Metro Region leaders bring North American experts to talk trash

Christine Roarke

mean finding a way to be more efficient with our garbage and recycling. Mayors and Reeves from the Region met with experts from HDR Corporation in mid- September to talk about reducing waste, composting, progressive recycling, and spending our hard earned dollars more efficiently. Te HDR team spent several days hosting workshops and meetings with a wide range of people who deal with gar- bage and recycling every day – from collec- tion at the curb to developing programs to


hat could a regional waste man- agement system look like? In the Winnipeg Metro Region, it would

manage recyclable materials. Te study, set to be completed by late

Spring 2018, will look at solid waste as a resource and will explore ways to divert material away from disposal to better uses; it will also identify opportunities to reduce operating costs and increase levels of service to residents and the community overall. Tis kind of regional collabora- tion will also help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. All 18 municipalities are working on opportunities to work together to better manage waste. Look for more information about our progress in future issues. Christine Roarke is Project Manager for HDR Corporation

nightly free concerts, and the world’s largest traveling mid- way. Each year, the Red River Ex is visited by over 220,000 people from Manitoba and as far away as Texas, generating a $16 million economic impact to the region, annually. But, for the rest of the year, the Park also features indoor

and outdoor exhibition spaces, concert facilities, Mani- toba’s premier horse-jumping facility as well as the 40,000 sq. ft. Exhibition Place which is typically used for mid-sized trade and commercial shows. Te Park is busy all year long and continues to see increased traffic with over 135 event days being hosted here. Tis exciting facility is managed by Te Red River Ex-

hibition Association - a 68-year-old, not-for-profit, self- sustaining, volunteer-driven, community organization that operates the newly developed and re-branded Red River District on a year-round basis. Currently, the District

Red River District – more than a midway F

Jodi Johnson

or many of us in the Winnipeg Capital Region, the Red River Exhibition Park is known for the 10 days of fun that provides people with family entertainment,

occupies 480 acres of land at Winnipeg’s western edge. Te District has been mandated to encourage and show-

case Manitobans and their achievements through the pro- motion of agriculture, tourism, industry, and commerce. Since moving to its current location in 1997, the Red River District has hosted a myriad of events in order to give back to the community and reinvest in itself for future growth. As the development of the Red River District contin-

ues to grow, the region will benefit from the tremendous economic impact which is believed to deliver, when fully developed, $100 million, annually. Te Red River Business Park is home to unique work en-

vironments for companies to upgrade their office facilities at competitive rates. Te area provides convenient access for clients and allows employees to enjoy many amenities including access to daycare. Te future development includes Westport Festival com-

prised of 1,000,000 sq. ft. of building area on 70 acres of land featuring retail, hotels, restaurants, entertainment and office spaces servicing nearby residential areas. Two signal- ized intersections allow easy access to and from the site. Te area is conveniently located near CentrePort Canada and James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. According to CEO of Red River District, Garth Rogerson,

“Te Red River District not only provides high-quality en- tertainment but also provides economic opportunity and good jobs for the region.” Jodi Johnson is the Communications and Marketing Man- ager, Red River Exhibition Association.

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