• U of W Palestine encampment digs in heels

    Two weeks after setting up camp on the front lawn of the University of Winnipeg (U of W), students and community members are still occupying the space in an act of protest against Israel’s war on Palestine – and according to the protesters, they won’t be going anywhere until their demands are met.

  • City briefs

    Kinew extends fuel tax cut // Around the Kitchen Table // Community orgs react to provincial budget // U of W student films to screen at Cinematheque // Province boosts healthcare spending // Words of a Toole

  • Harm reduction tools, safe consumption sites lower crime

    A new harm-reduction vending machine is now at NorWest Co-op Community Health’s location at Access Norwest (785 Keewatin St.). The clinic is participating in the Our Healthbox program, a nationwide initiative by the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions.

  • More windows smashed than burgers

    Elena Grande has worked at Mona Lisa Ristorante for almost all of her adult life. As operations manager of the family-run business, she works tirelessly to keep her family’s tradition alive.

  • Safety officers not addressing real cause of transit violence

    Winnipeggers have mixed feelings about safety officers who began patrolling buses and bus routes at the end of February.

  • Rebuilding with purpose

    Joey Fagnan remembers visiting his family for Christmas and holiday dinners as a child, where relatives shared their stories about the horrors of the residential schools. Fagnan feared he would be abused at school, too.

  • The Urban Issue: Addressing violent crime

    It’s a tradition here at The Uniter for us to release a special themed issue as our last weekly edition of the publishing year. The Urban Issue, as we call it, is an opportunity for us to look at social, political and street-level issues that are impacting Winnipeg as a whole: as a city, as a community, as a place, as people.

  • ‘I think (Winnipeggers are) addicted to ice cream’

    Two of Winnipeg’s most iconic ice-cream shops are now open for the season and have already had customers lined up at their door despite a lapse in warm weather.

  • Council votes to open Portage and Main

    The City of Winnipeg council members have voted in favour of reopening Portage Avenue and Main Street for pedestrians.

  • City briefs

    Winnipegger sues Uber // Federal ministers visit U of W // Amy Mazowita artist talk at 1C03 // Alleged human smuggler pleads ‘not guilty’ // Ten Ten Sinclair strike ends // Feds probe alleged China spying in Winnipeg

  • City briefs

    Firefighters’ union sounds alarm // Some pool closures paused for now // The (Video) King is Dead // Winnipeg police beef up retail presence // Tory obstruction // Cop sued for abuse – again

  • Profiting off a broken child-welfare system

    On Feb. 28, CBC Manitoba published a bombshell investigation that found that a local foster home had been giving cannabis to children in its care on a daily basis.

  • Overcoming language barriers for refugees

    For many Winnipeggers, it’s easy to take basic services for granted. Relationships with one-on-one service providers like dentists, doctors or barbers are personal and often develop over the course of years. But for the city’s many newcomer refugees, there’s a significant barrier to accessing these services: language.

  • The Uniter Speaker Series presents: Jennifer Smith

    For Métis curator Jennifer Smith, replacing colonial practices begins with a reexamina- tion of values. “Our systems need to change in enormous ways.”

  • Uncertainty, barriers persist for international students

    The federal government announced a suite of policies affecting international students in late January, including a two-year cap on new study permits. More than a month later, experts and students alike remain uncertain as to how the changes will impact Manitoba.

  • Measles cases on the rise in Canada, globally

    With measles cases on the rise globally and in some Canadian provinces, Manitobans are being encouraged to protect themselves from the virus before it reaches Manitoba.

  • Indigenous-led projects to create affordable housing

    Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN) is building a new apartment complex in downtown Winnipeg to provide affordable housing for Indigenous students and elders.

  • City briefs

    Suing for Silence // Kinew calls for Gaza ceasefire // Appeal sought in curling doping scandal // Minimum wage increase coming in October // Transit safety officers assaulted // Sunday library closures looming

  • Winnipeg claims methane sales could lower emissions

    The City of Winnipeg claims a proposed plan to start selling methane produced at the Brady Road Landfill could help lower the city’s greenhouse-gas emissions.

  • City briefs

    UWSA polls close // Severe late-winter snowfalls // Province to expand labour protections // Former PM Mulroney dies // CMHR architect dies // Gillingham supports opening Portage & Main

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