Today's opening numbers:
DOLLAR: 90.30 cents US
Coming this week:
Today -- In Ottawa, Statistics Canada releases the industrial product and raw-materials price indexes for January.
Wednesday -- In Ottawa, the Bank of Canada announces its decision on the target for its overnight bank rate.
Thursday -- In Ottawa, Statistics Canada releases building permits for January. In Winnipeg, the 2014-15 Manitoba budget is tabled.
Friday -- In Ottawa, Statistics Canada releases the labour-force survey for February, Canadian international merchandise trade for January and the labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit-labour cost for the fourth quarter.
Business Plan: Analysis and Evaluation Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba, 100-207 Donald St., 204-988-1860, 5:30 p.m. $50.
March 4-5: Project Management: A Practical Approach QNET, 660-175 Hargrave St., 204-949-4999, email@example.com, http://www.qnet.ca/.
Business Network International BNI Nexus Chapter Centro Caboto Centre, 1055 Wilkes Ave., noon with Cindy Gaudet on avoiding the pitfalls of online booking. How travel agencies can save you money. $17.
Business Networking International -- Accelerators Chapter Winnipeg Winter Club, 200 River Ave., 11:55 a.m. with D'arcy Johnston, D'arcy's Animal Rescue Centre will enlighten the group with how we can enrich the lives of our animal friends... especially at this dangerous time of year. $15.
Metro Club Business Networking with Grace Thomson, the Fort Garry Hotel Spa & Conference Centre, 222 Broadway, http://www.themetroclub.com, 11:45 a.m. with the Dream Factory. Information: René Saurette 204-697-3902. $22.35.
Service Excellence For Chinese Visitors Manitoba Tourism Education Council, 75 Scurfield Blvd. Unit 3, 204-957-7437, firstname.lastname@example.org, 9 a.m.
Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL): Is your organization ready for it?, Delta Hotel, 350 St Mary Ave., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. with Brandi Field, a lawyer with Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP. $35 members, $45 non-members, $25 student members, $30 student non-members.
Event Co-ordinator 101 Manitoba Tourism Education Council, 75 Scurfield Blvd. Unit 3, 204-957-7437, email@example.com, 9 a.m.
Simple Rules for Organizational Change QNET, 660-175 Hargrave St., 204-949-4999, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.qnet.ca/.
Growth Through IP: Intellectual Property for Small Business, Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Ave., 8 a.m. with Lora Kushner, intellectual property lawyer, Norima Consulting. Information: www.embevents.ca. $25.
Wellness Improvement Fundamentals Coaching Tele-course Interpersonal Wellness Serices Inc., 13-875 Gateway Rd., noon with Joyce Odidison. Register: 204-668-5283 or www.iwsci.com. Free.
The Canadian Red Cross and RBC present The Pink Panel -- Standing Up to Bullying, from the boardroom to the classroom, noon-1 p.m., RBC Convention Centre, second-floor theatre. RSVP: thepinkpanel.eventbrite.ca, 204-988-3502. Free.
The Free Press welcomes items for the Business Calendar. They should include the time, date, location and any sponsor and fees. Please enter your information at http://wfp.to/events. Items can also be mailed to Diane Pratt, Winnipeg Free Press, 1355 Mountain Ave., R2X 3B6, Winnipeg, Man., faxed to 204-697-7412 or emailed (without attachments) to: email@example.com. The deadline to submit items is Wednesday.