Weekly Updates

UPDATE: Bridgwater Forest Fountain

UPDATE: Bridgwater Forest Fountain

One of the iconic features of the Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater, are the stunning fountains located in Bridgwater Forest, Bridgwater Lakes and Bridgwater Trails. Nothing compares to the soothing sound of water bubbling from a fountain! But - operating fountains in a...

My September 2021 Newsletter

This month’s newsletter updates you on the new South Winnipeg Recreation Campus, renovations at Waverley Heights and Richmond Kings Community Centres, and also the plans for Whyte Ridge Community Center. You will also learn about our new neigbourhood Bison Run, other...

Opportunities to Engage

Opportunities to Engage

There are many ways to get involved and engage with the City of Winnipeg. See the list of projects that are in various stages of engagement: Projects Watch this video to learn about the decision making process at City Hall: Video See the many ways to get involved in...

The Journey of Reconciliation

The Journey of Reconciliation

Over the past few weeks I had the honour of attending the Land Blessing Ceremony at the University of Manitoba – for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation’s permanent home and was witness to the Indigenous Naming Knowledge Circle’s opening ceremony, where...

Funding for South Winnipeg Community Centre

Funding for South Winnipeg Community Centre

In July, with Councillor Markus Chambers & Ministers Sarah Guillemard & Jon Reyes we jointly announced $292,000 in renovation funding to repair the two buildings which make up the ‘South Winnipeg Community Centre’. $100,000 in City of Winnipeg Renovation Grant...

Big Plans in the Works for Whyte Ridge Community Centre

Big Plans in the Works for Whyte Ridge Community Centre

Photo Credit: Winnipeg Free Press Thank you Nick for a great articles on the many exciting projects occurring at the Whyte Ridge Community Center! President Kim and board have a lot on the go and I’m very pleased to be supporting these improvements! Thank you...

Whyte Ridge Parks & Community Center Upgrades

Whyte Ridge Parks & Community Center Upgrades

Checked out the gravel pathways in Scurfield Park which are being prepared for asphalt surfacing! Very exciting – some great walking, and roller sports activities soon to happen – nothing like brand new asphalt! As many of you know, three years ago, ward boundaries...

Whyte Ridge Road Maintenance

Whyte Ridge Road Maintenance

I’d also 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...

About Janice

Janice was raised on a third‐generation family farm in Manitoba’s Interlake and has made Winnipeg her home for 35 years. With a desire to learn about different lifestyles and cultures, her travels have taken her to Nepal, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong,...

Clothes minded

Photo Credit: RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Thanks to the Winnipeg Free Press for this article. Clothes minded Appreciation for attire of global cultures a gateway to acceptance By: Romona Goomansingh     Posted: Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 When Catherine, Duchess...

Virus Puts Timely Service on Hold

Virus Puts Timely Service on Hold

Thank you Winnipeg Free Press for covering this important issue.   Complex calls related to COVID-19 increase wait times for 311 assistance Virus puts timely service on hold By: Joyanne Pursaga  Posted: Aug. 18, 2021 WAIT times to answer Winnipeg 311 calls grew...

New Beachfront Entry for Paddle-craft at La Barrière Park

New Beachfront Entry for Paddle-craft at La Barrière Park

Photos: Doug Little Incredible week – incredible Friday 13th! Beyond thrilled to officially open the new beachfront canoe & kayak launch at La Barrière Park with Councillor Markus Chambers, Jeff Vincent and Paddle Manitoba! Years planning by City staff – excellent...

Funding Announcement – South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

Funding Announcement – South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

Photos: Doug Little   An incredible funding announcement occurred this summer! On Thursday, August 12, 2021, Federal Member of Parliament Terry Duguid and Provincial Member of Legislative Assembly Jon Reyes each announced matching funding making for a total of...

Looking for Local Leaders – Exciting Volunteer Opportunities!

Looking for Local Leaders – Exciting Volunteer Opportunities!

South Winnipeg Community Center Annual General Meeting Date: Monday, September 13th Time: 7:00 pm Location: Waverley Heights Community Center,  1885 Chancellor Drive   Southwest Winnipeg is growing and growing fast! Over the last 4 years, just over 40,000 people...

The Arc Opens

The Arc Opens

Photos Credit: MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Welcoming students from all around the world. So wonderful to have this beautiful, safe accommodation! Thank you Henry and team! Thank you Winnipeg Free Press for covering this interesting news. Fire on upper...

