Bridgwater & South Pointe: Ward Priorities

Bridgwater and South Pointe

The Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater and community of South Pointe are the newest residential subdivisions in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward.    Originally referred to as Waverley West, this area is located south of Bishop Grandin Boulevard and west of Waverley Street.  With an area of about 3,100 acres, it’s expected that over 11,000 new homes, apartments and condominiums will be constructed, with a projected population of 40,000+.

I understand when a new community evolves, it takes time to have enough people living in the community to justify a new transit route.  With the rapid growth in these areas, I believe the time has come and am working closely with the community as well as Winnipeg Transit to expand service.

  • TRANSIT UPDATE:  Winnipeg Transit expanded service into Bridgewater Lakes and South Pointe in September 2017.   SEE Transit Service in South Winnipeg for details.

In new residential developments, the responsibility for maintenance of public green space transitions over time from the developer to the City.  This process sometimes results in confusion as to who has responsibility to maintain certain areas.  The maps  below indicate who is responsible for maintenance of public space.  However, responsibilities will continue to change as the City assumes ownership of the areas.  We will update these maps regularly as responsibilities are transitioned.

PARKS and PUBLIC SPACE MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

Bridgwater Forest 2017 Maintenance

Bridgwater Lakes and Trails 2017 Maintenance

South Pointe 2017 Maintenance

TRAIL NETWORK:

Bridgwater Lakes 2017 Trail Map

Bridgwater Forest 2017 Trail Map

Bridgwater Trails 2017 Trail Map

South Pointe 2017 Trail Map

It has taken quite some time to obtain clarification from City Departments and the Province of Manitoba as to who is responsible for maintaining the public greenspaces.  Residents should forward requests for the maintenance of public green space to Winnipeg’s 311 Service (E-Mail 311@winnipeg.ca), who will then ensure that either the City or developer attends to the issue.

 

Development Permits in Bridgwater Remain Capped

Development Permits in Bridgwater Remain Capped

In 2012, three conditions placed a cap on the issuance of building permits in the Bridgwater Community. Three years later, in 2017, Manitoba Housing (developer of the Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater) requested the cap be lifted and they NOT comply with the following...

Waverley West Communities & Updating the ‘OurWinnipeg’ Vision

Waverley West Communities & Updating the ‘OurWinnipeg’ Vision

In 2009, the City of Winnipeg reached out to citizens to obtain their feedback in creating a long term plan for our community.  The City invested upwards of $3M to develop OurWinnipeg, a 25-year plan to guide our growth and physical, social, environmental, and...

Community Forum on Safety & Crime Prevention

Community Forum on Safety & Crime Prevention

Please mark your calendar to join me on October 4 at this community forum on public safety and crime prevention: WHEN:  7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 WHERE:  École South Pointe School, 615 Kirkbridge Drive (Community Use Room - directional signs will be posted)...

Revised Development Plans in Bridgwater Forest

Revised Development Plans in Bridgwater Forest

COMPLETE A COMMUNITY SURVEY BY NOVEMBER 6:  Bridgwater Forest Neighbourhood Association (BFNA Facebook Page) is conducting a survey and asking the community if they agree with Manitoba Housing's proposal and what should be put on this site.  The survey deadline...

UPDATE – Personal Care Home in Bridgwater

UPDATE – Personal Care Home in Bridgwater

As our office receives enquiries from residents regarding a wide variety of projects, I wanted to provide an update regarding the personal care home project in Bridgwater.  Below is an excerpt of the September 8th, 2017 article in the Winnipeg Free Press. For more...

Traffic Lights Being Installed by École South Pointe School

Traffic Lights Being Installed by École South Pointe School

I'm very pleased to have worked with residents, École South Pointe School and the City of Winnipeg to enable the installation of traffic control signals (traffic lights) at the intersection of Waverley Street and Tim Sale Drive/John Angus Drive.  Approval for this...

