Winnipeg in the News

Mar 28, 2014 - Low costs give city an economic advantage
Winnipeg Free Press: March 28, 2014 Once again, Winnipeg has been ranked as the most cost-competitive city in Western Canada and the U.S. Midwest in KPMG's Competitive Alternatives report.

Mar 28, 2014 - Big trade with the Big Apple
Winnipeg Free Press: March 28, 2014 New York might be nearly 2,750 kilometres away from Winnipeg, but it represents the Manitoba capital's most lucrative trade relationship south of the border. Winnipeg has US$330 million worth of bilateral trade every year with New York, New Jersey and Long Island, a new report from the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution states.

Mar 27, 2014 - Contractor on prestigious list
Winnipeg Free Press: March 27, 2014 A Winnipeg design-build contractor whose revenue has grown 60 to 70 per cent in the last seven years is the only Manitoba company named to Canada's Best Managed Companies list for 2013.

Mar 27, 2014 - Big year for hotel sales, Winnipeg no exception
Winnipeg Free Press: March 27, 2014 Last year was a near record year for sales of hotel properties in Canada, and Manitoba managed to grab a piece of the action. Three Winnipeg hotels were among the 115 transactions.

Mar 26, 2014 - Popping up at Portage Place
Winnipeg Free Press: March 26, 2014 For local fashion designer Lennard Taylor, it was an offer that was too good to pass up. Jason Syvixay, managing director of the Downtown Winnipeg Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) sent him an email last week asking if he wanted to participate in a three-week pilot project to assess the need and importance of establishing a youth entrepreneur incubator in the downtown.

Mar 25, 2014 - Gaming officials bullish after U.S. trade show
Winnipeg Free Press: March 25, 2014 Several Manitoba gaming-industry companies returned from a large industry trade show in San Francisco last week pumped with potential prospects for new business.

Mar 25, 2014 - Upcoming Grey Cup, Heritage Classic will make Bombers millions
Winnipeg Free Press: March 25, 2014 What would a Grey Cup game and Heritage Classic outdoor hockey game at Investors Group Field during the winter of 2015-16 be worth in cold, hard cash to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers? A couple million, minimum.

Mar 21, 2014 - Revenue minister gets input on red-tape relief
Winnipeg Free Press: March 21, 2014 The federal government is on a mission to reduce the red-tape burden for Canadian businesses, and its revenue minister was in Winnipeg Thursday seeking feedback on some of its more recent initiatives. One of them is the proposed creation of a new Registration of Tax Preparers Program (RTPP)

Mar 21, 2014 - Solid quarter for New Flyer
Winnipeg Free Press: March 21, 2014 Winnipeg bus builder New Flyer Industries recorded solid increases in revenue, operating profit and net profit during the fourth quarter in what one analyst said was "arguably the best quarter of results we have seen from the company."

Mar 21, 2014 - GWL boosts U.S. 401K presence
Winnipeg Free Press: March 21, 2014 Great-West Lifeco is taking a bigger run at the retirement market south of the border. The Winnipeg-based company's U.S. operating division, Great-West Financial, is merging its retirement business with that of Putnam Investments.

Mar 20, 2014 - Coalition to help startups soar
Winnipeg Free Press: March 20, 2014 A new collaboration formed between a group of entrepreneurial-support organizations and a Winnipeg software firm could help to speed up the growth trajectory of local startups.

Mar 19, 2014 - Public push for oil pipe starts
Winnipeg Free Press: March 19, 2014 TransCanada Corp. launched more than a month's worth of open houses across the country in Winnipeg on Tuesday as its begins promoting its $12-billion Energy East Pipeline proposal.

Mar 18, 2014 - Mexican consular agency here has multiple goals
Winnipeg Free Press: March 18, 2014 The Government of Mexico is opening a consular agency in Winnipeg to help foster more trade with Manitoba and provide assistance to Mexicans living here and to Manitoba tourists planning to visit there. Raù Saavedra Cinta, press attaché for the Mexican Embassy in Ottawa, said the new office will perform many of the same services as a consulate general's office.

Mar 14, 2014 - Concussion centre to ease worried parents' minds
Winnipeg Free Press: March 14, 2014 "We needed to get a program put in place," said Dr. Wayne Hildahl, chief executive officer of Pan Am Clinic. The new centre for concussion treatment and research was officially opened Thursday at the MTS Iceplex. It's expected to be most comprehensive program of its kind in North America.