Construction on Pembina Highway & City Wide

Construction on Pembina Highway & City Wide

Recently, Councillor Gillingham (Chair of Finance) and I toured the construction site of ‘The Halo’. The Halo is located at 3015 Pembina Highway and is transforming a large empty field into two apartment towers (15 and 16 stories – 406 units) and a 12,000 sq. ft...

Stabilizing Retention Basin in Thelma J. Call Park

Stabilizing Retention Basin in Thelma J. Call Park

Residents have been reaching out to me with respect to the unstable retention basin and the sinking pathway in Thelma J. Call Park. The City has awarded the contract and the project is now starting! The City of Winnipeg's project to stabilize a segment of the...

New Prairie Pointe Townhomes

New Prairie Pointe Townhomes

Plans for a new development were approved on July 21, 2021 special meeting of Assiniboia Community Committee where I represent Waverley West Ward residents. This development is located on the west side of Ken Oblik Drive, at the southwest corner of Ken Oblik Drive and...

2022 – Year of the Garden!

2022 – Year of the Garden!

Thrilled to have brought forward a motion recognizing 2022 as Year of the Garden. Very pleased to have the support of Council, to have the City of Winnipeg recognize 2022 as Year of the Garden!  This is a cross Canada initiative and Winnipeg will now be a part of the...

South Winnipeg Recreation Campus – Federal Funding Announcements Pending

South Winnipeg Recreation Campus – Federal Funding Announcements Pending

I’m very optimistic the Federal government, and Provincial government will be doing a joint announcement on funding for the South Winnipeg Recreation Campus in the coming weeks – years working on this project –  so what’s a few more weeks to wait!!! No confirmation –...

Bill 64 Education Modernization Act

Bill 64 Education Modernization Act

My speech regarding Motion to Council Mme Speaker, Firstly – City of Winnipeg Councillors have the lowest office resources in all of Canada – I want that on the record. When you have the lowest office resources in all of Canada, you have to be very very selective on...

Pandemic Increasing Death on Roadways

Pandemic Increasing Death on Roadways

Photo Credit: Winnipeg Free Press Please drive with extreme caution. You may be the best driver on the road, but the pandemic is causing great stress in society, and we are experiencing a dramatic increase in death on our roadways.  Summer time is a time for road...

Waverley Heights Update

Waverley Heights Update

BellMTS has started a FTTP (Fiber To The Prem) project in the neighbourhood of Waverley Heights. The company has a multi year project to overlay the City of Winnipeg with fiber optic cables - bringing new services to the homes/residences in Winnipeg. In the Waverley...

Encampment/Unsheltered Citizens

Encampment/Unsheltered Citizens

You may have noticed an encampment, tents set up in the Pembina / Bishop Grandin cloverleaf, just north of Lot 88 Restaurant.  This is the only encampment in the Waverley West ward that I am aware of. Please know this encampment is being actively monitored by the...

Apologies for Delayed Response Time

Apologies for Delayed Response Time

Please know my ability to provide quick timely turnaround to phone calls and emails is one of the biggest challenges I face in this role. I’ve worked in fields of customer service all my life, and know how critically important service delivery is to customers – and...

Neighbourhood Maintenance – Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater

Neighbourhood Maintenance – Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater

It’s the time of year where everyone wonders who is responsible for parks and open space maintenance! In our established neighbourhoods (Richmond West/Why’re Ridge/Linden Ridge & other established neighbourhoods) it is the City. In NEW neighbourhoods it is a...

South Pointe Community Garden

South Pointe Community Garden

Thank you Sou’wester for covering this important issue. If you build it, they will garden By Vicki Nemeth - SPECIAL TO CANSTAR - SOUTH POINTE The new South Pointe Community Garden is ploughed, plotted and busy with 56 gardeners in the mornings and evenings. The garden...

Now HIRING – Pembina Active Living 55+

Now HIRING – Pembina Active Living 55+

 Absolutely wonderful news to share regarding Pembina Active Living 55+ (PAL)!  Pembina Active Living 55+ is continuing to evolve to enhance the quality of life for older adults in South Winnipeg!  SEE: PAL 55+ I’ve been working with and engaging PAL on my community...

The Heart of Bridgwaters

The Heart of Bridgwaters

Centre Street in Bridgwater Town Centre is transforming into the busy 'centre' that was always envisioned! All of the 'Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater' are developing sooner than ever projected, and are bringing more excitement, neighbours, and businesses to our...

