A theory about the Hydro land deal

News broke this past week that Manitoba Hydro disputed the independently appraised value of the land that the City of Winnipeg needs to purchase from Hydro for the new Rapid Transit corridor (or rather, the completion of the existing corridor). The appraisal pegged the value at $4.6 million. Hydro says it’s worth $34 million. They…

Ranking: Winnipeg’s mayoral candidates

I have decided to post my impressions and rankings of each candidate. Warning: some of my impressions may be misguided. I have not been following every debate or reading every news release. However I know the names of all the candidates, and a few things about where they stand. I even live tweeted a debate…

NEW: Winnipeg Rapid Transit Map

You are probably familiar with the London Underground “tube map”. Even people who have never been to London have probably seen it in a magazine or on the internet somewhere. The iconic map designed by Harry Beck in 1931 sacrificed geographical accuracy in favour of clarity and ease of use, and it has become the…