Volume 77, Number 24
Published March 30, 2023
The Urban Issue: To police or not to police?
Well, Uniter readers, I write this in a bittersweet mood.
Security at Winnipeg raves
I’m dancing, sweaty. My eyes flicker back and forth so fast I can hardly see, rolling back up.
Slow ride to safety
In a city that relies on its single major mode of public transportation, the issue of safety on Winnipeg Transit is frequently in the public consciousness.
Punk-rock goods// MHC wants your work!// Celebrating art across time// Fast, forward movement// Field Guide (re)releases debut album// A season’s farewell
Loss prevention at a cost
As more Canadians struggle to afford groceries, the country’s supermarket chains are enjoying record profits.
An alternative to security
Winnipeg’s Community Safety Hosts program is an alternative to traditional police and security services that’s rooted in community support, empathy and training.
‘Police really do one thing’
Winnipeg community groups and members have criticized the local school resource officer (SRO) program, especially in the wake of an equity-based report researcher Fadi Enaab released through the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives in October 2022.
The academy will not be automated
“Write a lede for an article about the implications of ChatGPT in the university,” I prompt the chatbot.
Hancox’s feminist interventions into Canadian socialist organizing
Edith Hancox was a high-profile feminist involved in the Communist Party in Winnipeg as both an organizer and a writer.
Safe surrender sites are anti-abortion virtue signaling
This winter, a firehall in Landmark, Man. announced the opening of a Hope’s Cradle, a service that allows people, usually mothers, to safely surrender their infants in a temperature-controlled bassinet.
Transgender Day of Visibility// New leader for Manitoba Green Party// Pitching a new way to fill potholes// 2023 city budget passes// Asylum seekers and irregular crossings// Machines dispensing harm-reduction supplies
Privileging ‘official’ sources
Even when the Winnipeg Free Press newsroom is empty, it’s rarely silent.
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