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Manitoba Night Market and Festival
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June 10 and August 12 // The Assiniboia Downs kickstarts the summer with a fun and exciting festival that offers a variety of food choices, kids' activities and a place to hang out with friends and family.

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sākihiwē
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June 15 to 17 // Making Indigenous music accessible to Indigenous families is the goal for the first sākihiwē music festival.

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Manitoba Highland Gathering
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June 23 and 24 // With its 52nd year approaching, the Manitoba Highland Gathering will be dressing up for this year's visitors.

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Summertime Sadness
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While summer is, for many students, a time to save up for an eighth of a year's tuition (or five months rent) through the Federal Student Workers Program or Manitoba's Green Team program, for students with disabilities those living with mental illness and neurodivergent students, it is also a time of financial exclusion.

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Cool off with sweet treats this summer
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With the arrival of Winnipeg's famous muggy, warm weather, many ice cream enthusiasts are twitching to begin their summertime treks to their favourite ice cream shops.

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St-Labre 200
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July 6 to 7 // The go-karts speeding around the track for the St-Labre 200 may be a mix of cutting-edge and scrapyard builds, but they'll all have one thing in common: none of the karts will be more than 24 hours old

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Manitoba Airshow
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July 7 to 8 // It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a plane that flies like a bird. It's the Manitoba Airshow!

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Follies Grenouilles / Frog Follies
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July 12 to 14 // The inaugural Frog Follies festival was marked by a (brief) royal visit in 1970. It was launched to celebrate St-Pierre-Jolys' francophone heritage, which is how the frogs came in.

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Medieval Festival
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July 28 to 29 // Cooks Creek is best known for its grotto, a provincial and national historic site. It looks like a fortress but has built caves on the inside.

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Goodnight, sweet festival
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While there's been no shortage of newer festivals joining the summer schedule, a few notable festivals have wound down in the last year. 

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I Am festival
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Aug. 10 to 12 // Getting in touch with yourself can be a transformative experience. The I Am festival is dedicated to helping people achieve this goal.

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Banana Days
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Aug. 10 to 12 // Melita was dubbed the Banana Capital of Manitoba by Manitoba Agro-Meteorologists because it is usually the warmest spot in the province.

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Boler 50th anniversary
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Aug. 15 to 19 // FIfty years ago, an innovative travel trailer was launched in Winnipeg. While Boler trailers are no longer manufactured, their design style – two moulded fibreglass shells fused along a centre line – has been adopted by over 40 companies since, and the travel lifestyle they birthed has amassed a cult […]

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Don’t get ticked off this summer
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With the arrival of summer, many Manitobans are gearing up to spend as much time as possible outdoors.

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Winnipeg Underground Film Festival
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June 1 to 3 // The Winnipeg Underground Film Festival is back for its sixth year and promises exciting experiences for lovers of visual and performance art.

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For everyone?
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There are a handful of words or turns of phrase that are unofficially banned from our lexicon at The Uniter. 

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Summer festival staples
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Manitoba is home to a plethora of festivals, and choosing which ones to preview from a list of over 100 is a daunting task.

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10th Annual Summer Festival Guide listings
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Here's a listing of over 100 festivals this summer!

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The fight for safety under censorship
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Since its advent, the internet has been a key resource for keeping sex workers safe, a venue for hearing their opinions on policy and a tool for making money.

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Heel Pain – Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Pain and Heel Spur Treatment – Sydney Heel Pain
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Plantar Fasciitis info by Sydney Heel Pain, Sydney’s premier heel pain management centre for Plantar Fasciitis. Learn the causes, symptoms and treatments.

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Water words
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The theme behind this year’s urban issue title, “Streams of Thought,” is water. 

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In water
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Callie Lugosi is a photographer and writer based in Winnipeg, Man., Treaty One territory and the birthplace of the Metis Nation.

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Americans might think we are nice
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Recently, I travelled to Guatemala and Mexico. During my time there, I met a number of individuals who told me I was “a very nice Canadian girl,” who expressed concern for my safety and who asked why I didn’t have a Canadian flag on my backpack.

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Cottage class
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Whenever I go out to my parents’ cabin at Bel-Air, Man., I make a point of accessing the water directly from my aunt and uncle’s cabin, which is a waterfront property a couple of doors down, by way of the staircase they’ve constructed leading down to the rocky beach.

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Public waterworks
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Breaking down in front of a boss, many moons ago, was the beginning of the end of my time at my job. 

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When Winnipeg went dry
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Imagine living in a tense and highly mobilized political climate.

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Winnipeggers agree that water is life
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Enbridge’s proposed Line 3, a pipeline renewal project, will skirt the northwest of Winnipeg.

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Rocking out from a young age
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Young musicians benefit greatly from taking part in the music scene.

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Land, water and the health of the environment
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A thesis written by Natasha J. Szach argues that preserving water will give the Indigenous community a chance to move from being a stakeholder into a partner when governing the Canadian people.

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Trade and leisure at The Forks
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The Forks has a history stretching back thousands of years, according to the book The Forks, A Meeting Place Transformed by Sheila Grover and Greg Thomas.

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A work of heart
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For this, our last regular issue of this production year, we have some really strong contributions from our volunteers – both visual and written.

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What is a city without people?
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In December 2017, there was an uproar after the internet got wind of wealthy residents of Bristol, United Kingdom, installing spikes in the trees outside their homes to stop birds from pooping on their cars.

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Whose House? Rachelle’s House!
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Contemporary dance artist and DJ Rachelle Bourget has a simple motto for her downtown home: “Nothing new.

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Letting songs live
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Toronto four-piece FRIGS refuses to let their sound be hemmed in by vague descriptors and name-dropping comparisons, and, instead, liken their songs to living creatures that grow with each performance.

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An emoji’s worth a thousand words
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Emojis are used every day by millions of people as a simplified way to communicate. 

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Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche
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Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche's thing, other than having an extremely long name, is playing, in their own words, “Kraut-funk,” which is to say that they play trance-inducing, multi-part motorik suites.

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CRITIPEG: Aida’s Secrets
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Aida’s Secrets is another entry in the genre of “long-lost family” documentaries that have seen a recent explosion in popularity.

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Storytelling beyond the socially acceptable
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Kelsey James’ final year project in Creative Communications at Red River College was driven by the desire to shine light on an experience that often gets left out of conversations regarding mental illness.

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A glimpse of grief
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Four years ago, Jessica Seburn lost her best friend at age 25. Now, she has published a book, The Corner Chip, that’s part non-fiction, part memoir and was written to be a raw, honest look at grief.

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Building community in the commons
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The WestEnd Commons, a part of the St. Matthews Non-Profit Housing Incorporation, is now located in the newly remodeled St. Matthew’s Anglican Church.

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Youth walk out for solidarity
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On March 14, Grant Park High School students and staff hosted a walkout in support of the students and victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla. 

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