reason. Winnipeggers are cheap, miserable, boring, have no fashion sense, no pride, and they are contentious, rude, arrogant, back-stabbing, and very juvenile. I know this because I have lived here my entire miserable life and can't wait to leave and go somewhere real that doesn't look like a third-world country. I also can't wait to meet people who WON'T smile into my face and then stab me in the back the first chance they get. If anyone here believes this is a great place for a young-at-heart career oriented individual to have a good life, I'll ask them how much solvents they've sniffed today.
Peggernomore

Swift Current, Canada

#759 Mar 31, 2010
helllllllllllp wrote:
no matter how much you love Winnipeg, you have to admit that it's pretty pathetic how downtown is totally deserted at night. No "real" city is that way. It's basically a dump surrounded by strip malls. The exchange district would be nice if so many businesses weren't closing and buildings weren't abandoned. Look at Vancouver - thriving, bustling. Look at Winnipeg... the politicians are leaving it for dead.
I'm only here for a few more months.
I don't love or hate Winnipeg (although sometimes it's both), but since I grew up there for most of my life I can say a few nice things about it with pride and honesty. The city does have unique history, green space, business opportunity, architecture, vibe, arts, and culture. Can it be compared to Vancouver or Montreal? Hell no. But it does have its own charms for those who grew up here or are looking to experience it. It either works for you or it doesn't. Like most other places.

All of that said, I totally agree with you. Winnipeg is over-run and being literally destroyed by minority gangs (primarily Aboriginals and Africans, with a few Asian gangs for good measure) and organzized crime. The organized crime is not new, but the rest has grown in the past decade or so. It has ruined the city, killed innocent Winnipegers, and will continue to do so. Nobody wants to tackle the issue, or even talk about it, because it's not "politically correct". Personally, I give a flying eff what colour a gang is (this is about circumstance not race), but they are what they are. Put a bunch of people with no education and a background of poverty and violence into a big city that has no meaning to them and this is what you get...a playing field where they can practice war without regard for the rest of us.

Do you really think a refugee from a war torn country who has killed as a child solider and seen his parents killed in front of him is going to ajust to normal society? Do you really think the average Aboriginal person who's grandfather was raped in a residential school and grew up in a broken family with extreme poverty and alcoholism on a reserve is going to come live happily with us? Come on now. 9/10 times, there will be issues, issues that Winnipeg obviously cannot, or will not, handle. Issues that we are seeing now. The violent crime, the shootings, the robberies, the chaos. Winnipeg is the open door for these folks. Nowhere else seems to want to take them, or has room for them.

Do I have any answers? Nope. Sadly not. Not a clue. But I want to confirm what a lot of people know. I truly believe that Winnipeg's strong points (and there are some) are going to be completely wiped out by the ignorance of what is going on.

Those who deny all this are probably living in the 'burbs and think all is great with the world. Considering that there was a "Mad Cowz" shooting in the SOUTH end of Winnipeg, your bliss is not going to last much longer. Aside from that, I don't want a city where you drive home to the 'burbs every night, blissfully "ignorant" of the crime around you. I want a city where I can walk Downtown, a vibrant downtown, with lots of cultures and people enjoying life and living peacefully in a civilized manner. Apparently that is too much to ask.

Time to take back your streets Winnipeg, or bail out and leave. Let them kill off each other.
Newcomer

