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City of Winnipeg

The High Cost of Sprawl

Low density sprawl stretches the tax dollars of every resident. That fact could be used to support plans for more infill density, according to this article set in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

December 7, 2019 - Winnipeg Free Press

Manitoba

Infill Development Still a Tricky Proposition

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.

January 10, 2019 - CBC

Intercity Buses

A Music Video About a Last Greyhound Ride

A Greyhound bus driver, like his father before him, wrote a song about his last time driving the bus he loves in Western Canada.

November 3, 2018 - CBC News: The National (Via YouTube)

Carbon Emissions

Prime Minister Trudeau Extends Carbon Pricing Throughout Canada

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.

October 25, 2018 - Bloomberg News

Greyhound Leaving Western Canada

The news that Greyhound will end service in most of Western Canada is a blow to mobility in rural communities.

July 11, 2018 - Globe and Mail

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Winnipeg Reckons With Parking and Place

Increasing the price of parking is among the initiatives Winnipeg is pursuing in an effort to make its downtown more livable.

December 24, 2017 - Winnipeg Free Press

Olympic Stadium

Quebec Olympic Stadium Now a Shelter for Asylum Seekers from the U.S.

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.

August 3, 2017 - The Globe and Mail

Hosting a City Planning Minecraft Lounge for Kids

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.

June 27, 2017 - PlaceShakers

A Reversal of Direction for TransCanada

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.

April 5, 2016 - The Bismarck Tribune

Coming Soon to Downtown Winnipeg: Surface Parking Lots?

What follows is a cautionary tale of how quickly downtown investment can go astray.

April 4, 2015 - Winnipeg Free Press

The 3D-Printed Car: Passion Project Becomes Reality

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.

February 14, 2013 - Twin Cities

Winnipeg's Osborne Village Voted the Country's Top Neighbourhood

Winnipeg's centrally-located and historic Osborne Village has topped the Canadian Institute of Planners' Great Places in Canada contest.

April 27, 2012 - Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg's "Tower of Pisa"?

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.

September 27, 2011 - Globe and Mail

Winnipeg Offers Model For Detroit to Follow

Detroit should look to a neighbor in the north for advice on rebounding from industrial decline, according to this piece from New Geography, which argues that Winnipeg has already paved the way.

May 19, 2011 - New Geography

Downtown Winnipeg's Comeback

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.

May 16, 2011 - Globe and Mail

Winnipeg's "Bike Battle" Heats Up Mayoral Race

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].

October 25, 2010 - CBC - Tha National

Redevelopment Threatening Canada's "Pyramids on the Prairies"?

Recent developments in Winnipeg's historic warehouse district are coming under scrutiny after the district was places on an "Endangered Places" list.

August 13, 2010 - Winnipeg Free Press

Studying Light Rail to Death?

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.

April 23, 2010 - The Winnipeg Free Press

"Eco-Unfriendly" Manitoba?

New statistics show that the province of Manitoba throws out more, recycles less and conserves less water than any other province in Canada.

January 28, 2009 - The Globe and Mail

Winnipeg Poor Choice for National Museum?

Canada's first national museum to be built outside Ottawa may not be receiving as many visitors as originally planned.

November 18, 2008 - The Globe and Mail

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