Properly Reporting By-Law Infractions

Properly Reporting By-Law Infractions

It is VERY IMPORTANT to review all the information on this page to understand the ‘big picture’ in reporting by-law infractions. The most common by-law infractions in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward are listed below, along with details on HOW to PROPERLY...

Developing a Care/Maintenance Program for Bridgwater Forest

Developing a Care/Maintenance Program for Bridgwater Forest

Please consider joining myself, Bridgwater residents, and the City’s Parks and Naturalist Services Departments as we work towards developing a care and maintenance program for Bridgwater Forest. When dense urban environment is constructed around a natural forest, the...

Building Permit Cap in Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater

Building Permit Cap in Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater

Bridgwater is the fastest growing community in the City of Winnipeg. Since being elected in fall, 2014, I’ve been dealing with many challenges related to a rapidly growing community. In my opinion, the City of Winnipeg was not ready and continues to be ill prepared to...

Recent Crime Activities in South Winnipeg–St. Norbert Ward

Recent Crime Activities in South Winnipeg–St. Norbert Ward

Compared to the City of Winnipeg as a whole, crime in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward is low, BUT it does exist. SEE CRIME STATS MAP.  Recently, there has been a rash of vehicle and residential break-ins that I have been made aware of, and I have asked the...

Bridgwater Forest: Park Maintenance, Forest Health & Fountain

Bridgwater Forest: Park Maintenance, Forest Health & Fountain

The Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater consist of three communities:  Bridgwater Forest, Bridgwater Lakes and Bridgwater Trails. Bridgwater Forest was the first residential community to be developed by the Province's Manitoba Housing division. Bridgwater Forest is designed...

Information Evening:  The Health of Bridgwater Forest

Information Evening: The Health of Bridgwater Forest

Calling all Nature Lovers and Tree Huggers who care about the future of the trees and creatures who live in Bridgwater Forest!  Please join me at an Information Evening on the Health of Bridgwater Forest: DATE: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 TIME:  7:00 to 8:30 pm LOCATION: ...

6.9 Acre Development: Feedback at Bridgwater Forest Open House

6.9 Acre Development: Feedback at Bridgwater Forest Open House

To keep residents informed on Manitoba Housing's plans for this 6.9 acre parcel of land, I'll be continuing to provide updates on my website. To learn more about the Bridgwater Forest Neighbourhood Association, you can contact them at: Facebook Page and...

2017 Budget Reduced for Parks & Urban Forestry Department

2017 Budget Reduced for Parks & Urban Forestry Department

In the City of Winnipeg's approved 2017 budget, there was no increase in funding for the City's Parks & Urban Forestry department.  Rather, there was a decrease of approximately $200,000. I have been raising the issue of increasing funding for Parks & Urban...

Future Development in Bridgwater Forest – Open House

Future Development in Bridgwater Forest – Open House

The 6.9 acres of land off Bridgeland Drive North is owned by the Province of Manitoba.  Manitoba Housing, developer of the Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater (www.bridgwaterneighbourhoods.com), initially had this land zoned for single-family residential.  While it was...

City Wide Spring Clean-up & Community Clean-up Events

City Wide Spring Clean-up & Community Clean-up Events

City-Wide Spring Clean-up On Tuesday, April 18, crews will begin the 2017 city-wide spring clean up operation, sweeping the entire street network including back lanes over the next five to six weeks. Crews will initially focus on the downtown area, major routes,...

New 120-Bed Personal Care Home in Bridgwater

New 120-Bed Personal Care Home in Bridgwater

There's lots happening in the Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater!  On the horizon is a new personal care home, to be constructed at Bridge Lake Drive and South Town Road. For more information regarding this initiative, contact your elected MLA or the Province of Manitoba....

Waverley West Impact Fees – Open House

Waverley West Impact Fees – Open House

Please join myself and a panel of experts who will present an overview on Winnipeg’s new Impact Fees, their purpose and how the fees will affect residents and businesses in the communities of Waverley West (Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater and South Pointe). DATE: ...

