Winnipeg in the News: The Best of the Best

To distill the most relevant economic development-related stories appearing in local newspapers, EDW also assembles a monthly roundup, called Winnipeg in the News, linked right to the source publication. These summary publications span from June 2013 to the present. 

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September, 2014

Hot in the kitchen business: Norcraft doubling the size of city plant
Winnipeg Free Press: September 30, 2014 This week, Norcraft announced its first major expansion in 10 years, which will more than double its Winnipeg plant to more than 130,000 square feet.

How a Winnipeg lab became an Ebola research powerhouse
CBC News Manitoba: September 22, 2014 If you ask why Winnipeg is such a player in Ebola research, the instant answer comes in the form of two names — Heinz Feldmann, the lab's first special pathogens chief and Gary Kobinger, his successor and the current branch chief.

Pumping life into downtown: Millions dedicated to attracting residents, businesses to Exchange-Waterfront
Winnipeg Free Press: September 12, 2014 The city's downtown development agency would like to see 1,300 new residents and a host of new retailers added to the downtown over the next three or four years, and it has nearly $8 million in new funding to try to make it happen.

CN opens centralized training centre
Winnipeg Free Press: September 10, 2014 Every new operations employee Canadian National Railways hires in Canada is now getting trained at a new $35-million training centre that officially opened Tuesday in Winnipeg.

City Beautiful
Winnipeg Free Press: September 2014 A three-part series the story of Winnipeg during the past century through the architectural ambition that built the city's skyline. City Beautiful includes hundreds of archival images, documents and videos, along with interviews with architects and architects.

Good things brewing: Beer firm's warehouse now customs-bonded
Winnipeg Free Press: September 4, 2014 Operating out of a 90,000-square-foot warehouse in a secret location in the CentrePort Canada Inc. footprint (the company does not like to advertise the fact it has a warehouse full of beer) WETT Sales is the third customs-bonded warehouse CentrePort Canada has helped establish, the other two choosing not to disclose that development.

The Forks ushers in new era: Opening of museum to transform destination
Winnipeg Free Press: September 2, 2014 The newly minted CEO of The Forks North Portage Development (FNPD) has some bold plans for the city's most popular tourist destination but first he's preparing for the most highly anticipated grand opening in its history -- the arrival of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Sept. 20.