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  • Arts briefs

    Lost and found// Celebrating women in jazz// Little Miss Higgins to release The Fire Waltz// Free films at Freeze Frame// Manitoban takes home a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award// Manitoba Music presents GEAR UP speaker series

  • Getting active for a good cause

    Virtual 5Ks and other races have become increasingly popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ability for runners to socially distance, choose their own locations and participate at their own pace have made them an attractive option for beginners and seasoned runners alike.

  • Learning to work with the darkness

    Last year, the Village Conservatory for Music Theatre held a virtual exhibition titled Inhibition Exhibition to showcase 14 original pieces. The works were a mixture of original songs, poems, dances and short plays, created with the help of some of Winnipeg’s top arts professionals.

  • Glam time is a superpower

    Applying foundation and blending eyeshadow with precision isn’t as easy as it seems. Makeup artistry’s value is often overlooked, but according to Winnipeg freelancers, this trade is worthy of recognition and respect

  • Nothing short of violence

    Alarm bells rang in my head as I read a Winnipeg Police Service news release that warned of a “planned demonstration” in the city’s centre and advised people to “avoid the area.” From my third-floor apartment beside the Manitoba Legislative Building, this was easier said than done.

  • City briefs

    Defunding data open to public// Annual vegan food fest// Harm-reduction workshops// The update on the inner city// Stefanson changes direction on emergency intervention// UW chooses COVID-19 caution

  • Fort Whyte voters to head to the polls

    Constituents of the Fort Whyte riding, located in south Winnipeg, will have their voices heard in an upcoming provincial byelection. This contest was triggered by the resignation of former premier Brian Pallister, the riding’s longtime MLA, last year.

  • CPC at a crossroads

    The past month has been a tumultuous one for Canadian politics. Much of the country has been immobilized by the Freedom Convoy, a series of protests and blockades calling for, among many things, an end to public-health restrictions.

  • Origin stories: Rosemary Barton, CBC Chief Political Correspondent

    Rosemary Barton originates from our wintry city. A couple of years ago, I interviewed her mother, Mary Barton, a beloved early childhood educator who had an honorary street in Winnipeg named after her.

  • Arts briefs

    Jazz improv with Carter Graham// Gallery 1C03 reopens its doors// The Winnipeg Comedy Showcase returns// Lighting up The Cube// window presents Eve Tagny// PTE announces two digital projects

  • Virtual field trips for Black History Month

    What was first identified as Black History Week in the early 1970s was expanded to what Canadians now celebrate as Black History Month in 1976. To commemorate this, the Manitoba Museum is offering a series of virtual field trips for participants to learn about Black history in Canada.

  • ‘There must be something (better) out there’

    It doesn’t come as a surprise that the streaming era has drastically affected artists with its significantly low pay per stream and its impact on international visibility.

  • Literacy campaign sheds light on Black History

    The month of February is dedicated to recognizing Black history, as well as promoting readership through I Love to Read Month. When taking both subject matters into account, storytelling and literature are crucial resources to understanding Black history and deconstructing racism. Aware of this, Black History Manitoba (BHM) offers various resources to help expose the community to Black history, which is often overlooked in school textbooks.

  • Verdict on a Winnipeg urban legend

    Longtime readers of The Uniter may know that I have a fascination with odd bits of Winnipeg past and its many urban legends. Over the years, I’ve written stories about the histories of various Winnipeg things, including vaudeville, movie theatres, funeral homes and prohibition.

  • Fight or Flight

    For many bird owners in Winnipeg, their feathered friends are more than pets. They are companions, even family members.

  • Recovering through art

    Acknowledging mental-health struggles is often the first step toward treatment. The second is finding ways to cope with these challenges. For creative types, art therapy is a valuable outlet to express thoughts and nurture a balanced lifestyle.

  • Getting the show on the road

    Cancelling shows, closing down venues, rescheduling events. This cycle has haunted music makers and admirers for the past two years, but things are starting to look up for Alexa Dirks, better known as Winnipeg indie-pop artist Begonia.

  • Arts briefs

    A field trip through Black History// Honour and Reverence// Rediscovering Rooster Town// FUNdrive!// Kickstarting the Dead Work Collective

  • That is a tasty burger!

    I know, I know. If you live on Broadway and can’t walk to your bus stop without being harassed by anti-vaxxers, a cheeseburger isn’t going to solve that problem. But we all need to find joy in the little things wherever we can, especially these days. And dagnabbit, there’s fewer things more joyful than a tasty burger.

  • Burger time!

    Warning: this article contains mouthwatering descriptions and images of some of Winnipeg’s finest burgers. Enjoy!

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