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Fuel Price
Gas prices growth will have an impact on every person in our country, every trip to work and to the local grocery store matters and hits your wallet if you planning a road trip or you need to just get around the city to run daily errands. The cost of filling up has already risen by as much as 20 cents per liter in Winnipeg. The new carbon tax on gasoline, diesel and heating fuels is now implemented in Manitoba since Monday, April 1st. The federal tax is $2...
Politics
Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have stood firm on the controversial plan, saying the tax changes are about making the system fair, rather than generating revenue for the government. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau started off his second day in Winnipeg at the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology. China blocked a second Canadian company’s shipments of Canola saying pests were found in the grain. Both companies have oper...
Politics
The City of Winnipeg tabled its budget for 2019 on Friday, March 1st. Some of the highlights include a regular tax rise, but a decrease in roads spending by $29.6 million to $86.4 million. Despite hints of a massive property tax increase, Mayor Brian Bowman said it wasn’t fair for city taxpayers to shoulder an $85 million funding shortfall, which he put squarely in the pockets of the province. The city said the province left a $40 million gap in funding by...
Politics
Winnipeg is a great and constantly growing city. Our city authorities recognize a need for constant growth and development as the city`s population grows every year. The City of Winnipeg tabled its budget for 2019 on Friday, March 1st. Some of the highlights include a regular tax rise, but a decrease in roads spending by $29.6 million to $86.4 million. Despite hints of a massive property tax increase, Mayor Brian Bowman said it wasn’t fair for city taxpaye...
Politics
Manitoba citizens and Winnipeggers are not always happy with a Federal Government politic and laws for the province. The first and major issue is, of course, taxes, but also new rules and regulations in business and farming sectors. Justin Trudeau often blamed in person, since he is a face of current Federal Government in Canada. As shown in the photo, people put various stickers on their vehicles, mentioning the Prime Minister`s name in an offensive way....
Politics
The City of Winnipeg tabled its budget for 2019 on Friday, March 1st. Some of the highlights include a regular tax rise, but a decrease in roads spending by $29.6 million to $86.4 million. Despite hints of a massive property tax increase, Mayor Brian Bowman said it wasn’t fair for city taxpayers to shoulder an $85 million funding shortfall, which he put squarely in the pockets of the province. Mayor Brian Bowman and his inner circle agreed to spend $100,00...
Politics
Last year by the city`s authorities was announced a big number of road construction projects in Winnipeg. Most of such works were already finished, but some of the projects are still in progress in different areas of the city. New Year, new construction projects! Winnipeg is a great and constantly growing city. Our city authorities recognize a need for constant growth and development as the city`s population grows every year. Manager of engineering at the...
Politics
Winnipeg city authorities taking care of its citizens in many ways and one of them is controlling the utility rates. The constant raise of household bills will make a negative effect on every Winnipegger, future voters. City council voted Thursday to scrap a planned $60 hike for homeowners this year. The proposed increase and future hikes are needed to pay for wastewater projects, including the estimated $1.8 billion for upgrades at the North End sewage pl...
Politics
Mayor Brian Bowman on Wednesday issued a statement saying that property tax for city residents may be increased by 9.43%. Winnipeg's city budget should be tabled on Friday, and funding problems with the province have not yet been resolved, which can lead to such measures. Earlier, the mayor has already demanded the provincial government to clarify this issue, and also said that the city still did not receive the promised millions of dollars for the 2018 pr...
Justin Trudeau
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Winnipeg this week. Also, as a part of Prime Minister's visit, a meeting with representatives of the Ukrainian community of the Winnipeg is scheduled. The Kildonan-Saint-Paul constituency includes part of Winnipeg and the northern outskirts of the city. This district, where about 100 thousand people live, has one of the largest concentrations of Ukrainians in Canada. The meeting will be closed to the press. Du...
Winnipg Transit
Winnipeg`s authorities recognize the growth of our city`s needs, the population grows every year and the workforce visiting Winnipeg constantly increases as well. Public transportation is a very important part of city infrastructure modernization and development. The local transit union and other organizations have been pushing for since the February 2017 murder of a driver. Bowman said that the city council should be prepared to take political risks to sh...
Politics
In accordance with the government round, Prime Minister Trudeau is slated to declare about transit infrastructure today in Winnipeg. Jim Carr, the Minister of International Trade Diversification, will also join him The PM's announcement is expected to occur at the city’s Fort Rouge Transit Garage, in South Osborne. The beginning of this event is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. CST, with further questions from the media. Read more: Mayor Bowman battles the province...
Politics
Between 10-15 cm of snow blanketed Winnipeg Monday morning. Winds are also causing low visibility on the roads. Strong wind gusts near 50 km/h created snow drifts throughout the city, according to Shannon Moodie of Environment Canada. Brian Pallister criticized after posting Winnipeg snow pictures on social media – while vacationing in Costa Rica. Last week, a few pictures were put up on Instagram and Twitter. One shot had a caption asking people if they l...
Politics
Bowman said that the city council should be prepared to take political risks to shake things up for the better, and that, although he calls 2019 the “year of transit,” the council will have to go beyond the current authority. Last week, Mayor Brian Bowman accused the province of shorting the city by almost $75 million in infrastructure funding. Bowman said the shortage could lead to substantial tax hikes. Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman was in Ottawa for a mee...
Politics
Bowman said that the city council should be prepared to take political risks to shake things up for the better, and that, although he calls 2019 the “year of transit,” the council will have to go beyond the current authority. On Monday, January 28th Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman was in Ottawa for a meeting of the Big City Mayors’ Caucus, and he says one of the issues that has been at the top of the agenda is public transit funding. Bowman said he and his cou...
Politics
Winnipeg's new city budget cannot be tabled until the province clarifies funding for this year. This was announced by Mayor Brian Bowman, speaking after the first meeting of the executive committee in 2019. He noted that he had not received any notification of the province’s financing from the Pallister government. As the mayor noted, the budget should have been drafted next month, but now its adoption will be postponed. Bowman wants to get a written fundi...
Cannabis
Starting October 17th marijuana is legal to grow, sell and to buy throughout Canada. Doesn’t matter if you are using it or not, cannabis is coming, it is already here and as of today, it is sold in your local stores and online. People are still debating if it is good for Canada, what effect will it have on the youth and if it was the right decision to legalize it, we have to face the fact – cannabis is legal. Businesses across the country, from growers and...