Author: Kristen Einarson

Local CEO Shares Business Insights: Do’s and Don’ts

5 Tips to Success By: William Ludwick A CEO of a local multi-million-dollar business has insider tips for graduating Red River College business students. His first golden rule is to put in the extra effort. “People see passion,” said Jamie Aitkenhead, CEO of Perfect Pierogies Limited, in Garson, MB. “If you’re not willing to put in the time and effort to make your business successful, nobody will do it for you.”   His other four tips are to be honest, to surround yourself with experts, to never stop learning and to be patient.   Aitkenhead spent five years at...

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Rogers Hometown Hockey tour skates into Winnipeg

The Forks hosted the family fun festival Dec. 2-3 By: Spencer Broesky Winnipeg hockey fans brought their puck handling skills to the concrete this weekend in search of a game-winning goal. The Rogers Hometown Hockey tour made its ninth of twenty-fourth stop at The Forks on Saturday and Sunday, drawing crowds from the hockey community around Manitoba. Sportsnet hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone were the familiar faces hosting the festival and interviewing players, such as: Kris King who played for the Winnipeg Jets from 1992 to 1996, and Paul MacLean – a former NHL coach and player. From a...

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Stop selling plastic bottles and introduce composting? Just eat more lentils.

If Red River College wants to increase stability, they should consider more plant-based options By Claire Renic Post-secondary institutions have an obligation to be at the forefront of progress, and combatting climate change is no exception. More than 15,000 scientists signed an open letter to issue a global warning to in an effort to “curtail environmental destruction”. The open letter comes 25 years after the first notice — only 1,500 scientists signed in support in 1992.   Since the start of the campaign, The Union of Concerned Scientists has been monitoring trends in global data for 25 years. They’ve...

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Some days, you just can’t catch the bus

Students say cuts to Transit are bad idea   by Skye Thorleifson Students traveling to and from university or college might find it harder to catch the bus if cuts to Winnipeg Transit service go through next year. Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman announced the potential cuts last Wednesday, Nov. 15 when the city released the budget plan. The possible changes included laying off 125 bus drivers, the cancellation of 59 bus routes, and a bus fare hike of 25 cents in addition to the annual five-cent increase. These changes are to compensate for a $10-million loss following the end of...

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Innovation Centre in the works at RRC Exchange District campus

By Rick Clement Red River College is tearing down buildings and digging a hole in the heart of the Exchange District. The College is planning development of the new $95 million Red River College Innovation Centre located on Elgin Avenue. “We are now in the design stage and we expect to be building within twelve months,” said RRC President Paul Vogt in September. According to Diamond Schmitt Architects, the centre will be a 100,000-square-foot development repurposed downtown heritage building, used to provide state-of-the-art facilities. At this time no deadlines have been finalized and the college is not releasing any...

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