Multi-family Complex on Ken Oblik Drive

Multi-family Complex on Ken Oblik Drive

A new residential complex is going to be built on the west side of Ken Oblik Drive, south of Waverley Street, in the Prairie Pointe Neighbourhood. The plan is to construct a multi-family development on the subject property, which will include three (3) separate...

Bison Pointe III Apratments

Bison Pointe III Apratments

Bison Pointe III apartments are located on the south side of Bison Drive between Barnes Street and Pembina Highway in the Fairfield Park neighbourhood. The development includes a six-storey  multifamily apartment building encompassing 69 dwelling units to the south of...

The Pinnacle Apratments

The Pinnacle Apratments

This development is located in the southeast corner of Bison Drive and Bridge Lake Drive in the Bridgwater Trails Neighbourhood. The development includes four (4) four-storey residential multi-family buildings and one central clubhouse. This proposed development...

New Town House Buildings in South Pointe

New Town House Buildings in South Pointe

Ten new town houses have come to the South Pointe neighbourhood. This development which is located on Eaglewood Drive includes 2 traditional two-storey townhome buildings with 10 units, 2 stacked three-story townhome buildings with 20 units, 4 stacked three-story...

Apartments at 80 & 84 Snow Rd

Apartments at 80 & 84 Snow Rd

This development is located on the east side of Snow Street, in the Montcalm Neighbourhood. The site is located within a Major Redevelopment Site (Old Southwood Golf Course) under OurWinnipeg and the Complete Communities Direction Strategy, and is zoned  Residential...

Residential Buildings at 105 University Crescent

Residential Buildings at 105 University Crescent

This residential development located in the Montcalm neighbourhood includes two (2) multi-family buildings. Building 1 include 14 units, and Building 2 includes 18 units, for a total of 32 1,2, and 3 bedroom dwelling units. The development also includes bicycle...

UPDATE: Speeding and Noise in Waverley West ward & City of Winnipeg

UPDATE: Speeding and Noise in Waverley West ward & City of Winnipeg

Please listen to this interview on speed, racing and noise in the Waverley West ward and our City: https://youtu.be/cX-sCmphNQQ THANK YOU residents of Waverley West for diligently reporting speeding and noise issues over the past few years. I’m absolutely confident...

City Seeks Proposals for Waverley West Recreation Facility Project

City Seeks Proposals for Waverley West Recreation Facility Project

Conceptual Image Thank you Joyanne Pursaga and the Winnipeg Free Press for accurate reporting on this important project in Southwest Winnipeg. Navigating many interests and partners to acquire, plan, prepare and transform a wide open prairie field into a new...

Residential Development on Skyline Drive

Residential Development on Skyline Drive

This development is located at 200 Skyline Drive in the Prairie Pointe neighbourhood. The plan is to construct seven townhouse buildings comprising 55 units in total. Five of the townhouse buildings are proposed to be 2 storeys tall and will be located along the...

Bridgwater Forest Development

Bridgwater Forest Development

Bridgwater Forest was the first phase of development for the Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater. Manitoba Housing originally zoned this property as ‘single family residential’. Around 2008-2009 Pembina Trails School Division (Pembina Trails)  put a ‘hold’ on this property...

Dr Clinic Development

Dr Clinic Development

This development is located on the north side of Scurfield Boulevard, in the Whyte Ridge Neighbourhood. The main floor of the subject building is currently vacant. The developer renovated the existing one-storey place of worship building on the site. The building now...

Barnes Street Residential Development

Barnes Street Residential Development

This development is located on the west side of Barnes Street, between Bison Drive and Lee Boulevard, in the Fairfield Park Neighbourhood of the Waverley West Ward. A one-storey church building with a floor area of approximately 17,400 square feet is currently located...

Commercial Development at 355 Centre Street

Commercial Development at 355 Centre Street

This development is located on the east side of Centre Street, at the northeast corner of Centre Street and South Town Road, in the Bridgwater Centre Neighbourhood. The development at 355 Centre Streetwill include a four-storey mixed use commercial building at the...

Another Commercial Development on Centre Street

Another Commercial Development on Centre Street

This development is located on the east side of Centre Street, at the northeast corner of Centre Street and South Town Road, in the Bridgwater Centre Neighbourhood. The development includes two (2) separate one-storey commercial buildings at the central portion of the...

North Town Road Commercial Buildings

North Town Road Commercial Buildings

This commercial development is located on the east side of Centre Street, at the northeast corner of Centre Street and North Town Road, in the Bridgwater Centre Neighbourhood. The development will include four (4) multi-tenant commercial buildings. Each of the...

