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Winnipeg's bus manufacturers expect to coast through any NAFTA changes
CBC News Manitoba: August 19, 2017
As negotiations start into U.S. President Donald Trump's demand to reopen the North American Free Trade Agreement, Winnipeg's bus manufacturers say they're well positioned to weather any storm that may come out of the NAFTA talks thanks to preparations already made to meet strict U.S. protectionist policies.
Perfect partners in reinventing the wheel: Selkirk company salvages steel rims while its Winnipeg ally recycles rubber tires
Winnipeg Free Press: August 19, 2017
For more than a decade, two local companies have enjoyed what, in many ways, is the perfect partnership. Selkirk-based Gerdau Recycling Manitoba collects wheels of all sizes, shreds the steel rims, then melts down the steel and uses it to make a variety of new products, including grader blades and elevator guide rails.
Manitobans in late 20s confident about home ownership: survey
Winnipeg Free Press: August 18, 2017
Manitoba is one of the best places to be if you're a peak millennial hoping to buy a home, according to a new national survey by Royal LePage. In its Peak Millennial Survey report released on Thursday, the real estate firm said Manitoba and Saskatchewan are two of the more affordable regions in the country for peak millennials — those between the ages of 25 and 30 years — to purchase a home.
Manitoba sports still winning: Canada Games leave behind new athletic centre, upgrades and equipment for province
Winnipeg Free Press: August 15, 2017
The Canada Summer Games officially wrapped up Sunday, but its legacy will be felt for decades. "As we start to see these Games slowly fade in the rearview mirror, we’re fortunate to have some lasting legacy pieces not only to help us remember, but they’ll also help us develop sport in Winnipeg and Manitoba for many years to come," Mayor Brian Bowman said at a Tuesday press conference.
New Flyer wins contract to provide Edmonton with 110 clean diesel buses
CBC News Manitoba: August 15, 2017
New Flyer Industries Canada ULC has won a contract to provide the City of Edmonton with 110 clean diesel heavy-duty transit buses, as well as options by the city to purchase an additional 120 buses. The company says the buses will be deployed on the Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) network starting 2018, supporting routes that move more than 300,000 people per day.
New Flyer advances production of US$411.8M Philadelphia bus contract
Canadian Manufacturing: August 14, 2017
Winnipeg busmaker New Flyer Industries Inc. has announced that its U.S. subsidiary, New Flyer of America Inc., is advancing production of 105 Xcelsior diesel-electric buses for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). The order is the second installment of a US$411.8 million five-year contract for 525 of the forty-foot hybrid buses, approved by SEPTA in May 2016.
Downtown Commons: the sequel University of Winnipeg spearheads new mixed-income residential project
Winnipeg Free Press: August 14, 2017
The University of Winnipeg is hoping to duplicate the success of the city’s first truly mixed residential complex — the 102-unit Downtown Commons — by building another one less than a block away. The proposed new tower would be similar in size to the original 14-storey, $30-million tower and would be built on property the university recently acquired at the corner of St. Mary Avenue and Good Street.
Farmer about to flip the switch on largest solar-energy system in the province: Rebates and hydro rate increases making renewable energy very attractive
Winnipeg Free Press: August 12, 2017
A southern Manitoba dairy farmer is about to lay claim to having the largest solar-energy system in the province, but his reign as solar champ will be short-lived. As early as next month, Hans Gorter’s new 175-kilowatt, solar photovoltaic (PV) system near Otterburne will be surpassed by a 200-kilowatt system being installed at the Tallpine Lodges in West Hawk Lake.
Firm draws big profits going with the grain: Equipment manufacturer reaps what it sowed
Winnipeg Free Press: August 11, 2017
Grain-handling equipment manufacturer Ag Growth International (AGI) has reported record sales and profit for the second quarter and expects more of the same in the second half of the year. The Winnipeg-based company announced on Thursday that sales for the three-month period ended June 30 jumped by 55 per cent to $222.2 million from $143.5 million in the same period last year.
