Volume 71, Number 18

Published February 2, 2017

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  • Covering culture

    Culture can mean art, but it also includes beliefs, ways of life, patterns of thinking and all the behaviours specific to a smaller or larger group. But let’s leave the defining to the dictionary - why are we so focused on covering culture at The Uniter?

  • The cost of going green

    It’s not always easy being green, but several Winnipeg organizations are working to make environmental initiatives more accessible across the board.

  • Whose House? André’s house

    André Lewis is a spontaneous kind of guy. The artistic director of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) has been with the company for more than 40 years, but he says he may never have wound up with them if not for a fluke.

  • Arts and culture briefs

    YouTube Party // Here’s My Canada // Flashback Film Fest // Randy Bachman documentary // Best original song in film

  • Dig into natural wellness

    With easier access to information about health and wellness online, plant-based medicine is becoming more popular. Consumers who may have been curious about the benefits of plants can now find research, local greenhouses and helpful people to guide them in their search.

  • The Treble back with a new sound

    Previously described as a pop/rock/folk band, The Treble is set to release their debut album Modernaires on Feb. 10 with a markedly different sound than their earlier music. 

  • Revisit American Idiot with Winnipeg Studio Theatre

    Winnipeg Studio Theatre’s presentation of American Idiot comes at a time when Canadians can relate to angsty lyrics about a country divided.

  • Popularity of tea is growing

    Tea is hot, and local shops are opening all over town to meet the demand.

  • Critipeg: Lovesick

    There’s merit in the idea of a genre exercise. There’s nothing inherently wrong with making a romantic comedy that doesn’t aim to subvert, break new ground or be anything more than a great entry in the rom-com genre. Unfortunately, Lovesick doesn’t quite achieve those modest goals.

  • Critipeg: Soul Sisters

    This new documentary examines the personal lives of the Catholic Sisters of Manitoba, presenting an earnest portrait of women spirituality.

  • PUP: Pathetic Use of Potential

    ​You’ve probably heard of PUP by now. In just a few short years, the band has established their importance to the Canadian punk scene, as well as solidifying a well-earned spot in Canadian music as a whole.

  • Lez be honest

    It doesn’t sound like a big deal not to see yourself represented in the latest teen drama or popular blockbuster. And in a way, it’s not significant in the way that basic rights are for the LGBTQ+ community. However, it does represent another level of belonging within society that straight people automatically have.

  • NEWS briefs

    Tanya Tagaq to give lecture // Housing supports essential for refugees // Love your body // Helping with the cost of transit // Black History Month events // Warming huts heating up

  • Can you frozen river canoe?

    Inclusion Winnipeg, a charity for individuals with intellectual disabilities, is on their mark and getting set for its second annual Wild Winter Canoe Race as a part of Festival du Voyageur. 

  • Retail revolution at the MCC

    Early this January, Kildonan Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Thrift Store opened a second clearance location on 396 Edison Ave. that offers the chance to buy clothing and other items by the pound. 

  • Winnipeg to host national dodgeball tournament

    Canada’s top dodgeball players will head to Winnipeg next year. In January, the city won the bid to host the third annual Canadian National Dodgeball Championship Tournament in April 2018, a move event director Mat Klachefsky calls a “huge win” for the local dodgeball community. 

  • What does it mean to be a Canadian Muslim?

    Muslim youth are gathering at the University of Winnipeg (U of W) to share their experiences of following Islam in 2017.

  • U of W sororities looking for new members

    Forget Legally Blonde - Alpha Gamma Delta is one of Winnipeg’s real life sororities. However, being a sorority girl isn’t just about drinking and parties – it’s actually a lot of work.

  • The PROFile – Dr. Sylvie Albert

    The University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) Dr. Sylvie Albert took a winding and eventful road to get to where she is today as the dean of the university’s business and economics faculty.

  • New gym hours aren’t oppressive

    The University of Winnipeg will offer new gym hours exclusively for females and non-binary persons beginning next September.