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Billionaire Dad Suing Daughter Over Money

TORONTO — An Ontario business magnate is suing his daughter, two grandchildren and others for allegedly mismanaging the family’s assets and trust funds. Frank Stronach, the man who started the autoparts business Magna International, and his wife, Elfriede, have launched the lawsuit in Ontario Superior Court and said they have done so as a last…

OPINION: Two Judges, a Circus Sideshow and a Healing Lodge

Sudhir Sandhu is CEO of Manitoba Building Trades and Allied Hydro Council. His opinions are his own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Manitoba Post. I would wager lunch at the establishment of your choice on the proposition that more Canadians can name a US Supreme Court justice than a member of…

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Billionaire Dad Suing Daughter Over Money

TORONTO — An Ontario business magnate is suing his daughter, two grandchildren and others for allegedly mismanaging the family’s assets and trust funds. Frank Stronach, the man who started the autoparts business Magna International, and his wife, Elfriede, have launched the lawsuit in Ontario Superior Court and said they have done so as a last…

OPINION: Two Judges, a Circus Sideshow and a Healing Lodge

Sudhir Sandhu is CEO of Manitoba Building Trades and Allied Hydro Council. His opinions are his own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Manitoba Post. I would wager lunch at the establishment of your choice on the proposition that more Canadians can name a US Supreme Court justice than a member of…

Kate Fenske is The New Boss at Downtown Winnipeg Biz

The Board of Directors of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Fenske as the Chief Executive Officer of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ commencing October 1, 2018. Kate replaces Stefano Grande who recently accepted the role of CEO of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. “When we learned of Stefano…

Ford Recalls Two Million F-150 Pickup trucks

BUSINESS NEWS - Ford Motor is recalling two million F-150 pickup trucks in North America after reports of seat-belt fire smoke or fire. Fred Katayama has more information in this Reuters News video report.

More Direct Flights South for Winnipeg Sun Seekers

WINNIPEG - Good news for Winnipeg sun seekers this winter, you can fly non-stop to five new US destinations. Flair Airlines announced this week that new non-stop flights from Winnipeg and Edmonton, with most flights beginning December 15th. The new direct flights from Winnipeg include the following destinations: Las Vegas, Phoenix/Mesa, Orlando, St. Pete-Clearwater (Tampa),…

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ CEO is Moving On

Stefano Grande, CEO of Downtown Winnipeg BIZ announced his departure to take on new challenges. “It is with deep regret that we have accepted Stefano’s resignation as CEO of the Downtown Winnipeg Biz effective September 2018. While we always knew this day would inevitably come, we must now come to realize that we have to…

Construction Begins on New Hyatt Hotel

WINNIPEG - Construction is underway on a new Hyatt Hotel, Hyatt House Winnipeg Southwest, located in the Seasons of Tuxedo. Kothari Group and Hyatt announced the start of construction for a 135-room, six-story Hyatt House hotel this week. The Kothari Group will be developing and managing the hotel, further adding to its portfolio of hotels…

16 Winnipeg Businesses & People Receive BIZ Awards

WINNIPEG - The annual Business Improvement Zones Awards (BIZ) were handed out by Mayor Brian Bowman. A total of 16 individuals and organizations that have made contributions to enhance their local improvement zones were recognized. “Business improvement zones play an important role in building our city as well as enhancing pride in our city,” said…

Barbara Bowes is New Chair of Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council

WINNIPEG - Business woman, Barbara Bowes, has been appointed chair of the Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council (MWAC). “I look forward to the insight and guidance Barbara Bowes will bring in her new role and we will benefit greatly from the wisdom and experience she brings,” said Minister Rochelle Squires in a news release. “Manitobans will…

GrowForce Picks Winnipeg for Flagship Cannabis Facility

WINNIPEG – Tuesday morning GrowForce, a Canadian Cannabis company, announced it's cannabis cultivation facility will be in Winnipeg creating 150 to 200 new jobs. The new Winnipeg facility is the third GrowForce facility in Canada. The plan is to turn a 120,000 sq. ft. facility on 13 acres of land located in the St. Boniface…

Small Business Confidence Declines Again in Manitoba

WINNIPEG - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its latest monthly Business Barometer, which reveals optimism among Manitoba’s small business owners declined again in April to an index of 59.9, down from 61.2 in March. However, optimism remains above the national average index of 56.6. “It is concerning to see that Manitoba's small…

Province Helps RRC Purchase Stevenson Aviation Campus

WINNIPEG, MB - The Province is helping Red River College by supporting the College’s acquisition of its successful Stevenson Aviation Campus, Minister Ian Wishart announced. In a news release Wishart said, “Our government recognizes the leadership shown by Red River College in the purchase of their campus property, where they provide essential training for Manitobans…

Red River College Business Students Win Financial Competition

WINNIPEG, MB - Students from Red River College's Business Administration program won first place at the 2018 Canadian Institute of Financial Planners Case Challenge in Calgary. The team, Shelby Joss, Vitor Machado e Melo, Virginia Giesbrecht, and Shannon Krahn, competed against five teams from three other Colleges in the Western Canada division. “Competitions like this…

International Gaming Developer Announces $35 Million Winnipeg Studio

WINNIPEG, MB - A major announcement today for the Winnipeg economy, Video game leader, Ubisoft, will invest $35 Million into new offices and create 100 new jobs. Ubisoft announced their plans for a new phase in the company’s Canadian expansion, Ubisoft Winnipeg. The new Winnipeg studio joins a global network of more than 13,000 Ubisoft…

Manitoba Small Business Optimism Down in March

WINNIPEG, MB - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its latest monthly Business Barometer, which reveals optimism among Manitoba’s small business owners dropped in March to an index of 61.2, down from 63.2 in February. However, optimism remains slightly above the national average index of 60.7. “After modest gains in confidence over the…

Winnipeg Business Profile - The Portal is A “mind-blowing” experience

WINNIPEG, MB. - Ah yes, the fear of heights. It’s one of the most common phobias (followed by public speaking) with an estimated three to five per cent of the population suffering so-called acrophobia. For people with acrophobia, the sheer conversation of someone jumping out of an airplane, going up a ladder, bungee jumping or…

2018 Spirit of Winnipeg Award Winners

WINNIPEG, MB - The 2018 Spirit of Winnipeg Awards were handed out by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce at Club Regent Event Centre. Chosen by volunteer judges drawn from the business community, Award Winners and nominee's embody the ambitious, innovative, caring spirit of our city. Funding Change | Rising Star (Start Up) Award An ambitious…

Support Local - The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre

WINNIPEG, MB - The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre manages to pay homage to the historic building's past while reinventing itself daily. "Every day I ask 'am I in bride mode or corporate mode, or who am I today?'" says general manager, Janet Harder. "We see everything from awards shows to weddings to rooftop parties - you…

Getting Started With Medical Cannabis

WINNIPEG, MB - More and more people these days are turning to medical cannabis as a natural alternative to traditional opioids and other prescription medication. As the medical cannabis industry in Canada continues to evolve and mature, and the country marches towards cannabis legalization in the coming months, there are an ever-increasing number of medical…

Province Looking to Improve Access to Venture Capital

WINNIPEG, MB - The Manitoba government has issued a request for information (RFI) for an access to capital strategy and a request for pre-qualifications (RFPQ) for venture capital fund proposals to contribute to the development of a bold and modern new economic growth strategy, Minister Blaine Pederson announced in a news release. “Attracting new investment…

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