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Retail developer moves into multi-family, industrial projects in Winnipeg

A veteran Winnipeg real estate company best known for retail projects is seeing opportunities in both the multi-family and industrial sectors. Shindico Realty plans to break ground early next year for a 124-suite apartment building at Grant Park Festival, a big-box centre in south Winnipeg.

Sandy Shindleman, president of Shindico, said the plan is to lease out the $60 million, four-storey building in the fall of 2021. The concrete, steel and glass structure will also have 1.2 parking spots per unit. If the company can attract a major office tenant, it will also build a 60,000-square-foot office building on the same property.

This isn’t a one-off residential experiment for Shindico. Shindleman said the company plans to rezone land west of the shopping centre for a pair of residential towers. Both will have a high “walk score.” “Residents will be able to [walk] to get groceries, go to restaurants and go to movies at [nearby] Grant Park Shopping Centre,” he said.


Red River Co-op Rebuilding Grocery Store in St. Norbert | ChrisD.ca

Red River Co-op is rebuilding one of its grocery stores after a flood destroyed it nearly two years ago. The company says it will build again in St. Norbert at the site of its former Marketplace store at 3514 Pembina Highway.

A watermain break in January 2018 forced the store’s closure and it eventually had to be demolished. Prior to that, the location housed a Foodland grocery store.


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Wetaskiwin Mayor ‘remains committed’ despite Premier’s plastic bag comments

Wetaskiwin city council stresses the importance of banning single use plastics, following comments made last week from Premier Jason Kenney on Nova Scotia’s plastic bag ban legislation.

At at the 20th annual Global Business Forum in Banff, Kenney was reported saying that Nova Scotia’s new legislation to ban single-use plastic bags is a “meaningless, symbolic gesture.” The Premier was also quoted saying that the UPC doesn’t want any more “red tape,” noting that the decision is “up to consumers to be more responsible.”

This didn’t sit quite right with City of Wetaskiwin Mayor Tyler Gandam who says the environment is “everyone’s responsibility.”


Cannabis retailers battle regulations, black market

Fewer legal marijuana products being sold in British Columbia than anywhere else in Canada