Exploring Winnipeg by Bike

Exploring Winnipeg by Bike

Bike rides are a great way to spend time outside and enjoy the many trails and active transportation paths that Winnipeg has to offer. Here are a few tips to keep in mind before you head out on your next bicycle trip: Bike registry The City recovers up to 1,000 bikes...

Noisy Vehicles in the City

Noisy Vehicles in the City

My office receives many calls about excessively noisy vehicles. Noisy vehicles impact the quality of life in a growing city. Enforcing noisy vehicles is the responsibility of the Winnipeg Police Service – if you hear excessively noisy vehicles, please contact the...

Bridgwater Centre Apartments

Bridgwater Centre Apartments

On May 28, 2021, the Assiniboia Community Committee (where I represent the Waverley West ward’s local issues) approved the site plans for Park East Drive Mixed-Use Development. This development is located at the southeast corner of Park East Drive and Centre Street,...

Welcome Bison Run! (formerly Waverley West B)

Welcome Bison Run! (formerly Waverley West B)

Six+ years in the making and finally – a brand new neighbourhood is emerging!  This is a new Qualico Community - Qualico is the major land owner in this area and is calling their new development Bison Run. Qualico has invested years of expertise, insight and planning...

Canada Post Outdoor Parcel Lockers Coming to Waverley West

Canada Post Outdoor Parcel Lockers Coming to Waverley West

Photo: Outdoor Parcel Locker (right) beside a Community Mailbox (left) Canada Post is installing Outdoor Parcel Lockers in the Waverley West ward in response to the large growth in online shopping and e-commerce. These new Outdoor Parcel Lockers will be installed in...

My June 2021 Newsletter

My June 2021 Newsletter

This month’s newsletter focuses on neighbourhoods' spot cleaning, crime trends, regulations for short term rentals, 2021 Enhanced Summer Bike Route Program (pilot), tree replacements, and more! Sign up for future newsletters by registering at Councillor Lukes’...

Responsible Pet Ownership

Responsible Pet Ownership

My office is receiving an incredibly high number of calls related to dogs running loose with no leashes, and owners not picking up pooch poos! We love our furry animals, but we have to be responsible owners and respectful of other people. There are more and more...

Discovering Parks in the Waverley Ward

Discovering Parks in the Waverley Ward

We have over 248 hectares of parks and open spaces just in the Waverley West ward! That is equivalent to 500 Canadian football fields!! Some are formalized parks, with park identifications signs, and have amenities such as playstructure, firepits, and shade structures...

UPDATE: Crossing McGillivray to FortWhyte Alive

UPDATE: Crossing McGillivray to FortWhyte Alive

For many years, prior to being elected, as Winnipeg Trails Coordinator, and now as a City Councillor I’ve been working with various groups, and FortWhyte Alive to secure a safe pedestrian crossing from the neighbourhood of Whyte Ridge to FortWhyte Alive.  This...

Amnesty for Bringing Unpermitted Work Up to Code

Amnesty for Bringing Unpermitted Work Up to Code

If you are aware of past renovations or upgrades in your home completed without a permit, City has a new solution that will help you ensure the work was done safely and to code: the Permit Amnesty Program. Launched on June 1, 2021, the Permit Amnesty Program is...

Non-repayable Funding for Small Businesses

Non-repayable Funding for Small Businesses

The City is providing an additional $3 million to the Economic Support Grant Program in order to assist businesses and not-for-profit organizations that are impacted by these recent restrictions. This funding is now available on a first come basis if all criteria is...

Short Term Rental Regulations

Short Term Rental Regulations

There has been an increase in ‘short term rentals’ throughout the city of Winnipeg. A short-term rental often is the rental of a house or condominium. Companies or individuals facilitate short-term rental reservations online and receiving payment for this service....

Replacing Trees

Replacing Trees

Many different diseases are ravaging Winnipeg’s spectacular urban tree canopy. Every year approximately 2,000 - 3,000 boulevard & park trees are lost. The reasons include disease, vehicle impact, vandalism, snow plow damage, construction requirements, and normal...

Crime Trends – Winnipeg Police Services

Crime Trends – Winnipeg Police Services

Photo Credit: JAMES SNELL /Winnipeg Sun Thank you Winnipeg Sun and reporter Josh Aldrich for this interesting article on crime trends. According to Winnipeg Police Services: Property crime has decreased but controlled drug and traffic charges have increased. Violent...

