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True North adds flavour to downtown Winnipeg with new food hall | CBC News

A roster of new dining and drinking options is coming to downtown Winnipeg as part of True North Square.


Council endorses sale of Portage Place with unanimous vote

Winnipeg city council has given it’s blessing to a deal that would see Portage Place Shopping Centre sold.


The Brick opening store in Meadow Lake

Genine Franklin and her sister Paula co-own The Brick Cold Lake and when asked to expand to another store they wanted to bring one to Meadow Lake.

“They were asking us if we were going to open another franchise and they gave us a couple of locations and we said ‘No, we would rather go to Meadow Lake,’” Genine Franklin said. “We’re already delivering there regularly and we really enjoy the community.”


'I've had confrontations as a 6-foot-8 man': Premier addresses downtown safety | CBC News

Premier Brian Pallister says downtown safety in Winnipeg must be addressed considering even a man of his height gets into confrontations when he tries to shop on Portage Avenue.

"I'm six-foot-eight and I like to go to Mountain Equipment Co-op," Manitoba's premier told reporters during a media availability on Thursday.

"I can tell you I've had confrontational situations, as a six-foot-eight man, in that area and that's an indication of how other people might be treated, an indication of what we have to address.


Duncan jewelry store staff chase down thief in second robbery of the day in city

Tammy Bernier knew a man who entered Impeccable Jewellery in Duncan on Vancouver Island on July 16 was up to no good when he wouldn’t make eye contact with her.

Bernier, who has worked at the Craig Street business for more than four years, said the man, had been in the store a couple of times before and she recognized him as one of the many street people who hang out in Duncan’s downtown core...


Swift Current's Newest Liquor Store Part of a Growing Trend - SwiftCurrentOnline.com

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‘Retail is under attack’: Technology means change for Winnipeg stores

When was the last time you bought something from a brick-and-mortar store? What about online? If you're like many Canadians, you might be finding yourself making purchases from a screen more often than visiting physical retailers.