Volume 65, Number 11

Published November 11, 2010

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  • The highs and lows of political polls

    Whether the main mayoral candidates were neck-and-neck or making a one-sided breakthrough, Winnipeg’s civic election was all about the horse race – a race that hinges on the volatile highs and lows of political polling.

  • Rae Spoon

    Rae Spoon, in collaboration with Lorrie Matheson, creates a beautiful pop-indie-rock fusion on his album Love is A Hunter.

  • Legalize it

    On Nov. 2, California voters rejected Proposition 19, a ballot initiative that, if passed, would have legalized personal marijuana possession, use, growth and distribution for adults over the age of 21.

  • Hammering out The Details

    We’ve all been warned of the dangers of mixing business with pleasure.

  • International News Briefs

    Tension over contested territory; Iraqi government shuts down TV station; Lions kill showering man; ‘F’ for success; World’s oldest person dies

  • Reconciling Canada

    The mandate of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) is to seek truths of the Indian residential school experience and promote reconciliation within residential school survivors and their descendents, and between aboriginal and non-aboriginal peoples.

  • Making the leap

    For me, the Oct. 28 religion issue of The Uniter, served as an important reminder of the central role faith plays in all of our lives, even for those who do not identify as religious.

  • Composting on campus sees improvements and complications

    Already an eco-friendly campus, the University of Winnipeg has received new provincial funding to improve their green initiatives despite on-going challenges with their composting system.

  • M-KAPS

    Michael “Kaps” Kaplan’s album KAP Supreme is “easy listening but hard grasping.”

  • The ties of hatred that bind

    Hatred for LGBT* people is spreading like wildfire in Uganda, but many of the arsonists are from North America.

  • Wesmen men split with Calgary

    The University of Winnipeg Wesmen men’s basketball team split last weekend (Nov. 6-7) against the Calgary Dinos in the Duckworth Centre.

  • Alleviating student debt

    No one wants to take out a student loan.

  • Fashion Streeter

    Something I could chop wood in, or would not be ashamed to wear on a farm.
  • Knowing where your food comes from is well worth the research

    Walk into any grocery store and you’ll see rows upon rows of meat products: chicken drumsticks, juicy steaks, slabs of bacon and more.

  • Keeping our children safe

    A recent advertisement campaign from Child Find Manitoba has been asking, “Are You OK With It?” aiming to make the public aware of the sexual exploitation of children and steer the focus toward male offenders.

  • Stopping a city of condos may not require provincial permission

    While the City of Winnipeg’s administration is looking at how to address the current shortage of affordable rental units, confusion remains over whether the city needs provincial legislation in order to regulate condominium conversions.


    This full-length debut album from Massachusetts band Born Without Bones seems to suffer from a split personality syndrome.

  • It boggles beans and the mind

    I’ve decided that I’ve been a lazy, good-for-nothing parasite, leeching off of the belly of our society for long enough.

  • More music this week

    More music this week

  • ‘That’s the ROYAL Manitoba Theatre Centre to you…’

    The Manitoba Theatre Centre is adding another letter to its acronym.

  • The ‘Bodies’ Exhibition


  • Local News Briefs

    Barn owners face animal cruelty charges; No access to red-light camera data; Pirate Party candidate a first in Winnipeg North; Lake names to honour Manitoban soldiers; Local aboriginal women appear on porn site


    A 13-year veteran in the hip-hop scene, Timbuktu makes his solo debut charging his dubious style with punchy beats.

  • Pristine, glitzy and glamorous

    The Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art was a staple of the Exchange District for nearly 40 years.

  • Planning for density, zoning for sprawl

    In October, Streetsblog New York, a blog on transportation and smart growth issues, posted an interesting story about an affordable housing development under construction in Brooklyn called “Navy Greene.”

  • Lessons learned for young local filmmaker

    Melissa Hiebert is barely out of her teens and she has already written, directed and filmed most of her first feature film.

  • Women’s basketball team sweep Calgary Dinos

    The Wesmen women’s basketball team have made themselves a target in the CanWest division by knocking off the Bisons two weekends ago, and then sweeping the Calgary Dinos last weekend (Nov. 6-7).

  • Technology and innovation at the heart of TEDx Manitoba

    One hundred lucky Manitobans are about to be given the chance to make big changes at a local level by meeting some of the world’s most innovative minds.

  • New joint U of W and WTC network security diploma offered

    This past September, the University of Winnipeg and Winnipeg Technical College (WTC) joined forces to launch a new network security diploma, aimed at combating hackers and training students in Cisco technology.

  • HAM is too sexy to talk about

    Homosexuality, abortion and masturbation (HAM) have been hot topics of discussion in the River East Transcona School Division (RETSD) as of late – but not inside the classroom.


    The band from Plum Coulee, Man., has put out a gritty, dirty blues album (just listen to Link Neufeld’s harp playing) made up of covers and a few originals.

  • Winnipeg’s Chinese Falun Gong community speaks out against Bodies… The Exhibition

    “These bodies have not been properly laid to rest,” said Judith Cheung, after handing out yellow disclaimers outside of Bodies… The Exhibition at the MTS Centre Exhibition Hall.

  • Campus News Briefs

    Ultimate fan challenge; University of Winnipeg presents As You Like It; Wesmen-Pizza Hotline youth employment partnership; New department of Indigenous Studies at U of W; Wesmen women take the split against Dinos