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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...

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...

UPDATE – Killarney Road Reconstruction and Traffic Improvements

UPDATE – Killarney Road Reconstruction and Traffic Improvements

Street work has begun on Killarney Road! To see all of the construction work details, please read this letter of notice to businesses and residents of the area. For any further questions, please direct them to the Project Engineer/Manager: Gwen Coolidge, P.Eng....

U of M’s Vibrant Vision For Southwood Unveiled

U of M’s Vibrant Vision For Southwood Unveiled

The University of Manitoba is having more discussions about the development of the Southwood lands. Recently they announced a Board of Directors to oversee development.  The Winnipeg Free Press is covering a luncheon where the University is discussing a vibrant vision...

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,...

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...

Councillor’s May 2018 Update On Illegal Rooming House File

Councillor’s May 2018 Update On Illegal Rooming House File

On May 15th,  I attended the Ft. Richmond University Heights Neighbhourhood Association’s third Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Association formed with a vision of being a vibrant, safe and diverse neighbourhood where people take pride in their property, and work...

City of Winnipeg Studying Regulatory Licensing Requirements

City of Winnipeg Studying Regulatory Licensing Requirements

MAY 2018 UPDATE - REPORT NOW RELEASED: May 7, 2018 the Review of Rental Rooms in Single Family Dwellings was released to the public following a year’s worth of study by the Public Service. This is a very detailed report that reviews the challenges and opportunities of...

King’s Park Water Fountain

King’s Park Water Fountain

According to the most recent update this week from the Parks Department, they expect testing of the new fountain will occur in mid to late June and with the goal of having the fountain fully operational by July. This was the first project I approved when elected, and...

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,...

AGM: Fort Richmond University Heights Neighbourhood Association

AGM: Fort Richmond University Heights Neighbourhood Association

Please join myself, area residents and guests for the 3rd Ft Richmond University Heights Neighbourhood Association Annual General Meeting! DATE: Tuesday, May 15th TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 pm LOCATION: Richmond Kings Community Centre, 666 Silverstone Ave. Refreshments will be...

Local Community Bike Repair Kiosk Now OPEN!

Local Community Bike Repair Kiosk Now OPEN!

The brand new public access community bike repair kiosk is now open!! I’m very pleased to have provided City of Winnipeg funding support to the U of M Cycle Bike Kiosk ! This brand new bike repair kiosk is located on the grounds of the University of Manitoba behind...

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,...

Open Good Friday – Margaret Grant Pool!

Open Good Friday – Margaret Grant Pool!

Please share this message that Margaret Grant Pool - 685 Dalhousie Dr - WILL BE OPEN on Good Friday, March 30th from 1-5 pm. Please Note: This will be a Public Swim set up, so there will not be a lap lane made available as it compromises the safety of the children....

Student Housing Complex Approved

Student Housing Complex Approved

A few years of work to make this student housing project a reality at 2525 Pembina Hwy across from University of Manitoba! Very pleased to be working with the team at Campus Suites to bring this complex to life!   The is a high level artistic image of what will...

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...

New Report – Tracking Illegal Rooming Houses & Enforcement

New Report – Tracking Illegal Rooming Houses & Enforcement

The community and I have worked with multiple departments in the City to reduce the number of issues related to the existence of illegal rooming houses. Residents and I believe we are seeing positive changes, but we need data to support this belief and the initiatives...

A Fix to Rooming-House Problem Near U of M

A Fix to Rooming-House Problem Near U of M

Here is an overview of another potential development on Pembina Highway. I encourage you to read this comprehensive overview. Thank you to the Winnipeg Free Press for covering this important project:   A fix to rooming-house problem near U of M Winnipeg Free Press  ...

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...

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,...

UMCycle Bike Kiosk – September 14 Grand Opening

UMCycle Bike Kiosk – September 14 Grand Opening

I am very pleased to have provided funding and support with installation of the new UMCycle Bike Kiosk, a full-service bike shop at the University of Manitoba. The UMCycle Bike Kiosk is open for services to everyone - students, teachers and community residents - and...

New Community Garden in Fort Richmond – Plots Still Available!

New Community Garden in Fort Richmond – Plots Still Available!

I am very pleased to announce that we have just opened a new community garden in Fort Richmond!  I worked closely with community residents as well as the City Parks Department to establish this much needed amenity in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Ward.  There's...

Peavey Mart Opening in Fort Richmond Plaza

Peavey Mart Opening in Fort Richmond Plaza

I'm very pleased that Peavey Mart will be establishing a new location in the Fort Richmond Plaza located at 2860 Pembina Highway.  Peavey Mart sells a variety of hardware and home items, ranging from tools, work wear, and agricultural supplies, to plumbing, heating &...

Fort Richmond is a Great Place for Newcomers

Fort Richmond is a Great Place for Newcomers

It's always great to read about our communities from the perspective of local residents.  My thanks for Sunday Olukoju for his wonderful article!   Fort Richmond is a great place for newcomers The Sou'Wester    By: Sunday Olukoju    Posted: 01/30/2017 Fort Richmond is...

Update – Kilkenny Drive Speed Table Pilot Project

Update – Kilkenny Drive Speed Table Pilot Project

I was informed yesterday (November 14, 2016) that the asphalt contractor who was to install the speed table pilot project on Kilkenny Drive (between Kings Park and Patricia Avenue)  would not be able to do so until spring, 2017. At this time of year, road contractors...

Kilkenny Drive Speed Table Pilot Project

Kilkenny Drive Speed Table Pilot Project

Kilkenny Drive is currently undergoing a rehabilitation, from south of Kings Park to Radcliffe Drive. The sidewalk along Kilkenny is also being extended from King’s Park to Radcliffe. These upgrades will  improve driving and pedestrian conditions for the next 40+...

Fort Richmond Area Gets Concrete Makeover

Fort Richmond Area Gets Concrete Makeover

In 2005, an extensive series of community engagement efforts were initiated, focused on improving Active Transportation infrastructure and enhancing safety in the communities of University Heights and Fort Richmond.   Since then, a great deal has been accomplished and...

Dalhousie Ready to Play!

Dalhousie Ready to Play!

Congrats to the dedicated Parent Advisory Council at Dalhousie School! I know how very hard you worked to raise funds for this project – and am very pleased to have been a part of helping you make it happen – though just a tiny part!   Outstanding work! Dalhousie...

Dalhousie School Playground Renewal Underway

Dalhousie School Playground Renewal Underway

I am very pleased to be working with an ambitious group of parents and the Dalhousie School team towards renewing the playground for youth in our community. The Dalhousie playground connects to Dalhousie Forest and park where the City of Winnipeg has supported recent...

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    August 1 @ 10:00 am - August 31 @ 8:00 pm
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    August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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    August 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Contact Janice Lukes

Janice Lukes
City Councillor
South Winnipeg-St.Norbert Ward
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