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IHOP opens outlet in city, plans second one
Winnipeg Free Press: September 25, 2017 One of the world’s best-known breakfast chains — International House of Pancakes, IHOP for short, has finally arrived in Winnipeg.
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Two Firms Lease Building at Centreport Canada in Winnipeg, Canada
Area Development: September 21, 2017 A newly-constructed 56,000 square foot, multi-tenant building at 127 Mountainview Road in Brookside Business Park at CentrePort Canada is now fully leased, with tenants Goodman Manufacturing Group and Ply Gem Canada, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Pollard Banknote recognized for its industry-leading printed products September 21, 2017 Pollard Banknote is proud to announce that it is the recipient of several awards from the Printing Industries of America (PIA), which were presented at the 2017 Premier Print Awards Gala in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday, September 10. This recognition is testament to Pollard Banknote's expertise in providing quality products to its lottery customers. Among thousands of submissions from around the world, Pollard Banknote's products were the only lottery tickets selected, demonstrating the company's position in the market as a provider of products recognized for their quality both in the lottery industry and the broader print industry.
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Business booms for rental business
Winnipeg Free Press: September 21, 2017 Manitoba’s largest independently owned rental company — C&T Rentals and Sales Ltd. — is about to get even bigger. Company founder and president Ed Dwyer said on Thursday that the family-owned firm expects to make an expansion-related announcement within the next few months.
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True Temper Sports expands Winnipeg group's personalized-fit technology -- and NHL clients love it
Winnipeg Free Press: September 19, 2017 Only three years ago, Scott Van Horne was making premium, one-of-a-kind, custom-fitted hockey skates out of his basement. As he stepped up in 2015 to 1,700 square feet of space — shared with the skate sharpener/hockey pro shop Cutting Edge in 2015 — it still wasn’t clear just how much demand there would be for his $1,000 skates.
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True North unveils latest round of arena renovations
Winnipeg Free Press: September 18, 2017 There’s new floors, new ceilings, new lights, new signage, new concessions and a new aviation theme full of steel, rivets and glass. Throw in a new name — Bell MTS Place — and a new NHL season that kicked off Monday night with the Winnipeg Jets hosting the Minnesota Wild in their pre-season opener and what was old looked sparkling new again as hockey came back to town.
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Architects selected to design Winnipeg innovation centre
ReNew Canada: September 18, 2017 Red River College (RRC) in Winnipeg has awarded a $95-million Innovation Centre project to Diamond Schmitt Architects in joint venture with Number TEN Architectural Group. The 100,000-square-foot development will comprise new construction and incorporate a repurposed downtown heritage building to provide state-of-the-art facilities that will help create jobs, expand research, and foster innovation in the heart of Winnipeg’s Exchange District.
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Getting Za Pizza ball rolling: Two franchised outlets opening in coming weeks, with six or seven more expected within two years
Winnipeg Free Press: September 18, 2017 Fast-fired artisan pizzas aren’t the only thing Manly Cheung has cooking these days. The 34-year-old founder of Za Pizza Bistro is opening new Za restaurants at a dizzying pace — four this year alone in Winnipeg, including two new franchised outlets that are scheduled to open within the next three weeks.
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Revitalized downtown shines in tour: Heart of the city a hit with international economic development officials
Winnipeg Free Press: September 14, 2017 Winnipeg’s downtown was looking busy and smart as Susan Ainley of the Downtown Business Improvement Zone took a group of about 30 downtown economic development officials from all over the world on a walking tour. Some of the 600 delegates from the International Downtown Association’s conference in Winnipeg this week strolled up Carlton Street past the True North Square construction site with St. Mary’s Cathedral in the background, past Bell MTS Place and over to the Cube at Old Market Square and the Esplanade Riel.
