Bridgwater Lakes

Welcome to the neighbourhood of Bridgwater Lakes! This page provides updates on issues I am working on, and information on other issues I think Bridgwater Lakes residents may be interested in. The maintenance (parks, greenspace) of Bridgwater Lakes is primarily the responsibility of Manitoba Housing (the developer.) Street maintenance (snow removal, spring cleaning, & boulevard mowing) is primarily the responsibility of the City of Winnipeg. The Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater have twice the amount of Parks and Greenspace as compared to any other development in the City of Winnipeg. Because Bridgwater Forest is in the final stages of developed by the developer, the maintenance of virtually all assets (benches, garbage removal, fountain, parks, soccer fields, etc.) is still the responsibility of the developer. Please see Bridgwater Lakes Maintenance Responsibilities Map. After two years of effort, I am very pleased to report significant changes to the snow and ice removal policy for sidewalks and pathways have been made and I fully anticipate to see the start of snow removal on ALL pathways for winter of 2018-2019. Please also see Bridgwater Lakes Trails Map.

Much gratitude to the VOLUNTEERS of the Bridgewater Lakes Neighbourhood Association for all the advocacy, events and activities they do to improve the quality of life for residents!

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Bridgwater Lakes Neighbourhood Association

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Bridgwater Lakes Neighbourhood Association

We’ve had an amazing four years of fun since the formation of the Bridgwater Lakes Neighbourhood Association!  I remember planting signs on boulevards looking for keen residents interesting in organizing a neighbourhood association – and wonderful volunteers step...

Upcoming Feedermain Work – Waverley West & Waverley Heights

Upcoming Feedermain Work – Waverley West & Waverley Heights

Water and Waste staff will be working on two feeder mains overnight on Friday, October 26.  This work has the potential to cause discoloured water for customers in the south Winnipeg area (St.Vital, Fort Garry, Linden Woods, Waverley West, Waverley Heights, and near...

Acclaimed in Waverley West

Acclaimed in Waverley West

Photo credit: Wayne Glowacki - Winnipeg Free Press Thank you to all the residents of the new Waverley West ward for their support over the past four years. We worked hard, reached some great accomplishments, and have exciting developments on the horizon! A very warm...

Bridgwater Fitness Centre Goes Big

Bridgwater Fitness Centre Goes Big

Thank you to the Winnipeg Free Press and Bill Redekopp for covering this significant investment in our community. Bridgwater fitness centre goes big Startup planning a $30-million, 80,000-square-foot facility By: Bill Redekop                Posted: 09/10/2018 4:00 AM...

Leading-Edge Fitness Facility Coming To Bridgwater

Leading-Edge Fitness Facility Coming To Bridgwater

Without a doubt this is one of the most exciting projects I’ve been working on this year! its been almost impossible to keep the details ‘under wraps’ because this is such an exciting project! But now, I can share details about the new Altea Fitness Facility! I know...

Transit Transformation In Southwest Winnipeg

Transit Transformation In Southwest Winnipeg

I’d like to thank the Sou’Wester for printing this article in their August 20th edition Transit transformation in southwest Winnipeg By: Janice Lukes - South Winnipeg-St. Norbert City Councillor Ward Report                      Posted: 08/20/2018 3:00 PM   By spring...

Sump Pump Run Off

Sump Pump Run Off

Manitoba Housing, as developer of the Bridgwater Neighbourhoods, has recently undertaken repair work of numerous Public Reserve (PR) areas in the Bridgwater Lakes neighbourhood. This repair work is the result of sump pump runoff from adjacent homes discharging...

70,000 Sq Ft Recreation Centre In Waverley West

70,000 Sq Ft Recreation Centre In Waverley West

I’m very excited about the new 70,000 sq ft recreation center that is being planned for construction in Waverley West. This recreation centre is a privately owned facility, and is anticipated to open Fall 2019. I’ve been working with the owners and planners and expect...

Update: Snow/Ice Removal on Sidewalks and Pathways

Update: Snow/Ice Removal on Sidewalks and Pathways

UPDATE: I’m pleased to have initiated this very significant change in the snow removal policy.  On May 29, 2018, after two years of review, discussions and more reviews, the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works concurred in the...

Update: Recreation Campus In South Winnipeg

Update: Recreation Campus In South Winnipeg

The site of the new recreation campus is currently a big open field. No roads, no water, no sewer, no lights, no drainage – just a big field of prairie grasses!  While it is a rare gift to be able to plan a new recreation campus on an open field with few space...

Brady Landfill Odours, Blowing Garbage, Closing & Moving

Brady Landfill Odours, Blowing Garbage, Closing & Moving

The Brady Road Resource Management Facility opened in 1973 and will be in the shadows of our community for at least the next 100+ years. The only direction Brady is moving is further south of the Perimeter, cell by cell over time. I believe it is important that we are...

St Norbert Bypass On South Perimeter – Information Sessions

St Norbert Bypass On South Perimeter – Information Sessions

This is the latest News Release from the Government of Manitoba's website. I encourage you to attend one of these open houses for a chance to provide your input.  I will be at the St Norbert Community Centre (2340 Pembina Hwy) info session the entire time on Thursday,...

