Weekly Updates

Construction Notice – Lakeshore Rd – House Numbers 27 to 51

Construction Notice – Lakeshore Rd – House Numbers 27 to 51

2022 LOCAL STREET RENEWAL PROGRAM LAKESHORE ROAD FRONTAGE - HOUSE NOS. 27-51 The above renewal project has been approved for construction as part of the City of Winnipeg’s 2021 Local Street Renewal Program. See the letter sent to residents. Construction Start: TBD...

Construction Notice – Chancellor Dr – Augusta Dr to Quincy Bay

Construction Notice – Chancellor Dr – Augusta Dr to Quincy Bay

2022 LOCAL STREET RENEWAL PROGRAM CHANCELLOR DRIVE - FROM AUGUSTA DRIVE TO QUINCY BAY The above renewal project has been approved for construction as part of the City of Winnipeg’s 2021 Local Street Renewal Program. See the letter sent to residents. Construction...

Construction Notice – Glenacres Cr – Millstream Wy to Millstream Wy

Construction Notice – Glenacres Cr – Millstream Wy to Millstream Wy

2022 LOCAL THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO) PROGRAM GLENACRES CR – MILLSTREAM WY to MILLSTREAM RD The above Thin Bituminous Overlay (TBO) project has been approved for construction as part of the City of Winnipeg’s 2021 Local Street Renewal Program. See the letter sent...

City Begins Mosquito Larviciding Program

City Begins Mosquito Larviciding Program

Thank you City of Winnipeg staff for providing this overview. The City of Winnipeg has commenced this year’s insect control season focusing on a targeted, environmentally friendly mosquito larviciding program which is the most effective approach to control mosquitoes....

Expansion of Transit into Bridgwater Trails 

Expansion of Transit into Bridgwater Trails 

Photo: Route 672 Killarney - Proposed Routing Extension I’m very pleased to share the good news that transit services will be expanded further into Bridgwater Trails. Routes 671 & 672 will be expanded in Fall 2022 (See full report). We’ve seen much construction in...

Spring Cleanup – Our City & Neighbourhoods

Spring Cleanup – Our City & Neighbourhoods

The snow is almost gone, rains are helping clean our city – and those 80 km hour winds this past winter have strewn garbage everywhere!   City of Winnipeg Over the next five to six weeks, the City is conducting its annual spring cleanup of streets, pathways,...

Catchment Area for New Schools

Catchment Area for New Schools

My office is receiving many calls on the catchment areas for the new elementary and high schools being constructed in Bison Run. PLEASE NOTE: Determining catchment areas is ultimately voted on by your elected school trustees. I and any City of Winnipeg Councillor have...

Retention Pond Update – April 28th

Retention Pond Update – April 28th

Environment Canada is forecasting another 20-50 mm of rain for Winnipeg, starting Friday night (April 29, 2022).  While some of the retention ponds have dropped a bit, it appears some have not. Please be assured, the City is monitoring the ponds daily. The ponds are...

Annual Accountability of Key City Staff Non-existent

Annual Accountability of Key City Staff Non-existent

In the ‘Question Period for the Mayor’ at the April 28, 2022 Council meeting, I asked why there have been no performance reviews for the statutory officers – he said the public services was working on developing ‘Objective Criteria’ – but . . . he had made a motion at...

Harvest & South Winnipeg Food Drive

Harvest & South Winnipeg Food Drive

The COVID-19 pandemic and many wars throughout the world are creating much sadness and hardship for so many in our city. Prices of food, accommodation and transportation are increasing, and many Winnipeggers are struggling to make ends meet. Newcomers are arriving...

South Winnipeg Supports Harvest

South Winnipeg Supports Harvest

Photo: Mr. Vince Barletta (CEO Harvest Manitoba), Councillor Janice Lukes, Mr. Paramjit Shahi (President South Winnipeg Community Centre) So many great organizations are coming together - see details: South Winnipeg Supports Harvest. Thank you to the Winnipeg Free...

Retention Pond Update – April 25

Retention Pond Update – April 25

I'm 'dating' the retention pond updates as it appears the water is here to stay for a while - and more might be coming. I've been checking in daily with the CAO - person who oversees all departments and staff - top guy - who communicates with Water and Waste...

