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Job Fair to Fill Roles at New Hilton Garden Inn Near Outlet Mall

Job Fair to Fill Roles at New Hilton Garden Inn Near Outlet Mall

Hilton Garden Inn Winnipeg South
An artist’s rendering of the future Hilton Garden Inn Winnipeg South at the Seasons of Tuxedo site. (MCKIM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP)

WINNIPEG — A new hotel going up at the site of Outlet Collection Winnipeg is hiring a few good men and women.

Hilton Garden Inn Winnipeg South is a new four-star property at 555 Sterling Lyon Parkway adjacent to the busy outlet mall that opened up in the spring.

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Manitoba Government Hikes Rents for Some Tenants in Public Housing

Manitoba Government Hikes Rents for Some Tenants in Public Housing

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Refugee
Mohammed, from Ghana, is photographed in an apartment he shares with five other men from Africa in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 14, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is increasing rental costs for some low-income earners and giving them fewer options on where they can live.

The province has sent letters to landlords and tenants in public housing units that rent will be raised later this year to 28 per cent of a renter’s income.

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Reeling in Canada’s Hot Real Estate Market

Reeling in Canada’s Hot Real Estate Market

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

For Sale
A sold sign is pictured outside a home in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 28, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Like an impending disaster, the housing market in two of Canada’s largest cities is hard to take your eyes off of. While we may be watching from a safe distance, one way or another, it’s going to have an impact across the country.

A decade ago, our decision to move back to Manitoba was prompted in part by the high housing prices in Vancouver. Over the last 10 years, prices have only climbed higher. In January 2016, the average price for detached houses in the Lower Mainland (which includes more than just the city of Vancouver), hit a high of $1.83 million, well beyond the reach of most average homeowners.

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Seven-Figure Real Estate Still Goes a Long Way in Winnipeg

Seven-Figure Real Estate Still Goes a Long Way in Winnipeg

129 Autumnview Drive
129 Autumnview Drive, Winnipeg, MB – $990,000, Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 4, Living Area: 2,621 sq. ft., Lot Size: 10,496 sq. ft. (CNW GROUP / ROYAL LEPAGE)

WINNIPEG — $1 million can either buy you fixer-upper in Canada or a spacious starter “mansion” in some provinces.

A new report from real estate company Royal LePage says Winnipeg delivers the best bang for your buck if you have a million-dollar housing budget.

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Manitoba Businesses Race to Reduce Energy Consumption

Manitoba Businesses Race to Reduce Energy Consumption

Manitoba Race to Reduce
Manitoba businesses launch the Manitoba Race to Reduce campaign in downtown Winnipeg on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. (FACEBOOK)

It’s not quite a race to the finish, but a group of Manitoba businesses are all striving to come out on top in the name of energy reduction.

The Manitoba Race to Reduce got underway Wednesday, made up of the owners and tenants in some of the largest commercial office spaces in the province.

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Historic Crocus Building Renamed After McKim Ad Agency

Historic Crocus Building Renamed After McKim Ad Agency

McKim Building
211 Bannatyne Avenue has been renamed after McKim Communications Group. (TAMARA BODI / MCKIM)

The historic Crocus Building at 211 Bannatyne Avenue has a new name.

A sign for the McKim Building — as it’s now known — was unveiled Wednesday by McKim Communications Group. The advertising agency is a longstanding tenant and one of the building’s owners.

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Brandon University Acquires Historic Theatre for $1

Brandon University Acquires Historic Theatre for $1

Strand Theatre
Brandon University has purchased that shuttered Strand Theatre for $1. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

Brandon University has acquired a key piece of property in the Wheat City’s downtown for the bargain price of $1.

BU has bought up the Strand Theatre in the 100 block of 10th Street from Landmark Cinemas.

“Landmark Cinemas has been entertaining the movie-goers of Brandon and district since the 1970s and in a small way this is our opportunity to give back to the community which has supported Landmark so well for so many years,” said BU president Gervan Fearon.

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Winnipeg Website Allows Renters to Rate Properties, Landlords

Winnipeg Website Allows Renters to Rate Properties, Landlords

RentItOrNot.com
(RENTITORNOT.COM)

A new Winnipeg-based website developed by two brothers and their business partner is allowing tenants to rate rental properties and their landlords.

Called RentItOrNot.com, the website is built around reviews for renters of properties and landlords, including whether the property has bed bugs, how clean it is, if it’s regularly maintained and the level of noise (if at all).

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Five Rental Properties Receive Millions from City, Province

Five Rental Properties Receive Millions from City, Province

By Sarah Klein

James Avenue Pumping Station
The James Avenue Pumping Station at 109 James Avenue is one of five properties to receive a grant through the Live Downtown: Rental Development Grant Program. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

The city and province are funding grants to five new rental property developments in downtown Winnipeg.

Through the Live Downtown: Rental Development Grant Program, the new projects will receive tax increment financing. They will be located at 272 Main St., 300 Main St., 104 James Ave., 109 James Ave. and 316/318 Ross Ave. More than 700 rental units are planned for these five developments, of which 75 will be considered affordable housing units.

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Trendy Fashion Retailer Revitalizing Graham Avenue Storefront

Trendy Fashion Retailer Revitalizing Graham Avenue Storefront

433 Graham Avenue
A former bridal shop at 433 Graham Avenue has been revitalized by two local entrepreneurs into a trendy clothing store. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG — Graham Avenue is the latest strip in the city’s downtown to receive a makeover with trendy shops popping up, True North Square under construction and now a new storefront for a local fashion designer.

Eric Olek has teamed up with emerging local artist Josiah Koppanyi under the umbrella of Centre Venture’s PUSH program. The two have converted a bridal shop into a trendy clothing store and art gallery at 433 Graham Avenue called Friday Knights. The shop is part of Olek’s nationwide 31-store deal with retailer Below The Belt.

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