Winnipeg, Canada

#760 Mar 31, 2010
Peggernomore wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't love or hate Winnipeg (although sometimes it's both), but since I grew up there for most of my life I can say a few nice things about it with pride and honesty. The city does have unique history, green space, business opportunity, architecture, vibe, arts, and culture. Can it be compared to Vancouver or Montreal? Hell no. But it does have its own charms for those who grew up here or are looking to experience it. It either works for you or it doesn't. Like most other places.
All of that said, I totally agree with you. Winnipeg is over-run and being literally destroyed by minority gangs (primarily Aboriginals and Africans, with a few Asian gangs for good measure) and organzized crime. The organized crime is not new, but the rest has grown in the past decade or so. It has ruined the city, killed innocent Winnipegers, and will continue to do so. Nobody wants to tackle the issue, or even talk about it, because it's not "politically correct". Personally, I give a flying eff what colour a gang is (this is about circumstance not race), but they are what they are. Put a bunch of people with no education and a background of poverty and violence into a big city that has no meaning to them and this is what you get...a playing field where they can practice war without regard for the rest of us.
Do you really think a refugee from a war torn country who has killed as a child solider and seen his parents killed in front of him is going to ajust to normal society? Do you really think the average Aboriginal person who's grandfather was raped in a residential school and grew up in a broken family with extreme poverty and alcoholism on a reserve is going to come live happily with us? Come on now. 9/10 times, there will be issues, issues that Winnipeg obviously cannot, or will not, handle. Issues that we are seeing now. The violent crime, the shootings, the robberies, the chaos. Winnipeg is the open door for these folks. Nowhere else seems to want to take them, or has room for them.
Do I have any answers? Nope. Sadly not. Not a clue. But I want to confirm what a lot of people know. I truly believe that Winnipeg's strong points (and there are some) are going to be completely wiped out by the ignorance of what is going on.
Those who deny all this are probably living in the 'burbs and think all is great with the world. Considering that there was a "Mad Cowz" shooting in the SOUTH end of Winnipeg, your bliss is not going to last much longer. Aside from that, I don't want a city where you drive home to the 'burbs every night, blissfully "ignorant" of the crime around you. I want a city where I can walk Downtown, a vibrant downtown, with lots of cultures and people enjoying life and living peacefully in a civilized manner. Apparently that is too much to ask.
Time to take back your streets Winnipeg, or bail out and leave. Let them kill off each other.
You are clearly a racist with his head deep inside his ass
You choose to take the ignorant easy road and start stereotyping races and communities in Winnipeg
Why didn't you mention the white trailer trash coke addicts in winnipeg with nasty teeth?
or the white biker gangs who chase away the police all the time?
or the morbidly obese whities who make downtown ugly to look at?
Aren't the whites responsible for the Aboriginal mess in Winnipeg?Giving them taxpayer billions of dollars every year,hence making them lazy and hence having that bad attitude of a sense of entitlement?Then drinking away the free money?then spitting and vomiting on the pavements?

Remove the log in your eye first and realize that it is you who is the problem
Peggernomore

Swift Current, Canada

#761 Apr 1, 2010
Newcomer, did you read my entire post?

Didn't think so.

I simply was stating FACTS. These are FACTS.

You also never asked MY race. Or my gender. I'm not a guy. Presumptuous,as always!

Yes, I agree with you 100%. Trailer trash coke heads (some are white, some are not, now YOU are "stereotyping" ironically) that live in the public housing communities/trailer parks are also adding to the crime rate. But I don't know any "Cokeheads from St. Vital" gang. I do know of Native Syndicate and Indian Posse...I suppose some members of these 2 gangs are white though, right?

AGAIN, DID YOU READ MY POST...I said "organized crime". Do you not know what that is? Does the name "Hell's Angels" ring a bell? Sigh....This is a predominantly white biker gang...

As for morbidly obese "whities", yep, that IS a public health problem, but you might be interested to know that Canada's sky rocketing obesity and Type 2 diabetes rate is increasing largely due to Aboriginals and Asian (south Asian) immigrants who seem to be genetically prone to these conditions, and develop them easily when exposed to Western style lifestyles.

My grandfather grew up on a reserve. He gave people around him jobs, when no one else would hire them. And they did something with their lives. Get over yourself. You can't blame the whitey anymore for all of your problems. EVERY race and culture has issues...look at the Jewish people. I know people who survived the HOLOCAUST. Did they become alcoholics puking on the street? NO, they became Hollywood producers, businessmen, doctors, lawyers, and millionaires. Adversity is part of life. There is a black president now. The longer one/any group keeps making excuses for their OWN behaviour, the more it hurts themselves.

Sorry sir, YOU have your head deep inside your ass...

P.S. Is anyone going to actually address Winnipeg's gang issue now? Before the city loses everything?
Peggernomore

Swift Current, Canada

#762 Apr 1, 2010
Newcomer...you may want to read up on what's happening with the First Nations University in Regina...the board spent/mismanaged millions of dollars (mostly government funding, some charitable donations from companies and individuals for student scholarships) on trips, salaries, etc. There was no money left in the budget for the actual university programs the money was meant to fund.

The university was shut down, their programs in jeopardy, students couldn't finish their courses.

The government eventually voted to withdraw funding. The chiefs on the board claimed that this would hurt their people and students (true) but never once admitted that they brought this entire mess on themselves. Sure, maybe the government enables FN people to not become self sufficient. But FN people have to WANT to also take over that role without handouts, and right now, FN leaders have not proven that they can successfully self govern. It's not the chiefs that live poorly, it's every other FN who suffers. Ever been to a reserve lately?

