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January 10, 2019, 5am PST
Impact fess, also known as growth fees, are creating controversy in the Canadian city of Winnpeg, even as the city prepares new infill development guidelines to quell development controversies in older neighborhoods.
CBC
November 3, 2018, 5am PDT
A Greyhound bus driver, like his father before him, wrote a song about his last time driving the bus he loves in Western Canada.
CBC News: The National (Via YouTube)
October 25, 2018, 2pm PDT
A carbon tax-and-dividend plan goes into effect on January 1 in the four Canadian provinces that don't price carbon emissions. Revenues will be rebated to residents, small businesses, and public institutions as Climate Action Incentive payments.
Bloomberg News
July 11, 2018, 8am PDT
The news that Greyhound will end service in most of Western Canada is a blow to mobility in rural communities.
Globe and Mail
December 24, 2017, 7am PST
Increasing the price of parking is among the initiatives Winnipeg is pursuing in an effort to make its downtown more livable.
Winnipeg Free Press
August 3, 2017, 5am PDT
The government of Canada is scrambling to build a policy in response to growing numbers of asylum seekers crossing the border between the United States and Canada.
The Globe and Mail
June 27, 2017, 1pm PDT
Want to engage kids in your summer city planning projects? 12-year-old Roman Borys gives some pointers on how to host a Minecraft lounge in your downtown.
PlaceShakers
April 5, 2016, 9am PDT
TransCanada, the company that hoped to build a Canada-to-Gulf Coast pipeline, now wants to build one to carry Bakken oil from North Dakota to Canada, transporting oil now hauled only by trains that have caused recent deadly explosions.
The Bismarck Tribune
April 4, 2015, 1pm PDT
What follows is a cautionary tale of how quickly downtown investment can go astray.
Winnipeg Free Press
February 14, 2013, 12pm PST
Light-weight, durable cars are the next frontier of 3D printing. Meet Urbee, the hybrid that, according to its inventor, will be the VW Bug of our century.
Twin Cities
April 27, 2012, 12pm PDT
Winnipeg's centrally-located and historic Osborne Village has topped the Canadian Institute of Planners' Great Places in Canada contest.
Winnipeg Free Press
September 27, 2011, 10am PDT
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, now under construction in Winnipeg, is drawing attention for its spectacular architecture and as a symbol of that city's revitalization.
Globe and Mail
May 19, 2011, 11am PDT
Detroit should look to a neighbor in the north for advice on rebounding from industrial decline, according to this piece from <em>New Geography</em>, which argues that Winnipeg has already paved the way.
New Geography
May 16, 2011, 11am PDT
Once the site of neglected and abandoned buildings, Winnipeg's downtown is now seeing a host of construction and renovation projects, thanks to its redevelopment corporation, new incentives, a mixed use zoning bylaw -- and a change in perceptions.
Globe and Mail
October 25, 2010, 8am PDT
An influx of federal infrastructure dollars -- which needed to be spent quickly for active transportation routes -- has Winnipeg divided over the way the improvements were carried out, heating up the race for Mayor [Video].
CBC - Tha National
August 13, 2010, 10am PDT
Recent developments in Winnipeg's historic warehouse district are coming under scrutiny after the district was places on an "Endangered Places" list.
Winnipeg Free Press
April 23, 2010, 1pm PDT
Winnipeg has been debating -- and studying-- rapid transit for decades. With the first leg of a BRT system finally under construction, critics are questioning the mayor's decision to fund yet another study on LRT.
The Winnipeg Free Press
January 28, 2009, 1pm PST
New statistics show that the province of Manitoba throws out more, recycles less and conserves less water than any other province in Canada.
The Globe and Mail
November 18, 2008, 9am PST
Canada's first national museum to be built outside Ottawa may not be receiving as many visitors as originally planned.
The Globe and Mail
October 8, 2008, 7am PDT
Recognizing a need for formal cooperation between the regions in the middle of North America, the author of this article calls for a North American Central Economic Region.
New Geography