Winnipeg in the News
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.
Nov 9, 2013 - Firm eyes city for call centre; has job fair
Winnipeg Free Press: November 9, 2013 A call-centre company is prospecting in Winnipeg to see if there's enough interest from job-seekers to staff a 500-seat centre.
Nov 8, 2013 - Mr. Bones pizzeria back from the dead original owner oversees takeout's rebirth
Winnipeg Free Press: November 8, 2013 Brushing by the tombstones of Chi-Chi's, Branigan's and The Wagon Wheel, Mr. Bones Pizza has emerged from Winnipeg's restaurant graveyard.
Nov 6, 2013 - We like our beer - Industry brews tax revenues of $130.8 million, 3,658 local jobs
Winnipeg Free Press: November 6, 2013 Manitobans like to quaff beer, and that's a feel-good story for the local economy, according to a new report from the Conference Board of Canada. The report, entitled: From Farm to Glass: The Value of Beer in Canada, said Manitoba had the fifth-highest per capita consumption of beer in the country last year -- the equivalent of about 240 bottles per person.
Nov 6, 2013 - Winnipeg gearing up for 2014 Juno party
Winnipeg Free Press: November 6, 2013 Here in Winnipeg, "We Speak Music." In the months leading up to the 2014 Juno Awards, which will take place in Winnipeg from March 24 to 30, you'll be seeing that slogan a lot.
Nov 4, 2013 - OMG: local candy kings sign huge deal for U.S. distribution
Winnipeg Free Press: November 4, 2013 Winnipeg's kings of candy are expanding south of the border. Larry Finnson and Chris Emery, best known as the creators of Clodhoppers before selling the company in 2006, have signed a deal with Sam's Club in the U.S. to distribute their newest confectionary treat -- OMG's.
Oct 25, 2013 - Successful small businesses cater to the increased demand for healthy, well-priced local products
Winnipeg Free Press: October 25, 2013 Demand for yoga classes was growing at a double-digit pace in Canada, so Ida Albo and Rick Bel decided to convert the main floor and lower level of the former Carleton Club on Fort Street into Canada's largest yoga centre. Yoga classes are a good example of the kind of products and services health-conscious Canadians are looking for these days.
Oct 23, 2013 - Province invests $536K in composites research centre
Winnipeg Free Press: October 23, 2013 The Composites Innovation Centre (CIC) is celebrating its 10th anniversary today with the announcement that the province is investing an additional $536,000 in the research centre.
Oct 21, 2013 - CentrePort welcomes firm's $4.8-M buy-in
Winnipeg Free Press: October 21, 2013 The owner of an industrial park within the CentrePort footprint has as good a sense as anyone about the level of demand that exists for industrial land within the inland port.So it's a vote of confidence in CentrePort Canada that the Alberta-based investor Olexa Developments is building a 44,000-square-foot multi-tenant industrial building in the Brookside Business Park before all the tenants have been identified.
Oct 18, 2013 - Working steadily on sustainable paper mill
Winnipeg Free Press: October 18, 2013 There has not been a new paper mill built in North America for close to 40 years and the last one built has been decommissioned. But that doesn't scare Jeff Golfman away from his dream of building a paper mill in Manitoba that will make 100 per cent tree-free, chlorine-free, sulphur-free wheat-straw paper.
Oct 18, 2013 - A lift for StandardAero - city firm gets $100M to service U.S. military engines
Winnipeg Free Press: October 18, 2013 StandardAero has landed a contract for close to $100 million to service Pratt & Whitney Canada engines on U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy trainer aircraft. The maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) contract is with Dyncorp International, the prime contractor to the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) program, which uses the Beechcraft T-6C Texan II aircraft.
Oct 11, 2013 - Bombardier scouts city for partners in innovation
Winnipeg Free Press: October 11, 2013 Officials from Bombardier Aerospace, the third-largest aircraft manufacturer in the world, were in Winnipeg this week looking for partners.Bombardier executives met with officials from Bristol Aerospace, a division of Magellan Aerospace, the Composites Innovation Centre and several smaller Winnipeg firms.
Oct 7, 2013 - The NHL, Ikea. Now Manitoba's big city gets serious about attracting business
Western Investor: October 7, 2013 With Winnipeg having already secured the return of the National Hockey Leaque and the arrival of Ikea, what does the city have in store for an encore? Plenty, it appears.There are more than $2 billion worth of infrastructure projects currently on the go in the Manitoba capital, according to the latest building-permit figures.
Oct 3, 2013 - Engineering students turning heads - U of M group's automotive work praised
Winnipeg Free Press: October 3, 3013 (SAE used to stand for the Society of Automotive Engineers, but now it encompasses all manner of vehicles, including aerospace.) The U of M has the second-largest chapter in the world, and this year 130 to 150 engineering students are building vehicles to compete in four SAE collegiate design series.
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