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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January, 2015

Pulse flour may be next hit
Winnipeg Free Press: January 24, 2015 The Canadian International Grains Institute (CIGI) recently finished Phase 1 of a five-year federally funded project on pulse-flour milling and utilization and is about to move into Phase 2.

City projects established to continue growth in thriving tech community
Winnipeg Free Press: January 17, 2015 Mayor Brian Bowman officially re-named a portion of Adelaide Street in the West Exchange District, Innovation Alley, further galvanizing his reputation as a champion of the start-up community.

Businesswomen leading by example
Winnipeg Free Press: January 16, 2015 There was a celebratory atmosphere in the large main-floor meeting room at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg on Thursday, with close to 600 women in attendance at the inaugural (and likely annual) SheDay event.

Going against the flow
Winnipeg Free Press: January 8, 2015 With crude futures collapsing to the lowest level in five years, the Richardsons' Tundra Oil & Gas unit last month agreed to buy 550 wells in Manitoba, part of a $410-million divestiture of Canadian assets by EOG Resources. Tundra's biggest purchase ever will boost its output this year by one-third to 32,000 barrels a day, and chief executive officer Ken Neufeld said he remains on the lookout for more deals.

Manitoba ranks twice on Top 10 megaproject list
Winnipeg Sun: January 9, 2015 ReNew Canada's ninth annual Top 100 Projects report found mega-project spending on the rise for 2015, growing to $157.9 million, a 12% increase over 2014.

City robotics firm gets jump in Australia
Winnipeg Free Press: January 8, 2015 The Winnipeg company whose robotic pharmacy units continue to garner industry-leading rankings has now received full regulatory clearance in Australia ahead of the competition.

Smart homes from smart guy
Winnipeg Free Press: January 2, 2015 One of Winnipeg's newest startups can thank sticker shock for its existence. Salman Qureshi was building a home three years ago in St. Norbert and asked about adding some smart-home features to the project. The answer startled him. And then inspired him.