Volume 66, Number 19

Published February 8, 2012

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  • Anything’s possible

    Several wooden platforms, a gravel pit and hanging street lamps fill the performing space of the University of Winnipeg’s theatre building.

  • Navigating Facebook’s privacy policies

    Nathan Wild got a Facebook profile a year ago to keep in touch with distant friends.

  • When it comes to dating, there are no rules

    If you’re someone who follows my blog or that guy who looks over my shoulder on the bus while I text, you know that I am now seeing someone.

  • Niki Ashton pledges to bring Manitoba model to the federal NDP

    The Uniter will be interviewing all eight federal NDP leadership candidates in the lead-up to the March 23 leadership convention, to be held in Toronto.

  • A fantastic voyage

    On Jan. 28, 2012, after a two-year battle with cancer, accomplished Canadian canoe adventurer Don Starkell passed away at 79.

  • The sound of community

    Colin Smith has volunteered at CKUW 95.9 FM for six years and loves a job most people would try to avoid: he spends many of his hours cataloguing music.

  • Public Utilities Board should allow hydro rate hike

    The Public Utilities Board (PUB) recently denied Manitoba Hydro’s request for a rate hike.

  • Re-imagined Osborne Village restaurant back in business

    After sitting annoyingly closed for nearly four years, an Osborne Village institution has re-emerged with a new way of doing things.

  • I ain’t your amigo

    Directed by John Sayles, 2010
    124 minutes
    Plays at Cinematheque on Feb. 10 to Feb 12 at 7 p.m., Feb 15 at 9 p.m. and Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

  • Sandbox shuts down after two years

    After a short, yet widely acclaimed run of two years, Winnipeg’s own Sandbox Magazine has published its eighth and final issue.

  • A crime of opportunity

    On Jan. 15, two LCD projectors valued at approximately $3,000 each were stolen from a lecture hall at the University of Winnipeg.

  • Local ladies live loud

    “People - not just women - have a hard time expressing their biggest and best desires,” says Winnipeg-based comedian and life coach Aisha Alfa. “When someone gives you the space to speak to who you are and the positive things in your life, it gives you power.”

  • Royal Canoe: Of bathtubs and drum beats

    Royal Canoe’s new EP is all about Winnipeg, but instead of referencing the Golden Boy and provincial highways, the local rock band sings about bathtubs.

  • It’s not easy being green

    Many within the environmental movement discuss issues with overly simplistic solutions or with end-of-the-world type scenarios that give people little hope.

  • More music this week

    More music this week

  • Reforms to ESC should focus on workers

    Recent changes to the Manitoba Employment Standards Code (ESC) could potentially have a negative effect on workers in the province.

  • Spence Neighborhood Association rallies community to help West End fire victims

    The Spence Neighbourhood Association (SNA) has launched an appeal for donations for some 50 West End residents left with nothing following a $1-million fire that broke out in a Sherbrook Street apartment block last month.

  • Celebrating Canadian music

    For nearly six years, the Polaris Music Prize has celebrated the best music that Canada has to offer.

  • Five local bands to watch in 2012

    The Uniter’s annual round-up of 5 local musicians you should keep an eye on.

  • International News Briefs

    Separatist plot blamed for death of Tibetan protesters; Putin protesters struggle to agree; Tensions increase between police and civilians in Egypt; Threats to U.S. increasing, intelligence agency says; Assange hearings conclude in U.K.

  • Fashion Streeter

    I knitted this scarf myself. Comfort, thriftiness and craftiness inspire my style.
  • Local News Briefs

    Big Buff’s lawyer confident over charges; Backlash over transit hike; Reeve concerned annexation on the table; Cops and city still at odds over wages; Local report explores effects of population growth

  • Be yourself, but be cautious

    Spring is fast approaching, and in the student world that means mostly one thing: a mad dash to scoop up the most fun and lucrative summer jobs before everyone else.

  • The first steps are always the hardest

    We all start out crawling. Once we’ve built up the confidence and curiosity, we take the risk of standing up. Usually we fall, but once we’ve gotten the hang of it, found some inspiration, and built up the momentum, we take off.

  • UWSA budget consultations produce vague results

    A new University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) budget policy involving ongoing budget consultation meetings is intended to ensure equal input from students across the board, but critics of the policy remain skeptical.

  • Larrikin

    A seemingly by-the-numbers rock record, Larrikin’s sound is simple yet effective.


    Vancouver-born singer-songwriter Ann Vriend gifts us with her first independen


    It’s hard to believe that Ottawa’s alt-country sweetheart Kathleen Edwards’s career is already a decade in, and on her fourth album she doesn’t go too far from where she came.