Clarifying Who Mows City Boulevards

Clarifying Who Mows City Boulevards

(Original post date June 8, 2018) In new developments, homeowners can find it confusing to understand who is responsible for mowing the grass on boulevards. Grass should NOT BE HIGHER than 6 inches. A boulevard is the public space between the homeowners house and the...

Traffic Calming Options For Residential Streets

Traffic Calming Options For Residential Streets

We receive many calls on how to slow speeding vehicles down on residential streets. This blog will provide you with an insight to the issue and options. The City’s street system is set up as follows: Residential streets (Priority 3) feed traffic onto Collector...

Dry Fountain Flowing Again As Mayor, Councillor Spray Blame At Each Other

Dry Fountain Flowing Again As Mayor, Councillor Spray Blame At Each Other

Thank you to the Winnipeg Free Press for covering this story Dry fountain flowing again as mayor, councillor spray blame at each other Winnipeg Free Press       By: Aldo Santin            Posted: 06/21/2018 7:48 PM Mayor Brian Bowman laid the blame for the dry...

Bridgwater Lakes Residents Steamed About Dry Spray Pad

Bridgwater Lakes Residents Steamed About Dry Spray Pad

(Photo credit: Andrew Ryan - Winnipeg Free Press) Thank you to the Winnipeg Free Press for covering this story Bridgwater Lakes residents steamed about dry spray pad Winnipeg Free Press      By: Maggie Macintosh            Posted: 06/20/2018 9:28 PM   As the sun...

South Winnipeg Suburbs’ Amenities Take Hit In City, Developer Spat

South Winnipeg Suburbs’ Amenities Take Hit In City, Developer Spat

(Photo Credit: Mikaela Mackenzie - Winnipeg Free Press) Thank you to the Winnipeg Free Press for covering this very important issue. South Winnipeg suburbs' amenities take hit in city, developer spat Winnipeg Free Press        By: Aldo Santin              Posted:...

Requesting Mayor’s Support To Resolve Impasse – Waverley West

Requesting Mayor’s Support To Resolve Impasse – Waverley West

(Original Publish Date: June 13, 2018) As area Councillor, I have reached the limits of my power to resolve an impasse between the Public Service and developers of the Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater and South Pointe. I have requested the Mayor’s support to use his...

Drainage Upgrades in Bridgwater Lakes

Drainage Upgrades in Bridgwater Lakes

As part of their development agreement, Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation (MHRC) hired a contractor to work on drainage improvements behind homes and along pathways. My office has been told they expect these improvements to take approximately 4-6 weeks...

My June, 2018 Newsletter

My June, 2018 Newsletter

I’ve just prepared a comprehensive E-newsletter, highlighting interesting topics and current issues at City Hall, as well as upcoming meetings and events in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward. It's your opportunity to stay informed on what's happening! Read June,...

Construction Garbage in Growing Communities

Construction Garbage in Growing Communities

Growth is great but it sure brings challenges, especially on windy spring days!  Homebuilders are required to contain any of the construction garbage created from building new  homes in a cage or large garbage container on site. Most homes under construction have...

Fire Hall In Waverley West

Fire Hall In Waverley West

Fire Hall in Waverley West – Standards of Response Coverage Report In September, 2016 the City awarded a $186,000 contract to consulting firm Emergency Services International to produce a ‘Standards of Response Coverage’ report (SORC). Emergency Services International...

YOUR INPUT on the Development Application Notification Process

YOUR INPUT on the Development Application Notification Process

The City is looking at ways to improve public NOTIFICATION of land development so processes are as open and transparent as possible. Often, small yellow signs are posted indicating there is a development application. Sometimes depending on the side of lot or...

June 13th OPEN HOUSE – YOUR Recreation and Park Priorities

June 13th OPEN HOUSE – YOUR Recreation and Park Priorities

In Southwest Winnipeg, we know there is a recreation deficit and lack of maintenance for our parks and greenspaces due to rapid growth, and a lack of proper planning for new developments. The City of Winnipeg needs to hear from you! I ENCOURAGE you to attend the June...

UPDATE – Safety Improvements on South Perimeter Highway

UPDATE – Safety Improvements on South Perimeter Highway

(Photo credit: Joe Bryksa - Winnipeg Free Press) See Display Boards presented at the Open Houses Proposed Closures / Changes to the South Perimeter Highway If you have questions or concerns, please contact: Brett Wareham, Director of Regional Operations Eastern...

South Winnipeg St Norbert Ward Is Splitting In Two

South Winnipeg St Norbert Ward Is Splitting In Two

Thank you to the Sou’wester for covering this very significant change in South Winnipeg. It’s been a challenging four years handling the population growth and trying to respond to and represent citizens in the South Winnipeg –St. Norbert ward. It will be bitter sweet...

Moving Filming in Bridgwater

Moving Filming in Bridgwater

Lights, camera, action, Bridgwater! See the below notice letter from Location Manager, Bernie Narvey: Channel Zero, the dream door DEAR BUILDERS & CONTRACTORS re: Bridgwater Development NBC Universal Cable of Los Angeles and Original Pictures of Winnipeg are...

