Editorial

  • Burning like it’s 1999

    Anyone who’s been outside this week knows that we are deep in the difficult throes of Winnipeg’s winter. But this week has been difficult for another reason: fires.

  • Breaker breaker

    Watching the evolving press coverage and online discourse around the antivaccine-mandate trucker convoy for the past week has been fascinating. It’s also been extremely frustrating.

  • PCs just keep failing on healthcare

    On Wednesday, Jan. 19, Manitoba’s task force on the growing backlog of surgeries and diagnostic tests announced their plans to address this crisis. While it’s good that something is being done, it’s important to remember that this is a mess made by this government’s yearslong assault on healthcare.

  • Lessons from history

    Hello again, readers. Do you remember how excited we were to be back in print? Back on Dec. 4, when we released our special Uniter 30 issue, we were thrilled to be back in print after a long pandemic’s worth of online-exclusive publishing.

    Well, that didn’t last very long.

  • Sweet, sweet newsprint

    It finally happened! The Uniter is back in print!

  • Safe from the wrecking ball

    In 2017, I wrote a cover feature for The Uniter about movie theatres in Winnipeg. In exploring the history of the city’s cinemas, I created a list of every movie theatre that had ever existed within the perimeter, eventually crafting an interactive map. While compiling that list, I was heartbroken by how many of these historic movie houses had been needlessly demolished.

  • Shameless self-promotion

    Every week, I jot down some thoughts in this space to serve as a weekly editorial note. This space is typically used to offer musings, opinions, stories or (occasionally) details about the editorial process.

  • Haircare and self-care

    It’s finally here. Whether you’ve been anticipating it or dreading it, there is snow on the ground in Winnipeg. Wednesday morning, I watched out my apartment window as the rain gradually transformed into fluffy white flakes.

  • Sore Losers

    The right-wing outrage machine is at it again, whining about election losses and undermining democratic processes. This time, it’s happening right here at Winnipeg’s Victoria Inn.

  • The Worst Kind of Time Travel

    If the past few years have taught me anything, it’s that we’re still fighting many of the battles I thought had been won long ago.

  • Windchill looming

    It finally happened. For the first time in 2021, on Tuesday night, I watched the number on my digital thermometer creep below freezing temperatures as I lay in bed, unable to sleep.

    My feelings about the cold are mixed. 

  • Punk’s not dead

    Do you like punk rock? How about feminism? Local Winnipeg history? If you do, then holy moly, get ready for a treat.

  • A new holiday

    It’s Friday. Friday! Friday?

    Yes, The Uniter is publishing a day later than usual this week. No, you don’t need to reset your watch. Do people still wear watches?

  • Well, that accomplished nothing

    In the ramp-up to the Canadian federal election on Monday, Sept. 20, politicians and news media alike were reminding voters that this would be the “most important” election of our lifetimes. But when the smoke cleared and the votes were tallied, it may well have been the least consequential election in Canadian history.

  • The wrong election

    On Sept. 20, Manitobans will, like the rest of Canada, head out to the polls to vote in the upcoming federal election. The election was called by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau two years early, a decision that left many Canadians scratching our heads. Conventional wisdom is that Trudeau, whose popularity rose due to his COVID-19 pandemic response, hoped to seize the moment and snag a majority government. The unpopular decision to call the election in the middle of said pandemic, however, has that popularity rapidly declining.

  • One foot in the door

    This is different! Well, sort of.

  • Invisible Winnipeg

    Another publishing year is coming to an end.

  • A cautious return

    There are a lot of questions about what a return to humans on campus means for our newspaper. 

  • The things we take for granted

    This week, I went for my first haircut in nearly a year.

  • They don’t give a crap

    It’s a sad reality that racist heckling is considered acceptable in the Legislature while the word “crap” is verboten.

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