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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May, 2015

Telecom firm will be heard
Winnipeg Free Press: May 26, 2015 Flexity Solutions Inc. is opening a Western Canada head office in Winnipeg that includes an $11-million investment in a cloud-based computing/data centre.

Getting entrepreneurs to collaborate
Winnipeg Free Press: May 15, 2015 Jeff Ryzner wants to help moonlighting entrepreneurs find out as quickly as possible whether they should quit their day jobs. The interim president of the Eureka Project is looking to change things up at the technology incubator at the University of Manitoba's SmartPark.

Steady pace pays off: Winnipeg's economic growth second-best in West
Winnipeg Free Press: May 15, 2015 Winnipeg's classic steady-growth economy is sometimes enough to get ahead of the pack. The Conference Board of Canada's latest metropolitan forecast shows Winnipeg is expected to have the strongest growth rate of any city in Western Canada -- not counting Vancouver -- in 2015 at 2.5 per cent.

Forks Market getting facelift
Winnipeg Sun: May 12, 2015 The Forks Market is getting a $2.5-million makeover of its centre court and atrium. The renovations, which start Wednesday, include introducing a craft beer and wine kiosk and five new food vendors, which have yet to be chosen.

The End of Ebola?
Winnipeg Free Press: May 9, 2015 Kobinger and Dr. Xiangguo Qiu, a Canadian Public Health Agency biologist at the lab, were recently nominated for the $100,000 Manning Innovation Award for their work on ZMapp, a promising antibody-based therapeutic to treat the Ebola virus disease.

New operation expands StandardAero's footprint
Winnipeg Free Press: May 8, 2015 StandardAero is adding a strategic new business line to its already extensive operation for gas turbine engine maintenance repair and overhaul around Richardson International Airport. The company, owned by Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Ltd., is making a multimillion-dollar investment in Winnipeg.

New tech device for guru
Winnipeg Free Press: May 6, 2015 Tony Havelka has been working on the fringe of high-technology wearable computer consumer gear for more than 20 years in Winnipeg, and he's still at it.

Welcome (back) to the Manitoba Moose
Winnipeg Free Press: May 4, 2015 Just as they did when they brought the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg and named them the Jets, True North Sports & Entertainment stuck with tradition in rebranding the AHL team it’s bringing back to the city for next hockey season.

Hope soars with new jet fuel-tax rebate
Winnipeg Free Press: May 2, 2015 The president of the Winnipeg Airports Authority believes the just-announced savings of 3.2 cents per litre on jet fuel purchased in Manitoba could convince some international carriers to include Winnipeg on their flight plans.

Centre putting the pedal to the... bio-fibre
Winnipeg Free Press: May 1, 2015 The 12-year-old Composites Innovation Centre is launching the world's only bio-fibre grading system, creating what could become a global database detailing the distinctive properties of bio-fibres from thousands of different crop varieties.