My April, 2018 Newsletter

My April, 2018 Newsletter

I’ve just prepared a comprehensive E-newsletter, highlighting interesting topics and current issues at City Hall, as well as upcoming meetings and events in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward. It's your opportunity to stay informed on what's happening! Read April,...

Improving Transit in South Winnipeg

Improving Transit in South Winnipeg

By spring of 2020,  the Southwest Transitway is projected to be completed and in operation!  For the next year and a half, Transit’s route planners will be reviewing CHANGES to existing transit routes in South Winnipeg. Shorter routes will ‘feed into’ the corridor,...

Evolving Traffic Patterns & Traffic Studies in Waverley West

Evolving Traffic Patterns & Traffic Studies in Waverley West

As more and more people move into the neighbourhood of Waverley West, traffic increases and patterns develop and change. This increased volume in traffic has an impact on the new community and the surrounding communities. Over the duration of my term, I’ve made...

Expanding Efforts to Combat Rooming Houses in South Winnipeg

Expanding Efforts to Combat Rooming Houses in South Winnipeg

For the past 3.5 years I’ve worked with community members and focused much of my time on understanding and combatting illegal rooming houses in the communities of Ft Richmond and University Heights. These two communities ‘sandwich’ the University of Manitoba. One...

My March, 2018 Newsletter

My March, 2018 Newsletter

I’ve just prepared a comprehensive E-newsletter, highlighting interesting topics and current issues at City Hall, as well as upcoming meetings and events in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward. It's your opportunity to stay informed on what's happening! Read March,...

Preparing for a New Recreation Campus

Preparing for a New Recreation Campus

The site of the new recreation campus is currently a big open field. No roads, no water, no sewer, no lights, no drainage – just a big field of prairie grasses!  While it is a rare gift to be able to plan a new recreation campus on an open field with few space...

2018 Road Construction in South Winnipeg- St Norbert Ward

2018 Road Construction in South Winnipeg- St Norbert Ward

Evaluating Winnipeg’s Streets for Repair Work Our City streets are evaluated by the Winnipeg Public Works Department using a street rating system as follows: New, Good, Fair and Poor: Typically, anything rated as Poor is automatically scheduled as a rehabilitation or...

Expropriation of Land Moving Forward for Recreation Campus

Expropriation of Land Moving Forward for Recreation Campus

It is important to understand, the City is able to secure additional land to expand the site. Qualico is an excellent 'city building partner' and extensive negotiations are occurring on a regular basis to ensure this site will be built to meet the communities growing...

Dividing South Winnipeg-St. Norbert into 2 New Wards

Dividing South Winnipeg-St. Norbert into 2 New Wards

The South Winnipeg–St. Norbert ward is essentially being divided into two wards due to tremendous population growth. Many of you know I’ve been struggling to keep up with e-mails and phone call responses to all constituents since being elected in 2014. Dividing the...

Lifting the Building Cap in Bridgwater

Lifting the Building Cap in Bridgwater

Lifting the Cap in Bridgwater In 2012, City Council placed a building cap on Bridgwater Trails and Bridgwater Center. See details. January 14th 2018 Riel Community Committee: I requested support from Riel Committee Members to lift the building cap in Bridgwater Trails...

My December, 2017 Newsletter

My December, 2017 Newsletter

I’ve just prepared a comprehensive E-newsletter, highlighting interesting topics and current issues at City Hall, as well as upcoming meetings and events in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward. It's your opportunity to stay informed on what's happening! Read December,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Transit Expansion – Bridgwater & South Pointe

Transit Expansion – Bridgwater & South Pointe

Transit funding for routes in Bridgwater and South Pointe WAS APPROVED in the 2017 budget process! This is welcome news for thousands of transit users in these growing communities! Since being elected, I’ve been working to secure funding in the City's budget for...

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...

Transit Update in Bridgwater & South Pointe

Transit Update in Bridgwater & South Pointe

This overview is to provide an update on efforts to secure an extension of Winnipeg Transit service in South Winnipeg. Expanding transit service is a top request from residents in the Bridgwater and South Pointe communities - it's also listed as 1 of 2 top priorities...

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...

Taking Action on Transit in Bridgwater & South Pointe

Taking Action on Transit in Bridgwater & South Pointe

A recent article in The Sou’Wester Community newspaper (see below) provides some insight on  Winnipeg Transit’s current position related to route expansion. I’d like to update you and provide you with additional information on what is occurring in the Bridgwater and...

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....

UPDATE – Transit in Bridgwater and South Pointe

UPDATE – Transit in Bridgwater and South Pointe

On June 23, 2015, I chaired a meeting of the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works.  One of the issues on the agenda was the need for increased transit service in the communities of Bridgwater and South Pointe. The Winnipeg Public...

Increased Transit Service to Bridgwater/South Pointe Communities

Increased Transit Service to Bridgwater/South Pointe Communities

On January 19, I brought forward a motion (Increase Transit Motion 2015) to have the Winnipeg Public Service research and report back (in 120 days) on their findings related to improving transit service in these communities.  A motion is a formal request to ‘get the...

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Waverley West Ward
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