Retention Ponds Update

Retention Ponds Update

Water is rising on all 40+ retention ponds in the Waverley West ward - older style ponds in Waverley Heights, Richmond West ND newer naturalized ponds in Bridgwaters, Prairie Pointe and South Pointe. All ponds are rising. Future precipitation and its impact on ponds...

Recycling Strategy for Apartments and Condos

Recycling Strategy for Apartments and Condos

We have many apartments and condominiums in the Waverley West ward and the City would like to start offering recycling services to apartment and condo dwellers – BUT we want to hear from  you! The City is committed to increasing the waste diversion rate and doing its...

Update: South Perimeter Maintenance

Update: South Perimeter Maintenance

Thank you, Hal Anderson and 680 CJOB for our discussion on ice and maintenance challenges on the South Perimeter Highway this morning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHeUjpDqBrI

Update: Governance Review 2021  

Update: Governance Review 2021  

The last time the City reviewed its governance model was in 1997 – 25 years ago. In 2016, I supported the call for a governance review. The review occurred and the Final Report was published in September 2021. Councillors have reviewed the report and have now...

Richmond West Selected for Pilot on Speed Reduction

Richmond West Selected for Pilot on Speed Reduction

The City of Winnipeg engineers have selected a portion of the Richmond West neighbourhood to be part of the Lower Default Speed Limits Pilot study: Richmond West (bounded by Pembina Highway, Perimeter Highway, Waverley Street/Tim Sale Drive and Sandusky...

Host A Block Party This Year!

Host A Block Party This Year!

Back in 2019 – pre pandemic – I offered support to facilitate block parties. Residents united and some good street parties occurred! Now that we have a better understanding of health precautions, and vaccination, its time to fire up the block parties for 2022! All...

Creation of a Plain Language Communication Policy

Creation of a Plain Language Communication Policy

The City of Winnipeg Governance Review identified multiple recommendations citing a need for materials to use a simpler writing style to enable the public to understand City communications. Clear and effective communication is essential for the City of Winnipeg to...

Get a Free Charge for Your Electric Vehicle

Get a Free Charge for Your Electric Vehicle

Thank you City of Winnipeg staff for providing this overview. If you are an electric vehicle (EV) user looking for a charge, you can now pull up to new charging stations added at four City facilities. The stations are free to use as part of the City’s new pilot...

New Affordable Apartments

New Affordable Apartments

The final lot in Bridge Centre (250 Centre Street)  has been sold and an incredible concrete and steel, five story building, with 118 residential suites is being built. Every development along Centre Street is unique in its own way. The funding model of this apartment...

My March 2022 Newsletter

My March 2022 Newsletter

This month’s e-newsletter covers many issues and projects happening in the Waverley West ward these past few months! Snow and water are the topics of discussion, along with safety on the South Perimeter Highway, spring sports sign up and more! Sign up for future...

311 Delays

311 Delays

April 20, 2022 Update: The Mayor and his Executive Policy Committee make all decisions related to 311. All Councillors do not have the opportunity to vote on or make amendments or recommendations for additional work to occur – when the report is published. 311 is the...

Sports Registration Time

Sports Registration Time

Consider signing your child / children up for sports – team sports are a wonderful way to meet new friends, and burn off energy! Many residents in the Waverley West ward are new to the neighbourhood and are learning about the youth recreation activities offered by the...

Coffee & Conversation with the Councillor

Coffee & Conversation with the Councillor

Very pleased to be joining Pembina Active Living 55+ members – and anyone who wants to drop in for coffee and conversations! PAL hosts a ‘coffee drop in’ at the Pal Café every Wednesday from 1:00 - 3:00 in their new home at the Whyte Ridge Community Centre. I will be...

A Bazaar of Treasures

A Bazaar of Treasures

The Manitoba Islamic Association is hosting another community bazaar on Saturday March 26th between 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm I’ve attended many bazaars over the years and am always amazed at the treasures from around the world!  You can find materials, clothes, scarves,...

South Perimeter Safety

South Perimeter Safety

Thank you to CJOB and Richard Cloutier for continuing to cover the lack of maintenance issue on the south Perimeter. Until structural upgrades are made – we must ensure strong ‘band aids’ are put in place to ensure optimum safety on this trade corridor. I encourage...

