Thanks for being an editor!

In this issue, we took our directives from you, the readers. The Uniter 30 showcases the winners from our annual readers poll – winners chosen by you! And though our editorial oversight was minimal for this issue, I must say, you’ve got pretty good taste.

This issue is a lot of fun to put together because we get to explore, discover and highlight 30 amazing Winnipeg people, places and things. While we work to keep the tone of The Uniter positive overall, this is a standout feel-good issue. 

We’ve also brought back our readers survey, since it’s been a while since we outright asked you for feedback. Check it out on page 18 and at

After this issue, we take a little break in December and come back with fresh papers in the first week of January. In the meantime, though, there’s still a lot going on. 

Voting for the Uniter Fiver will start on Dec. 3 and run until Dec. 17. The new local bands who submitted to the contest will have bios and songs online for your enjoyment at 

It’s up to you - again, I know - to choose your five favourites, which we’ll profile in the Jan. 19 issue of The Uniter, and they’ll play The Good Will Social Club the same night. 

Maybe it seems like we’re asking a lot of you, but you haven’t steered us wrong so far. The bands chosen in past years of the Uniter Fiver have all continued to be awesome following their Fiver triumphs. And besides, this isn’t a journalistic dictatorship. We’re not making this paper just for ourselves and our friends. 

For the Uniter 30, the Uniter Fiver and every issue in between, we always appreciate your input and direction for the paper. Don’t forget (and don’t let us ever forget) - we’re doing this for you.

Published in Volume 71, Number 13 of The Uniter (December 1, 2016)

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