With this issue, The Uniter is officially 73 years old. None of us here now were there when it started, but we do have the archives to remind us of our humble roots.
In early September, the buildings that have housed a skeletal crew of university staff (alongside a peppering of faculty and spring/summer students through the warmer months) return to their formerly bustling state.
Aug. 15 to 19 // FIfty years ago, an innovative travel trailer was launched in Winnipeg. While Boler trailers are no longer manufactured, their design style - two moulded fibreglass shells fused along a centre line - has been adopted by over 40 companies since, and the travel lifestyle they birthed has amassed a cult following.
While there's been no shortage of newer festivals joining the summer schedule, a few notable festivals have wound down in the last year.
July 12 to 14 // The inaugural Frog Follies festival was marked by a (brief) royal visit in 1970. It was launched to celebrate St-Pierre-Jolys' francophone heritage, which is how the frogs came in.
July 6 to 7 // The go-karts speeding around the track for the St-Labre 200 may be a mix of cutting-edge and scrapyard builds, but they'll all have one thing in common: none of the karts will be more than 24 hours old
Manitoba is home to a plethora of festivals, and choosing which ones to preview from a list of over 100 is a daunting task.
There are a handful of words or turns of phrase that are unofficially banned from our lexicon at The Uniter.
The theme behind this year’s urban issue title, “Streams of Thought,” is water.
Toronto four-piece FRIGS refuses to let their sound be hemmed in by vague descriptors and name-dropping comparisons, and, instead, liken their songs to living creatures that grow with each performance.
For this, our last regular issue of this production year, we have some really strong contributions from our volunteers - both visual and written.
It may seem a little hasty to start talking about summer just a few days past the spring equinox with snow still falling and collecting on the ground.
We’ve got a bit of an accessibility theme happening in this issue.
Every Tuesday evening, the editors at The Uniter get together to share puns and review the last week of work.
We’re inching toward the first day of spring, and also toward the end of our production season.
Pop-punk trio The 1221 take being close with your bandmates to a whole new level.
For this year’s Uniter Fiver, we switched up the order of things a bit and had readers vote on the grand winner of the top five rather than all of the submissions.
Writing about music can sometimes feel like threading a needle with a live catfish.
On Jan. 30, 2018, Clayton Thomas-Müller shared stories and visuals as part of his larger project, Life in the City of Dirty Water, on stage at the West End Cultural Centre.
Somewhat unintentionally, there’s a bit of a theme going through the issue this week.