Winnipeg's Latest Headlines
Each week, EDW links to important articles about Winnipeg’s economy, as gathered from the city’s most popular daily newspapers—the Winnipeg Free Press and the Winnipeg Sun—and occasionally from other sources as well.
If you’re looking for news stories relating to a specific company or sector, for example, our categorized news archive can focus your search on relevant articles we’ve collected since June 2011.
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Wawanesa makes mega-deal with Western Financial Group
Winnipeg Free Press: February 16, 2017
In what is the largest deal in its 121-year history, Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company is acquiring Western Financial Group and Western Life Assurance from Desjardins Financial Corporation for $775 million.The acquisition will add 157 locations and more than 1,700 employees to Wawanesa’s current workforce of 3,000.
Competition Bureau clears Bell-MTS deal
Winnipeg Free Press: February 15, 2017
BCE Inc. (Bell) has received all the regulatory approvals required to finalize its $3.9-billion acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS). The deal is set to close March 17.
EPH Apparel sees itself as more than just a clothier
Winnipeg Free Press: February 15, 2017
When EPH Apparel was formed seven years ago, its three young partners were clearly focused on initiating its peer group -- 22-to-35 year-old men -- to the concept of well-fitted, stylish suits at an affordable price. This spring, it's launching a new web-site with the hopes of cracking into the international market with an automation feature that will let people buy a custom suit on-line.
UFO condo begins boarding occupants
CBC News Manitoba: February 14, 2017
Starting this week, earthlings and other species with the right credit rating will start moving into that UFO-like condo that hovers next to the Disraeli Freeway. The unusual circular structure known as 62M Condos sits on 12-metre concrete columns at the corner of Waterfront Drive and MacDonald Avenue, giving occupants an out-of-this-world view of downtown, the North End and the Disraeli.
New Flyer positioned to weather the trade storm
Winnipeg Free Press: February 13, 2017
The commitment by President Trump to "pursue the strong trading relationship" between the U.S. and Canada was likely reassuring to Paul Soubry, the CEO of New Flyer. Despite its well-managed production and supply chain, there are not many companies in Manitoba more sensitized to the dynamic of U.S. trade policies than New Flyer Industries.
Premanufactured building panels are finding new aesthetic expression in Winnipeg
Canadian Architect: February 9, 2017
Architecture is shaped by its materials. As Marshall McLuhan put it, medium and message are inseparable. Today, architects are turning to new industrial materials for new aims: sustainability, constructability and cost-effectiveness. This is as true in Winnipeg, McLuhan’s hometown, as anywhere else.
Manitoba construction industry was booming in 2016, trend expected to continue this year
Winnipeg Free Press: February 8, 2017
Statistics Canada said just over $2.6 billion worth of residential and non-residential permits were issued by local municipalities in 2016. That was a 12.5 per cent increase from 2015’s total of $2.3 billion.
SkyCity Centre will be first to offer Class A office condos
Winnipeg Free Press: February 6, 2017
A Toronto developer is introducing a new product to the Winnipeg market this week — Class A office condominiums. Fortress Real Developments is marketing the 60,000 square feet of Class A office space in its 45-storey SkyCity Centre residential/commercial tower as condos, rather than as leased space.
Ex-Winnipegger's firm signs on to develop SkyCity condo
Winnipeg Free Press: February 6, 2017
The developers behind the proposed $200-million SkyCity Centre Winnipeg condominium tower still hope to begin construction this spring, although they admit they first have to finalize the design and sell a few more condos. Toronto-based Edenshaw Developments Ltd., whose president and CEO is a former Winnipegger, was unveiled Monday as the new SkyCity co-developer along with one of the original partners in the project — Fortress Real Developments.
$45-million aircraft maintenance contract to create new jobs in Winnipeg, MP says
CBC News Manitoba: February 3, 2017
A four-year, $45-million contract for military aircraft maintenance awarded to Winnipeg-based Standard Aero will result in new jobs and a boost to the local economy, says MP Doug Eyolfson. On Friday, Eyolfson announced Ottawa's decision to task the company with maintaining engines of two varieties of aircraft in the Canadian Armed Forces' fleet at the Standard Aero hub in Winnipeg.
Sub-zero temps give Winterpeg an advantage
Winnipeg Free Press: February 3, 2017
The economic and tourism benefits of being a winter city are huge, writes EDW president and CEO Dayna Spiring.
Local agency helping connect Chinese businesses with mainstream markets
Winnipeg Free Press: February 2, 2017
Fisher Wang, an applied math and economics graduate from the University of Manitoba, formed a marketing agency four years ago called IDO Media after starting a online portal as a hobby to provide information to recent Chinese immigrants to Canada while he was still in school.
StandardAero Signs PT6A/PW100 Engine MRO and Guaranteed LRU Exchange Partnership with Solenta
Aviation Pros: January 31, 2017
StandardAero has signed a new, exclusive, two-year partnership agreement with Johannesburg, South Africa-based Solenta Aviation Workshop Ltd., to provide a guaranteed LRU, MRO and exchange program to support Solenta’s PT6A/PW100 engine operations.
Richardson Pioneer buys crop-inputs facility in Saskatchewan
Winnipeg Free Press: January 31, 2017
Richardson Pioneer Limited has acquired an independent crop-inputs centre in Saskatchewan as it continues to expand its retail network in Western Canada. The company, which is a division of Winnipeg-based agribusiness giant Richardson International, announced Tuesday it has purchased the Crop First Agro facility in Grenfell for an undisclosed sum.
H&M opening store at Kildonan Place
Winnipeg Free Press: January 30, 2017
Popular fashion retailer H&M is opening a new store in Kildonan Place Shopping Centre. The Swedish company announced on Monday the new outlet will open late this spring in the Regent Avenue mall.
The City of Winnipeg and Economic Development Winnipeg team up to secure ‘winter city’ accreditation
EDW's Newsroom Blog: January 30, 2017
In a move to own its Winterpeg nickname in an overt and advantageous way, Winnipeg is now an accredited member‐city of the World Winter Cities Association for Mayors (WWCAM), a network of over 20 northern cities worldwide dedicated to promoting winter technologies and experiences.
Hochul Welcomes New Flyer’s New Manufacturing Center To Jamestown
Jamestown Post-Journal: January 26, 2017
On Thursday, state, county, city and local elected representatives welcomed New Flyer officials to Jamestown at their new production facility at 254 Fluvanna Ave., which was the former location of the Fluvanna Quality Markets. The ceremony included state Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul speaking about New Flyer selecting Jamestown for their new manufacturing facility.
U of M taking key role in province's innovation push
Winnipeg Free Press: January 25, 2017
The University of Manitoba has announced two critical new developments that will become key elements of the province’s innovation efforts in the coming years.
New Flyer lands three-year US$84M contract with Houston METRO
Canadian Manufacturing: January 25, 2017
Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of Winnipeg bus manufacturer New Flyer Industries Inc., has announced that the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) in Houston, Texas, has awarded the company a firm three-year contract for 139 commuter coaches.
New eco-friendly, high tech school in Waverley West
Global News Winnipeg: January 24, 2017
Over 550 students are now walking on geothermal heated floors and sitting in some the highest technology classrooms in the province. École South Pointe School, opened its doors earlier this month.