Blocked Drains Causing Sewer Back Ups into Basements

Blocked Drains Causing Sewer Back Ups into Basements

I’m receiving calls from resident’s who’ve had sewer backups into their basements. The Water and Waste department is advising the residents it is because drains are blocked with grease. You know those delicious, high-fat, deep fried meals are bad for your arteries -...

Reporting Health Order Violations

Reporting Health Order Violations

As the number of COVID-19 cases remains high in Winnipeg, Community Service Ambassadors have returned to City-owned parks to help educate people what is allowed under the current pandemic restrictions. Ambassadors will be taking an educational approach, but please...

The Toll on Our Roads

The Toll on Our Roads

Thank you to the Free Press for sharing this important information about the safety of the vulnerable road users (cyclists and pedestrians). Manitoba Public Insurance uses the term ‘vulnerable road user’ to describe pedestrians and cyclists which is very fitting. The...

Construction Notice – Braeside Pl – from Point West Dr to End

Construction Notice – Braeside Pl – from Point West Dr to End

2021 LOCAL THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO) PROGRAM BRAESIDE PL – from POINT WEST DR to END 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 to...

Protecting Waterfront Greenspace – 409 Mulvey Ave East

Protecting Waterfront Greenspace – 409 Mulvey Ave East

Development and Waterfront Greenspace I am not supportive of selling waterfront lands. SEE: Lukes' presentation to Mayor and his Executive Policy Committee We can have both development and waterfront greenspace if done properly – which would require time and planning...

Enhanced Summer Bike Route Program Comes to Rose Lake Court

Enhanced Summer Bike Route Program Comes to Rose Lake Court

This year the City of Winnipeg is PILOTING an ‘Enhanced Summer Bike Route’  program on 17 streets in the City of Winnipeg.  Rose Lake Court (circular section) is one of the streets being PILOTED. WHAT is an Enhanced Summer Bike Route ? It is a street that limits motor...

Recent Developments in Waverley West

Recent Developments in Waverley West

Waverley West is the fastest-growing residential neighbourhood in the City of Winnipeg. So many developments are happening in the ward. Here is a summary about some of the completed or ongoing projects:   Bridgwater Forest Single Family Housing (plan approved)...

Improving Sidewalk Reconstruction

Improving Sidewalk Reconstruction

Photo Credit: CBC The public service brings forward recommendations to Councillors for local and regional streets reconstructions. Some of the recommendations include constructing a sidewalk into the reconstructed street. On the other hand, some of the sidewalks...

New Development in Prairie Pointe

New Development in Prairie Pointe

Plans for a new development in the Waverley West ward were approved in the May 3, 2021 meeting of the Assiniboia Community Committee. Ladco's new project is located on the west side of Ken Oblik Drive, south of Waverley Street, in the Prairie Pointe Neighbourhood....

Traffic Study – Kenaston Common Drive and McGillivray Boulevard

Traffic Study – Kenaston Common Drive and McGillivray Boulevard

The Costco on Kenaston Common has recently expanded their parking lot to accommodate an increase in customers. South bound Kenaston Common traffic volumes do not have sufficient time for a left turn onto McGillivray Blvd. resulting in vehicles navigating the turn on...

Cleaning Washrooms on Weekends

Cleaning Washrooms on Weekends

City parks have seen a tremendous increase in use over the winter months during the pandemic. Some City parks have washroom facilities that are available to the public. However, washroom facilities in City parks are not cleaned on weekends from September to June....

Census 2021 – Video

Census 2021 – Video

Every five years, Statistics Canada conducts a national census ( an official count and survey of the population to help the government’s plan for the future –in the planning of transit, education, healthcare and more!  The census is coming in the mail and all...

South Pointe Community Garden

South Pointe Community Garden

A large piece of land has been made available to the community for use as a community garden by Qualico Developers. This is not a ‘city run’ garden as there is no available city land in the Waverly West ward to install a community garden. As this is the first year,...

Crime Update – Waverley West

Crime Update – Waverley West

  Please listen to this interview on the crime situation in Winnipeg and the Waverley West ward: https://youtu.be/DulS1A9tGbc Crime is occurring in all parts of our city~ and in neighbourhoods in the Waverley West ward. Southwest Winnipeg is one of the safest...

Hawstead Road – Engineer’s Recommendation

Hawstead Road – Engineer’s Recommendation

In 2019 residents of Hawstead reached out to me to look at the speed and traffic volumes on Hawstead Road. See details of the Hawstead Road Traffic Calming Pilot. The City of Winnipeg conducted a pilot of one potential solution, which stimulated much discussion with...

