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Ontario, Manitoba partner on energy innovation
Government of Ontario
Ontario and Manitoba formally agreed recently to work together to advance energy innovation, support clean, renewable power and promote economic development in both provinces. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Canadian Energy Innovation Summit. The agreement will enable Ontario and Manitoba to collaborate on growing the energy sector in a number of key areas, including conservation, efficiency, security and reliability.
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Manitoba makes hydro power deal with U.S. utility
CBC News
Manitoba Hydro has signed two major power deals with a Wisconsin utility for up to 15 years. "This is a historic deal for our province and for Manitoba Hydro that will create thousands of good jobs and power our economic growth for decades," Premier Greg Selinger announced recently from Toronto, where he is taking part in the Energy Innovation Summit.
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Manitoba issues RFP for housing
Daily Commercial News
The Province of Manitoba has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the construction of 140 affordable housing units for seniors, said Housing and Community Development Minister Peter Bjornson. "Manitoba's population is steadily growing and there are more seniors who require safe, affordable homes," said Bjornson. "We are investing $9 million and seeking partners to build homes where seniors can lead full lives in their own communities close to families and friends."
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The $17 billion question
Winnipeg Free Press
It's the granddaddiest of plans to make Manitoba a bigger player in the shifting North American energy market. If you believe the provincial government's spin, it will end our reputation as the poster child of have-not provinces. Saskatchewan and Alberta will trip over themselves to buy our electricity. Take that, potash. Take that, oil. Even Ontario, a reluctant customer in the past, may ask for our forgiveness.

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The boring old light bulb is getting a lot smarter
Calgary Herald
The light bulb is arguably one of the most important inventions in modern history, yet its evolution to becoming "smart" has generally been focused on energy savings and longevity, not control and functionality. This is why the onset of Internet-connected bulbs will play their own role in the new era of home automation.

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Winnipeg buying waterproof covers to fix malfunctioning traffic lights
Winnipeg Sun
Shortly after dozens of traffic lights malfunctioned due to moisture, city officials have announced plans to install waterproof gel covers on them to prevent it from happening again. Officials said the city has been experiencing an "unusual increase" in flashing traffic signals for the past several of years, specifically during heavy rain, snowstorms, and fast-rising temperatures during winter.

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City speeds up road project on Panet Road
Winnipeg Sun
The city's public works committee has sped up a road twinning project to take advantage of current deep-freeze conditions. In a special public works committee recently, the committee approved contracts for reconstruction and twinning work on Molson Street/Panet Road between Munroe Avenue and Grassie Boulevard.
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Trends report paints rosy picture for downtown Winnipeg
Metro News
Downtown Winnipeg is smack dab in the middle of a period of unprecedented growth and renewal, according to a report released recently by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. The 2014 Downtown Trends Report, a market research tool released by the BIZ every few years for use by both the public and private sector, shows efforts to revitalize the city's core seem to not only be working, but are picking up steam as well.
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Manitoba grants support coal-to-biomass conversions
Bio Mass Magazine
In order to help ease financial burdens of complying with Manitoba's petroleum coke and coal heating ban that went into effect at the beginning of the year, the province has provided grants to 16 farms working to make the transition. In addition to the farms, two wood processors have been provided with grants — totaling over $444,000 in all — to help increase availability of wood fuel.
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Will Saskatchewan embrace wind power?
The StarPhoenix
Wind and solar energy could supply at least 30 per cent of Saskatchewan's electrical power, if we want it to. That conclusion flows from a study by the International Energy Agency released recently. The IEA reports that wind and solar are crucial to meeting future energy needs while "decarbonizing" the power sector to respond to the issue of climate change. Deployment of both technologies has expanded rapidly in recent years — one bright spot in an otherwise bleak picture of clean energy progress. The IEA says this trend will continue for decades.
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