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Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:44

Small Business Optimism Declining In Manitoba

The level of small business optimism in Manitoba has hit a low it hasn't seen in five years
 
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business released it's latest business barometer index ratings today.
 
Manitoba received a rating of 54.6 in the month of March, it's lowest level since 2010.
 
Marilyn Braun-Pollon, Vice-President of Prairie and Agri-Business for CFIB says there are some things the province can do during the budget to increase the level of small business optimism in the province.
 
"First of all, we need to get our fiscal house back on track with sustainable spending, but we also need to have some very basic steps taken to make us competitive from a tax environment. That's raising the basic personal exemption to at least combat inflation. We're one of only three provinces in the whole country that don't index our brackets to inflation. Things like honouring the election commitment that the Manitoba government did make to raise the small business corporate tax threshold to $500,000."
 
The province of Manitoba is currently under a communications ban due to a by-election in The Pas on April 21.
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Malcolm Young of AC/DC dead at 64

Saturday, 18 November 2017 09:01
Malcolm Young of AC/DC dead at 64

Malcolm Young, a guitarist, and co-founder of AC/DC has died today.

Support Local home based businesses at the WAC tomorrow

Saturday, 18 November 2017 07:53
Support Local home based businesses at the WAC tomorrow

Anyone looking for products from home-based businesses can attend a special event tomorrow where around 28 vendors are selling their goods.

Hylife Foods plan to expand

Saturday, 18 November 2017 07:09
Hylife Foods plan to expand

Hylife foods in Neepawa are expanding their processing plant with a 100 million dollar investment.

Updated: Donate to the Endow Manitoba 24 Hour Giving Challenge across the Parkland today

Saturday, 18 November 2017 06:53
Updated: Donate to the Endow Manitoba 24 Hour Giving Challenge across the Parkland today
Community foundations all over the Parkland have the chance to help raise money for legacy projects in their communities.