Downtown Bay project earns prestigious award for Manitoba’s Southern Chiefs’ Organization

 By Dave Baxter  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A project that will see an iconic Winnipeg building transformed into a space for “economic and social reconciliation” has received high praise and a prestigious honour from an American-based business magazine. Fast Company, a monthly magazine, announced that Wehwehneh Bahgahkinahgohn has been named the Best World-Changing Idea for North America for 2023, as part of their annual award campaign that recognizes projects from around the world in a number of categories. Wehwehneh Bahgahkinahgohn is the name given to a project that will transform the 655,000-square-foot former Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) building in downtown Winnipeg into an Indigenous-led space expected to include housing units, child care spots, a health centre, a museum, office space, retail stores and restaurants, and a space for reflection. In…

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