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Why Local. Coal and Canary

Coal and Canary was born over a glass of wine. Hailing from backgrounds heavily rooted in decor and design, best friends Tom Jansen and Amanda Buhse share a passion for quality artisan products that not only look good, but are expertly crafted.

Discovering that there was a gap in the market for quality, hand-made candles catered toward the hip and young professional, they took matters into their own hands and created Coal and Canary Candle Company. Their candles reflect their vibrant personalities, commitment to strong design and appreciation for impeccable craftsmanship. Their goal is to provide design conscious individuals with a product that not only smells amazing, but looks just as good

Coal and Canary candles are hand-poured in small batches and are made only with the highest quality soy and vegetable wax blend and true to scent fragrance oils. All of their candles feature a wide wooden wick that burns clean, free of smoke and soot and produces a soft crackle when lit. The candles are all 8 oz. and burn for approximately 45-50 hours.  For more information click on their website below.

Find more vendors like Coal and Canary check out THIRD + BIRD spring and fall market.  THIRD + BIRD hosts carefully curated events that provide fun + inspiring gathering places for artisans and shoppers. If you are a local vendor you can visit here for more information.
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Macdonald Youth Services moves into new building

New Therapeutic Centre will help thousands of Manitoba youth.

Macdonald Youth Services (MYS) officially opened the doors last month to their brand new, state-of-the-art, 33,000-square-foot facility at 175 Mayfair Avenue. The $7.5 million Therapeutic Centre is expected to help more than 9,000 youth per year in Manitoba through life skills training, counselling, and mobile crisis intervention.

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Winnipeg startup company helping families communicate

Kindoma Co-Founder Carly Shuler used Manitoba resources to build her business.

Sunny days, sweeping the clouds away. On my way to where the air is sweet, can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street.

One person who can help you find the way is Carly Shuler.

Shuler is the CEO and Co-founder of Kindoma, a kids’ video and messaging app helping to break new barriers when it comes to communication for children and families.

So what exactly is Kindoma?

“Think of skype for kids with an interactive twist,” says Schuler from Kindoma’s Winnipeg office, who is a transplanted Calgarian but has made Winnipeg her home with her husband and two kids.

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Winnipeg’s First Indigenous Accord

Hello and Welcome to the May issue of Smart Biz!

Spring is here, and there’s a lot to look forward to this summer in Winnipeg – namely the Canada Summer Games and Canada’s 150th birthday!

This month I’ll be talking about Winnipeg’s first Indigenous Accord, which I’m so excited about. Continue reading Winnipeg’s First Indigenous Accord

Cost-Wise wants to put your money back in your pocket.

New local business says chances are you’re overpaying for your telecom services and they can help.

Have you looked at your phone bill recently?  Like really looked at it?  If so, you may actually notice that everything looks right and you’re paying exactly what you were told when you signed your contract.

Between cell phones, office phones, and internet costs, many of the telecom companies are vying for your business.  Each one is offering the best possible price for your needs.  Without a background in the industry, it’s easy to just agree and assume it’s the best deal.  As time goes on and your needs change, the original services may no longer be appropriate or cost effective.  This is where Cost Wise Business Consulting can help. Continue reading Cost-Wise wants to put your money back in your pocket.

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