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Old Posted Apr 2, 2013, 10:55 PM
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I heard today that Princess Auto has been purchased by Canadian Tire.
Nothing in the news or financial sections of the Canadian Tire or Princess Auto web sites about this.
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Old Posted Apr 3, 2013, 6:55 AM
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I heard today that Princess Auto has been purchased by Canadian Tire.
I have not heard anything about this, but even if it is true, id find it an odd move for Canadian Tire to make.
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Old Posted Apr 9, 2013, 3:10 PM
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Canada Goose Opening Exchange District Factory

http://www.chrisd.ca/2013/04/09/cana.../#.UWQvAqLql8E
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Canada Goose Opening Exchange District Factory

http://www.chrisd.ca/2013/04/09/cana.../#.UWQvAqLql8E
This is great news, but I believe the address is outside both the City of Winnipeg definition of the Exchange District, and the definition of the Exchange District National Historic Site.
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This is great news, but I believe the address is outside both the City of Winnipeg definition of the Exchange District, and the definition of the Exchange District National Historic Site.
Yup, by a good 3-4 blocks.
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Sure hope Portage Place isn't one of them.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repor...ticle10961629/
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2013, 6:42 PM
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Sure hope Portage Place isn't one of them.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repor...ticle10961629/

Wouldn't surprise me,with the large exodus of retailers for this location.
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I heard today that Princess Auto has been purchased by Canadian Tire.
Turns out this is untrue. My apologies.
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City is "positioned" for the future

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What are we agreeing or disagreeing with? This article basically says that Economic Development Winnipeg is going to ramp up its marketing efforts and the CMHR will be a part of these marketing efforts.
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2013, 3:31 PM
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What are we agreeing or disagreeing with? This article basically says that Economic Development Winnipeg is going to ramp up its marketing efforts and the CMHR will be a part of these marketing efforts.
I believe disagree/agree means is "winnipeg positioned for the future with the current developements" Some listed are convention center expansion , (bringing in more buisness activity), CMHR(bringing in more tourism), EDW being involved with yes Winnipeg in developing future buisness partnerships around North America/South America,Possible future World Trade Center.

ECONOMIC Development Winnipeg -- by the numbers in 2012

2,110 -- outreach calls
28 -- investment success stories
132 -- Yes! Winnipeg partners
1,271 -- tourism sales calls
46 -- tourism proposals and bids
142 -- secured new conferences
34,735 -- future delegates
426,878 -- unique website visitors
379 -- media stories
$8.3 million -- earned media

I agree that much has been done, compared to previous years and much more (could be done)..It's just an opinon....Other will disagree
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East Lake Winnipeg business setting up shop. Good for employment in that area, hopefully all those trucks don't do too much damage to Hwy 59 hauling the sand to Winnipeg.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/bus...203733841.html
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2013, 1:34 PM
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East Lake Winnipeg business setting up shop. Good for employment in that area, hopefully all those trucks don't do too much damage to Hwy 59 hauling the sand to Winnipeg.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/bus...203733841.html
I am surprised that they would ship it all the way to Winnipeg for loading when they have to pass through Pine Falls .

CEMR has a rail line that ends in Pine Falls and I am sure the town of Pine Falls would welcome something there to replace the Tembec paper plant.
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never really would think 360 main is Winnipeg's "premier" office building, but it seems to me like artis is pretty aggressive! this article made my morning anyway:

"Raising the rent is a good sign

After decade of stagnation, net rental rates hit new high"


Net rental rates have hit a new high in one of the city's premier downtown office towers as landlords start to play catch up after nearly a decade of little or no increases.

The owners of 360 Main -- Winnipeg-based Artis Real Estate Investment Trust -- recently began asking a net rate of $20 per square foot for space in the highrise portion of its 32-storey building on the southwest corner of Portage Avenue and Main Street...

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http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/bus...204044361.html
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2013, 8:57 PM
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Winnipeg Boeing plant set to expand

By: Martin Cash Posted: 9:51 AM Wpg.Free Press


Boeing Canada's Winnipeg plant is expanding to build a large new aircraft part that will help reduce noise emissions for the 737 MAX by 40 per cent.

The 150,000 square foot expansion will grow the plant to 665,000 square feet, a 22 per cent increase

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Old Posted Apr 23, 2013, 9:49 PM
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but how much will the new 8% pst cost on this large expansion? Winnipeg is stagnating! an office tower can now make $130 mil a year ($20 x 650 000 square feet of the artis building) and we get 150k sqft of new warehousing.. all announced after the pst hike!
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2013, 11:29 PM
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but how much will the new 8% pst cost on this large expansion? Winnipeg is stagnating! an office tower can now make $130 mil a year ($20 x 650 000 square feet of the artis building) and we get 150k sqft of new warehousing.. all announced after the pst hike!
I hear what you are saying, but lets not pretend that 8% isn't massive (and I do not mean the rise from 7% to 8%, but the 8% total). Many firms operate on modest margins - you just do not have a lot of margin to give up before you are in real tough, especially when you have a situation in Ontario where you can get it back, and in Alberta where PST isn't in the equation. I do understand that there are also more factors in play then just PST and the ability to recover it, but it does not do anything for Manitoba's ability to be a competitive business climate.
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2013, 11:35 PM
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fact is, either you want to operate your business here or not. firms can get up and go in a day's notice but they are not. Winnipeg is still a cheap place to live and operate and offers a good quality of life. you can analyze it all you want but we still have the 6th highest margin of per capita head offices in canada, best neighbourhoods in Canada voted in (forks/Osborne), the best hospitals (grace/Victoria), best cabin country (no need to explain), new nhl, gorgeous museum, etc. argue it all you want, but there's still a lot of business happening here despite everyone saying the sky is falling.
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The sky is not falling. That is true. That was never my point. My point was that 8% is high. If you operate at a 30% margin (as an arbitrary baseline figure), there is not tons of wiggle room. The goal should never be to drive business costs up and trumpet cabin country, an NHL team and a fancy museum. The goal should always be to drive business costs down. Many businesses in Manitoba/Winnipeg do not have the ability to up and leave as you suggest. Sure, some do, but others are here for strategic reasons - mom and pops especially. I would hope that as a population, we would be supportive of making those firms more competitive, not less competitive.
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