University Crescent Road Reconstruction – Phase 2

University Crescent Road Reconstruction – Phase 2

University Crescent from Pembina to Chancellor Matheson Rd is undergoing a two year, $9.9 M reconstruction. Phase 1 occurred in 2021 and was a complete reconstruction of both north and south bound University Crescent between Sifton Rd and Chancellor Matheson Rd....

5 Tips for Keeping Your Basement Dry During the Spring Melt

5 Tips for Keeping Your Basement Dry During the Spring Melt

Thank you City of Winnipeg staff for providing this overview. As the weather warms up and the snow melts, the risk of basement and overland flooding increases in Winnipeg. There are a few things residents can do to reduce the chance water finds its way into their home...

Review Urges Fix to Council Power Imbalance

Review Urges Fix to Council Power Imbalance

Photo Credit: MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES Thank you Winnipeg Free Press for covering this important issue. Review urges fix to council power imbalance By: Joyanne Pursaga     Posted:  Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 A governance review found city council should...

Reducing Red Tape – Tree Planting

Reducing Red Tape – Tree Planting

The City of Winnipeg, Trees Canada, Ours Winnipeg, and multiple organizations have greatly increased public awareness on the many benefits of planting trees. Many volunteer groups want to organize a tree planting event to plant trees on City of Winnipeg public...

Commercial – Apartment – Hotel Development

Commercial – Apartment – Hotel Development

A very unique development will soon be constructed in Bridgewater Center. A three-story mixed-use, commercial, apartment and  hotel  complex will be built on the east side of Centre Street, between Jacob’s Creek Road and Park East Drive. The ground floor will host up...

Website Updates

Website Updates

We are updating various sections of our website. If you are looking for something and cannot locate it, please contact me at: jlukes@winnipeg.ca We expect our updates to be completed by March 31, 2022. Thank you!

International Women’s Day – Interview

International Women’s Day – Interview

Great talking with Hal Anderson on 680CJOB Radio about the importance of gender equity & representation at Winnipeg City Hall! Only 30 women in 101 years, let’s raise the number! https://youtu.be/PW9-RBlBNB4

Achievements & Gender Equity

Achievements & Gender Equity

Today, this one day, March 8th – is acknowledged at International Women’s Day. A day to celebrate the achievements of women and to emphasize the need for gender equity. Where to begin celebrating the women I work with in the Waverley West ward, and throughout the City...

3 Way Stop Signs Approved – Keslar and Bairdmore

3 Way Stop Signs Approved – Keslar and Bairdmore

Since 2018, I’ve had this intersection studied every two years to see if a 3 way stop sign met criteria, and finally, the public service is recommending the installation of a 3-way stop sign at Keslar Road and Bairdmore Blvd.  I’ve received many calls from residents...

Review of Snow & Ice Clearing Policies Underway

Review of Snow & Ice Clearing Policies Underway

Thank you to all residents who have been sending in their concerns related to the removal of snow and ice! Please know your feedback is being directed to the Public Service, and will be reviewed as part of the Snow & Ice Clearing Policy Review that is underway!...

Encouraging Resident to Report Abandoned Vehicles

Encouraging Resident to Report Abandoned Vehicles

Is there a vehicle that has been parked on a street for an extraordinary long time and not moved? (Probably easy to identify as it will have morphed into a snowbank by now!) Especially in winter, these abandoned vehicles covered and surrounded by snow, can become a...

Evolving Issues with Residential Street Plow

Evolving Issues with Residential Street Plow

ICE / RIDGE REMOVAL TAKING LONGER Because the City was inundated with so much snow on the weekend, Priority 1 and Priority 2 streets had to be cleared before residential roads. Because time passed before graders were able to get to the residential streets - the snow...

Abandoned Vehicles

Abandoned Vehicles

I’ve attached some photos I’ve taken, and that people have sent to me. These 'marshmallows' are vehicles that have been parked on the streets for weeks! Some for months! It’s just incredible that so many vehicles are using the streets as public parking lots. These...

