Editorial

  • It’s the Uniter 30!

    It’s the final Uniter issue of the calendar year, which means this issue is dedicated to the results of our annual Uniter 30 readers’ poll.

  • Max’s gifts

    One of the great joys of working at The Uniter is that I’m constantly learning about Winnipeg.

  • Shame of thrones

    On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Premier Heather Stefanson delivered the throne speech for Manitoba’s ruling PC government.

  • Living in the stone age

    This week’s cover feature, by comments editor Paul Carruthers, looks at Winnipeg’s overdose and drug-toxicity crisis. 

  • More Uniter than you asked for

    It’s November. Winnipeg has a new mayor, the leaves (or what few are left) have a new colour, and, on Sunday, the clocks will wind back an hour as daylight savings time ends.

  • The kids aren’t alright

    As I write this, the Winnipeg mayoral election day is officially afoot. By the time this is published, we’ll (likely) know our next mayor, city councilors and school trustees.

  • Two degrees of separation

    Nothing makes me feel more painstakingly folksy than being a Winnipegger in a large city.

  • Bonus boosted

    I finally received my bivalent COVID booster shot this past weekend.

  • Weathering the storm

    It’s an old cliché to complain about the weather in Winnipeg.

  • Diasporic rage

    On Tuesday of this week, Iranian students at the University of Manitoba (U of M) held a protest, a beautiful gesture of solidarity for Mahsa Amini.

  • A Perplexing Paint Job

    After two and a half years of working almost entirely remotely, it’s been something of a process adjusting to working in-person again in the Uniter office.

  • Familiar sights and sounds

    Papers rustling. Footsteps echoing through twisting hallways. Sleepy students sipping coffee on the escalator. It must be September at the University of Winnipeg again.

  • The age of uncertainty

    Every year, we choose a theme for our Urban Issue through which we will examine the topics, people and forces that confront Winnipeg and Winnipeggers. This year, our theme is “The Age of Uncertainty.”

  • Award-losing

    Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Academy Awards this past weekend, but I don’t want to talk about that.

  • Spring has sprung a leak

    Spring has finally sprung in Winnipeg, although if you look at the sidewalks, you might think that Winnipeg has sprung a leak.

    This past week, I was able to take my first springtime walk with a friend who was a frequent walking partner this same time last year.

  • Sheegl’s shame

    This week, news broke about one of the biggest political scandals in Winnipeg’s history. A judge ruled that Phil Sheegl, Winnipeg’s former chief administrative officer, accepted a $327,000 bribe from Armik Babakhanians in order to award Babakhanians’ company, Caspian Construction, the contract to build the new Winnipeg Police Service headquarters.

  • Searching for Solace

    I think if you ask anyone in the UkrainianCanadian diaspora how they’re doing, most of us will tell you that the last two weeks have been among the worst, most stressful periods of our lives. That’s certainly been the case for me.

  • Sorrow in Ukraine

    Last week, on Feb. 24, Russia began a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. It’s an event many of us in the diaspora have spent much of the last decade warning could happen, while hoping that it never would.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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