Province completes review of disaster financial assistance program

Province completes review of disaster financial assistance program

Province completes review of disaster financial assistance program  An improved provincial disaster financial assistance (DFA) program will result from recommendations made following an extensive program review done in collaboration with municipalities, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler, minister responsible for emergency measures, announced on May 6. “When natural disasters strike, DFA helps Manitobans and municipalities recover while eliminating unreasonable financial burdens,” Schuler said.  “By…

Manitoba unveils first projects under conservation trust

Manitoba unveils first projects under conservation trustManitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation has selected the first round of projects approved under the Manitoba government’s $102-million Conservation Trust, Premier Brian Pallister and Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced (April 15) today. “The Conservation Trust is an innovative, forward-thinking approach to invest in local projects that will conserve and enhance natural infrastructure and support the…

Mining permit waits hamper Canadian development

Exploration is the critical first stage in mining development. Yet many provinces don't meet their own guidelines

Mining permit waits hamper Canadian developmentEvery year, the Fraser Institute publishes a survey of senior mining company executives that assesses policy environments around the world and the mineral potential of jurisdictions. Those two components are used to create an investment attractiveness index. One thing miners repeatedly tell us is that they’re concerned about obtaining exploration permits: how long does it…

Manitoba–Minnesota transmission project gets environmental approval

Manitoba–Minnesota transmission project gets environmental approval

Manitoba–Minnesota transmission project gets environmental approvalThe Manitoba government has approved the environmental licence necessary for the development of the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project (MMTP), which will supply clean energy, enhance reliability, and generate significant revenue, keeping hydro rates lower for Manitobans, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced today. “Our government recognizes the advantage of harnessing our renewable resources as we collectively…

Manitoba tourism champions to be celebrated at awards gala

Manitoba tourism champions to be celebrated at awards gala  Some of the region’s most dynamic community volunteers, organizations and businesses will be recognized at the Central Manitoba Tourism Awards gala on April 25 at the Minnewasta Golf Club in Morden and Portage la Prairie is deservedly well-represented. Portage nominees include Dave Oshust as Volunteer of the Year; Portage Rotary Club and PCRC for Partnership…

Creating the right environment for real estate success

Shami Sandhu talks about what makes Realty ONE Group different and why those differences work well for buyers and agents

Creating the right environment for real estate successShami Sandhu is president and regional director of Realty ONE Group of Western Canada. What is the Realty ONE Group and what do you do? Sandhu: Realty ONE Group is a full-service lifestyle real estate brand that has experienced rapid growth since Kuba Jewgieniew started the company in 2005. Unlike existing traditional models, we don’t…

Global technology leader Cisco investing $15 million in Western Canada

Funding and testing innovations in areas such as the oil and gas sector, health-care digitization and environmental protection

Global technology leader Cisco investing $15 million in Western CanadaGlobal technology leader Cisco is investing $15 million to enhance its Western Canadian presence. “Getting the most out of the digital world of tomorrow means investing and preparing for it today,” said Rola Dagher, president of Cisco Canada, in making the announcement on Wednesday in Calgary. “The commitments announced today build on our strong track…