Mar 14, 2014 - "Grain Innovation Hub" Being Planned for Winnipeg
Portage Press: March 14, 2014 Discussions are underway on establishing a "grain innovation hub" in Winnipeg involving the private grain industry, the Canadian International Grains Institute and the head office for the new Cereals Canada organization.

Mar 12, 2014 - India's consul general wants to ratchet up trade
Winnipeg Free Press: March 12, 2014 Winnipeg got a taste of the kind of road show Canadians might see more of as the country negotiates a comprehensive economic-partnership agreement with India.

Mar 11, 2014 - A swimmingly good time will be had
Winnipeg Free Press: March 11, 2014 A community partner's gift has secured the reopening of a pool that means so much to its neighbourhood. The Kinsmen Club of Winnipeg has pledged $1 million to assist in the renovation of the 83-year-old Sherbrook Pool, which has been closed since Nov. 29, 2012, due to structural problems and safety concerns.

Mar 10, 2014 - CentrePort expansion speeding up
Winnipeg Free Press: March 10, 2014 The province is speeding up plans to expand CentrePort Canada Way, promising the project “critical in growing the Manitoba economy” will be completed in the next five years.

Mar 10, 2014 - WAG's neighbour from the North
Winnipeg Free Press: March 10, 2014 The Inuit Art Centre is currently nearing the end of its design phase and it is hoped construction can begin next year. The concepts put forward so far paint an enticing image of a gallery experience that will redefine the WAG and enhance its role as a cultural leader and advocate for Inuit art.

Mar 8, 2014 - Budget boosts small businesses
Winnipeg Free Press: March 8, 2014 In this week's budget, the province announced that the Small Business Venture Capital Tax Credit will rise to 45 per cent from 30 per cent and the maximum amount one company can raise with tax creditable investments doubles to $10 million from $5 million.

Mar 6, 2014 - Buyers' advantage this spring
Winnipeg Free Press: March 6, 2014 The number of resale homes on the market in Winnipeg is at its highest level in more than a decade -- for this time of year -- which is positive news for buyers heading into the important spring buying season.

Mar 5, 2014 - Boost for agricultural jewel: $1-M Viterra contribution shows value of institution
Winnipeg Free Press: March 5, 2014 The Canadian International Grains Institute (CIGI) has received a $1-million boost from Viterra Inc. that will serve as a springboard in its efforts to re-capitalize one of the jewels of the Canadian agricultural industry.

Mar 4, 2014 - Making social responsibility subtle
Winnipeg Free Press: March 4, 2014 The thousands of people who've sent or seen Facebook postings or Twitter tweets about a recent campaign to raise $15,000 for the new polar bear exhibit at Assiniboine Park Zoo probably didn't realize it, but they were taking part in a groundbreaking corporate-sponsorship pilot project.

Mar 1, 2014 - Bell wins broadcast deal to promote Winnipeg
Winnipeg Free Press: March 1, 2014 City hall will use an exclusive contract with Bell Media to promote a variety of civic initiatives in a series of public service announcements across the media company's local broadcast outlets. Dubbed a "Winnipeg Minute," and "Your City, Up to the Minute," the public service announcements will be featured on Bell Media's local broadcast and digital properties.

Feb 28, 2014 - Hydro signs U.S. power deal
Winnipeg Free Press: February 28, 2014 A deal the province says will trigger the proposed Conawapa generating station involves two export agreements with Green Bay-based Wisconsin Public Service (WPS).

Feb 28, 2014 - Economic growth predicted for Winnipeg in 2014
Winnipeg Free Press: February 27, 2014 Though it continues to trail its Prairie siblings in terms of growth, Winnipeg will still see an increase in economic performance from last year.

Feb 27, 2014 - ‘Unprecedented growth’ in Winnipeg’s downtown: report
Winnipeg Sun: February 27, 2014 Winnipeg’s downtown is booming, with more than $2 billion of investments and 111 new projects completed since 2005, a new report finds.

Feb 22, 2014 - New joint funding for unit to boost medical research
Winnipeg Free Press: February 22, 2014 Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose and her provincial counterpart Erin Selby announced Friday each government will contribute $11.2 million over five years to create a Manitoba Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials (SUPPORT) unit.

Feb 22, 2014 - Cornerstone slides into Papa George's space
Winnipeg Sun: February 22, 2014 Miles Gould said he was hesitant to bring much attention to the opening of his new bar and restaurant at an iconic location. It turns out, he barely had to tell anyone at all.

