Volume 64, Number 7

Published October 15, 2009

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  • Doer government transparency

    Do you think the Doer government has been open and transparent since taking office?

  • Fashion Streeter

    The floral print on this dress is my escape from the nearly freezing temperatures outside.
  • In praise of laziness

    There is a popular expression about the virtue of staying busy: “Idle hands are the devil’s tools.” I think that’s it. It also may be: “Idle fingers are the devil’s dildos.” I’m not sure. Either way however, the meaning is the same. It is sinful to be slothful.

  • More than just the musical fruit, beans are nutritious and can be enjoyed in a number of ways

    Beans are nutritional superstars. They are a versatile plant-based food high in both fibre and protein.

  • Eating on campus at the University of Winnipeg

    In a downtown campus bent on urban renewal and community integration, and in a neighbourhood famous for cultural diversity and some of Canada’s best ethnic food, the shift from Chartwells to Diversity Food Services at the University of Winnipeg makes perfect sense.

  • Put your best foot forward

    Footwear is an essential part of any look, but becomes especially important as the temperature drops. Keeping your feet warm and staying comfortable yet stylish is achievable when it comes to choosing the perfect fall footwear.

  • VARIOUS ARTISTS - Things About Comin’ My Way: A Tribute to the Music of The Mississippi Sheiks

    In Things About Comin’ My Way, producer Steve Dawson manages to evoke the spirit of 1930s plantation-blues band of brothers The Mississippi Sheiks. Born to slaves, Sam, Lonnie and Armenter Chatmon are covered by various artists and bands influenced by their moon-howling tunes on this beautiful tribute album.

  • VITAMINSFORYOU - He Closed His Eyes So He Could Dance With You

    Strobe lights, the thud of nearby speakers and sweaty bodies moving in sync – the ecstatic state of electronic dance clubs and the spirit of this album.

  • Public excess

    Once upon a time, Winnipeg television was mandated to include a public access channel which was used – and abused – by many throughout the 1980s.


    Jason Maas and the Lower Companions release this disc Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Pyramid. United by Maas’s gritty vocals and hooky, flat-picking acoustic guitar, Clean opens with one of the album’s stronger tracks, Bonafide War.

  • TINNITUS - Clearing the Way

    Why do some bands insist on giving themselves such unfortunate names?

  • Yogi bearable?

    Enlighten Up! documents an experiment.

  • The season of imagination

    Winnipeg is a haven for imaginative artists’ creativity and The Fall Show at Golden City is no exception. The exhibit is a capricious offering from one of the city’s most imaginative artist collectives, Wigtads International.

  • The Players - Margaret Sweatman

    Two French explorers arrive in court to charm two ships from the English King. The rest, as they say, is history … or perhaps not.

  • Bitter redemption

    Cherry Docs refers to the 18-holed combat boots which are the catalyst for the strange relationship at the centre of this play. The relationship represents themes of justice, forgiveness, tolerance and redemption.

  • Arts Briefs

    Japanese slasher-babe turns to politics; Style cops police at university; Amateur porn fest sells out; Pothole porridge; Dramatic delinquent assaulted in San Fransisco

  • Sick City searches for a new singer

    A local band that gained notoriety with the release of its debut full-length in 2007 is searching for a new lead singer.

  • That place where there’s spontaneity and curiosity

    “Oh shit, I’m on CBC Radio right now. I’ve gotta turn this up.”

  • Far, far away from a label

    It’s been a busy month for indie pop band Young Galaxy.

  • MATT WARD - Thrift Shopping

    Warning fellow cynical citizens: Ideals and charisma are themes abounding on this album

  • Adapting to a new climate

    After a weekend spent in the Whiteshell area that ended with a night out of a horror movie – a cabin in the middle of nowhere, a failing flashlight and things that go bump in the night – country-roots singer-songwriter Adrien Sala caught up with The Uniter to discuss his new album, his new band (Jackpine) and the creative process.

  • (Don’t) seize the day

    The expressions “live everyday like it’s your last” and “live like there’s no tomorrow” keep me up at night. I’ve realized after three years of university that living life with the mindset that I may die tomorrow leads to no ambition and little in the way of accomplishment.

