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The largest health care capital project in Manitoba's history is on budget, but late.

A 388,000 square foot, $232.9-million Women's Hospital at Health Sciences Centre was supposed to be operating in 2016, but now it's expected to open to patients in the fall of 2019.wmnshospital2Reporters were given a tour of the under-construction facility today.

Interim president and chief executive officer of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Real Cloutier told reporters today they have chosen to accept delays to ensure they get a quality product on budget.

"There were unforeseen delays... that added to the time schedule. So we work with the contractor to make sure that we're not going overbudget, that we maintain the budget. And if that means that we have to spent a bit more time to get the project done... then we chose taking a bit more time," said Cloutier.

Some delays included the collapse of shoring on Sherbrook Street and subsequent remediation work in 2012, a fire in 2013 that affected infrastructure shared with the new Women's Hospital, and the insolvency of one of the original electrical subcontractors.

Nationally broadcast choir show back for one day only

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Female trailblazers honoured at Legislative Building

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Several stabbings in Winnipeg since Friday

Winnipeg police have responded to eight stabbings with eleven victims in the past four…

How to get your kids back on a school sleep schedule

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Fire destroys Crystal City elevator and business

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North End blaze under control, no injuries reported

An early morning fire has destroyed a North End home.

Manitoba celebrates 20 years of diversity through Provincial Nominee program

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New resources for caregivers

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Folklorama sees increase in guests

The 49th edition of Folklorama saw more guests than the 48th.

Local harvest helping fight world hunger

Harvest is underway and, despite the lack of rain this summer, is making the Foodgrains…

Goertzen to explore significant changes in education

New Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen says the Manitoba government is exploring…

Future of MCC falls into hands of new generation

Thrift shop stores in Manitoba are putting their fate in the hands of the next generation.

Small town festival attracting big names

One weekend every year, a town of just over 1,000 quadruples in size, attracting some of…

Winnipeg or Bust: Boler trailer enthusiasts set up shop over the weekend

Tiny trailers filled the Red River Exhibition grounds just outside city limits this…

Severe thunderstorm warnings in Manitoba

Some areas of Manitoba are now under severe thunderstorm warnings.

Santa Claus Parade hinges on raising money for new float

The Santa Claus Parade is fundraising for a new float.

Police respond to six firearms calls within two day span

Winnipeg Police officers responded to five calls involving guns during a 24-hour period…

Meth increase requires no change in policing

With the recent increase in violent crime in Winnipeg, especially as a result of the…

MPI says fraud on the rise, so it's fighting harder

Manitoba Public Insurance is stepping up its game in the fight against insurance fraud.

The Pas' water situation upgraded

UPDATE: People in The Pas are now being told they can safely consume the town's water,…