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Why tyndall stone rocks: The history behind Winnipeg's downtown buildings
Winnipeg Metro: September 13, 2017 If “We Built This City” were about Winnipeg, the familiar refrain would have ended with "tyndall stone" instead of rock and roll. The light-coloured, mottled limestone was used in significant ways in some 1,800 projects in Manitoba, most of which are in Winnipeg, and many of which will be discussed Thursday during a "Tyndall Stone in the City" walking tour, offered by the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation and Winnipeg Public Library.
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Red River College forges ahead with new Innovation Centre
Winnipeg Free Press: September 12, 2017 Less than five months after Red River College initially announced plans to build a $95 million Innovation Centre just north of its Princess Street campus, site preparations for the building are already underway. The 100,000 square foot development will incorporate an existing building located across the street from the Roblin Centre on the north side of Elgin Street — the 100 year-old three-storey Scott Fruit Building which has heritage building status.
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Winnipeg office market strongest in 30 years: New developments are bolstering an already busy office market
Western Investor: September 12, 2017 A new report suggests that Winnipeg is seeing the strongest downtown office market in decades. Cushman & Wakefield forecasts Winnipeg’s current 4.3 per cent office vacancy rate will rise to the 7 per cent range by 2019, but this still places it among the lowest office vacancy rates in Canada.
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Province unveils $3M addition at Garden City Collegiate
CBC News Manitoba: September 12, 2017 The province formally unveiled a 650-square-metre addition dedicated to shops classes at a Winnipeg high school on Tuesday. The $3.1-million project at Garden City Collegiate will be home to a new building trades program at the school, which will offer college-level trades courses and apprenticeship opportunities.
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NW Winnipeg development moving on to Phase 2
Winnipeg Free Press: September 11, 2017 The 220-acre area north of McPhillips Street at Murray Avenue, running along where the future Chief Peguis Trail extension is expected to run, is the site of Aurora at North Point. In the next 10 years, the new development is expected to have approximately 1,200 new homes, parks, ponds, and commercial structures. Land developers Daytona Homes announced the completion of Phase One of the project on Sept. 7.
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Axe-worthy: Luthier puts Winnipeg on the guitar map with his dedication and designs
Winnipeg Free Press: September 9, 2017 On a routine basis, Winnipeg luthier Allan Beardsell ships his precision-built, custom-made instruments to music aficionados all over the globe. If you’re lucky, he might even deliver one to you, in person.
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Winnipeg-based bus maker New Flyer invests US$25M to expand Alabama plant
Canadian Manufacturing: September 7, 2017 Canadian bus maker New Flyer Industries Inc. is bolstering its manufacturing capabilities in the U.S. with a US$25 million investment in its Anniston, Alabama campus.
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New outlet rides farm-to-table trend
Winnipeg Free Press: September 7, 2017 A Winnipeg couple has opened a year-round indoor farmers market in the city to further tap into the growing popularity of locally produced food. The new store, called Fresh Local Fare, is a scaled-down, brick-and-mortar version of the online grocery store ( that Christina Dubuc and Nathan Steele have been operating for the past four years.
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U of M showcases alternative building materials
Manitoba Co-Operator: September 6, 2017 Biosystems engineers at the University of Manitoba are perfecting a self-contained unit which includes a biomass boiler that produces up to 56 kW of heat. The unit also has a Stirling engine integrated into the system that utilizes the heat to generate up to five kW electricity.
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DHL connects city to U.S. hub
Winnipeg Free Press: September 6, 2017 Winnipeg’s Richardson International Airport continues to grow as an air cargo hub, with German courier DHL significantly increasing its capacity. On Sept. 5, DHL connected Winnipeg to its U.S. hub in Cincinnati, Ohio, with daily weekday service using a B737-400F aircraft.
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Manitoba-China partnership a promising first for incubator
Winnipeg Free Press: September 6, 2017 The Manitoba Technology Accelerator has teamed up with a similar organization in the large central Chinese city of Hefei, which could lead to more Chinese investment in Canadian companies, as well as assistance to Canadian companies in penetrating the Chinese market.
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