• The return of the Summer Festival Guide

    Manitoba might have a reputation, among both Manitobans and outsiders, as a sleepy corner of the Canadian Prairies. But it’s getting harder for detractors to keep the truth under wraps: Manitoba is party country.

  • That’s all, folks!

    It’s the end of another publishing year at The Uniter. It’s not, however, the end of the academic year at the University of Winnipeg.

  • Take a break

    My friend Lasha has been telling me for weeks that I need to slow down.

  • Be kind, rewind

    Sad news came out of Transcona this week when owner Glen Fuhl announced that his business, Video King, would be closing after 40 years.

  • You really like me!

    Like many movie nerds, I spent this past Sunday evening watching the Academy Awards. Curled up on my couch with a bowl of popcorn, I settled in for what is essentially my Super Bowl.

  • A problem of priorities

    Anyone who’s been reading The Uniter for a while has probably read me complaining about Winnipeg’s car-centric philosophy more than once. It’s a favourite topic of mine. As someone who doesn’t own a car and relies on sidewalks and transit to get around, it impacts me pretty directly.

  • The obituary from Hell

    While editing local news stories for this week’s issue of The Uniter, I was distracted by a news alert on my phone. I usually pay these no mind when I’m deep in production of the paper, but the photo in my peripheral vision caught my eye. The long hair and dark eyes were unmistakably those of comedian and actor Richard Lewis.

  • Please read responsibly

    In order to write the news, you also have to read the news.

  • Bogus budget

    On Feb. 7, Winnipeg Mayor Scott Gillingham released the city’s preliminary budget for 2024 to 2027. Frustratingly, it’s the work of a city hall still dedicated to protecting the interests of wealthy property owners at the expense of the poor and working-class people who actually need help.

  • A call against brutality

    January 2024 is coming to an end, and, already, the Winnipeg Police Service has killed another person.

  • The cheque’s in the mail

    If you’ve read the news in the past week, you may have heard that Canada Post is in crisis. On Jan. 16, the Crown corporation announced that it's selling off its IT and logistics departments to private companies. The move is financially motivated – Canada Post reported a loss of over half a billion dollars in 2022.

  • Backsliding on campus

    On Wednesday, between editing articles for this issue of the paper, I took a detour to Riddell Hall to get myself a coffee. On the way there, I was greeted by an unpleasant sight: a student had set up a table passing out merchandise for federal Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre.

  • Reflections on a decade at The Uniter

    This week marks a major anniversary for me. Ten years ago, in the early days of 2014, I first started writing for The Uniter. For the past decade, this newspaper has been my life.

  • The C word

    On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was sharply rebuked by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu’s rage wasn’t inspired by Trudeau speaking negatively about the Israeli PM. He didn’t even take the basic step of calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

  • Uniter 30: last chance to vote!

    Regular Uniter readers are probably sick of seeing me ramble about the Uniter 30. But, I’ve got one last ramble, and it’s an important one: the voting period has been extended!

  • Is the truth out there?

    While conflict in the Gaza Strip intensifies, media outlets have begun to highlight the new form that information warfare has taken.

  • Salute to a local legend

    On Oct. 30, CBC Manitoba meteorologist John Sauder announced that he will soon be retiring.

  • Joy in discovery

    Sipping a tequila soda at the Times Change(d) on Friday night, I asked my partner, “If you were the only person in the world, would you still have a gender?” I asked him partly to fill time, partly to try and explore my own fluctuating, evolving sense of gender identity.

  • A statement of solidarity

    I am using my editorial note this week to offer a statement of solidarity with The Manitoban, the student newspaper of the University of Manitoba (U of M).

  • The Uniter 30 returns!

    This week, Manitobans took to the polls to vote in a history-making provincial election. But that ballot is small potatoes compared to your next ballot – the Uniter 30! This week, Manitobans took to the polls to vote in a history-making provincial election. But that ballot is small potatoes compared to your next ballot – the Uniter 30!

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