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Downtown Winnipeg needs to be a priority for the health and prosperity of our province
Stefano Grande priorities, such as T
he provincial PC govern- ment is well into its first mandate and while many reducing the
deficit and improving health care, are being tackled, it is yet to be de- termined if downtown Winnipeg is a priority. We know that the physical face
of our downtown reflects on the state of our economy and the condition of our social fabric, and although many things have been accomplished over the years, more needs to happen. With that in mind, we need to reiterate why the downtown is important to Manitobans and why it needs to be a priority for government. There is compelling evidence
today to support why downtowns matter to the economic prosperity of our province and city. For ex- ample, our downtown is only one per cent of the city size, yet it gen-
Daniel Raiskin joins the WSO as it’s new artistic di- rector. Photo by Marco Borggreve.
The health of downtown Winnipeg plays an important part in Manitoba’s overall economy.
erates an estimated 10 per cent of both the provincial and city taxes. The return on investment is mas- sive for taxpayers. This relatively small area generates a whopping amount of wealth for our econ- omy. Like the goose laying the
proverbial golden egg, downtown is the golden goose that keeps on giving. It deserves to be nurtured. The dense, compact form of
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Welcome to the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region
Winnipeg Metro Region News Desk T
he former Partnership of the Manitoba Capi- tal Region has adopted a new name and a new look, the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region.
The change reflects the importance of our strong
centre city – Winnipeg – and the unique character of the surrounding communities that make us a more exciting, productive and a desirable place to be.
Since 1998, PMCR has brought the region’s
leaders together to tackle the many challenges of municipal government. In step with the region’s long history of enterprise and innovation, the mayors and reeves of the 18-member region have broadened their collective vision. The new name reflects this perspective.
Municipal collaboration saves tax dollars The communities across this region are strongly
inter-connected and we are learning how to ben- u 5 'Winnipeg Metropolitan Region'
he 2017-18 performing season marks the 70th season for the Winnipeg Symphony Or- chestra. This has been a year of celebrations that started last June with a special recognition of 70 people who had made significant contributions to the orchestra over the decades. Looking over the history of the organization and reviewing the stories of significant investment in, and connection with, the orchestra was a remarkable task. While honour- ing seventy people at one time seems to be a large number of honourees to celebrate on one occasion, it rapidly became clear to me that the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra could easily celebrate the con- tributions of three or four times this number of peo- ple and not have recognized every person deserving of thanks. From its earliest days, the Winnipeg Symphony
Orchestra called upon the engagement of vast num- bers of citizens to keep the organization going, and this community with its usual flair for collaborative projects has continued to support and nurture an orchestra that has provided so many benefits to the community as a whole. There are many reasons to love the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, even for people who say they do not like symphonic music.
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Seven reasons to celebrate the WSO’s 70th birthday
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