Opinion

  • Your lawn isn’t as green as it looks

    There isn’t an ecological disaster in your backyard. Your yard is the ecological disaster.

  • Max’s gifts

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

  • Sex work laws in Canada reek of moralism

    The term “prostitute/prostitution” is used in Canadian law, but the preferred terminology is sex worker/sex work.

  • Shame of thrones

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

  • Shattered images

    The invitation arrives misaddressed.

  • I don’t have friends

    Reading week was rough. On the second lonely night, I waited for my sister to come home from the library.

  • Living in the stone age

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

  • Honourable abuse

    No Canadian senator has even been stripped of their “honourable” title in history.

  • Gets her salad tossed

    In the shower, high on psilocybin, I ate ass for the first time.

  • 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.

  • Schools aren’t safe

    Earlier this school year, West Kildonan Collegiate announced its “commitment to eliminate vaping and large groups gathering in the washrooms” on campus.

  • On the rise of online scams

    Pyramid schemes, grifting and scams have been ingrained into our economy, culture and social imaginary far longer than dial-up.

  • A burial ‘good enough for Jesus’

    Death is an uncomfortable topic, especially since everyone’s inevitable demise could harm the planet. It seems people can’t even die without adding to their carbon footprints.

  • 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.

  • You’re banning the wrong books

    Every book has a lifespan, especially when it belongs to a public library.

  • HIV disclosure laws in Canada hurt more than they protect

    HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. If left untreated, HIV can develop into AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

  • Two degrees of separation

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

  • ‘Made to feel complicit’

    In a boardroom of about 20 prospective interns, I learned the first rule of sports media: don’t look down in the locker room.

  • Privileged

    Nitumie ka-mia mbili,” Mom texts. I roll my eyes. But I send her the $200 immediately.

  • Bonus boosted

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

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