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Smart Work The Corporate Climb Laura Wittig


The first key to financial independence Setting the standard in component repair Argus Industries


Smart Entrepreneurs Who doesn't like a sandwich


Smart Culture Winnipeg's musical roots


Smart Sports Local flavour in Manitoba Moose franchise


Celebrating women's right to vote in Manitoba Soup for a winter's day


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Smart Life Financial Literacy Janice Desautels In Vogue Ally Champagne Be the change Michael Silicz


What's the story, Dorie? Lindsey Dorie Sports Marc Lagace Gaming Drew Nordman


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Smart Detour Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum Puzzles


In the loop 12


Puzzle answers Foodies Ian Leatt


Smart City Bold Ideas Dorothy Dobbie


Winnipeg Chamber Dave Angus


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Smart Schools School Zone


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T hree for the money Hot job markets to watch in Manitoba this month 1 Canada Goose


If you like sewing, and actually passed your textiles class back in


home economics, then you could be one of 300 new employees to work for Canada Goose. The company has goals of doubling its staff of 500 within the next year or so, as


the makers of some of the warmest winter coats you’ll encounter try to keep up with demand.


www.smartbizwpg.com 2 Canadian Armed Forces


Whether it’s a full-time or part-time role, the Forces are looking for people


right now. If you want to join part time as a member of the Reserves, now is a good time to start as the process can take over 6 months, which would get you started for the 2016-2017 training


year. The editor personally recommends the job of logistics officer.


3 Randstad Canada One of Canada’s top staffing companies is a good place to start


when looking for work, as they seek a number of people for skilled positions. Applying to companies like this can make the process easier for both the


employer and potential employees, as you apply once and it can go towards numerous potential jobs.


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