Thomas Pashko

Managing editor  

  • 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.

  • Critipeg: The House

    Streaming now on Netflix

  • PCs just keep failing on healthcare

    On Wednesday, Jan. 19, Manitoba’s task force on the growing backlog of surgeries and diagnostic tests announced their plans to address this crisis. While it’s good that something is being done, it’s important to remember that this is a mess made by this government’s yearslong assault on healthcare.

  • Critipeg: About Endlessness

    Plays at Cinematheque Jan. 14, 16 and 25

  • Lessons from history

    Hello again, readers. Do you remember how excited we were to be back in print? Back on Dec. 4, when we released our special Uniter 30 issue, we were thrilled to be back in print after a long pandemic’s worth of online-exclusive publishing.

    Well, that didn’t last very long.

  • Uniter 30 Outtakes

    It happens every year. It’s part of the nature of a poll that allows voters to type whatever they want into their ballot. We get some weird ones. We get some funny ones. We get some that are essentially the newspaper version of bathroom-stall graffiti.

  • Favourite University of Winnipeg course

    1. A billion-way tie

  • Favourite outdoor gathering place

    1. The Forks
    2. Munson Park
    3. Assiniboine Park

  • Favourite local achiever under 30

    1. Adam Fuhr
    2. Mahlet Cuff / Kayla Fernandes (tie)

  • Sweet, sweet newsprint

    It finally happened! The Uniter is back in print!

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