Residential Street Plow – February 2022

Residential Street Plow – February 2022

Plowing of residential streets will begin Wednesday morning to improve the condition of residential streets. As a result, a Residential Parking Ban has been declared and will be in effect starting Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 7 a.m. Residents are urged to confirm...

Speeding Up Removal of Derelict & Abandoned Vehicles

Speeding Up Removal of Derelict & Abandoned Vehicles

March 8, 2022 Update: The Assiniboia Community Committee recommended to the Standing Policy Committee on Protection, Community Services and Parks that the Winnipeg Public Service be directed to report back on both the below motions within 90 days. On March 8, 2022,...

USE EXTREME CAUTION: On South Perimeter Highway

USE EXTREME CAUTION: On South Perimeter Highway

This blog is to inform you of facts, and to ask you to use extreme caution when using the South Perimeter Highway. The Perimeter does not have 24 x 7 maintenance, in the winter – or any other season. The one maintenance shift occurs in daylight hours, over a 12 hour...

Waverley Heights Road Maintenance

Waverley Heights Road Maintenance

I’d like to provide an update on street maintenance. I know this is an issue ‘near and dear’ to residents throughout the entire city. It is also a topic that often needs a bit more explanation as to why some streets and not others. Every year the public works...

Traffic Study – Markham Road and Gull Lake Road

Traffic Study – Markham Road and Gull Lake Road

Residents of Gull Lake Road have brought forward concerns about traffic volumes related to Arthur A. Leach School, Blue Lake Park, and a recently approved transit-oriented multi-family development with 218 proposed units. The proposed multifamily development has a...

Winnipeg Parks Strategy

Winnipeg Parks Strategy

After hearing from you on what matters most when it comes to parks, the draft strategy is ready and City wants to hear from you to ensure they reflect your values and priorities. Public engagement opportunities were available until April 23, 2021. Feedback is...

Winnipeg Recreation Strategy

Winnipeg Recreation Strategy

After hearing from you on what matters most when it comes to recreation, the draft strategy is ready and City wants to hear from you to ensure they reflect your values and priorities. Public engagement opportunities were available until April 23, 2021. Feedback is...

Statement Against Hate Speech Actions

Statement Against Hate Speech Actions

The world is in turmoil; countries, cities, and towns are grappling with the pandemic, and we are seeing such a horrific side of humanity come to the forefront in society. Recent demonstrations in our city and across our country again reiterate that racism is an evil...

Snow Removal: History & Next Steps Toward Improvements

Snow Removal: History & Next Steps Toward Improvements

Here is a short history on snow and ice removal on the Active Transportation Network and a new motion approved at the January Council meeting to review and provide updated information on the entire City’s Snow Clearing and Ice Control Policy. 2015: I reached out to...

Update: Sidewalks, Snow & Equipment Break Downs

Update: Sidewalks, Snow & Equipment Break Downs

Thanks CTV for a good overview of this horrible situation. Removal of giant snow piles left over from plowing could take weeks: city A series of events is causing a massive delay in snow removal on sidewalks. Here is the background on what the sidewalks are...

Purple/Blue Street Lights

Purple/Blue Street Lights

Thank you to Global News for covering this story. Manitoba Hydro Working to Fix Purple Lights in Winnipeg I have received calls from residents inquiring  about why Manitoba Hydro’s street lights are a purple/blue color. Please know that Manitoba Hydro owns and...

Tree Damage & Snow

Tree Damage & Snow

Photo Credit: D. Ristimaki Thank you CTV for covering this important issue. Video: Residents concerned about tree damage So much snow and of course challenges come with the snow! I’ve received multiple calls from residents regarding City boulevard trees. Operators are...

Snapshot of Development in Waverley West Ward

Snapshot of Development in Waverley West Ward

Following up on some requests from residents, I’ve prepared a snapshot of the multi residential family development activity in the Waverly West ward which has been occurring over last 5 or so years. Compared to the early 1990s, the proportion of multi-residential...

Residential Street Plow – January 2022

Residential Street Plow – January 2022

Plowing of residential streets will begin Thursday evening to improve the condition of residential streets. As a result, a Residential Parking Ban has been declared and will be in effect starting Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 7 p.m. Residents are urged to confirm...