Feb 21, 2014 - Looking for work? Manitoba a pretty good place to find it, survey shows
Winnipeg Free Press: February 21, 2014 A new survey of 50 Canadian cities by job search engine found Winnipeg is one of the best cities and Manitoba is one of the best provinces or territories in which to find work.

Feb 21, 2014 - Hydro, Minnesota's Great River Energy agree to work on power deal
Winnipeg Free Press: February 21, 2014 Manitoba Hydro and Minnesota’s Great River Energy have signed a memorandum of understanding to look at the province’s energy utility selling up to 600 megawatts of electricity starting in about 2020.

Feb 19, 2014 - Pizza Pizza plans to expand in Winnipeg
Winnipeg Free Press: February 19, 2014 Canada's largest pizza restaurant chain -- Pizza Pizza -- is continuing its aggressive expansion in the Winnipeg market with plans to open four more outlets this year and at least two more in 2015.

Feb 18, 2014 - WAA launching magazine in June
Winnipeg Free Press: February 18, 2014 The Winnipeg Airports Authority and Winnipeg magazine publisher Pegasus Publications are teaming up to produce a quarterly magazine called The Hub – Winnipeg’s Gateway to the World.

Feb 14, 2014 - Festival's 45th year features a Manitoba-heavy musical lineup that's its biggest ever
Winnipeg Free Press: February 14, 2014 More than 130 acts will take stages across Winnipeg's French Quarter over the course of the 10-day event, which kicks off today and runs until Feb. 23.

Feb 13, 2014 - Four Winnipeg Safeway stores sold to Red River Co-op
Winnipeg Free Press: February 13, 2014 The Great Grocery Mystery is over — the new owner of four Canada Safeway stores in Winnipeg is Red River Co-op.

Feb 10, 2014 - Revitalizing the Village
Winnipeg Free Press: February 10, 2014 Ventura Developments Inc. is poised to launch the first of what could be as many as four new infill condominium developments in the Osborne Village-Cresentwood area of the city.

Feb 8, 2014 - Want to buy a skyscraper?
Winnipeg Free Press: February 8, 2014 201 Portage, the 33-storey skyscraper at the northwest corner of Portage and Main, has been put up for sale by its owners, David, Gail and Leonard Asper.

Feb 8, 2014 - Winnipeg company nears production on projection toy
Winnipeg Sun: February 8, 2014 Less than five months after revealing an ambitious project its creators boldly believe is an industry revolution, a local company is now one giant leap closer to having its product on toy-store shelves.

Feb 5, 2014 - City endorses plan to open land near airport to residential use
Winnipeg Free Press: February 5, 2014 City hall took a step this morning to opening up a 260-acre parcel of land west of the international airport for residential development.

Feb 5, 2014 - Khan taps fund for new enterprise
Winnipeg Free Press: February 5, 2014 The 33-year-old former offensive lineman and proprietor of Shawarma Khan restaurant has just received a second round of funding from the CYBF to open up another eatery.

Feb 3, 2014 - Business is booming in the once-sketchy West Broadway area
Winnipeg Free Press: February 3, 2014 The once-sketchy West Broadway-Sherbrook Street area now has a waiting list of retailers champing at the bit to set up shop there, according to one area official. The only problem is they can't find an empty storefront to move into.

Feb 1, 2014 - Deal lets city firm sell diabetes test in China
Winnipeg Free Press: February 1, 2014 Miraculins Inc., a small Winnipeg medical diagnostic company, has made a deal with a Chinese company that could be worth $100 million or more for the distribution rights to sell its non-invasive diabetes screening test in China.

Jan 30, 2014 - Car co-op well on road to being self-sustaining
Winnipeg Free Press: January 30, 2014 Peg City Car Co-Op's fleet of sub-compacts continues to grow, and the car-sharing operation is well on its way to self-sustainability.

Jan 29, 2014 - Target confirms Polo Park store in Winnipeg
Metro News: January 29, 2014 Target has confirmed what has been hinted at since before the Winnipeg Blue Bombers packed their bags for Investors Group Field—the retail giant is opening another store in the city at the former site of Canad Inns Stadium.

Jan 25, 2014 - Harvesting the benefits
Winnipeg Free Press: January 25, 2014 Farmers aren't the only ones benefiting from last year's record grain harvest. Spokesmen for two local firms that manufacture grain bins and/or grain-handling equipment -- Westeel and Ag Growth International -- say their firms have seen a surge in sales in the wake of last year's bumper crop in Western Canada.

