Volume 66, Number 12

Published November 17, 2011

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  • U of W business dean transfers to Asper School of Business

    The University of Winnipeg has lost the founding dean of its business program.

  • International News Briefs

    Greece announces new interim leader; IEA report on climate change points to bleak future; New Iraq insurgency feared; Death toll rises in Syria

  • Where will transportation take us?

    The City of Winnipeg’s proposed Transportation Master Plan lays out progressive goals, but not everyone is sure it can deliver the efficient and sustainable transportation system it says Winnipeg needs.

  • And the Giraffe

    From Gainsville, Florida, the duo of Nick Roberts and Josh Morris deliver a sparse, beautiful little EP here.

  • Stephane Dion talks party re-building, the coalition crisis and why young people should vote Liberal

    On Nov. 8, The Uniter interviewed former Liberal leader and key contributor in the 2008 coalition crisis, Stephane Dion, after he spoke about democratic reform at the University of Winnipeg’s Convocation Hall.

  • The end of federal eco-funding

    Many Manitoba environmental organizations are being driven to a dismal state because of half a million dollars in funding cuts to the Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN), a federal organization.

  • Not-so-happy ending to this story

    Tea Story, a Japanese-style tea and waffle house, is a fairly recent addition to the Osborne strip, situated in the recently renovated red brick building at the northeast corner of Confusion Corner.

  • They just wanna, they just wanna…?

    I like relationships. Not only do I like relationships, but I’d like to be in one.

  • Vancouver’s No Gold: More than just great music

    Jack Juston’s creative output as part of Vancouver band No Gold is more than just playing picturesque tunes sparked with hip moving beats. He believes it is a more general undertaking.

  • More music this week

    More music this week

  • Manitoba Combines get the Ultimate win

    The West wanted in. They got in. And they kicked some ass.

  • Is the Conservative Party of Canada changing the country’s national character?

    Is the Conservative Party of Canada changing the country’s national character? In what ways?

  • What do you call it?

    If you’re like me, and seem to spend approximately 40 hours a week stuck in Winnipeg rush hour on your commute to and from the university, then perhaps you’ve noticed the rather interesting advertisements plastered along the sides of certain city buses.

  • Ohbijou

    The third disc from Toronto dream-pop friends Ohbijou is a beautiful little treat.

  • …If it really happens

    With the recent release of a new Transportation Master Plan by the City of Winnipeg, discussion has once again been re-opened on the current and future state of our city’s public transportation situation.

  • Local News Briefs

    Judge apologizes for insensitive comments in sexual assault case; The end of legions?; Less traffic enforcement leads to fewer deaths; Man pleads guilty to the death of aboriginal artist; Provincial laws have no grounds: First Nations chief

  • ‘Hipsters don’t pretend they are changing the world with their moustaches’

    “Being a philosopher is a lot like being in the NHL,” quips Joseph Heath, public intellectual and philosophy professor at the University of Toronto. “You just can’t believe you’re getting paid so much for such a fantastic job.”

  • Ukrainian Labour Temple receives historic designation

    A site famously raided by police during the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike will soon be one of the only city buildings to have received official historic designation from all three levels of government.

  • Campus News Briefs

    Compensation mulled for Brandon U students; Krykewich named coach of the year; North West CEO awarded Duff Roblin Award; UW to play host for elite wrestling camp

  • The new Canada

    The federal Conservative government has introduced a series of initiatives dedicated to constructing a Canadian national identity based on the British monarchy and war according to Queen’s University professor Ian McKay.

  • Brothers in a band, touring with some friends

    Brotherly love takes on a whole new definition for Ontario indie rockers San Sebastian, who seemingly tore up the Canadian music scene overnight.

  • Destroying our economy

    What puzzles me about the current economic crisis is that we know what is happening, and why it is happening, but nobody talks about it.

  • Carmen Townsend

    Waitin’ and Seein’ is an album of rock ‘n’ roll energy.

  • No Gold

    This album will transport you to a place that is forever sunny and uncluttered.

  • Cannon Bros: Raw, poppy and catchy

    When you’re getting props from campus radio stations, local alt-weeklies and scene veterans like Greg MacPherson, you’ve got to be doing something right.

  • Photographer for the people

    It all started with a child’s fascination. In 1986, on a family trip to Montana and with a camera in hand, 12-year-old Leif Norman wanted to photograph a cactus.

  • Trying to find those good vibrations

    Basements, garages and lofts. These are the places where most people store old magazines, park their cars and hide all variety of contraband. These rooms exist on the periphery of your house and your consciousness, but it is in these places that a good deal of musical creation and production occurs.

  • Cannon Bros.

    Local duo Cannon Bros has unleashed a heck of a debut LP.

  • Capturing ‘diiiversity’

    Known as “diiiverse” online, 20-year-old Emmeline Guerrero’s alter ego is not a caped crime fighter by cover of darkness. Instead she works hard for the money by day, and blogs and designs by night.

  • Not my Canada

    Ian McKay, a history professor at Queen’s University, recently conducted a lecture entitled, “The Empire Strikes Back: Militarism, Imperial Nostalgia, and the Right-Wing Re-Conceptualization of Canada.” He argues that Canada is in the midst of “a radical right transformation” - and he may be correct.

  • What’s in a sign?

    Driving down most commercially zoned city streets is like reading the phonebook.