Street Blown-In With Snow in Bridgwater and South Pointe?

Street Blown-In With Snow in Bridgwater and South Pointe?

YOUR assistance in REPORTING snow blockages is greatly appreciated! New communities on the outer edges of the City experience unique snow challenges, as open areas blow in more frequently than areas protected by surrounding buildings and trees. Snow fencing is...

Traffic, Snow & École South Pointe School

Traffic, Snow & École South Pointe School

The long awaited opening of this brand new school is just days away!  As I’ve received many traffic related inquiries, I'm providing a detailed summary of transportation aspects below.  PLEASE TAKE EXTRA CAUTION AND DRIVE SAFELY around École South Pointe School!  ...

BLOWING SNOW in Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater & South Pointe

BLOWING SNOW in Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater & South Pointe

These new communities in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward have many open areas - open fields awaiting development, open areas with young small trees, and limited overall protection from wind. I am told by the City's Public Works Department that snow removal occurs...

Bridgwater Holiday Lights Contest

Bridgwater Holiday Lights Contest

Enter the 2016 Holiday Lights photo contest, hosted by the Bridgwater Forest and Bridgwater Lakes neighbourhood associations!  Join in the fun, and you could win a prize!  For all the details, see the poster below. For more information on residents' groups and...

Save-On-Foods Opening November 18!

Save-On-Foods Opening November 18!

I'm happy to announce that Save-On-Foods will be opening a new store at 400 North Town Road in Bridgwater Forest!  The store will be opening to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, November 18.  I've just had a sneak peak, and it is absolutely outstanding! The big...

Waverley West Impact Fees – Public Open House

Waverley West Impact Fees – Public Open House

Waverley West Impact Fees – Public Open House Learn how Winnipeg's new Impact Fees will affect the communities of Waverley West: Date:  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Time:  Registration 6:30 pm; Presentation 7:00 pm Place:  Waverley Heights Community Centre, 1885...

Drainage from Sump Pumps & Downspouts

Drainage from Sump Pumps & Downspouts

Our office receives many questions from residents regarding drainage off properties, from both sump pumps and downspouts.  To assist, we are providing below some links to the Water and Waste Department's page on the City of Winnipeg website. Residential Lot Grading It...

Rental Housing Issues Outside Fort Richmond-University Heights

Rental Housing Issues Outside Fort Richmond-University Heights

Based on the many calls and E-mails to my office, I recognize that challenges around rental housing extend outside of the Fort Richmond-University Heights neighbourhood in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward.  I’ve received multiple enquiries from residents in St....

“Speed Table” Pilot Project on Bridgeland Drive North

“Speed Table” Pilot Project on Bridgeland Drive North

The Bridgwater communities are some of the newest residential subdivisions in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward.   It's a thriving area that is growing rapidly – homes are continuing to be built and new families are moving in.   As the community grows, so does the...

Proposed Temple in Bridgwater Forest

Proposed Temple in Bridgwater Forest

In August, I was pleased to attend a community open house, hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, regarding a proposed Temple in the development of Bridgwater Forest.  My thanks to The Sou'Wester for reporting on this story. For further information...

Progress on Improvements to Parks & Greenspace

Progress on Improvements to Parks & Greenspace

Winnipeg’s parks and greenspaces are an essential component of the urban fabric that encourages and promotes healthy lifestyles, cleaner environments, civic pride and urban beautification. Parks improve our physical and psychological health, strengthen our communities...

Take Action: Report By-Law Infractions!

Take Action: Report By-Law Infractions!

Every day, my office receives many phone calls and E-Mails from residents with concerns about by-law infractions.  The majority of concerns fall into two primary by-law groups: Zoning By-Laws:  Regulate the use and development of land Neighbourhood Liveability...

