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Old 05-17-2007, 11:16 AM
 
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What are your thoughts on Winnipeg?

University of Manitoba is one of the colleges I'm considering, and I'm wondering what the city is like.

I hear there's alot of crime?
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:55 PM
 
Location: North Dakota Farm
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Yep! Lots of crime, auto thefts. It's a 'party' city. People are rude, can't drive and full of immigrants (not a shot at immigrants....just a huge ratio of Immigrants to actual born and raised Canadians...alot of people don't speak english). Put it to you this way...I HATE going into Winnipeg. The city is dirty, filthy and all the lifers are moving away. You can't drive on the streets because they're full of pot holes (they never fix the roads)...BUT....The U of M is a great University. My step-dad was a Dean at the U of M and a prof. there for most of his life before he retired. The city itself is a hole, but good University...to sum it up.
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Old 05-20-2007, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Yep! Lots of crime, auto thefts. It's a 'party' city. People are rude, can't drive and full of immigrants (not a shot at immigrants....just a huge ratio of Immigrants to actual born and raised Canadians...alot of people don't speak english). Put it to you this way...I HATE going into Winnipeg. The city is dirty, filthy and all the lifers are moving away. You can't drive on the streets because they're full of pot holes (they never fix the roads)...BUT....The U of M is a great University. My step-dad was a Dean at the U of M and a prof. there for most of his life before he retired. The city itself is a hole, but good University...to sum it up.
I heard that there are alot of Francophones in Winnipeg or was it Manitoba in general. Is this true?
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:48 PM
 
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Yep! Lots of crime, auto thefts. It's a 'party' city. People are rude, can't drive and full of immigrants (not a shot at immigrants....just a huge ratio of Immigrants to actual born and raised Canadians...alot of people don't speak english). Put it to you this way...I HATE going into Winnipeg. The city is dirty, filthy and all the lifers are moving away. You can't drive on the streets because they're full of pot holes (they never fix the roads)...BUT....The U of M is a great University. My step-dad was a Dean at the U of M and a prof. there for most of his life before he retired. The city itself is a hole, but good University...to sum it up.
Interesting. Who knew that a secluded Canadian city in the plains would be such a dump. Thanks for information.
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:49 PM
 
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I heard that there are alot of Francophones in Winnipeg or was it Manitoba in general. Is this true?
Winnipeg's francophone population is quite low. I believe only 1% of the city speaks French alone.

13% speaks French and English

99% speak English
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:19 PM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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Winnipeg's francophone population is quite low. I believe only 1% of the city speaks French alone.

13% speaks French and English

99% speak English
While the percentages are low....the city of Winnipeg does have the largest francophone population outside of Quebec. St. Boniface is the french section of the city....very nice area....drove through and walked around that area several times. It is just east of downtown.

Dan
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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...the city of Winnipeg does have the largest francophone population outside of Quebec.
That's exactly what I was thinking.
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Old 12-25-2007, 03:31 PM
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Yep! Lots of crime, auto thefts. It's a 'party' city. People are rude, can't drive and full of immigrants (not a shot at immigrants....just a huge ratio of Immigrants to actual born and raised Canadians...alot of people don't speak english). Put it to you this way...I HATE going into Winnipeg. The city is dirty, filthy and all the lifers are moving away. You can't drive on the streets because they're full of pot holes (they never fix the roads)...BUT....The U of M is a great University. My step-dad was a Dean at the U of M and a prof. there for most of his life before he retired. The city itself is a hole, but good University...to sum it up.

what a great negative attitude. I have lived here since I was 4 and I love this city. I have had my car broken into once.....ever, and they only took my brothers jacket and didnt break anything. Rude???? C'mon, everywhere I go, people say everyone is friendly. Do you only go through the North End of the city? If so, then I see your point but to label the entire city the way you just did is ridiculous. Nuff said.

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Old 12-26-2007, 07:45 AM
 
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I know it is a wonderful University despite commendable and say on the subject
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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what a great negative attitude. I have lived here since I was 4 and I love this city. I have had my car broken into once.....ever, and they only took my brothers jacket and didnt break anything. Rude???? C'mon, everywhere I go, people say everyone is friendly. Do you only go through the North End of the city? If so, then I see your point but to label the entire city the way you just did is ridiculous. Nuff said.
I just came back there from visiting family, I don't live there anymore but I was born and raised there. I haven't lived there in 6-7 years and I saw many changes since.

Winnipegers rude? Hell no.. you have got to be kidding me, Winnipeg is one of the few large populated cities I have been in where people are actually NICE.. big population small town hospitality charm.

Crime?? Auto-theft is a problem mostly just for bored kids wanting to go on joyrides. Violent crime is overblown and restricted to a few individuals.

As for your question about the university. I went to the U of M for 4 years, and also know people who worked there for even longer. The school in comparison with other major universities in Canada (McGill, U of T, etc.. ) has continuously ranked low but you'll get what you want out of it.

The school unfortunately sits in the suburbs, it is NOT a happening campus with lots of activity. Social life and partying is relegated mostly off the campus and consists little more than hoping to lame bars mostly in the freezing cold (cause 70% of your school year is going to be in the winter). I went as a local, if you're coming from elsewhere you might get more out of it as a visitor. However, for me it got old really fast.

As I said, I haven't lived there for sometime, but when I went back people seemed to be the same, but the city is changing a little. There is more money and changes going on downtown with the new condos, and the arena, and eventually the new hydro building. Hopefully good things are gonna come from that.
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