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Winnipeg Jets Fall 6-4 to Rangers in Wild Opener

Winnipeg Jets Fall 6-4 to Rangers in Wild Opener

By Vin A. Cherwoo, The Associated Press


Blake Wheeler
Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler (26) is congratulated for his goal during the second period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK — Artemi Panarin and Jacob Trouba came through in their New York debuts, and Mika Zibanejad had a big game to help the Rangers get the new season off on a winning note.

Brett Howden broke a tie with 4:09 remaining, and the Rangers rallied with three straight goals in the third period to beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-4 in a wild opener on Thursday night.

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Escape Clause on the Big Apple Stage

Escape Clause on the Big Apple Stage

By Scott Taylor

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Midnight Bisou (left) and Escape Clause at the wire on Sunday. (ASSINIBOIA DOWNS)
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Escape Clause co-owner Barry Arnason (JAMES CAREY LAUDER PHOTO)

Saturday could very well be the greatest day in the history of Manitoba horse racing.

At about 1:01 p.m., the starter at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., will send out five mares in the 51st running of the Grade 1 $700,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap, on the undercard of Belmont Stakes Saturday.

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Manitoba Music Sending Indigenous Artists to New York for Prestigious Showcase

Manitoba Music Sending Indigenous Artists to New York for Prestigious Showcase

Leonard Sumner
Manitoba-based Anishinaabe MC and singer/songwriter Leonard Sumner (MANITOBA MUSIC)

Two Manitoba Indigenous musicians are part of a foursome headed to New York City next month as part of Manitoba Music’s Indigenous Music Development Program.

Manitoba-based Anishinaabe MC and singer/songwriter Leonard Sumner, Winnipeg-born and Hamilton-based electronic pop artist Iskwe, Montreal-based “Polar pop” act Elisapie, and JUNO-nominated DJ/producer DJ Shub will hit NYC showcase stages during the event, October 3-5.

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Winnipeg Woman Representing Canada at Music Trade Mission in New York

Winnipeg Woman Representing Canada at Music Trade Mission in New York

By Tyler Sutherland

Jane Puchniak
Jane Puchniak, Pipe & Hat Music Group’s director of marketing, communications and digital assets, will represent Canada at the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) music trade mission November 7-10. (HANDOUT)

Winnipeg’s music scene will have a voice at the upcoming Canadian Independent Music Association music trade mission in New York City.

Jane Puchniak from local music firm Pipe & Hat Music Group will represent the CIMA November 7-10.

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Syvixay to Represent Winnipeg’s Downtown in New York

Syvixay to Represent Winnipeg’s Downtown in New York

Jason Syvixay
Jason Syvixay (CPRS / HANDOUT)
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ managing director Jason Syvixay is off to New York to represent the city to the International Downtown Association.

Syvixay is one of 26 industry professionals chosen to attend the inaugural Emerging Leader Fellowship Program, June 19-24.

“I’m eager to learn from my colleagues around the world about placemaking best practices to best engage businesses, residents, and community to imagine what is possible, and to learn more about the various public-private partnerships that can be built to stimulate development plans and mixed-income housing and neighbourhoods,” Syvixay said.

“I’m also excited to share with the other fellows all of the exciting initiatives and programs that are making Winnipeg a world-class destination and urban lab.”

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Selinger in New York to Promote Trade with Manitoba


Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger and local business leaders are in New York this week to promote Manitoba as an investment destination for future commerce growth.

Selinger recently met with newly-appointed United States Ambassador Bruce Heyman, and emphasized the importance of Manitoba’s economic ties with the United States.

Winnipeg does $330 million worth of bilateral trade every year with New York, New Jersey and Long Island, making it Winnipeg’s top U.S. metro trading partner.

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New Flyer Awarded $138M Contract from NYC Transit

New Flyer IndustriesWinnipeg-based New Flyer Industries has landed a contract for 276 40-foot Xcelsior buses from the New York City Transit Authority.

The contract, valued at $138 million, will see New Flyer produce the fleet by the fourth quarter of 2015. Production is set to begin later this year, with the delivery of four pilot buses.

NYCT and MTA Bus Company comprise the largest transit agency in North America with over 5,700 transit buses in their fleet of which approximately 1000 or 17% are New Flyer buses.

— Staff

Manitoba Acts Nominated for Native American Music Awards

Manitoba Acts Nominated for Native American Music Awards

Singer Ali Fontaine performs during a news conference to launch the Manito Ahbee Festival in downtown Winnipeg on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. (SCOTT BENESIINAABANDAN / HANDOUT)
Singer-songwriter Ali Fontaine has been nominated for three Native American Music Awards (SCOTT BENESIINAABANDAN / HANDOUT)

Three Aboriginal musical acts from Manitoba have been nominated for six Native American Music Awards (NAMA) this year.

Ali Fontaine has been nominated in the best country recording category for her self-titled album, along with C-Weed for Forever. Fontaine has also picked up nominations for songwriter of the year and best female artist. Indian City has been nominated for best pop recording of the year and record of the year for Supernation.

The awards, which were originally postponed by Superstorm Sandy, will be handed out during the 14th annual awards gala on May 10 at the Seneca Niagara Events Centre in Niagara Falls, New York.

— Staff

Winnipeg Design Firm Draws Eyes in New York

99 Red Balloons created by Winnipeg’s Nadi Urban Design Studio (HANDOUT)

A Winnipeg urban design firm could soon be turning heads in New York with their unique work.

Nadi Urban Design Studio has proposed to float 99 giant red balloons above a former Manhattan landfill site. The art installation would generate clean energy while reminding people that something beautiful and productive can come out of garbage.

The Winnipeg “99 Red Balloons” plan was selected as one of the four best ideas in the world from 250 submissions and 39 countries through the Land Art Generator Initiative earlier this week.

Each balloon floating above the 2,200-acre landfill would be lined with hi-tech solar panels and would collectively produce enough renewable energy to power 4,500 homes a year. The balloons plan to be flown 100-feet above the ground and are 50-feet tall by 40-feet wide.

“Every major city has a former landfill site that can be a great public park and can capture clean energy — even the Brady Road Landfill or Kilcona Park,” said Nadi principal and founder Emeka Nnadi.

The University of Manitoba landscape architecture graduate returned to Winnipeg a few years ago after moving to Chicago to pursue his career. Upon returning to the city, he worked for Smith Carter Architects and Engineers before opening his own design firm.

“I’m proud to be a small part of Winnipeg’s positive evolution, and delighted to participate in the global challenge to make sustainability beautiful and even sometimes playful.”

New Flyer to Manufacture 90 New York City Buses

New Flyer’s Xcelsior bus model (WIKIPEDIA)

Winnipeg’s New Flyer Industries has been awarded a contract to build 90 heavy-duty 60-foot Xcelsior clean diesel buses for the New York City Transit Authority and the MTA Bus Company.

Production will begin immediately and be carried out of New Flyer’s St. Cloud, Minnesota facility.

In the last two years, New Flyer has delivered 385 low-floor 40-foot CNG buses and recently built 90 40-foot Xcelsior clean diesel buses — both fleets currently operating in New York. In July 2012, NYCT assigned a contract they held with Daimler Buses North America, Inc. to New Flyer to build an additional 74 40-foot CNG buses.