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For a weekly paper, when we’re putting together an issue that will be out in the world for a full three months, it’s a big deal! The scope is wide, and we have a lot to tell you.

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2019 TD International Jazz Festival
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The countdown for the 30th edition of the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival has already started. The six-day festival begins on June 18 with an event at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR).

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Flatlander’s Beer Festival
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This year marks the 18th anniversary of the Flatlander’s Beer Festival, an event in support of the True North Youth Foundation.

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Summer festivals and sober joy
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Over the last year, I’ve been contemplating the distance between not drinking and being sober, and that gap shows up even more prominently when it comes to summer activities, especially festivals.

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Heart of the Nation Music Festival
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Ego Spank will play at Heart of the Nation.

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Manitoba Stampede and Exhibition
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The Manitoba Stampede and Exhibition, Manitoba’s only professional rodeo, has its roots in the town of Morris, Man.

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Follow the Sun off the Grid Yoga Festival
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Follow the Sun off the Grid Yoga Festival is in its third year of offering a one-day festival at Eternal Springs, just south of Lenore, Man.

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Folklorama turns 50
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Folklorama started in 1970 as a one-time celebration of Manitoba’s centennial and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The festival is known as the world’s largest and longest-running cultural festival.

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Writing in the summertime
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Green leaves are growing back, the city is bubbling with activity, there are more jovial faces on the streets, and there is no need to layer up, because it is nice out! How about channeling all those summer vibes into a place poem or an ekphrastic poem?

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Fractures and bridges
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This year’s capstone issue, the Urban Issue, has a theme of Fractured City. 

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Whose House? Mannon’s House!
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Mannon Smalley has been fronting local band Silence Kit for the past three-and-a-half years.

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Restless EP – Malcolm-Jay
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Amidst the monsoon-like flood of rap music drops in springtime, a truly vast sum of releases are dropped, resulting from the solidarity of Winnipeg’s bitter cold.

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Holding space
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Jeremy Dutcher won once, but spoke twice.

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Anticipating aftermath
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The Government of Manitoba’s new budget will cut the provincial sales tax (PST) from 8 per cent to 7 per cent, increase the amount of basic tax exemption and significantly decrease funding to programs and organizations reliant on provincial support.

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Street-level perspectives
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Different vignettes of city life are visible from different levels – on foot, on buses, on a bike, from a car. 

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The city’s cracks and fissures
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The tourist-friendly vision of Winnipeg is a little more polished than the version many of us encounter daily.

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Have a say and fill a ballot
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The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) 2019 general election was held from March 4 to 6. The election saw favourable results for the UWSA Empower Slate, who were voted into the executive team positions. This year’s election also showed a significantly lower voter turnout than past years’ general elections.

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Don’t brush off these 280 characters
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Earlier this year, the provincial government launched a campaign to try and attract nurses to Manitoba.

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A health crisis of our own making?
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Manitoba is currently in the grips of multiple health crises. 

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(Re)presenting Fashion
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Fashion is bought. Style is what’s made with it. Personal style choices and the act of choosing how to present ourselves is that of taking a mutable and intangible thing and visualizing it, making it palpable.

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The politics of door staff and DJs
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Who gets invited to the party and who doesn’t isn’t just a middle-school game. It’s a dilemma facing today’s queer community.

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Start up the buses!
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CEO Manitoba’s goal is “to help more students start more businesses” and encourage students to step outside of their comfort zone, Harjinder Sidhu, the nonprofit’s president, says.

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In the North End, hearts beat as one
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Winnipeg’s North End is not only the home to many important and effective nonprofits, but it’s also a neighbourhood with a culture where these organizations frequently collaborate.

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Heavy metal discovery
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A new material with both metallic and non-metallic properties was discovered by researchers at the University of Winnipeg (U of W).

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Ushering in a new era
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The face of politics is quite literally changing. With election season ahead of us, campaigning has paved the way for a number of exciting candidates from diverse backgrounds.

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The last chapter
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This is it, readers – the final chapter of this year’s regularly scheduled Uniter. 

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II – The Bloodshots
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‘90s nostalgia is alive and well, judging by the latest outing of Selkirk grunge-revival quartet The Bloodshots.

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Critipeg: Us
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Writer-director Jordan Peele’s 2017 debut feature Get Out was a cultural bombshell on many levels. Previously known for television sketch comedy, Peele’s move to horror auteur probably wasn’t a bet many people were placing.

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Power moves
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Dance is one of the few professional or recreational activities where it is socially acceptable for total strangers to touch each other. For several local dancers, examining what gender and consent mean in an intimate interaction has become a central part of their practice.

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The Uniter Speaker Series presents Jeff Emtman
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Jeff Emtman started Here Be Monsters seven years ago, in 2012, when he graduated college. Today, there is a team alongside Entman producing the podcast.

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Live forever or die trying
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Winnipeg’s status as a cultural hub for music, dance and drama has its roots in the vaudeville era of live theatre. An art form that flourished from the 1880s to the 1930s, vaudeville defined pop culture until it was eventually supplanted by radio and talking pictures.

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Make/break the rules
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Many of the pieces you would usually find in The Uniter are, by most definitions, on the short side.

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Whose House? Carol-Ann’s House!
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Carol-Ann Bohrn is known locally for work as a dancer. She most recently appeared in The Threepenny Opera, put on by Sick + Twisted Theatre and AA Battery Theatre.

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CRITIPEG: Christie Pits
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Writer Jamie Michaels and artist Doug Fedrau’s graphic novel Christie Pits uses the comic book medium to explore racism in Canada.

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Anchorless – Logan McKillop
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Anchorless (March 2019) is the sophomore album by Logan McKillop, a singer-songwriter from Onanole, Manitoba.

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Library (in)security
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Libraries usually limit economic interactions with patrons to late fees. There’s a price to be paid for a missing book. But the new security measures in the Winnipeg Public Library’s downtown location also have a price – which will be paid by the city’s poor.

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Working in the aftermath
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There are very few official options for the families and communities of people shot by the police. While those who knew the deceased may seek justice through official channels, there is a lot of work that often happens outside of governmental bureaucracies.

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The two spirit collection
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The University of Winnipeg (U of W) library houses a collection of recent historical artifacts that shed light on a movement that advocates for the rights of Two-Spirit individuals. 

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