Finding Fire Hydrants

Finding Fire Hydrants

Photo credit: Elena Plow operators do their best to ensure fire hydrants are not buried in snow - BUT - when there is a lot of snow - sometimes the fire hydrants become barely visible. This could be a problem if the fire department needs to access the hydrant as...

2737 Pembina Development

2737 Pembina Development

On January 7, 2022, the Assiniboia Community Committee approved the rezoning application for 2737 Pembina Highway, a new multi-family development in Richmond West. The property is located on the west side of Pembina Highway and is adjacent to the CN Lettelier...

Development Along Pembina, University Crescent & Transit Corridor

Development Along Pembina, University Crescent & Transit Corridor

The City of Winnipeg recently completed an update to Our Winnipeg and Complete Communities 2.0. Council approved these planning documents which lay out guidelines on how the City plans and determines where development will occur over the next 25 years. These documents...

Digital Map Identifying River Access Points

Digital Map Identifying River Access Points

Photo Credit: KGS Group February 2, 2022 Update:  The Standing Policy Committee on Water and Waste, Riverbank Management and the Environment considered the recommendation of the Assiniboia Community Committee and directed the Winnipeg Public Service to report back to...

Elimination of Courtesy Tows – CBC Interview

Elimination of Courtesy Tows – CBC Interview

Thank you CBC  for covering this important issue. Taxpayers will have paid well over $1 Million in ‘free’ courtesy tows for vehicles that didn’t move during the November and December 2021 residential parking bans. The City now provides multiple ways for residents to...

Adopt a Rink Program

Adopt a Rink Program

The City of Winnipeg has a great  ‘Adopt a Rink’ program which enables residents to build a skating rink on public property. Residents are in charge of building the rink, insuring it, maintaining it and allowing the public to access it (as it is located on public...

Skating Rink at Grand Mosque Expands Sense of Community

Skating Rink at Grand Mosque Expands Sense of Community

Thank you Winnipeg Free Press for covering this very exciting project! To see a complete list of public skating rinks in the Waverley West ward see: Skating Rinks Skating rink at Grand Mosque expands sense of community By: Malak Abas     Published January 5, 2022...

Elimination of Courtesy Tows – Interview

Elimination of Courtesy Tows – Interview

Thank you CJOB and Kathy Kennedy for covering this important issue. Taxpayers will have paid well over $1 Million in ‘free’ courtesy tows for vehicles that didn’t move during the November and December 2021 residential parking bans. The City now provides multiple ways...

Coun. Janice Lukes sets priorities for 2022

Coun. Janice Lukes sets priorities for 2022

Photo Credit: RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Thank you Winnipeg Free Press for this article. Coun. Janice Lukes sets priorities for 2022 Agenda focuses on economy, public amenities By: Kelsey James     Posted: Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 A new year brings a renewed...

Happy 2022!

Happy 2022!

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, prosperous and safe New Year! Happy 2022!  

The Courtyards of Linden Pointe

The Courtyards of Linden Pointe

The Courtyards of Linden Pointe is a one of a kind development in Winnipeg providing a continuum of care to senior residents. It is a campus approach to senior living, that when fully built out will contain 55+ apartment living, assisted care living, and memory care...

Residential Street Plow – January 2022

Residential Street Plow – December 2021

Plowing of residential streets will begin Thursday evening to improve the condition of residential streets. As a result, a Residential Parking Ban has been declared and will be in effect starting Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 7 p.m. Residents are urged to confirm...

Elimination of Courtesy Tows

Elimination of Courtesy Tows

Thank you media for covering this important issue.  CJOB: Elimination of Courtesy Tows – Interview Winnipeg Free Press: Snow-clearing ‘courtesy tows’ not free CTV: Calls to charge for towing during snow routes CBC: Drivers should foot bill for 'courtesy tows' during...

Prairie Pointe – Skating Rink Update

Prairie Pointe – Skating Rink Update

Some not so good news combined with good news! I wanted to update residents on efforts to establish a skating rink in the Eaglewood Park. In new developments, the developer builds the parks, and maintains for a couple of years, then the City take on the responsibility...

