Driving home auto dealers' economic impact

On Thursday, it released the consulting firm's 32-page report, which shows the association's 110 members produced $750.6 million of gross domestic product (GDP) for the provincial economy in fiscal 2013-14...full story

Lowest unemployment rate in Canada? Right here in Manitoba

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...full story

Seeing our forest for the trees

As Winnipeg's trees drop their leaves and brace themselves for another winter, the full effects of the city's tireless battle against Dutch elm disease has revealed itself once again. Trees resigned to their ultimate fate wear an orange dot of paint like a scarlet letter, and significant gaps can now be seen in the once-continuous tree canopy that rises above many of the city's neighbourhoods...full story

Winnipeg's Enoteca named one of Canada's best new restaurants

Enoteca, which opened in August 2014, is the second Winnipeg restaurant operated by chef Scott Bagshaw, who also runs Deseo on Osborne Street and is opening a third establishment, Maque, on Stafford Street...full story

New Power Smart program for Manitoba's small businesses to lower utility bills

Thousands of small independent businesses across the province, from family restaurants to small retail shops, are expected to participate in Manitoba Hydro's new Power Smart* Shops Program aimed at lowering energy and water bills, Jobs and Economy Minister Kevin Chief said today...full story

‘A future of participation over isolation’: Harper praises vast Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal

Canada has signed on to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which creates the largest trading bloc in the world. The federal government will also spend billions of dollars to support Canadian farmers as part of an accord that will have immediate implications on the election campaign...full story