This week’s issue of The Uniter is our special themed issue for the Uniter 30! The 30 is our annual poll in which you, our readers, vote on your favourite local people, places and things of the year. Across 30 categories, you highlighted folks, organizations and establishments doing the important work of making Winnipeg a cooler, safer and more fun place to live.
Our categories have changed a bit over the years and will likely change again next year. Some categories see the same winner multiple years, which means they get recycled into something new. In instances where the winner had already won the previous two years in a row, we’ve opted to cover the second-place winner in order to shine the spotlight on someone new.
That’s really what this issue is all about: giving readers the opportunity to put the spotlight on the artists, businesses and community leaders they care about. In a time when many people in power are working to make our city’s most vulnerable people feel less safe, to make Winnipeggers feel like we’re on the brink of a crisis that can only be solved through austerity and dehumanization, it’s important to remember that there are people working to bring us together rather than tear us apart.