Volume 70, Number 13

Published December 3, 2015

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  • Not our issue

    We’re not being passive-aggressive here – just honest. For this issue, The Uniter 30, you’re in the editorial hotseat.

  • Favourite Local Writer

    1. Jen Zoratti 

    2. Sheldon Birnie / Jared Story (tie) 

    3. Bartley Kives

  • Favourite local athlete

    1. Clara Hughes 

    2. Jonathan Toews 

    3. Dustin Byfuglien

  • Favourite local comedian

    1. Tyler Penner 

    2. Michael Green / Matt Nightingale / Jordan Welwood (tie) 

    3. Tim Gray 

  • Favourite local filmmaker

    1. Guy Maddin 

    2. Rory Fallis 

    3. Sonya Ballantyne

  • Favourite local activist

    1. Michael Champagne 

    2. Jodie Layne 

    3. Althea Guiboche / Lenard Monkman (tie) 

  • Favourite local non-professional sports league

    1. Winnipeg Roller Derby League 

    2. Dodgeball Winnipeg 

    3. Manitoba Organization of Disc Sports / Adult Safe Hockey League (tie)

  • Favourite local dancer

    1. Jill Groening 

    2. Zorya Arrow 

    3. Dancing Gabe / Ming Hon / Becky Sawden (tie)

  • Favourite local street performer

    1. Eric The Great 

    2. Blaine, aka “Horse Head Accordion Guy” 

    3. Cathy Herbert / Chris “Chris Without the Hat” Parsons (tie)

  • Favourite independent business person

    1. Nils Vik / Quinn Greene (tie) 

    2. Danika Bonk and Drex Serdletz of Tiny Feast 

    3. Graham Bargen of Thom Bargen / Mandel Hitzer of Deer + Almond / Justin Ludwar of Beet Happening (tie)

  • Favourite local politician

    1. Robert-Falcon Ouellette 

    2. Brian Bowman 

    3. Pat Martin 

  • Favourite political moment

    1. Stephen Harper voted out of office 

    2. Robert Falcon-Ouellette’s election 

    3. Liberal majority in federal election 

  • Favourite local young achiever under 30

    1. Michael Champagne 

    2. Jordan Welwood 

    3. Ian Bell / Nick Danzinger / Zach Fleisher / Dana Mackie / Joey Visser (tie)

  • Favourite local boutique

    1. Tiny Feast 

    2. Out of the Blue 

    3. Tara Davis Studio Boutique 

  • Favourite local bakery

    1. Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company 

    2. Stella’s Café and Bakery 

    3. Jenna Rae / Sleepy Owl (tie)

  • Favourite place to eat

    1. Stella’s Café and Bakery 

    2. Deer + Almond 

    3. The Tallest Poppy / The Grove (tie)

  • Favourite local coffee spot

    1. Little Sister Coffee Maker 

    2. Thom Bargen 

    3. Parlour Coffee 

  • Favourite local place to see live music

    1. The Good Will Social Club 

    2. The Park Theatre 

    3. The West End Cultural Centre 

  • Favourite Winnipeg winter activity

    1. Ice skating on the river / at The Forks 

    2. Drinking 

    3. Hockey 

  • Favourite local album

    1. Mobina Galore: Cities Away / Red Moon Road: Sorrows and Glories (tie) 

    2. Bros Landereth: Let it Lie / Cannon Bros: Dream City / Chic Gamine: Light a Match / Human Music: Cool Party (tie)

  • Favourite local charity or non-profit

    1. Siloam Mission 

    2. United Way / Winnipeg Harvest (tie) 

    3. Lake Winnipeg Foundation 

  • Favourite radio show or podcast

    1. Couch Surfin’ 

    2. Be Plus 

    3. Witchpolice 

  • Favourite local theatrical production

    1. Rocky Horror Picture Show 

    2. H.U.N.K.S. Sketch Comedy 

    3. Les Misérables / Sister Act at Rainbow Stage (tie) 

  • Favourite local blog

    1. West End Dumplings 

    2. Hopeless Wanderer / SCREAMING IN ALL CAPS / Winnipeg Love Hate/ Witchpolice (tie) 

  • Favourite local visual artist

    1. J.D. Renaud 

    2. Dany Reede 

    3. Cara Adams / Natalie Baird / Joey Visser (tie)

  • Favourite Winnipeg neighbourhood

    1. Wolseley 

    2. West Broadway 

    3. Osborne Village 

  • Favourite Manitoba festival

    1. Winnipeg Folk Festival 

    2. Rainbow Trout Music Festival / Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival (tie) 

    3. Oddblock 

  • Favourite theme night

    1. Nuit Blanche 

    2. Halloween 

    3. Motown Mondays (The Good Will) 

  • Favourite local person behind the counter

    1. Lindsay Loster of Deseo 

    2. Nils Vik of Parlour 

    3. Josey Krahn of Deer + Almond / Joanne Rodriguez of The Good Will / Abi Torquato of The Good Will / Carol-Ann Bohrn of Little Sister Coffee Maker (tie)

  • Favourite university staff

    1. Laura Smith (U of W) 

    2. George Toles 

    3. Emma Alexander-Mudaliar (U of W) / Gord Beveridge (U of W) / Roewan Crowe (U of W) / Kent Davies (U of W) / Vesna Milosevic (U of W) 

  • Favourite local publication

    1. The Uniter 

    2. The Manitoban 

    3. Stylus 

  • Un-Supermarket

    Un-Supermarket follows the whimsical ups and downs of three jaded cashiers at their local grocery store. Ever wonder what your average retail worker is really thinking? This dark comedy shines a light on some of the attitudes and truths associated with the industry. Though at times cynical, the characters have a sense of humour about their positions and the situations they face on a day to day basis. After all, cashiering is a monotonous job, sometimes you just have to make a joke and not take yourself so seriously... The main characters Val, Rick, and Tish sure don't!

  • The Creeps

    A feel-good comic about two unnamed characters and their delightful journeys through universally hilarious themes like hatred, misery, uncontrollable rage, disease and rash, delusion, agoraphobia, paranoia, jealousy, greed, bitterness, binge eating, slothfulness, and death, lots and lots of death; also, deformity, flatulence, boogers, nosebleeds, bowel movements, and the eating of unappetizing things.