Volume 67, Number 17

Published January 23, 2013

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  • Behind the mic

    Google “Winnipeg comedy clubs” and you’ll get one result: Rumor’s Restaurant and Comedy Club.

  • Another blow to the Yellow Pages

    Food delivery and take-out is just a couple clicks away at SkipTheDishes.ca.

  • Shawarma Khan touches down in Winnipeg

    Shawarma Khan, the long-awaited shawarma restaurant of Canadian Football League offensive lineman Obby Khan, officially opened its 225 McDermot Ave. location this past Monday, Jan. 21.

  • Coffee with French Press

    When Chantel Emond - better known by her stage name French Press - finished her shift at a Winnipeg coffee shop, she ran to the back to grab herself a cup of black coffee and came back to sit down with a nervous smile.

  • This is better

    Hannah Georgas isn’t short on confidence.

  • ‘Long live Big Fun!’

    Huddled around a table in the warmth of Cousin’s Deli, four friends are having a few pints and pondering the blur of a year they’ve had since creating arguably the best thing to hit the Winnipeg music scene in years: Big Fun.

  • Sarah Neufeld’s string theory

    As people around the world eagerly anticipate the new album from critically-acclaimed Montreal indie rock band Arcade Fire, Winnipeg music fans will have the opportunity to see the group’s violinist, Sarah Neufeld, in concert this week.

  • Health gap between rich and poor widening

    The gap in health between the richest and poorest Manitobans has grown significantly in the last 20 years.

  • City budget a welcome disappointment

    On Jan. 9, city council’s executive policy committee - led by Mayor Sam Katz and finance chairman Russ Wyatt - tabled the city’s preliminary operating and capital budgets; two spending blueprints that outline the cost of city services and capital expenditures.

  • Bad Religion

    When I met with Steve Swan to discuss writing for The Uniter, we sat staring out the large windows at a downtown Second Cup largely perplexed, attempting to whittle down what, exactly, we wished to say about religion - a subject that consistently captivates people, but also consistently bores them.

  • Local News Briefs

    Feds to appeal Kapyong decision; Lake Winnipeg researchers receive $600K; Papa George’s talks break down; Manitoba dead last in after hours care

  • International News Briefs

    World’s rich have the money to end poverty four times over; Austrians want conscription; Five dead in New Mexico slaying; Police rounded up on organized crime charges

  • Church conversions move forward in the core

    While St. Matthew’s Anglican Church might look like a bastion of unwavering tradition from its exterior, on the inside, it, like numerous other churches in Winnipeg, is undergoing a dramatic change.

  • Uncertain campus development sparks concerns from Spence community

    As the University of Winnipeg continues construction on a pair of expansion projects on the west side of campus, community organizations and residents are raising concerns about the potential loss of housing in the neighbourhood.

  • Fashion Streeter

    I like to focus on value and warmth. I like dark and tailored.