Business View Magazine | January 2020

334 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JANUARY 2020 Winkler to other small communities that were not being serviced. That initiated a grant of $10 million dollars from the federal government. As a result, the company reached out to several communities within a 58-km. radius of Winkler, and now those communities are benefited by this, as well. Valley Fibre is the made-in-Winkler solution. Their head office and data center are both here.” BVM: What else makes Winkler a great place to live and work? Harder: “The Boundary Trails Health Centre is doing well. We continue to provide medical center services both in Winkler and in Morden - that’s where the doctors work from. There is project on the go, where we are trying to get that medical facility expanded. We have become a teaching hospital, so there are medical students coming here to take hands-on training in the hospital. The interesting thing is some of them decide this is a great region and want to As the world’s premier infrastructure firm, AECOM delivers professional services across the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to consulting and construction management. We partner with our clients to solve their most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world. AECOM is a proud partner to the City of Winkler, Manitoba. Imagine it. Delivered. PREFERRED VENDOR n AECOM stay. Therefore, considering the doctor shortage that is prevalent across this nation, we have less of a problem attracting medical specialists and family practitioners here. “Red River College continues to operate a campus here in a leased space; we would like to get them into some permanent space where they could grow and provide services to our region as a whole. But that’s a challenge for the future. We can’t solve it all in one year. We also just launched a major, two-minute promotional video that was two years in the making, which gives a complete picture of what Winkler is all about – the activities, the celebrations – an inside peek of what goes on in the community. Our special quality of life. “This is where it all begins.” And we are so proud to share that with the world!”