Ethan Cabel

  • Democracy Watch wants election dates in four provinces pushed back

    Democracy Watch, a lobby group advocating for more democratic government practices, is now calling for the fixed election dates in four provinces, including Manitoba, to be pushed back in order to accommodate busy students and parents.

  • International News Briefs

    Canadian Forces prepared to extend Libyan air strikes past current deadline; Obama proposes $450B jobs package; British unit worked with NATO to cut off Gaddafi oil supply; North Korean dictatorship commemorates 63rd anniversary

  • Head of Winnipeg public service comes under fire

    The contentious appointment of Mayor Sam Katz’s long-time friend, Phil Sheegl, as the head of Winnipeg’s public service has raised the ire of opposition city councillors who now claim that they were kept in the dark during the hiring process.

  • Downtown BIZ hires new Watch ambassadors

    The Downtown Winnipeg Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) hired 10 new red-shirted Watch ambassadors this summer for the upcoming Winnipeg Jets season, increasing the number of private security personnel on the streets of downtown from 14 to 24.

  • The greatest show on Earth

    “A few years ago, it was closing night of the festival, and there was a thunder storm the likes of which I’ve never seen,” says veteran Fringe performer TJ Dawe when asked to recount his favourite memory of the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival.

  • More than just Harper’s hypocrisy

    After a cynical campaign that invested more time in fear mongering over a “reckless coalition” than communicating bold policy, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives won a commanding majority of 166 seats in the House of Commons.

  • Crumbling infrastructure could bring more revenue

    After a federal election campaign noticeably silent on urban issues, the newly elected majority Conservative government may be getting ready to heed the demands of struggling municipalities across Canada.

  • Transit in Winnipeg: Rapid transit on hold until phase one of BRT is completed, says councillor

    Progress on securing funding for a complete rapid transit system in Winnipeg is at a virtual stand-still while the city continues to delay the second phase of the Southwest Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor in favour of a light rail transit (LRT) system that has yet to materialize.

  • Exploring the North End

    From Main Street to McPhillips Street, from Dufferin Avenue to Mountain Avenue, Winnipeg’s North End is one of the most culturally, economically and architecturally diverse areas of the city.

  • Students call U of W operating hours ‘ridiculous’

    “They should be open later,” said Farid Stanekzai, a 25-year-old politics student at the U of W.

  • Winnipeg Free Press parent company buys out rural newspaper, printing company

    FP Canadian Newspapers Limited Partnership (FPLP), which owns and operates the Winnipeg Free Press and the Brandon Sun, is expanding rapidly.

  • Centre Venture business plan approved by executive committee

    Centre Venture development corporation will start work on a “master plan” to revitalize Portage Avenue now that Winnipeg’s executive policy committee of council has approved their 2011-2013 business plan, which received unanimous support on March 9.

  • Strike averted, but questions remain

    After weeks marred by tension between the University of Winnipeg Faculty Association (UWFA) and the U of W administration, many were relieved when the two parties ratified a hard-fought collective agreement.

  • A ballet in liquid motion?

    H2Oohhh, an ambitious photography exhibition by acclaimed local artist Rodney Braun, has been described as a “ballet in liquid motion.”

  • Rape survivor decries judge’s controversial decision

    Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Robert Dewar’s decision to give Kenneth Rhodes a conditional sentence for raping a woman in Thompson in 2006 has sparked international controversy.

  • Transcript of rape case shows that victim feared for her life during attack

    By reviewing the sentencing transcript of a controversial decision by Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Robert Dewar in a Thompson rape case, The Uniter has learned that the Crown submitted evidence suggesting that the victim feared for her life during the violent and extensive attack.

  • The Dewar Debacle


  • Name This Paper!

    A city-wide newspaper, distributed to soup kitchens and homeless shelters, sold and written by the many Winnipeggers struggling to make ends meet.

  • Winnipeg water services set to expand beyond city limits

    The City of Winnipeg has entered into tentative agreements with the rural municipalities (RMs) of Rosser and West St. Paul to expand water and sewer services beyond city limits, sparking debate over Winnipeg’s overall planning strategy.

  • Hog industry continues to damage Manitoba’s environment, experts say

    Manitoba’s hog industry is inherently destructive to the environment, say experts, and the return of small-scale, mixed farming is absolutely needed to combat the influence of massive industrial pig operations in the province.

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