A new enclosed canopy will allow producers and processors to sell their wares year-round to customers. The $550,000 permanent structure accommodates 68 vendors to sell at the market, no matter the weather conditions outside.
WINNIPEG — A new stretch of highway in south Winnipeg will soon bypass St. Norbert and improve traffic flow for motorists along Highway 75.
The province says the six kilometre, four-lane highway will include two cloverleafs and a bridge over the La Salle River to connect Highway 75 with the Perimeter.
“As our economy continues to grow, we will increase our investments in transportation infrastructure to ensure commercial and other traffic flows safely and smoothly through the capital region,” said Infrastructure and Transportation Minster Steve Ashton.
Ashton says the $400 million project is a much larger scale undertaking than the previously announced Headingley bypass.
An interchange will be built at Waverley Street and Kenaston Boulevard to tie in to the bypass, which Ashton said will have speeds of up to 100 km/h. Currently, truckers and other traffic coming into the city off Highway 75 are reduced to 50 km/h while travelling through St. Norbert.
A non-traditional ribbon — or rather toilet paper — cutting officially opens the new washrooms at the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market on Saturday.
A reclaimed shipping container has been transitioned by PSA Studio into functioning washroom facilities, built by Gardon Construction. A second container meant for storage will be delivered in the near future.
Funding for the project came through the Winnipeg Community Infrastructure Program and market itself.
Think of it as being allowed beyond the velvet rope as far as “star” status is concerned.
A select handful of Manitoba festivals and events have joined an exclusive club to earn the province’s Star Celebrations designation.
Tourism Minister Ron Lemieux unveiled the program on Wednesday, announcing the first organizations to receive the title are the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market, Festival du Voyageur, the Manito Ahbee Festival and the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba.
WINNIPEG — The St. Norbert Farmers’ Market will open for the season on Saturday, May 16, just in time for the long weekend.
More than 80 vendors are ready to go, marking the start of the earliest opening and longest outdoor season ever for the market.
Opening day festivities include a performance by the Southglen Fiddlers at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate World Fiddle Day, dignitaries cutting the ceremonial fiddle string at 11 a.m., a performance by the Norman Chief Memorial Dancers at 11:15 a.m. and a fiddle jam at noon.
The market will open for shopping at 8 a.m., including local, fresh vegetables, baked goods, crafts, meats and other Manitoba-made wares.