Thanks to Zander at newwinnipeg for pointing this out.
In today's Toronto Star travel section is a piece by journalist and author Noah Richler entitled: Warming up to Winter-peg. Behind city's genuine sense of modesty lies a vibrant cultural city.
Despite the mosquitoes, the winter, the panhandlers the parking bans and 1001 other things that people gripe about, I do love this city quirks and all> I've never really understood the peer pressure to have a "Winnipeg Sucks" 'tude to be part of the col crowd.
There's a great line in the article : "If authentic discovery, rather than easy conversation about some proven trendy destination is what you want, then here is a city that absolutely must be visited." Personally, I think that's for any sort of travel. I've had as much enjoyment from a weekend in Dauphin as I had on a weekend in Paris - I still discover and enjoy, just different things and different paces.
It makes for a good read.