• City roots

    In order to get a sense of how Winnipeggers were thinking about trees during the first couple decades of the 20th century, I returned to local newspaper archives. 

  • Favourite Winnipeg Winter Activity

    1.    Skating on the River Trail
    2.    Staying indoors
    3.    Festival du Voyageur

  • Favourite Local Activist / Favourite political moment

    1.    Leah Gazan
    2.    Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie / Victoria Redsun (tie)
    3.    Lena Andres

    Favourite political moment

    1.    Leah Gazan’s campaign, nomination and election 
    2.    Climate strike
    3.    Uzoma Asagwara's election

  • ‘It never used to be like this’

    In an email statement, a representative for the City of Winnipeg says “The City of Winnipeg is committed to reducing the amount of nutrients we release to our rivers and lakes, including Lake Winnipeg.” Daniel Gladu Kanu is not so sure.

  • Future of feasting

    On Nov. 22, the Wilderness Committee hosts its annual Climate Fall Supper. 

  • Fierce and warm

    The season of fluffy parkas and practical boots is here.

  • Riddle me this

    In preparing for this week’s cover feature about development in downtown Winnipeg, we in the editorial staff of The Uniter found ourselves asking, “What is downtown?” 

  • The Hydro-dammed will not suffer in silence

    After the recent provincial and federal election cycles, one might think debates about a wellknown and environmentally destructive energy source would become pervasive, but Manitoba Hydro continues to go largely unquestioned and unexamined by communities not impacted by their projects, especially in southern Manitoba

  • City roots

    Over the past year, I have been learning about the history of colonialism on the prairies, and I have begun to wonder: how do trees fit into the early settler vision for the plains?

  • Canadians elect Liberal minority government

    On Oct. 21, Canadians elected a Liberal minority government, giving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a second term. His new cabinet will be unveiled on Nov. 20.

  • Learning to coexist with coyotes and beat the beetles

    Not everyone is aware of all the plants, insects and non-human animals that reside in Winnipeg, which is part of why Sustainable Development Manitoba will run several public awareness sessions about coyotes in Winnipeg in the upcoming weeks.

  • Carbon-negative consumption

    Cultural awareness surrounding food security and its relation to climate is growing, and some Manitoba farmers are choosing to make use of agricultural methods that provide an actively positive impact on their land and animals, instead of just maintaining the status quo.

  • Finding the hope through conversation

    Wrapped in the question of how society responds to climate change are a lot of other questions about what people value, what “progress” means and what a good life looks like.

  • Halfway to somewhere

    It’s difficult to ask others for help. It’s difficult to admit you don’t even know how to begin fixing a big problem.

  • Climate First Tour Comes to the University of Winnipeg

    On Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m., prominent Canadian activists Stephen Lewis and David Suzuki will speak at the University of Winnipeg (U of W) as part of their Climate First tour. This national tour’s Winnipeg event is presented in conjunction with the Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series.

  • Climate Strike 2019

    Photos from the 2019 Climate Strike.

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