Skating Rinks for Public Use

Skating Rinks for Public Use

Winter is officially here, and the skating rinks are opening! Round up some skates and experience a real Canadian winter on ice! We have LOTS of rinks available in the Waverley West Ward and the catchment area of our South Winnipeg Community Centre.   South...

Chancellor Apartments

Chancellor Apartments

The subject site is located on Chancellor Drive, at the northwest corner of Chancellor Drive and Gaylene Place. The site is currently made up of three (3) separate lots each contain a duplex dwelling constructed in 1962 and is zoned “R2” Residential Two-Family. The...

Gull and Markham

Gull and Markham

The apartments will be located  at the northeast corner of Markham Road and Gull Lake Road, adjacent to the CN Lettelier Subdivision Railway and the Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor and Station at Markham Road to the east of the site. The site has a total lot area of...

Commercial Development – South End of Centre Street

Commercial Development – South End of Centre Street

There are multiple commercial buildings being developed at the south end of Centre Street in the Bridgewater Centre Neighbourhood. Many are commercial units, and one larger four storey building, approved but not yet built, is planned to contain office uses on the...

City Budget Gets Final, Divisive OK

City Budget Gets Final, Divisive OK

Thank you Winnipeg Free Press for covering this important issue.  Call to boost ward allowances, add spray pads defeated City budget gets final, divisive OK By: Joyanne Pursaga     Posted: Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021 Winnipeg's 2022 budget was approved Wednesday in a 10-6...

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Calls for Service 

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Calls for Service 

Every year I request an update on what type of calls the Winnipeg Fire Paramedics Station 22 (1567 Waverley St.) and Station 23 (880 Dalhousie on Pembina) respond to. These two stations predominately serve south and southwest Winnipeg – and service the Waverley West...

Modular Fire Station Arriving Soon – Waverley West 

Modular Fire Station Arriving Soon – Waverley West 

Photo Credit: Mike Sudoma / Winnipeg Free Press I am very pleased to be moving forward on fire / ambulance protection sooner than planned in the Waverley West ward! This is due to good work by Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, and many discussions with my Council...

Too Many Not Braking for School Buses

Too Many Not Braking for School Buses

Photo Credit: DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES Thank you Winnipeg Free Press for covering this important issue. Too many not braking for school buses By: Joyanne Pursaga     Posted: Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 The flashing red lights on school bus stop signs are...

Road Construction Budget

There will be much construction throughout the city in coming years. The Local Street Renewal program includes the renewal and reconstruction of the City's local streets, sidewalks, and alleys, as well as constructing new sidewalks on local street renewal projects....

Speed Changing on Bison Drive

Speed Changing on Bison Drive

Speed limits will be changing from 80km/h to 60 km/h.  on Bison Drive. The speed will be reduced on Bison Drive to 60km/h between the entrance of Superstore and 100 metres west of Barnes Ave.  The Public Service recently conducted a review of speed limits on Bison...

Winnipeg’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy

Winnipeg’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy

I’m pleased to be supporting Winnipeg’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy. This initiative aims to reduce poverty, increase equity, and incorporate a “culture of caring” in all City endeavours over the next decade. In the 2022 City Budget, which I supported, Winnipeg...

Moving Towards Zero Emission

Moving Towards Zero Emission

Winnipeg Transit is currently developing a zero-emission roll-out plan to guide future bus purchases and infrastructure investment beyond 2026 and is on track to complete the transition to a 100% zero-emission fleet by 2045. But moving - gradually - towards a zero...

Residential Street Plow – Know Your Zone

Residential Street Plow – Know Your Zone

Plowing of residential streets will begin Saturday morning to improve the condition of residential streets. As a result, a Residential Parking Ban has been declared and will be in effect starting Saturday, November 27 at 7 a.m. With consistently milder temperatures in...

Waverley Construction – Bison Run Servicing

Waverley Construction – Bison Run Servicing

If you live or travel in southwest Winnipeg, you will see pipes of all sizes and much construction occurring on Waverley St. between Lee Blvd. and the Sandusky / John Angus intersection. This construction and partial road closure will continue, pending decent weather,...

Noise in a Growing City

Noise in a Growing City

March 8, 2022 Update: The Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works received the verbal report of the Winnipeg Public Service as information. Public Works had reached out to the University of Manitoba Faculty Engineering but their staff were...

