Thomas Pashko

Managing editor  

  • Bonus boosted

    I finally received my bivalent COVID booster shot this past weekend.

  • Weathering the storm

    It’s an old cliché to complain about the weather in Winnipeg.

  • House of the Dragon’s Moralizing discourse

    Since its premier in August, House of the Dragon, HBO’s prequel series to its controversial fantasy blockbuster Game of Thrones, has already slotted itself into its predecessor’s position in the weekly thinkpiece factory.

  • Diasporic rage

    On Tuesday of this week, Iranian students at the University of Manitoba (U of M) held a protest, a beautiful gesture of solidarity for Mahsa Amini.

  • City briefs

    Classes cancelled to honour Queen// Hospital in crisis// Webinar to protect the Public Utilities Board// Poilievre leads federal Tories// Social Planning Council to hold AGM// CUPE strike looming

  • A Perplexing Paint Job

    After two and a half years of working almost entirely remotely, it’s been something of a process adjusting to working in-person again in the Uniter office.

  • Eulogy for Howard

    On Aug. 18, Winnipeg’s university students and film fans alike were greeted by sad news. 

  • Familiar sights and sounds

    Papers rustling. Footsteps echoing through twisting hallways. Sleepy students sipping coffee on the escalator. It must be September at the University of Winnipeg again.

  • Critipeg: Fire of Love

    Plays at Cinematheque Aug. 19 to Sept. 4

  • The age of uncertainty

    Every year, we choose a theme for our Urban Issue through which we will examine the topics, people and forces that confront Winnipeg and Winnipeggers. This year, our theme is “The Age of Uncertainty.”

  • Award-losing

    Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Academy Awards this past weekend, but I don’t want to talk about that.

  • Spring has sprung a leak

    Spring has finally sprung in Winnipeg, although if you look at the sidewalks, you might think that Winnipeg has sprung a leak.

    This past week, I was able to take my first springtime walk with a friend who was a frequent walking partner this same time last year.

  • Sheegl’s shame

    This week, news broke about one of the biggest political scandals in Winnipeg’s history. A judge ruled that Phil Sheegl, Winnipeg’s former chief administrative officer, accepted a $327,000 bribe from Armik Babakhanians in order to award Babakhanians’ company, Caspian Construction, the contract to build the new Winnipeg Police Service headquarters.

  • Searching for Solace

    I think if you ask anyone in the UkrainianCanadian diaspora how they’re doing, most of us will tell you that the last two weeks have been among the worst, most stressful periods of our lives. That’s certainly been the case for me.

  • Sorrow in Ukraine

    Last week, on Feb. 24, Russia began a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. It’s an event many of us in the diaspora have spent much of the last decade warning could happen, while hoping that it never would.

  • Verdict on a Winnipeg urban legend

    Longtime readers of The Uniter may know that I have a fascination with odd bits of Winnipeg past and its many urban legends. Over the years, I’ve written stories about the histories of various Winnipeg things, including vaudeville, movie theatres, funeral homes and prohibition.

  • That is a tasty burger!

    I know, I know. If you live on Broadway and can’t walk to your bus stop without being harassed by anti-vaxxers, a cheeseburger isn’t going to solve that problem. But we all need to find joy in the little things wherever we can, especially these days. And dagnabbit, there’s fewer things more joyful than a tasty burger.

  • Burning like it’s 1999

    Anyone who’s been outside this week knows that we are deep in the difficult throes of Winnipeg’s winter. But this week has been difficult for another reason: fires.

  • Critipeg: Red Rocket

    Plays at Cinematheque Feb. 4 to 17

  • Breaker breaker

    Watching the evolving press coverage and online discourse around the antivaccine-mandate trucker convoy for the past week has been fascinating. It’s also been extremely frustrating.

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