Martin Cash, Winnipeg Free Press

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Recent articles by Martin:

The virtual doctor will see you now

Since March 2020 when the pandemic began, there have been 5.3 million virtual medical appointments in Manitoba — doctors speaking with patients over the telephone or via some other digital communication means. → Read More

Prices up but number of sales down in the Winnipeg region housing market in April

Prices were up but the number of sales were down in the Winnipeg region housing market in April and on the rental front, vacancy rates in Winnipeg are the highest they have been since 1997. → Read More

Exchange Income Corp. posts highest revenue quarter ever and closes its largest acquisition

Exchange Income Corp. is in the business of buying companies with great management, at good prices that generate enough cash to allow EIC it to continue to pay dividends to its shareholders. → Read More

Report shows benefits of investing in digital technology

Praise Okwumabua, the owner of Freshair Boutique on Academy Road, never really believed e-commerce or a more active online presence would make a difference for her hair salon business. Her husband was urging her for some time to do more online, but she said she just kept making excuses. → Read More

Fast-growing Neo Financial races to billion-dollar status

Neo Financial is now a billion-dollar company.The three-year-old fintech that is looking to create a banking company that is not a bank, just raised another $185 million from venture capital investors to help fund the creation of new products and services. → Read More

JCA Industries acquired by multibillion-dollar agricultural equipment manufacturer

JCA Industries, a 20-year-old Winnipeg company that started out making wire harnesses for all sorts of equipment companies, has been acquired by the multibillion-dollar agricultural equipment manufacturer, Agco Corp., out of Duluth, Ga. → Read More

Investors say yes to Yes! Winnipeg

The business community came out in force to support the efforts of Economic Development Winnipeg and its sales group called Yes! Winnipeg at its annual investor breakfast on Monday after committing to invest more than ever before. Yes! Winnipeg was formed in 2010 with a mandate that it would beat the bushes both at home and around the world to uncover investment opportunities for the city. → Read More

Winnipeg airport passenger volume, revenue plunged in 2021

With passenger traffic running at one-quarter of pre-pandemic levels, the Winnipeg Airports Authority needed plenty of government support — as well as relief from its debt holders — to make it through 2021. → Read More

Swoop cancels Winnipeg-Toronto service, leaving travellers in lurch

Travellers who were happy to be getting a good price on flights from Winnipeg to Toronto on Swoop Airlines woke up on Tuesday morning to discover their flights had been cancelled without warning. Swoop, the low-cost little sister airline to WestJet, has decided to shut down its Winnipeg-Toronto service. → Read More

A pilot project in reconciliation

Indigenous youth in Manitoba, who once might have thought they’d like to become a commercial airplane pilot but never imagined they’d have the chance, are now going to be able to pursue that dream. Exchange Income Corp. → Read More

VTC gets $2.9-M boost to help manufacturers go green

The sizable heavy equipment manufacturing sector in the province received a $2.9-million boost from the federal government to help in its transition to low-emission technologies and advanced manufacturing. → Read More

Music festivals set to roll with dope offering

AFTER a two-year absence, party people will once again be able to indulge in the musical mayhem of Dauphin’s Countryfest and Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa. This year, however, there will be an added amenity: an on-site cannabis store. → Read More

NFI Group lands large contract with Toronto Transit Commission

NFI Group has landed one of its largest contracts ever with the Toronto Transit Commission, the third-largest transit system in North America. The Winnipeg-based bus manufacturer has received firm orders for 134 Xcelsior 40-foot hybrid-electric heavy-duty transit buses, and 68 Xcelsior 60-foot hybrid-electric buses (which the company records as 136 equivalent units). → Read More

Global EV demand has miners lined up in northern Manitoba

Last week, the federal government committed $3.8 billion to the mining sector for the development of critical minerals like lithium. The next day Elon Musk, the richest man in the world, linked to a tweet showing lithium prices rising 17-fold in the last 10 years, writing, “Tesla might actually have to get into the mining and refining (of lithium) directly at scale, unless costs improve. → Read More

Ripples from war in Ukraine washing over Manitoba’s agriculture sector

As the brutal war in Ukraine wreaks havoc on millions of people’s lives it also means a significant disruption in normal economic production. And since the Black Sea region is one of the great bread baskets of the world, that means agricultural production and exporting is grinding to a halt. → Read More

Manitoba pork industry growing; prepares to control threat of wild pigs, diseases

Like everyone else, Manitoba’s pork industry — which contributes $1.7 billion to the provincial economy — had all sorts of challenges throughout the pandemic, but it still continued to grow. → Read More

Xplornet ramps up acquisitions, high-speed connectivity

Xplornet Communications Inc. has acquired Full Throttle Networks Inc., the second Manitoba Internet service provider it has bought in seven months. → Read More

Local cannabis company Delta 9 doubles its retail footprint, posts 20 per cent increase in revenues

Delta 9 Cannabis has doubled the size of its retail chain by acquiring 17 Uncle Sam’s Cannabis stores in the Edmonton area. The company announced that deal on Thursday along with a $10 million cash injection from Calgary-based Sundial Growers Inc. → Read More

Things looking up for local roofing company

In its efforts to provide an ever-expanding suite of services to help entrepreneurs get their business off the ground, North Forge Technology Exchange now has a venture capital partner. → Read More

Advisory council aims to streamline immigration

As pandemic restrictions get lifted and efforts to support growth in the economy are underway in the province, immigration is going to play an important role in that dynamic. → Read More