Volume 65, Number 27

Published June 29, 2011

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  • Ssssssssssmokin’

    When Smoke’s Poutinerie announced it was opening a Winnipeg location, members of the culinary community rejoiced.

  • Portable toilets for dummies

    Well, it’s that time of year again: festival season in Winnipeg.

  • Art and infrastructure unite

    The congested traffic and unsightly barricades will last for two years, but in the end, Osborne Street will have more than just a rehabilitated bridge.

  • Opera and garage rock, together at last

    Just home from Toronto’s North by Northeast Music Festival, This Hisses played Old Market Square on June 18 to kick-off the Winnipeg Jazz Festival and have had a busy weekend touring their haunting surf sound – a genre that became the name of their upcoming debut album, Surf Noir.

  • Extreme music and social responsibility

    Two months before the 2011 Arsonfest, festival organizer, metal promoter and musician Mike Alexander is looking back at how it all began 11 years ago.

  • Five days of folk music in July

    When the lineup for the 2011 Winnipeg Folk Festival was announced, standout acts included k.d. Lang, Blue Rodeo and an acoustic set by Tegan and Sara, leading some to believe the festival was catering to its older, committed attendees.

  • 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.

  • Government needs to put citizens first when it comes to road repair

    There was confusion in late April when the Osborne Bridge closed its east sidewalk for repairs.

  • Follow the leader

    In an article in the latest issue of the Toronto magazine Spacing, sports writer Adam Proteau suggested that the MTS Centre is “probably the most urban-friendly sports complex in Canada.”

  • Eight ways to improve your music career

    I want to offer an addendum to my discussion with Kier-La Janisse about the state of Winnipeg’s arts scene from the March 31 issue of The Uniter (“State of the arts,” page 14).

  • Science complex opens

    Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, James Richardson & Sons, Limited chairman of the Board Carolyn Hursh, MP Bob Sopuck and University of Winnipeg President and Vice-Chancellor Lloyd Axworthy cut a ribbon to officially open the Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex at 599 Portage Ave.

  • New agreement targets “Buy local” policies

    A cross-country campaign that stopped in Winnipeg June 27 is aiming to educate Canadians about the local implications of a little-known free trade deal with Europe.

  • The cost of revitalizing the West End

    More than a decade ago, few would have guessed snapping up a home in the West End or Wolseley would turn out to be one of the best investments a person could make.

  • Melodrama and strange plot twists

    Any actor given the task of portraying a character with a debilitating disease such as Tourette’s syndrome has to walk a fine line between realism and caricature.

  • An interesting and important story

    I’m torn on this film. On the one hand, it is an engaging, introspective documentary about trailblazing musicians who have stood up against social norms.

  • Fashion Streeter

    My wardrobe has changed a lot since I started working with kids.
  • Campus News Briefs

    Board approves balanced 2011-2012 budget; Students explore South Africa reconciliation; Green corridor to connect campuses; Students wins Top 20 Under 20 award