The Winnipeg Free Press is presenting Reopening MB, a four-part virtual town hall series that will answer questions about future plans in various sectors as we move slowly toward reopening the province.

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The Winnipeg Free Press is presenting Reopening MB, a four-part virtual town hall series that will answer questions about future plans in various sectors as we move slowly toward reopening the province.

The second discussion took place Wednesday and focused on the recovery of the local food and drink industry. Arts reporters Eva Wasney and Ben Sigurdson were joined by Shaun Jeffrey, executive director of Manitoba Restaurant and Foodservices Association, Melanie Foucault, co-owner of Preservation Hall Eatery and Wine Bar, and John Heim, president of Torque Brewing.

You can watch the replay below, or on the Winnipeg Free Press’s YouTube channel.

The first discussion took place Sept. 8 on the topic of vaccine ethics, featuring professor Arthur Schafer, an ethicist specializing in bioethics, philosophy of law, social philosophy and political philosophy, and hosted by columnist Dan Lett. View the replay here.

Two more events are planned in the Reopening MB town hall series, which take place on consecutive Wednesdays at noon.

On Sept. 22 at noon, sports editor Steve Lyons and reporter Mike McIntyre will host and a panel of special guests including Winnipeg Blue Bombers CEO Wade Miller and Sport Manitoba president Janet McMahon. The panel will discuss how the pandemic has affected the world of professional and amateur sport, and what the future holds for fans and athletes.  Register for your free ticket for here.

Finally, on Sept. 29 at noon, columnist Jen Zoratti and a panel of guests will discuss how arts and culture organizations are recovering, and what plans look like as they reopen.  Register for your free ticket here.