  • Save that lovin’ for home

    “And a thousand thousand slimy things / Lived on; and so did I.” – Samuel Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

  • A hopeless illusion

    When it comes to Barack Obama, surprise is hard to come by anymore. Since he first forced millions of politically-dispirited Americans to regain some semblance of adoration for America at home and abroad, he has managed time and again to astound in his success.

  • Riding apathy all the way to the ambassador’s office

    My God, we didn’t have much of a summer this year. It practically rained the entire time! And I froze my ass off for the rest of it, or sweated my mood to sour when it got too hot.

  • When the claws come out

    A recent Winnipeg Free Press article showcased a war of words between Bill McDonald, executive director of the Winnipeg Humane Society and D’Arcy Johnston, president and founder of D’Arcy’s A.R.C. (Animal Rescue Centre), a no-kill animal shelter in Winnipeg.

  • Ain’t talkin’ ‘bout love

    It is no secret that our generation is choosing marriage much later than previous generations. Just look at our grandparents. Most of them were married close to 18, or whenever the war ended, depending on how old your grandparents are.

  • Re: The Oct. 1, 2009 issue of The Uniter

    My friend Stacy and I have recently read your latest issue and I can say, without a doubt, that the quality of the paper has sharply declined during the summer and fall issues.

  • How’s my writing?

    September was a weird month at The Uniter.

  • Mental focus the emphasis for Kruschel

    There’s no doubt that Carleen Kruschel has the skills to succeed and the focus to win.

  • Bisons win pre-season Duckworth Challenge

    The University of Winnipeg Wesmen basketball and volleyball teams were taken for a rough ride at the 2009 Duckworth Challenge, which ran Oct. 6 and 7, losing the tournament to the University of Manitoba Bisons.

  • UWSA board holds directors accountable

    The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association board of directors voted unanimously on Sept. 28 for the removal of former UWSA president Vinay Iyer from his position as Canadian Federation of Students liaison director. There are now 10 director positions to be filled in the upcoming by-elections on Nov. 16 to 19.

  • U of W students lose connection

    If you’re among the hundreds of students who bring their laptops to school, you’ve probably noticed problems trying to get online. During the past two weeks issues with the student network have increased.

  • Campus News Briefs

    Drink up, Ryerson!; Have a seat!; Construction begins at old Army Surplus site; We’re a bunch of nerds!; Distance ed growing at Red River College

  • Campaigning for accessibility

    The University of Winnipeg’s Disability Student Advisory Group is launching a letter-writing campaign to have the Disability Resource Centre permanently relocated. The group has been calling for the DRC to be moved for the past two years.

  • Big classes versus small classes:  Large university classes cause students to suffer

    If you’re a first-year student at the University of Manitoba, you’ve probably been struck by the enormity of many of your classes. But if you’re a first-year student at the University of Winnipeg, you’ve likely noticed your class sizes differ little from high school.

  • Home, but still not free

    The Brunswickan (University of New Brunswick), FREDERICTON (CUP) – Abousfian Abdelrazik’s journey has not been an easy one.

  • Uncertified organic

    The demand for organic fruits and vegetables is growing. Organic products aren’t sprayed by chemicals and are often less genetically modified.

  • U.S. regulations negatively impact Manitoba’s hog industry

    The United States’ Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) regulation has Manitoba’s hog producers in a difficult situation.

  • International News Briefs

    Climate change bill to be signed below the ocean; Birth control pill influences natural selection; Zurich allows controversial anti-Islam posters; City offering financial incentive to pick up doggy doo

  • Local News Briefs

    “Wise Up Winnipeg” raising photo enforcement awareness ; Brandon woman discriminated against by apartment owner; Four Directions Walk ready for round two; Province puts cottage lots up for sale; Google Maps adds Canadian “street views”

  • Province seizes, holds woman’s twelve cats, three dogs

    A pet owner and dedicated animal shelter volunteer recently had her 12 cats and three dogs seized from her home by the Manitoba government and held, against her wishes, by the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS).

  • SpeakUpWinnipeg.com gets a response

    SpeakUpWinnipeg.com has had hundreds of thousands of page views since its launch on Apr. 25. Ian Hall, policy and program planner with SpeakUp Winnipeg, said he thinks the website has been successful because urban planning has been raised in public conversation.

  • Getting access to information not so easy

    After promising transparency, the provincial government has been largely secretive and unaccountable over the past ten years, a new report states.