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Author Profile | Jason Halstead

Diversity Food Services lives up to its name

Diversity Food Services lives up to its name

Diversity Food Services has more than lived up to its name over its nine years in business as the University of Winnipeg’s food service provider. Launched with the goal of becoming Canada’s only fully independent post-secondary food service provider, Diversity has thrived on its principles of hiring a diverse staff and sourcing local supplies wherever […]

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Warm welcome to Winnipeg at Newcomer Fair

Warm welcome to Winnipeg at Newcomer Fair

With a carnival-like atmosphere, a recent event in central Winnipeg offered up a warm welcome to our city’s newest Canadians while connecting them with important resources to help them settle and thrive in their new hometown. Related Posts: One step closer to end homelessness in Winnipeg Perseverance pays off for this local entrepreneur How Pollock’s […]

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From Nigeria to Winnipeg: Building a lasting local business

Perseverance pays off for this local entrepreneur

When she emigrated from her native Nigeria to Canada in 1986, Elizabeth Lawal had to overcome adversity and life’s most difficult and unexpected challenges to establish this remarkable business. Related Posts: Make it, grow it, bake it: St. Norbert Farmers’ Market celebrates 30 years One step closer to end homelessness in Winnipeg Urban Circle Training […]

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One step closer to ending homelessness in Winnipeg

One step closer to end homelessness in Winnipeg

It was Winnipeg’s first-ever one-stop-shop event to help connect the city’s homeless population to essential services most of us take for granted, such as proper identification and personal care products. With service providers, volunteers and attendees working together, this event moved one step forward to end homelessness in the city.   Organized by End Homelessness […]

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Pollocks Hardware

How Pollock’s Hardware Co-op turned nuts & bolts into a lasting legacy

Since 1922, homeowners, contractors and craftspeople of all levels have frequented a North End hardware store with unmistakable signage in Winnipeg’s Luxton neighbourhood. The Main Street store had become a staple of the community — pun intended. But 10 years ago, the owners were ready to retire and sell the property — and without any […]

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Make it, grow it, bake it: St. Norbert Farmers' Market celebrates 30 years

Make it, grow it, bake it: St. Norbert Farmers’ Market celebrates 30 years

Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers’ Market is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the launch of their outdoor season and brand new canopy structure that will make the venue a true four-season attraction. The 90 by 130-foot canopy marks the culmination of a 10-year, three phase, $1 million redevelopment of the market, which was founded in […]

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North End Rising - Merchants Corner

North End rising: Merchants Corner opens

Formerly a hotspot in the community for all the wrong reasons, the Merchants Hotel was officially reborn on April 28, 2018 as “Merchants Corner.” Now, this educational, residential and neighbourhood hub for the North End brings an entirely new positive impact — imagined and built by the community, for the community. Hundreds gathered on the […]

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compost at home

How to compost at home: An easy way to be green

Workplaces aren’t generally the first place you think of for composting, but over the past two years, ACU has grown a successful green initiative thanks to a partnership with local organization, Compost Winnipeg. The green organization offers collection and compost services to a variety of locations — from cafés and offices to homes and multi-family […]

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