New Flyer posts strong results, says bus sales are on a roll
Winnipeg Free Press: August 10, 2017
Busmaker New Flyer Industries has reported a 40.7 per cent increase in net earnings for the first six months of 2017. The Winnipeg-based company, which is North America’s largest transit bus and highway coach manufacturer and parts distributor, said Wednesday net earnings, or profit, for the first six months of the year reached $80.7 million, or $1.30 per share. That compares with $57.4 million, or 99 cents per share, in the first half of 2016.
New place to grab a bite downtown: Browns Socialhouse to open across from arena
Winnipeg Free Press: August 8, 2017
The final piece in the downtown Centrepoint development — a Browns Socialhouse restaurant and bar — is nearing completion. The 7,000-square-foot outlet, which is located on the main floor of the development’s main tower, is slated to open Sept. 5.
Mexican street-food restaurant setting up downtown: Mexican mini-chain picks Winnipeg for its first location outside Ontario
Winnipeg Free Press: August 4, 2017
A Mexican street-food restaurant mini-chain that offers customers a tantalizing mix of food, drink, art and music has chosen downtown Winnipeg as the site for its first outlet outside Ontario. Monarch & Misfits, a Toronto-based restaurant operator that has four La Carnita restaurants in the Greater Toronto Area, is taking over the former Fox & Fiddle English-style pub/eatery space at 456 Main St.
Manitoba aerospace industry gets $10M lift from federal government
CBC News Manitoba: August 3, 2017
Manitoba's aerospace industry is getting a boost from the federal government. The federal Liberals are investing $10 million to expand the Centre for Aerospace Technology and Training and create a new space at Red River College dubbed the Smart Factory, Navdeep Bains, minister of innovation, science and economic development, said Wednesday.
Parkade, retail complex set to rise: work on project planned for St. Regis Hotel site expected to start this fall
Winnipeg Free Press: August 2, 2017
Construction is expected to get underway in November on a new $18-million to $20-million parkade/retail complex on the former St. Regis Hotel property on Smith Street.
Richardson International soaring: airport passenger numbers have risen for 14 straight months
Winnipeg Free Press: July 31, 2017
The Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) is flying high these days. The non-profit organization that operates Winnipeg Richardson International Airport has reported an 8.8 per cent increase in passenger volumes for the second quarter of this year, marking 14 consecutive months of positive passenger growth.
Sterling Silver: Manitoba businessman is big on denim
Winnipeg Free Press: July 29, 2017
There is likely no industry that eats its own more than the fashion industry. Over the last 50 years, blue jeans were always one of the safest bets in that world. That’s not to say blue jeans don’t also periodically fall out of favour. As the long-time head of Western Glove Works, Bob Silver (part-owner of the Winnipeg Free Press) likely knows as much about the blue-jean business as anyone.
Businesses looking to boom from Games: City and province could see $100M or more in economic impact
Winnipeg Free Press: July 27, 2017
Enthusiasm remains high that the Canada Summer Games will provide a major boost for what has already been a busy summer in the city’s hospitality and tourism-related industries.
Manitoba must focus on advanced manufacturing
Winnipeg Free Press: July 27, 2017
In Winnipeg and Manitoba, advanced manufacturing is one of the sectors proven to power economic growth, supplying high-value products to prime players in packaging, ground transportation, farm machinery and aerospace. The past decade has given rise to dramatic shifts within the local advanced manufacturing ecosystem, and Economic Development Winnipeg (EDW) has been challenged to better understand the new technologies and catalysts moving the sector forward.
A new name for NewLeaf: Low-cost carrier now officially Flair Airlines
Winnipeg Free Press: July 25, 2017
It was exactly a year to the day that the first NewLeaf Travel Company flight took off from Hamilton to Winnipeg. On Tuesday, the NewLeaf name was retired and Canada’s first ultra-low-cost airline is now officially called Flair Airlines.
Developer opts for office space in Osborne Street building
Winnipeg Free Press: July 24, 2017
A plan to convert the top two floors of the former Osborne Village Inn into micro-apartments has been scrapped. Instead, they will be redeveloped as boutique office space, one of the listing agents for the Osborne Street property said.