Jan 24, 2014 - Winnipeg: One Smart City
Winnipeg Sun: January 24, 2014 After four straight years as a smart 21 community, Winnipeg was named Thursday as one of the top seven intelligent communities in the world in a global competition by the Intelligent Community Forum.

Jan 22, 2014 - City airport named among most stylish in the world
Winnipeg Free Press: January 22, 2014 When Winnipeggers fly anywhere around the world, they come and go in style. James Richardson International has been named one of the 10 most-stylish airports in the world by Fodor's Travel, New York-based publisher of international guidebooks.

Jan 21, 2014 - New hangar set for takeoff
Winnipeg Free Press: January 21, 2014 One of the city's largest players in aviation is gearing up to double its aircraft-maintenance workforce and bring work from across North America to a new $10-million hangar on the outskirts of Richardson International Airport.

Jan 20, 2014 - Tap into your draft
Winnipeg Free Press: January 20, 2014 Carbone (pronounced car-bone-eh) managing partner Benjamin Nasberg said beer lines running under the concrete floor will carry draft beer from kegs to taps installed at a number of tables in the lounge area of the restaurant, which is scheduled to open in early to mid-March at 260 St. Mary Ave.

Jan 18, 2014 - MTS has partner for home fibre optics
Winnipeg Free Press: January 18, 2014 MTS is partnering with the Accurate Technology Group (ATG) to get its foot in the door with a majority of the new-home construction market in Winnipeg and the surrounding communities.

Jan 18, 2014 - Is that Winnipeg under a laser beam?
Winnipeg Free Press: January 18, 2014 If all goes well, history will remember Susan Thompson as the Winnipeg mayor who wrestled power away from bureaucrats, handed it to council and enabled her successors to make meaningful municipal change.

Jan 18, 2014 - Taking trucking into the future
Winnipeg Free Press: January 18, 2014 Welcome to trucking in the 21st century, where long-haul professional drivers are more accurately described as "pilots" and trucks and trailers now contain more computer hardware than some smaller planes.

Jan 17, 2014 - IT operations drawn to city
Winnipeg Free Press: January 17, 2014 Canadian Tire's $50-million Cloud Computing Centre will go live Feb. 1 and while the decibel level on the street won't actually be affected, the iconic Canadian retailer's new Winnipeg data centre will be dramatically increasing the computing power it pumps out across the country to its 1,700 retail locations.

Jan 15, 2014 - Big-city feel to bendy bus
Winnipeg Free Press: January 14, 2014 Transit riders on the No. 54 St. Vital Express were in for a surprise Monday afternoon. One of the city's articulated "bendy" buses made its debut, picking up the first bus riders just before 4 p.m., eastbound on Portage Avenue at Langside Street.

Jan 15, 2014 - Top deck of the MTS Centre getting top-flight renovations
Winnipeg Free Press: January 15, 2014 True North Sports & Entertainment will embark on a multimillion-dollar upgrade to the upper bowl concourse of the MTS Centre this summer, part of the biggest renovation to the home of the Winnipeg Jets since the building opened more than nine years ago.

Jan 13, 2014 - Industrially inclined
Winnipeg Free Press: January 13, 2014 Winnipeg's normally staid industrial market is showing signs of new life, with at least three new investment buildings under construction or in the works and more possibly on the way.

Jan 9, 2014 - Lakeview opens Grand boutique hotel next to the airport
Winnipeg Free Press: January 9, 2014 When the Lakeview group acquired the rights to build a new hotel across the entranceway from Winnipeg's stylish new airport terminal, the edict came down from above that the hotel would have to meet some pretty strict style and service requirements.

Dec 23, 2013 - Heritage hot in east Exchange as new tenants revitalize old buildings
Winnipeg Free Press: December 23, 2013 Managers of a new development in one of Winnipeg's oldest neighbourhoods say modernizing heritage buildings is what revitalizing the city is about.

Dec 20, 2013 - Can they do it? Yes, they can
Winnipeg Free Press: December 20, 2013 At its annual meeting Thursday morning, the division of Economic Development Winnipeg that works to attract new businesses and retain and expand existing ones showed it's on its way to reaching its goal of assisting in the creation (and retention) of 4,200 jobs by the end of 2015.

Dec 18, 2013 - MTS to build cloud-computing data centre
Winnipeg Free Press: December 18, 2013 MTS is getting into the cloud computing business.The Manitoba telco announced it’s building a $50-million, 70,000-square-foot multi-tenant data centre in Manitoba.

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