Ethan Cabel

  • Wesmen Briefs

    Women struggle in regular season openers; Men end weekend with disappointing 0–1–1 record

  • International News Briefs

    South African miners charged with murder under apartheid-era law; Eurozone unemployment reaches record levels; China, North Korea set to open border trade zones; U.S. strike kills 18 in Pakistan

  • University of Winnipeg budget maintains faculty cuts

    Over a month after protests exploded at the University of Winnipeg around projected cuts to tenure track faculty positions, the university’s board of regents approved the 2012-2013 operating budget; a spending blueprint that retains all the controversial cuts.

  • Quebec student movement, Occupy Wall Street replete with flaws

    As thousands of Quebecers continue to defiantly take to the streets of Montreal against Premier Jean Charest’s Liberal government, their indignation has been compared to the Occupy Wall Street movement that stole headlines across North America and much of the developed world last fall.

  • Big expansion for community gardens in UWSA’s final budget for 2012-2013

    As summer begins, the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) community garden is expanding throughout campus under the leadership of new co-ordinator Elizabeth Shearer and several dedicated volunteers.

  • Building out instead of up

    Is the City of Winnipeg exploiting aboriginal people to subsidize urban sprawl?

  • Winning back City Hall with small victories

    Over the course of several years working for The Uniter and following the day-to-day events at City Hall, I have noticed a propensity among Winnipeg administrators and politicians to skirt responsibility when faced with media inquiries and public criticism.

  • International News Briefs

    Brother of French gunman “proud” of multiple murder; Leaders of Mali coup struggle to retain control; Afghan mission “on track” despite killings, controversy, says U.S. general; Turkish forces kill 15 Kurdish women; Guatemalan president advocates for drug decriminalization

  • NDP leadership race is on as party battles over its soul

    Over the last two months, I have been conducting interviews with each of the federal NDP leadership candidates in the lead-up to this weekend’s (March 23-24) historic convention, where the party will choose its new leader.

  • University of Winnipeg Students’ Association general election

    Have you voted in the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association general election? Do you plan to vote? Why or why not?

  • Polls closing for UWSA election

    Voting for the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) general election is ending on March 15 after a highly contested campaign, with three candidates seeking the top job of UWSA president, two candidates vying for vice president student services and three candidates facing off for vice president advocate, along with two contested directorships.

  • Martin Singh: Running to win

    After raucous debate performances in Winnipeg and Montreal that precipitated a general warning from the federal NDP chief electoral officer, the Canadian Press speculated that 38-year-old underdog leadership candidate Martin Singh was acting as the covert attack dog for candidate Thomas Mulcair, member of Parliament for the Quebec riding of Outremont and the perceived NDP leadership front runner.

  • Peggy Nash: An old school social democrat

    For the last month, the candidates in the federal NDP leadership race have grappled with how to build the party and whether moderating its policies is the answer to success.

  • UWSA set to cut costs with upcoming budget

    Several University of Winnipeg Students’ Association services, including Soma Café and Stylus magazine, are set to face cost-cutting changes in the coming year, according to a recently approved student association draft budget.

  • Off to the races

    The candidates for this year’s University of Winnipeg Students’ Association general election are officially off to the races, with several important executive positions heavily contested in the lead-up to the March 12 to March 15 voting period.

  • Reality check on 2012 city operating budget

    Last week, the City of Winnipeg tabled a preliminary operating budget - a spending blueprint for city services - that included a marginal, much delayed and much needed increase in property taxes.

  • Foreign affairs should be NDP focal point, says Paul Dewar

    In an NDP leadership race growing more contentious by the day, Paul Dewar hopes to sail through the middle with a traditional and grassroots strategy.

  • Nathan Cullen sees cooperation, pragmatism as recipe for success

    In an NDP leadership campaign where disagreement has been rare and debate uncharacteristically tame, Nathan Cullen is committed to shaking things up.

  • Shopper’s Drug Mart to expand; critics worried for neighbourhood

    On Thursday, Feb. 16, a council committee resolved a months-long debate over the future of Winnipeg’s most densely populated neighbourhood by approving the expansion of the Osborne Street Shopper’s Drug Mart and the demolition of two neighbourhood mainstays - Vi-Ann restaurant and Movie Village.

  • International News Briefs

    Greek austerity protests continue; Iran’s nuclear ambitions undeterred by sanctions, according to U.S.; Libyans celebrate anniversary of revolution, future of country uncertain; U.S. to meet with North Korea over nuclear program

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