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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November 2015

Grey Cup brings economic boost to Winnipeg
CTV News Winnipeg: November 29, 2015 A sold-out grey cup means economic benefits for Winnipeg. Teams and fans arrived earlier this week to get acclimatized to Winnipeg.

Winnipeg downtown in period of unprecedented growth, study finds
CBC News Manitoba: November 24, 2015 The Institute of Urban Studies (IUS) at the University of Winnipeg said there has been unprecedented growth in the city's core over the last decade.

Manitoba announces $15M for Inuit Art Centre at Winnipeg Art Gallery
CBC News Manitoba: November 20, 2015 The Manitoba government is giving a $15-million boost to a unique centre, dedicated to showcasing Inuit art, that will be built at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Best Trips 2016
National Geographic: November 20, 2015 Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba, doesn’t usually find its way onto bucket lists. This multicultural, multilingual metropolis of 800,000, affectionately called the Peg by locals, blipped onto international radar screens in 2014 when the Canadian Museum for Human Rights opened here, and again this past summer when the FIFA Women’s World Cup passed through.

Seeds of entrepreneurship sprouting
Winnipeg Free Press: November 17, 2015 In terms of the perceived effect on the community, entrepreneurship’s light is probably shining as bright as it ever has in Manitoba. This week is the seventh annual Global Entrepreneurship Week and it will be the first time both the city and the province will officially recognize the event.

Province partners with Canada Goose
Winnipeg Free Press: November 17, 2015 Canada Goose has opened a second manufacturing plant in Winnipeg that will add about 300 new jobs by the end of 2017. With 450 employees who work at its five-year-old Bannatyne Avenue plant, the company has the potential to grow its Winnipeg workforce to 1,000.

New Flyer acquires Motor Coach Industries in blockbuster bus deal
Winnipeg Free Press: November 10, 2015 New Flyer Industries Inc. announced this morning it will buy Motor Coach Industries International Inc. for $455 million.

In human capital management, Ceridian leads by example
The Globe and Mail: November 9, 2015 As one of the fastest-growing human capital management technology providers, Winnipeg-based Ceridian Canada Ltd. is very much in the business of helping other companies find, engage, develop and pay talented employees.

Lowest unemployment rate in Canada? Right here in Manitoba
Winnipeg Free Press: November 6, 2015 Manitoba now boasts the lowest unemployment rate in the country as its economy added more new jobs in October and oil industry woes continued to dampen employment growth in Saskatchewan and to wipe out jobs in Alberta.

Experienced utility man
Winnipeg Free Press: November 6, 2015 The former president of Manitoba operations at MTS left that position Oct. 31. On Thursday, he was named the new president and CEO of Manitoba Hydro. Shepherd, 56, may not have any experience in the energy sector, but he is an electrical engineer, and he has experience in senior management with a provincial Crown corporation after 20 years with SaskTel.