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Meditek helps hospitals save: Winnipeg-based company introduces linen-management technology
Winnipeg Free Press: June 29, 2017 When it comes to operating costs at hospitals and medical facilities, every little bit helps. Meditek, a family-owned Winnipeg hospital equipment distribution company that handles thousands of different products, now has automated equipment available for the the first time in Western Canada that addresses the issue of controlling linens.
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Meditek helps hospitals saveWinnipeg-based company introduces linen-management technology

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Here comes the boom — again: Five new hotel projects slated for development over next few years
Winnipeg Free Press: June 26, 2017 Manitoba’s hotel industry is about to go through another growth spurt, with at least five new projects underway or in the works for the next few years, a report from Stevenson Advisors says. The projects include the construction of four hotels and the expansion of an existing one to create a dual-hotel property.
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Philip Glass headlining 2018 Winnipeg New Music Festival
Winnipeg Free Press: June 23, 2017 Philip Glass, considered one of the most influential classical music composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, will be the headline performer and focus of the 2018 Winnipeg New Music Festival in January.
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Dust into dollars for Winnipeg company
Winnipeg Free Press: June 20, 2017 A Winnipeg company that has been selling environmentally friendly dust-control products to mining and industrial facilities all over the world is hoping a new organic formulation will now become the go-to choice for dust suppression on unpaved roadways. On Monday, Cypher Environmental opened a production facility for its new formulation, Dust Stop Municipal Blend (DSMB).
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Lowe's to open first Winnipeg store in city's southwest
Winnipeg Free Press: June 19, 2017 Lowe’s has confirmed its long-rumoured entry into the Winnipeg market with plans to open a $34-million big-box store within a stone’s throw of a Rona store it also owns in southwest Winnipeg. The new 95,000-square-foot store, which is slated to open early next year, will be built in the Linden Ridge Shopping Centre on the southeast corner of the intersection of Kenaston and McGillivray boulevards.
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Direct Liquidation Winnipeg looks to further tap into a city of bargain hunters
Winnipeg Free Press: June 19, 2017 Winnipeggers are once again demonstrating how much they love a bargain. Less than a year after opening a new retail liquidation store in the city, a local company — Direct Liquidation Winnipeg — has moved into a new space that’s nearly triple the size of its original location in order to keep up with the growing demand for its products from bargain-hungry Winnipeggers.
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City draws real estate pros from Canada, U.S.
Winnipeg Free Press: June 15, 2017 About 50 senior real estate professionals from across the United States and Canada spent the week in Winnipeg. But they weren’t scouting potential properties, they were hunkered down in the classroom. They were here to take the prestigious Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) course, which typically is conducted every two years in Chicago. It was the first time it was held outside the U.S.
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River Heights pizzeria gets new look but stays true to its successful roots
Winnipeg Free Press: June 15, 2017 If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Pizzeria Gusto, a popular River Heights destination since 2008, clearly didn’t need a big overhaul. A frequent fixture on Canada-wide best-of lists, the venue has recently undergone a slight expansion and a smart new interior redesign. At the same time, Jesse Friesen, who’s been head chef for over a year now, has tweaked the menu just a little while remaining true to the resto’s original mission.
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Acquisition boosts North West Company sales
Winnipeg Free Press: June 15, 2017 Last year’s acquisition of a leading retailer/wholesaler in the British Virgin Islands is paying dividends for Winnipeg-based North West Company Inc. The junior department store operator released its first-quarter results on Wednesday, which showed sales for the quarter were up 8.6 per cent from a year earlier to $476.8 million.
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Manitoba realtors have an answer for foreign home buyers, send them our way
Financial Post: June 14, 2017 If Toronto and Vancouver have a problem with international property buyers, Manitoba realtors have an answer for them. Chris Pennycook, the president of the Manitoba Real Estate Association, said his province is ready to accept more immigrants into its borders and is happy to also take on investors with money coming from abroad.
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Winnipeg embracing the Canada Summer Games, organizers say
Winnipeg Metro: June 11, 2017 For Jeff Hnatiuk, the Canada Summer Games are a long time in the making. Now just a little over a month from kicking-off, he says nearly everything is in place. With the Canada Summer Games just over a month away, the event’s president and CEO Jeff Hnatiuk’s four years of planning are finally falling into place.
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North Forge Ramp Up Weekend gives entrepreneurs leg up
Winnipeg Sun: June 10 Bryce North had struck out a few times in the business world before he paid $100 and entered the North Forge Ramp Up Weekend in Winnipeg back in 2015.A man with a penchant for pitching ideas, North came prepared, snagged a couple engineers to work alongside him and a simple, yet ingenious idea was developed over the 55-hour time limit.
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Pitch perfect: Ramp Up Weekend gives entrepreneurs time to shine
Winnipeg Free Press: June 9, 2017 On Sunday evening, more than a dozen new businesses created over the course of the previous 55 hours will make their final pitch to judges in the 10th iteration of Ramp Up Weekend and it will be open to the public for the first time.North Forge Technology Exchange, the business incubator that’s become the engine behind the Winnipeg startup scene, organizes the Ramp Up Weekend events.
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New Alzheimer care centre on the way to Winnipeg
Global News Winnipeg: June 8 , 2017 The first step towards construction of a $7.6 million facility dedicated to Alzheimer’s care in Winnipeg kicked off Thursday with a sod-turning. The project will see the existing 60-bed Alzheimer care facility at the Riverview Health Centre renovated to “meet present day Alzheimer design” and a new building developed on the grounds.
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Torrid pace for condo construction
Winnipeg Free Press: June 8, 2017 Housing starts data released Thursday by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) show there were 1,102 new condominium starts recorded during the first five months of 2017 in the Winnipeg Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), which included Winnipeg and 10 neighbouring municipalities.
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May sees boom in resale-homes market
Winnipeg Free Press: June 7, 2017 Winnipeg's resale-homes market was on fire in May, setting a record for the most properties sold in a single month.A total of 1,696 properties changed hands through the local Multiple Listing Service, the Winnipeg Realtors Association (WRA) said Wednesday.
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Flair takes over New Leaf's operations
Winnipeg Free Press: June 7, 2017 Flair Airlines of Kelowna has acquired the assets of Winnipeg-based New Leaf Travel Co., formalizing the relationship that has been in existence since New Leaf launched Canada's first ultra low-cost carrier business a year ago. Chris Lapointe, vice-president of commercial operations for Flair, the company that actually operates the planes New Leaf was selling seats on, said plans were in place from the beginning of the relationship to bring the two companies together.
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Games have tourism industry expecting a strong summer
Winnipeg Free Press: June 7, 2017 It’s shaping up to be another banner year for Winnipeg’s tourism industry, thanks in part to the city hosting another major sports event — the 2017 Canada Summer Games.
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Satisyfing Kurios-ity: Cirque du Soleil comes to Winnipeg with high-flying spectacle
CBC News Manitoba: June 6, 2017 Gathering under a big top to gasp and gawk at the wonders of a circus seems very quaint these days. And Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities — a 2014 show from Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil, making its first appearance in Winnipeg — is in some respects a throwback. It's also, though, a stunningly inventive and modern take on the circus.
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