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Smart City Bold Ideas Dorothy Dobbie Downtown Stefano Grande


Winnipeg Chamber Dave Angus Downtown Stefano Grande


The historic Exchange District


JCI National Convention JCI Winnipeg Grey Cup Festival in Winnipeg 2015


Smart Work Teacher's passion key to students success Think Shift David Baker


Exercise improves work performance Ada Slivinski The Corporate Climb Laura Wittig Eyes on the skies


Smart Location A natural place to call home


Smart Entrepreneurs Future Leaders of Manitoba VanJohen


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17 Revisiting the Royal Alexandra Hotel


Smart Schools Free online textbooks School Zone


Smart Life Saving for postsecondary education In Vogue Ally Champagne Be the change Michael Silicz


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Smart Detour Royal Alexandra: Winnipeg's forgotten luxury hotel 17 Puzzles


In the loop 1 10


Puzzle answers Foodies Ian Leatt


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Financial Literacy Janice Desautels Gaming Drew Nordman Sports Marc Lagace


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T hree for the money Hot job markets to watch in Manitoba this month 1 Air Traffic Controller


If you like planes and jobs with a lot of pressure and attention to detail, then maybe your next job can be as an air


traffic controller. Winnipeg Richardson International Airport employs about 150, and their is always a need for more. The United States in particular is facing a shortage, and with 30 percent of their workforce eligible for retirement, the


problem may only get worse before it gets better. These jobs are by no means easy, but the salary should make ti all worth it at the end of the day.


www.smartbizwpg.com 2 Power Line Technician By the power of Grey Skull, you have the power!


You literally will, if you choose to pursue a career as a Power Line Technician with Manitoba Hyrdro. Recruitment for the next class starts in December, but it's not too early to take a good, long, hard look at the program and all it accomplishes. Obviosuly, you're going to need to really like two things with this job: working outside, and working at heights, because this involves climbing hydro poles to make changes. There is an element of danger, but there is also the reward when you restore power to a neighbourhood. Like I said, you have the power.


3 Outlet Collection Winnipeg


A 400 thousand sqaure foot mall is being built near the northwest corner of Kenston and Ster- ling Lyon. Over 100 stores will be in the mall, which is scheduled to open in May of 2017 (yes, it's still a ways off but hiring will begin much sooner). The new mall promises to boast 1300


new jobs, in a wide variety of positions and skill levels. The building of the mall


The project is slated to cost 200 million dollars, and will be across the street from the IKEA and Cabela's stores in Seasons of Tuxedo.


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