Winnipeg Transit Extends Contract with New Flyer, Orders 70 Buses

Winnipeg Transit Extends Contract with New Flyer, Orders 70 Buses

New FlyerThe City of Winnipeg has extended its contract with local bus manufacturer New Flyer Industries to purchase 70 Xcelsior clean diesel buses for Winnipeg Transit.

“We have proudly supported public transportation in our home city for over 30 years now,” said the New Flyer president and CEO Paul Soubry.

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Bombers Expect ‘Outright Battle’ with Banged-Up But Undefeated Eskimos

Bombers Expect ‘Outright Battle’ with Banged-Up But Undefeated Eskimos

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Andrew Harris
Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris (33) carries the ball in front of Montreal Alouettes linebacker Nicolas Boulay (52) during the first half of CFL football action in Winnipeg on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Winnipeg running back Harris is rounding into form at a good time, as the Blue Bombers will need a tough ground game when the 7-0 Edmonton Eskimos visit Investors Group Field. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Andrew Harris wants to make his offensive linemen happy.

The Blue Bombers running back is coming off his first 100-yard rushing game this season as the team prepares to host the injury-riddled 7-0 Edmonton Eskimos on Thursday.

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Food Musings: One Great City Brewing Co.

Food Musings: One Great City Brewing Co.

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

One Great City
One Great City, 1596 Ness Avenue (FACEBOOK)

The Winnipeg dining scene has recently changed with government permission granted for “brew pubs” in the city. A brew pub can brew beer on site as well as offer up lunch and dinner for a full chef-directed kitchen. Winnipeg now boasts three such establishments and recently we visited One Great City at 1596 Ness Avenue.

We live just across the Assiniboine River from the Polo Park area and we decided to walk on a beautiful summer evening. Upon arrival, we were both hungry and thirsty and looking forward to the visit. The first order of business was our thirst and we chose a beer “flight” so we could taste four of the six beers which were premise-brewed.

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CIBC to Launch Simplii Direct Banking Brand, Integrate PC Financial Accounts

CIBC to Launch Simplii Direct Banking Brand, Integrate PC Financial Accounts

By Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press

CIBC
A CIBC sign in Toronto’s financial district in downtown Toronto is shown on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009. The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is taking over President’s Choice Financial bank accounts with a new online brand as it responds to the continuing trend towards digital banking. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is taking over President’s Choice Financial bank accounts with a new online brand as it responds to the continuing trend towards digital banking.

The Toronto-based bank said Wednesday it will cut its nearly 20-year relationship with PC Financial-owner Loblaw Companies Ltd. and launch its Simplii Financial brand.

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The Party Never Stops at Folklorama’s Scottish Pavilion

The Party Never Stops at Folklorama’s Scottish Pavilion

By Diana Chabai (@dianachabai)

Folklorama Scotland Pavilion
Folklorama’s Scotland Pavilion is on now until August 19 at Glenwood Community Centre, 27 Overton Street. (HANDOUT)

Walking to the Glenwood Community Centre, I could hear the bagpipes already. From two blocks away. The Scottish are loud and proud.

I went to Folklorama‘s United Kingdom pavilion last week, and I was curious to see how the Pavilion of Scotland would be different. More bagpipes? More meat? More plaid? Yes to all of the above.

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New Flyer Wins Contract to Provide Edmonton with 110 Clean Diesel Buses

New Flyer Wins Contract to Provide Edmonton with 110 Clean Diesel Buses

By The Canadian Press

New Flyer

WINNIPEG – New Flyer Industries Canada ULC has won a contract to provide the City of Edmonton with 110 clean diesel heavy-duty transit buses, as well as options by the city to purchase an additional 120 buses.

The company says the buses will be deployed on the Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) network starting 2018, supporting routes that move more than 300,000 people per day.

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