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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
September 13, 2008, 5am PDT
The government of Manitoba hopes to take advantage of Winnipeg's location near the geographic centre of North America to build an "inland port" to funnel imports through the continent on improved highways and rail links.
Winnipeg Free Press
September 10, 2008, 1pm PDT
Winnipeg, for years Canada's largest urban center without rapid transit, has just announced the construction of a bus rapid transit system with associated transit-oriented development.
The Winnipeg Free Press
August 24, 2008, 5am PDT
Its present form taken only 36 years ago with the amalgamation of 12 municipalities, Winnipeg has still to evolve an "urban culture", argues Nick Ternette.
The Winnipeg Free Press
August 18, 2008, 10am PDT
Jeff Speck, author of <em>Suburban Nation</em>, spoke recently at a conference in Winnepeg. 'Just as we have come to recognize that 'we are what we eat', there is a growing belief that 'we are where we live,' says Speck.
The Vancouver Sun
August 5, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>In the aftermath of a grisly and unprovoked murder on a Greyhound Bus, Transport Canada and municipalities are looking at how to improve security on buses and trains.</p>
The Montreal Gazette
July 7, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>The Red River Floodway, built in the 1960s to protect the City of Winnipeg from flooding, has been named by the International Association of Macro Engineering Societies as one of the engineering wonders of the world.</p>
The Winnipeg Free Press
June 22, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>An international film festival favorite, Guy Maddin's hard-to-classify documentary "My Winnipeg" revels in and at the same time mocks the Canadian city's mythologies.</p>
The Globe & Mail
April 22, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>The Winnipeg Free Press responds to the announcement that the city's top planning post has been given to a developer.</p>
The Winnipeg Free Press
April 21, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Winnipeg, Manitoba has selected a local developer to fill the city's top planning job, with some left wondering what direction the city's growth will take under the new director.</p>
Winnepeg Free Press
October 11, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Winnipeg is the first Canadian city to get an Evos climbing structure, which keeps kids challenged while satisfying strict Canadian safety regulations.</p>
The Winnipeg Free Press
October 3, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>More than 40 years of revitalization efforts have failed to "fix" downtown Winnipeg. Now a host of new developments -- many of them private or the result of downtown campus expansion plans -- may finally create a vibrant core for the city.</p>
The Winnipeg Free Press
May 3, 2007, 9pm PDT
<p>The City of Winnipeg is trying to create incentives for downtown housing development in an attempt to increase the population density of its urban core.</p>
Downtown Winnipeg Biz
June 28, 2006, 7am PDT

Does your city have a Plan B?

Jessica Roder
March 3, 2006, 7am PST
A recent article in Canada's national newspaper pointing out the sad state of Winnipeg's downtown has ignited debate about what's wrong, and how to fix it. Dallas Hansen believes car culture is to blame.
The Winnipeg Free Press
February 28, 2006, 8am PST
With its numerous abandoned buildings, stark divisions between wealth and poverty, and high (for Canada) crime rate, should Winnipeg re-evaluate its emphasis on downtown revitalization?
The Globe and Mail
September 23, 2005, 12pm PDT
Winnipeg, home to the largest concentration of Aboriginal people in Canada, considers a controversial plan to turn a 20-acre plot of abandoned industrial land into an "urban reserve" for a First Nations band, which would allow the band to operate business
The Globe and Mail
September 16, 2005, 6am PDT
In an effort to protect one of Canada's most flood-prone cities, the City of Winnipeg is expanding its 40-year old floodway.
The Globe and Mail
January 11, 2004, 11am PST
Canadian banks are closing branch offices and centralizing operations in new 'Super Banks'.
New Winnipeg Magazine