Winnipeg in the News
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 Adzuna.ca 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.
Dec 18, 2013 - Agricultural fibres stay strong in testing
Winnipeg Free Press: December 18, 2013 The Composites Innovation Centre's ongoing development of the use of locally grown agricultural fibres mixed with resin and pressurized and heated into light-weight, durable materials that could be used in industrial parts manufacturing has taken another step closer to reality.
Dec 18, 2013 - City biotech moves forward
Winnipeg Free Press: December 18, 2013 KANE Biotech Inc. has struck a deal with an undisclosed global company that could lead to a licensing agreement for the Winnipeg company's antibiofilm technology for use in the animal-health market.
Dec 17, 2013 - True North to save the show?
Winnipeg Free Press: December 17, 2013 Kevin Donnelly, senior vice-president of venues and entertainment at True North, said he is exploring partnership opportunities with the Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts and the Pantages Playhouse Theatre.
Dec 17, 2013 - Big New Flyer shipment
Winnipeg Free Press: December 17, 2013 New Flyer Industries will ship another 19 diesel-powered Xcelsior buses to the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) in New York state.
Dec 13, 2013 - Residential highrise planned next to rapid-transit hub
Winnipeg Free Press: December 13, 2013 MMP Developments and Globe General Agencies plan to build a new 19-storey apartment block on a long-vacant parcel of land on Stradbrook Avenue adjacent to the Harkness station.
Dec 10, 2013 - MTS opens its wallet for youth
Winnipeg Free Press: December 10, 2013 MTS is investing in the community by giving $10,000 grants to 10 organizations working specifically for youth advancement and positive social change. Each grant will fund youth programming in the arts, education, recreation and sports.
Dec 10, 2013 - Winnipeg lands Heritage Classic
Winnipeg Free Press: December 10, 2013 The Winnipeg Jets are set to celebrate their fifth anniversary in the NHL with an outdoor game in the winter of 2016. Jets chairman Mark Chipman confirmed Monday the league and True North have agreed to play a Heritage Classic at Winnipeg's Investors Group Field two seasons from now.
Dec 7, 2013 - Gowning achievement
Winnipeg Free Press: December 7, 2013 After 35 years designing gowns, Olga Borbely knows the only thing a bride tends to love as much as her partner is her wedding dress.
Dec 6, 2013 - Canada adds 21,600 jobs in November
Winnipeg Sun: December 6, 2013 Canada added 21,600 jobs in November, the third consecutive month of modest gains, and the unemployment rate stayed at a nearly five-year low of 6.9 percent, Statistics Canada said on Friday.
Dec 3, 2013 - SkyCity Centre Winnipeg named
Winnipeg Sun: December 3, 2013 What will be the tallest building between Toronto and Calgary has a name: SkyCity Centre Winnipeg. Fortress Developments CEO Jawad Rathore was in Winnipeg Tuesday to unveil the name and logo of the proposed building at 245 Graham Avenue.
Nov 28, 2013 - Downtown BIZ creating opportunities for entrepreneurs
Winnipeg Free Press: November 28, 2013 A local business group wants to breathe new life into a vacant downtown storefront and provide some exposure for budding entrepreneurs who hope to one day become downtown merchants.
Nov 26, 2013 - Province announces $200-M plan for south Perimeter Highway
Winnipeg Free Press: November, 26 2013 The NDP government outlined its five-year plan for the southwest Perimeter Highway today that includes reconstruction of the roadway from Portage Avenue to Brady Road and a new interstate-standard diamond interchange at Highway 3 at McGillivray Boulevard.
Nov 22, 2013 - PM Harper officially opens CentrePort Canada Way highway
Winnipeg Free Press: November 22, 2013 Prime Minister Stephen Harper officially opened the $212-million CentrePort Canada Way highway. The 9.1-kilometre four-lane expressway will provide a much more efficient route for truck traffic in and out of the city that’s concentrated in the area.
Nov 21, 2013 - Taking breast health farther researchers work on hand-held device
Winnipeg Free Press: November 21, 2013 Imagine a device so tiny it could be carried by hand into remote areas where women have no access to breast cancer detection. University of Manitoba Prof. Stephen Pistorius doesn't want to imagine that device -- he wants to make one.
Nov 21, 2013 - Local biz helps clothe our athletes
Winnipeg Free Press: November 21, 2013 Marissa's go-for-it spirit also won her the contract for the replica Olympic outerwear that was made in Asia and is now available at Hudson's Bay.
Nov 19, 2013 - Province, city reach $600-M deal to complete transitway by 2019
Winnipeg Free Press: November 19, 2013 The city and province have reached a deal to complete the Southwest Transitway by 2019 as part of a $600-million plan that also includes other Fort Garry infrastructure improvements.
Nov 18, 2013 - Manitoba Hydro to Sell $100M of Electricity to SaskPower
Chris D: November 18, 2013 SaskPower has inked a deal with Manitoba Hydro to purchase $100 million of electricity from the province over the next eight years.
Nov 18, 2013 - A renaissance in St. Boniface Retail, residential projects rising on ex-industrial sites
Winnipeg Free Press: November 18, 2013 A cluster of six industrial properties in Old St. Boniface is being given a new lease on life. The properties all share the same address -- 490 Rue Des Meurons -- and include a former International Laboratories/Color Your World paint factory, a former steel-cutting plant, a common area, and three vacant parcels of land immediately east of the other three properties.
Nov 16, 2013 - Planning strategy guides growth along city's rivers
Winnipeg Free Press: November 16 2013 Winnipeg's future identity will be linked to its rivers. A new report to city hall proposes a 20-year planning strategy to guide development along the Red and Assiniboine rivers.
Nov 12, 2013 - Small players take it up a notch
Winnipeg Free Press: November 12, 2013 It's not just the big players like Long Boat Development Corp. that are helping to fuel downtown revitalization. Some smaller property owners are also getting into the act.
Nov 12, 2013 - Local company hopes to gain edge in foreign markets with partnership
Winnipeg Free Press: November 12, 2013 A local agronomic-technology company is hoping to make further inroads into the European and Asian markets after entering into a new partnership with a U.S. irrigation-equipment manufacturer.
Nov 9, 2013 - Renovation industry continues to be strong
Winnipeg Free Press: November 9, 2013 In the past two months, both Scotiabank and TD Economics have published reports on the state of the renovation industry in Canada. Why? Renovation is good business and a major economic driver.
Nov 9, 2013 - Stratasys 3-D printers go to work building a car
Minneapolis Star Tribune: November 9, 2013 Kor Ecologic Inc. founder Jim Kor has been described as a shaggy introvert and hermit. Yet this Winnipeg engineer is out to change the world with the Urbee, a unique hybrid vehicle that dares to be plastic, can zip across the country on 10 gallons of fuel and is manufactured using a sophisticated 3-D printer
Nov 9, 2013 - Covering babies' Butz, GLOBALLY
Winnipeg Free Press: November 9, 2013 the local creator of a diaper-rash cream is being courted by distributors from some of the world's largest overseas markets.
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