You think Winnipeg is bad? Im from Thompson Manitoba. Its a mining town around 800km north of Winnipeg. Highest crime rate per capita in Canada when I grew up there, although Prince Albert and Battleford seem to be giving it a run for the money these days. In Alberta now thank God.
Winnipeg, aside from the aforementioned problems, is a Canadian centre of freemasonry.
The Manitoba legislature, for example, is a Masonic temple. This helps explain a lot about Manitoba politics.