MEDIA ADVISORY GOOD BYE MERCH – HELLO MERCHANTS CORNER FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 WINNIPEG, MB – Journalists are invited to join a community celebration on Selkirk Avenue as the first sledgehammer swings at the old Merchants Hotel which is being transformed into an educational and affordable housing complex. The original three storey[…]

$1.35 Million Raised through Major Donors

WINNIPEG, MB – – The North End Community Renewal Corporation (NECRC) in partnership with Merchants Inc. will celebrate and recognize its major donors who have contributed over $1.35 million dollars to the development of Merchants Corner.   On Wednesday April 22, 2015 at 607 Selkirk Ave, Winnipeg MB – 11:00 AM, six (6) major donors[…]

Seeds planted for green economy in Manitoba

Late last month, I was in Winnipeg and elsewhere in southern Manitoba for a roundtable and a series of field visits. Representing the Green Economy Network — a national alliance of civil-society organizations committed to transforming our economy in response to environmental challenges, notably climate change — I was blown away by what I saw[…]

Education key to Merchants revival

Young North End activists hailed it as the latest example of “North End rising.” That was the response when Premier Greg Selinger announced recently the provincial government will invest more than $9 million in the redevelopment of the old Merchants Hotel and six adjoining lots on Selkirk and Pritchard avenues. At the heart of what[…]