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The Forks Seeking Tenants for Future Railside Development

The Forks Seeking Tenants for Future Railside Development

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A central plaza with an emphasis on pedestrian-friendly pathways is shown in this artist’s rendering of the Railside development at The Forks. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The Forks has issued a call for business owners, entrepreneurs, and companies to occupy the ground floor of its future Railside development, previously known as the piece of Parcel 4 land.

While the land itself still remains a parking lot, wheels are in motion behind the scenes.

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Costs, Unequally Borne: Jackman-Atkinson

Costs, Unequally Borne: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

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A Sears Canada outlet is seen Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Saint-Eustache, Quebec. The retailer has warned Tuesday there are doubts about its ability to continue operating, and says it may have to restructure or be sold. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Rural Canadian shoppers may see some changes in their retail landscape. On June 22, Sears Canada filed for bankruptcy. This isn’t necessarily the end though, the once storied retailer said it expects to remain in business, restructure and come out of bankruptcy protection later this year. In its filing, the company said it needed time to let the impact of changes made earlier this year take effect. They were given 30 days of protection from creditors.

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Sears Canada Cutting 2,900 Jobs, Closing 59 Stores, Secures Creditor Protection

Sears Canada Cutting 2,900 Jobs, Closing 59 Stores, Secures Creditor Protection

By Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press

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A Sears Canada outlet is seen Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Saint-Eustache, Quebec. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

TORONTO – Sears Canada Inc. said it plans to close 59 locations and cut approximately 2,900 jobs under a court-supervised restructuring after it was granted protection from creditors Thursday.

The announcement came after the company was granted temporary protection from creditors under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

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Sears Canada Says There is ‘Significant Doubt’ About Its Future, Ponders Sale

Sears Canada Says There is ‘Significant Doubt’ About Its Future, Ponders Sale

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

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A Sears Canada outlet is seen Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Saint-Eustache, Quebec. The retailer has warned Tuesday there are doubts about its ability to continue operating, and says it may have to restructure or be sold. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

TORONTO – Sears Canada said Tuesday there is “significant doubt” about its future and it could sell or restructure itself, the latest sign of how the retail sector is being upended by the rise of online shopping.

The retailer, known for catalogues that were a staple in the homes of generations of Canadians, saw its shares plummet by 39 per cent to 70 cents on the Toronto Stock Exchange minutes after the opening bell.

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Hudson’s Bay Eliminating 2,000 Positions to Offset Retail Sector Challenges

Hudson’s Bay Eliminating 2,000 Positions to Offset Retail Sector Challenges

By The Canadian Press

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A Hudson’s Bay Co. store sign is shown at its Toronto flagship store on July 29, 2013. Hudson’s Bay Co. says it is cutting 2,000 jobs, including some it says were previously announced in February. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – Hudson’s Bay Co. announced Thursday it is eliminating 2,000 jobs throughout North America to help offset various challenges it’s facing within the retail sector, which has been beset by store closures with the advent of online shopping.

The retail giant said the layoffs are intended to save $350 million annually once the plan is fully implemented by end of fiscal 2018. Some of the layoffs were previously announced in February, the company said.

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Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue Receives $10K from New Outlet Mall

Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue Receives $10K from New Outlet Mall

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A cheque for $10,000 is presented to Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue Inc. at Outlet Collection Winnipeg on Thursday, June 8, 2017. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A charitable initiative launched by Outlet Collection Winnipeg during their grand opening ceremony last month has provided $10,000 to Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue Inc.

The charity was chosen as the voters’ charity of choice as part of the “You Care. We Share.” campaign. Winnipeggers submitted votes both online and in-person, which were then narrowed down to select the top three charities.

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May Long Weekend in Winnipeg: What’s Open and Closed

May Long Weekend in Winnipeg: What’s Open and Closed

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(Camping image via Shutterstock)

Here’s what open, closed or operating on a reduced schedule for Victoria Day, Monday, May 22.

Civic Offices
All civic offices are closed on Monday, May 22, 2017.

Shopping Centres
Kildonan Place — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Grant Park — Open 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cadillac Fairview — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Outlet Collection — Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Kildonan Place Ready to Throw Open Doors to Brand New Wing

Kildonan Place Ready to Throw Open Doors to Brand New Wing

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

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Signage is now up at Kildonan Place Shopping Centre for the new Marshalls and Home Sense stores. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)
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The new H&M set to open in Kildonan Place on May 18. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)

Showing off shiny new washrooms complete with combo wash/dryer faucets may not sound like a big deal. However, for Kildonan Place customers, the loo area ranks high on the list of recent additions made at the 37-year-old-shopping mall.

“You’d be amazed at how excited people are, including our tenants, that another set of washrooms are a part of this expansion to the mall,” said Kildonan Place general manager Sandra Hagenaars. “We’ve only ever had one set of washrooms here, and having this is really significant,” she chuckled.

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