A few months ago, I sent a message to a high school best friend who I hadn’t talked to in more than five years.
Here at The Uniter, we take our community obligations seriously. Those obligations include telling the stories that aren’t told elsewhere, but it also refers to our role as a learning paper.
In the present climate crisis, buying ethically made apparel can be an act of solidarity. Fast fashion and the relentless cycle of buying and throwing away clothes that wear out within the same year is not sustainable, nor has it ever been.
The new school year is a time of change for many students. It’s a time of change for The Uniter, as well.
Green leaves are growing back, the city is bubbling with activity, there are more jovial faces on the streets, and there is no need to layer up, because it is nice out! How about channeling all those summer vibes into a place poem or an ekphrastic poem?
Over the last year, I’ve been contemplating the distance between not drinking and being sober, and that gap shows up even more prominently when it comes to summer activities, especially festivals.
For a weekly paper, when we’re putting together an issue that will be out in the world for a full three months, it’s a big deal! The scope is wide, and we have a lot to tell you.
Manitoba is currently in the grips of multiple health crises.
Earlier this year, the provincial government launched a campaign to try and attract nurses to Manitoba.
This year’s capstone issue, the Urban Issue, has a theme of Fractured City.
The face of politics is quite literally changing. With election season ahead of us, campaigning has paved the way for a number of exciting candidates from diverse backgrounds.
As of June 30, 2017, Health Canada approved the first-ever drug for treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which is called Spinraza.
This is it, readers – the final chapter of this year’s regularly scheduled Uniter.
The other day I called a crisis line. A volunteer answered: Hi, how are you doing? How can I help you?
“Food is a time machine.” These words by Suresh Doss have been echoing in my mind since listening to Episode 63 (“Eating our way through Toronto”) of the Racist Sandwich Podcast. “It’s a conduit to a certain time and place,” he says.
Many of the pieces you would usually find in The Uniter are, by most definitions, on the short side.
The other day, I saw my first government-sponsored commercial addressing stigma around opiate addiction.
“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”
To be clear, the paper itself isn’t melting.
While The Uniter hits newsstands every week, there’s quite a bit that goes on behind the scenes to make each issue.