The problem is that the Treaties essentially specify that FN education is to be "funded" by the government. However, POST SECONDARY education has been implied into that section, although it was never actually specified. FN people believe they are entitled to (any) continuous educational funding regardless of the circumstances, and the government keeps trying to rectify the issue. Meanwhile, the FN leaders are mismanaging the money they DO get. So at this point, it's not as simple as "cutting off the natives" and letting them have a go at it. If anything, that would make the problem WORSE in the FN communities, not better.

So basically, that's why we're at the crossroads we are at.

Never ONCE did I say that ALL FN people or ALL blacks or ALL Asians are "x, y, and z". Never once. Why? That's because I don't believe that, and I speak from personal experiences.

I DID say that Winnipeg DOES have a SERIOUS problem with AB, black, and Asian gangs. It just happens that this is the case. These gangs, such as AB gangs, have specific needs that need to be addressed. This is FACT. Winnipeg, Regina, and Saskatoon all have serious AB gang issues and violence. Montreal has a problem with (white) biker gangs). We aren't talking about Montreal though. While I don't know much about Montreal, their gangs tend to stem from the Mafia, which is a whole other issue.

Why can't someone mention a FACT without the race card blinding people. Stop jumping to conclusions already.

Now are you going to stop whining about how people committing crimes are being "unfairly judged" or are you going to do something to actually
prevent/stop it?

Please, be part of the solution, and not the problem. For EVERYONE who lives in Winnipeg, or those who want to come home to it someday...
rking

Canada

#763 Apr 1, 2010
i think that lady hit the nail on the head i work and go to school in the north end and live in point dougless both mainly native and both ghettos im glad to say PD was cleaned up its actually nice with maybe one five crack shacks and maybe two gangs where as the north end is horable with maybe 10 15 gangs and a crack house on every block but there is change from various commuinty organizatons and even the city of winnipeg are all turning the tides so pegger no more would you come back if we got the jets back hahah
David Allan

Winnipeg, Canada

#764 Apr 7, 2010
I couldn't agree more. The biggest problem I see in Winnipeg is the attitude to most Winnipeg. This suck it up attitude prevails.

It seems most Winnipeg are totally unsympathetic to the needs of most newcomers. There is an ignorance that prevails here due to there own comfortably. I also think that the harsher climate and bad weather conditions, as well as an unstable rich ruling class environment tend to desensitise others to the needs of others.

People are really struggling themselves. Hurting people hurt or neglect others.

I've been here ten years. And I have yet to make ONE consistent friend. Of course many will jump to conclusions and say I must be defective or skewed somehow. I am not. Before coming to Winnipeg as a local musician I enjoy a vibrant social circle of friends.

I am also not bitter. Winnipeg has many unique features. Littered with plenty of unique areas, attractions, cuisine.

It is truly the disconnection most feel that make most newbies leave. Praying and hoping my stay in Winnipeg is not permanent.
Thomas

Winnipeg, Canada

#765 Apr 17, 2010
Wow, all you guys got a lot of crap in your life and your dumping it on poor Winnipeg. Winnipeg is my home town and I'm sorry, but I agree with Grumpy. Winnipeg DOES have EXCELLENT restaurants. Gondola, Sal's and Alicia's are just to name a few. Every place has crime, and yes Winnipeg has it's share. Basically, what all you Non-winnipeg people are saying is pathetic!!! Winnipeg is a great place and i'm very proud of it. Yes the winters are long and cold,yes the summers have mosquitos and construction. Blah, blah, blah. Winnipeg is an awesome place and in my opinion the ONLY thing wrong with Winnipeg is that the people who hate Winnipeg still live here. If you hate it so much, the LEAVE! The only reason Winnipeg sucks is because you're here
WINapeg