Maintenance of Retention Ponds

Maintenance of Retention Ponds

Each summer, my office receives many enquiries from residents with questions about the growth of aquatic vegetation and algae on retention ponds in their neighbourhood. Stormwater retention ponds are used to manage stormwater.   A primary benefit is that they can...

Retail Shops in Bridgwater Town Centre – Opening Soon!

Retail Shops in Bridgwater Town Centre – Opening Soon!

Some great news for the neighbourhoods of Bridgwater and South Pointe!  Hopewell Development Corporation, developer of the Bridgwater Town Centre on North Town Road, has just announced that a great line up of retail tenants is coming soon!  Business openings will...

Short-Term Solution:  Greenspace Maintenance in Bridgwater Forest

Short-Term Solution: Greenspace Maintenance in Bridgwater Forest

At present, two developers (Manitoba Housing and Ladco Company Limited)  and the City of Winnipeg are responsible for the maintenance of parks and open spaces in the communities of Waverly West.  The developers take care of the parks and open spaces for a...

Deficit in Greenspace Maintenance is the “Canary in the Coal Mine”

Deficit in Greenspace Maintenance is the “Canary in the Coal Mine”

In my opinion, the maintenance issues in Waverley West are the ‘canary in the coal mine’ for what is to come with respect to maintenance of greenspace in ALL new developments, including communities like Amber Trails and Sage Creek. The BIG PICTURE is that the City...

Parks & Greenspace in Bridgwater Forest

Parks & Greenspace in Bridgwater Forest

Interested in learning more about the maintenance of parks and greenspace in Bridgwater Forest?!  Mark your calendar to attend this information evening: TIME:  7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 PLACE:  Waverley Heights Community Centre, 1885 Chancellor Drive NOTE: ...

Update – New School in South Pointe

Update – New School in South Pointe

There's always something happening in SW Winnipeg, as the area continues to grow, develop and attract more residents.  That includes the construction of a new school - Ecole South Pointe School! First announced in July, 2015, the K-8 school at 615 Kirkbridge will be...

Next Steps – AT Network Winter Maintenance Strategy

Next Steps – AT Network Winter Maintenance Strategy

I am very pleased to be working with the Winnipeg Public Service and members of the Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works (IRPW) Committee in moving this important initiative another step forward! On March 14, 2016, I moved a motion at the IRPW Committee meeting...

Bridgwater Forest Fountain Repairs May Cost $100K+

Bridgwater Forest Fountain Repairs May Cost $100K+

A fountain that was a major selling point for a brand-new southwest Winnipeg community is already costing taxpayers thousands of dollars. The landmark fountain in Bridgwater Forest has been out of order for at least two years. The water feature was the centrepiece of...

2016 Approved Budget Impact – Bridgwater and South Pointe

2016 Approved Budget Impact – Bridgwater and South Pointe

In 2016, the City of Winnipeg will be investing $100,000 towards repairing the Bridgwater Forest Fountain and repairing surrounding landscaping (pathways). Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation will also be investing funding towards the fountain’s repair. Once...

New Residents’ Groups Formed

New Residents’ Groups Formed

I’m pleased to say I’ve helped to facilitate the formation of two new residents' groups in the ever-growing communities of: South Pointe  (Facebook link) Bridgewater Lakes (Facebook link) Residents’ advisory groups are the voice of their community.  They are the grass...

Development and Maintenance of Bridgwater & South Pointe

Development and Maintenance of Bridgwater & South Pointe

The Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater and South Pointe are Winnipeg’s newest residential communities. This high level overview provides simplified background information on the development and maintenance of these communities which are located in the South Winnipeg-St....

New School: Waverley West Ecole South Pointe

New School: Waverley West Ecole South Pointe

Pembina Trails School Division has named its new school in Waverley West École South Pointe School.  Premier Greg Selinger broke ground last month on the $30 million kindergarten to Grade 8 school and early learning child care centre at 615 Kirkbridge Drive. The...

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City Councillor
South Winnipeg-St.Norbert Ward
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