Dear Friends!*

Lots happening in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward, and these are just a few of the highlights!  I encourage you to share with your neighbours and friends, and check my website on a regular basis for news of Ward and City-wide activities that I am involved in.  We live in the best part of Winnipeg, and I am proud to be your City Councillor!  Thanks for all YOU do to strengthen and improve our community!

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1. South Winnipeg Recreation Complex

Excellent movement towards the development of a South Winnipeg Recreation Complex!  Putting the pieces together for a large recreation complex is indeed complex(!) and takes time - but we are moving forward.  On November 10, a detailed report, recommendations and funding were approved, and the next steps are underway.  See Ward Priorities: South Winnipeg Recreation

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2. Nuisance Odours in South Winnipeg

Nuisance odours are investigated by the Provincial Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Branch, but you must file a complaint form to initiate action.   To learn more, see Reporting Nuisance Odours.

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3.  Park News

Great progress towards developing a long-term vision and plan for King's Park, Kirkbridge Park and La Barrière Park!  A brand new park has been created and is being named Parc Charette, and consultations on the Thelma J. Caul Park will start in the new year. See Ward Priorities: Parks

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4. Internship Program - Office of Councillor Lukes

This 2016 internship opportunity for post-secondary students will provide a learning experience offering meaningful, practical work experience, and an opportunity for career exploration as well as a chance to develop new skills. The application deadline is December 12. See Internship Program.

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5. Residents' Advisory Groups 

New resident advisory groups have been created for the communities of Bridgwater Lakes and South Pointe.  New communities, new people, and new friends working together to address concerns and opportunities!  Very pleased to be a part of establishing these groups!  If you live in either of these communities and are interested in being involved, see Residents' Advisory Groups.

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6.  Residents Take Action on Housing Shortage around University of Manitoba

Pleased to be supporting the formation of a residents' group focused on issues resulting from an affordable housing shortage and lack of a short-term housing strategy around the University of Manitoba.  There are many keen residents, homeowners, students and responsible landlords who are breaking into sub-committees to tackle and focus on the problems.  See Ward Priorities: Rental Housing.

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Opening of new fitness trail in St. Norbert
with École Noël-Ritchot students

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