Traffic Study – Augusta Drive

Traffic Study – Augusta Drive

January 13, 2022 Update: The Public Works committee conducted a study on Augusta Drive west of Chancellor Drive to determine if a 30 km/h reduced speed school zone could be installed. Augusta Drive does not meet the requirements set out in the Manitoba School Zone...

2018 Creation of the Waverley West Ward

2018 Creation of the Waverley West Ward

I am very proud and humbled to have been acclaimed to represent the new Waverley West ward in the 2018 City of Winnipeg election. I look forward to serving residents with the highest possible customer service. If you have any questions, please contact me...

Virtual Open House: Bison Run Phase 2

Virtual Open House: Bison Run Phase 2

You are invited to attend a public open house hosted by Landmark Planning & Design on behalf of Qualico Communities. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the proposed second phase of Bison Run, Qualico’s new community in Waverley West Neighbourhood B. Qualico...

Homeless Cold Weather Resources – 2021 Update

Homeless Cold Weather Resources – 2021 Update

The cold weather brings added concerns in helping the homeless.  Please see this overview and if you have any additional questions, please contact me. Transit Shelters: If you see a person in a Transit shelter who is displaying a threat to public safety, appears to be...

My November 2021 Newsletter

My November 2021 Newsletter

This month’s newsletter summarizes many projects and issues I’m working on to improve quality of life for residents of Waverley West and all Winnipeggers. The newsletter answers some of your questions on the ongoing developments in the ward, updates you on illegal...

Expanding Transit to Bridgwater Trails

Expanding Transit to Bridgwater Trails

Please know I am working to have an expansion of transit into Bridgewater Trails neighbourhood. Our neighbourhoods are growing so rapidly it seem we are always playing catch up with transit. For transit to be effective, there needs to be enough people who are looking...

Update – Advance Warning Flashers on Kenaston Blvd

Update – Advance Warning Flashers on Kenaston Blvd

I’ve received many calls over the past three years from residents concerned about pedestrian and cycling safety when crossing Kenaston to access Bridgwater Town Center. Specifically crossing Kenaston at North and South Town Roads and at Bison Rd. This is a very...

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

This year again, we will be having a virtual Remembrance Day ceremony in South Winnipeg. I encourage you to ‘tune in’ to the St.Norbert Virtual Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11th, at 10:45 am. The St. Norbert Remembrance Day Organizing Committee has prepared a...

Budget 2022

Budget 2022

The preliminary 2022 Operating and Capital budgets for the City of Winnipeg will be tabled at a special meeting of Executive Policy Committee on Friday, November 26th. For those who would like to register as a delegate, they can contact City Clerk’s by...

School Bus Safety Being Disregarded

School Bus Safety Being Disregarded

Photo Credit: CBC I’ve been contacted by a school bus driver sharing some very disturbing information. The driver is asking me to help create awareness around the laws related to the critical need for drivers to stop – when a school bus is dropping off or picking up...

The Brookside Cemetery Field of Honour

The Brookside Cemetery Field of Honour

November 11 is a significant day at Brookside Cemetery and Transcona Cemetery, however because of the gathering size limits in the current public health orders, we are unable to host any Remembrance Day ceremonies or tours at our two Field of Honour sites this year....

2021 Update on Illegal Rooming Houses

2021 Update on Illegal Rooming Houses

Photo: Shannon VanRaes / Winnipeg Free Press Years of work combatting illegal rooming houses is finally taking a turn for the better. The 2021 Annual Report identifying calls for service related to illegal rooming houses shows a downward trend in the neighbourhoods...

Brady Resource Management Facility – 2021 Update

Brady Resource Management Facility – 2021 Update

Brady Resource Management Facility is a hub of activity and it is important residents have an idea of what is occurring on this site. Brady services all of Winnipeg, but is in close proximity to the neighbourhoods of Waverley West. One year I took a group of...

Payworks Moving to South Pointe!

Payworks Moving to South Pointe!

Plans for the new head office of Payworks were approved this past September! Payworks is a workforce management solutions company, providing cloud-based Payroll, Human Resources, Employee Time and Absence Management to businesses across Canada. It is anticipated the...

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