Re: “Fashion Streeter” (Feb. 11, page 11)

This letter is in response to Fashion Streeter, published February 11th 2010.

I don’t like when people only write when they have something bad to say, so I’m sorry. I’ll start by letting you know that I really enjoy reading The Uniter and I try to read it most weeks. I’ll sometimes go out of my way to grab a copy so I can read it on my bus ride home – which is exactly what I did with the last week’s issue. I was going to the Ian La Rue & The Condor’s CD release on Feb. 12 and wanted to read the article that I knew was in there thanks to your Twitter updates.

However, while I was reading the article, the Fashion Streeter kept distracting me. It one of my favorite features in The Uniter, but you really flopped with this one. Isn’t the point of the Fashion Streeter to pick a subject that is fashionable? Is that why it’s hidden in the middle this issue?

I’m sure she’s very nice, but it makes me sad that this is the outfit you picked for the issue that will be out for two weeks because of Reading Week. Reading Week is probably why I have extra time on my hands to write you about something like this but still – Winnipeggers already have a reputation as being bad dressers. Let’s not prove it to be true.

So other than this little misstep, keep up the good work!

– Caitlin MacGregor

Published in Volume 64, Number 20 of The Uniter (February 25, 2010)