Winnipeg, Canada

#766 Apr 21, 2010
Grumpy Old Man wrote:
I have discovered there are those that have something negative to say about Winnipeg and tend to say it more frequently than those that are positive.
One of my passions is my home town. I'm not sure why. I do know there are many other Winnipeggers that share my passion. I also know there are a few that have little use for my city.
Since no city is perfect, including Winnipeg, I expect to read posts that are both pro and con. I would just like to see rational, mature commentary. It reads better and is less offensive.
What I love about Winnipeg.
* Really nice warm people.
* Great small-BIG city; big enough to have all the amenities; small enough it takes no time to get "there".
* Salisbury House and Gondola Pizza. You just have to grow up with them to know what I mean.
* Great people. Mostly.
* Smog free.
* No traffic jams. Well, only a few. Not worth mentioning really.
* The Winnipeg Jets. This is the most popular non-existent sports franchises known to man.
* The Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Canada's team. Note to world: they will win the 2008 Grey Cup.
* Best Spring-Summer-Fall in the whole world. And winter is "challenging".
* Great arts community. I'm not big on Ballet, Symphonies, Choral stuff. But others are. And we have some of the very best.
* A gud edumacation sistem. Real afordabble-like too.
* Excellent people. Real easy to meet. Unpretentious.
* Very affordable real estate. It has taken off a bit in the last 3 or 4 years, but still a good bargain can be found.
* Excellent neighborhoods.
* Oh, I should add that the people of Winnipeg are terrific.
I just moved back to Winnipeg after more than 16 years in Toronto. I have traveled extensively throughout Canada and the US.
Every city has its good points and bad. Some cities are head and shoulders above others. It is difficult to say one is better than another unless you've actually lived in those cities.
- grumpy
I love Gondola pizza! It's so good! I wouldn't say we have the best summer, spring and fall but 2010 has been really good to us. Housing is still decent to buy.

Also, Nunavut, is in fact colder then Winnipeg will ever be.
A small town in B.C. is now the leading city in crimes rates.
Winnipeggers are in fact (on the most part) very friendly people. Stop waiting for us to start the conversation! If you want to be friends with us, then try and ask!
Hugh

Winnipeg, Canada

#767 Apr 22, 2010
What always puzzles me is how much of a loser you have to be to take the time to go to a website to complain about a city that you live in. If any of you complainers had any kind of gumption in life, you'd simply move...that way you could tell your friends (followers) in your new city just how bad it was to live in Winnipeg.

The fact that you find it difficult to make friends is YOU...seriously, it's you...it has nothing to do with the city you live in, it's YOU! Get a life, move somewhere you like and quit complaining.

as for Steve B wanting an education on Winnipeg...again, serioulsy...if you don't get it and you can't see opportunity...leave and find another place to live that has all of the opportunity you seek.

BTW...have any of you experienced the "dangerous" streets of crime ridden Winnipeg? I bet NO! I've traveled in Asia, Europe, and the mean streets of USA and I've never had an altercation...call me lucky or call me smart! I don't exactly hit all of the crime ridden areas of the cities I visit.

Anyway, you all have fun in Winnipeg now...I'm going to start up a nice fire in the back yard of my 500K house (with double to 4 times that amount in most cities in Canada) light up a cuban cigar and slowly sip on a Corona! YOu all have fun complaining about the city you live in.

LOSERS!!!
helllllllllllp

Winnipeg, Canada

#768 Apr 22, 2010
haha. I'm moving to Paris this fall, screw disgusting, dumpy little Winnipeg.
Ellisa

Canada

#769 Apr 28, 2010
Hey! thats my home! i lived there ever since i was just 1 month old. but now i moved because my dad got a job somewhere else. your probly living in downtown, that place is one of the oldests place in the city. everything else in winnipeg is perfect to me. and look wat u did Mr. Freeze. u started fights between others. u r looking at the bad and not the good. u will never learn. u must be racist againts the people that live there. just because they are aboriganal. my mother made good friends there even had good chats with strangers at the store or something like that. sure the winters are cold but u should see the winters where i live now. they freeze ur face off. and the kids that live there just where sweaters. dont u dare diss my home! and who are u to tell us the mosquitos are bad? winnipegers must hate u. and ive been to edmonton, the prices are HUGE and so is the population, its 1 million! and just like grumpy man said: ur free to leave, and take ur attitude with u. no winneger wants u in there city.
Ellisa

Canada

#770 Apr 28, 2010
back off Helllllllllp. and i agreed with hugh but not now since he said losers. and i tink ur lying hugh u probly dont have watever u said. and grumpy man i agree wat u said and thomas too. winnipeg is awesome all cities have ups and downs and i love mine. Wiinnipeg is home and i wish i could move back today but i will have to just wait until i finish middle school. note: dont pay attnetion to where it says i live because i live more up north. but still in manitoba. and my family lives in winnpeg mostly all of my family from my mothers side. Winnipeg is Cozy. i love it just the way it is never will change a thing.
errrm

Winnipeg, Canada

#771 May 1, 2010
at least we have our sluts and most are free for the taking

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