Manitoba to get first Flying J

HEADINGLEY, Man. — Flying J, a fixture on most U.S. highways, is planning to build a multimillion-dollar truck stop on the TransCanada in Headingley, Man. near Winnipeg.

At 15,000 square-feet, the truckstop, expected to open this October, will include a restaurant, large convenience store, private showers for drivers, will and employ about 100 people.

Flying J has about 173 stops in 41 U.S. states, but only four locations in Canada — two in Ontario and one in Alberta and Quebec.

“Our customers have contacted us on many occasions requesting more Flying J travel plazas in Canada. It’s a privilege working with and servicing our Canadian friends and neighbours and we are most anxious to operate in the province of Manitoba,” Scott McMillan, the company’s director of operations, said in a statement.

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