Traffic Calming to Access Jinnah Park

Traffic Calming to Access Jinnah Park

Tim Sale Drive is a main transportation corridor in South Pointe. And the community of South Pointe’s primary park, Jinnah Park is located on Tim Sale Drive. The main linear active transportation path for South Pointe also connects into Jinnah Park. And Ecole South...

Traffic Calming at Ecole South Pointe School

Traffic Calming at Ecole South Pointe School

Photo Credit: CBC Ecole South Pointe School is over capacity with students. On the other hand, a new elementary school will not be constructed and available for occupancy for a minimum of 2.5 years. And the pedestrian and vehicular traffic surrounding Ecole South...

Wayfinding for Active Transportation

Wayfinding for Active Transportation

One of the six strategic goals, directions and actions in the Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies Policy, adopted by Council on July 15, 2015, is to create awareness about walking and cycling in Winnipeg. Wayfinding signage, and trip planning were identified as key...

Traffic Calming on Lee Blvd 

Traffic Calming on Lee Blvd 

The City of Winnipeg conducted a speed and traffic calming study of Lee Boulevard in 2018. At that time the Public Service did not recommend any traffic calming infrastructure be applied to the residential section of Lee Boulevard. Multi-family dwellings on Shore...

Street Design in New Developments

Street Design in New Developments

Street design determines vehicular speed and the City of Winnipeg’s Development Agreement Parameters directs developers to construct streets in accordance with the City’s Standard Construction Specifications. The Development Agreement Parameters were approved by...

Kirkbridge Drive Traffic Calming

Kirkbridge Drive Traffic Calming

Kirkbridge Drive provides a key connector access route to the neighbourhood of South Pointe and the new community of Waverley West. Kirkbridge Drive is a collector street with multiple curves and blind spots. There is a 30 km school zone, but excessive speeding is...

Improving Safety at Kenaston Boulevard & Bishop Grandin Boulevard

Improving Safety at Kenaston Boulevard & Bishop Grandin Boulevard

There are multiple reports of vehicles on northbound Kenaston Boulevard driving through the signalized intersection and crossing over lanes of oncoming vehicles. The signalized intersection of Bishop Grandin Boulevard and Kenaston Boulevard is on a curve, under a...

Scurfield Turning Signal

Scurfield Turning Signal

There has been an increase in car dealerships on Waverley Street which has increased the traffic using Scurfield Boulevard. The nearby Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology has increased its campus size which has also led to an increase in traffic volumes. There...

Prioritizing Painting of Pedestrian & Cycling Crossings

Prioritizing Painting of Pedestrian & Cycling Crossings

One of the six strategic goals, directions and actions in the Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies Policy, adopted by Council on July 15, 2015, is to improve sidewalk and bicycle network maintenance. During the public consultation for the Pedestrian and Cycling...

Street Speed Limit Study

Street Speed Limit Study

This is an excellent overview on speed limits: Research supports reduced-speed initiative Speed limits on all roadways within Manitoba have historically been universally defined (without room for local interpretation or adjustment) by the Highway Traffic Act, which...

My April 2021 Newsletter

My April 2021 Newsletter

This month’s newsletter focuses on spring clean up, plans for a spray pad at Whyte Ridge Community Centre, progress on Cannabis grow ops, new schools, traffic calming and more! Sign up for future newsletters by registering at Councillor Lukes’ E-Newsletter.

University Crescent Road Reconstruction

University Crescent Road Reconstruction

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

Spray Pad at Whyte Ridge Community Centre

Spray Pad at Whyte Ridge Community Centre

Photo Credit: CBC Over the past few years, I’ve been receiving many calls from Whyte Ridge and Linden Ridge residents asking for a spray pad to be installed at Whyte Ridge Community Centre. Following discussions with President Curtis Rossow, the community centre...

Welcoming Pembina Active Living 55+ to Whyte Ridge Community Centre

Welcoming Pembina Active Living 55+ to Whyte Ridge Community Centre

Photo Credit: Douglas Little Photography This is excellent overview by the Sou’Wester of exciting new developments at Whyte Ridge Community Centre. I’ve been working with Pembina Active Living 55+ (PAL) for many years trying to secure a home base for their many...

Construction Notice – Pincarrow Rd – Scurfield Blvd to Eglinton Cr

Construction Notice – Pincarrow Rd – Scurfield Blvd to Eglinton Cr

2021 LOCAL THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO) PROGRAM PINCARROW RD – SCURFIELD BLVD to EGLINTON CR 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 to...

Syracuse Crescent Road Reconstruction

Syracuse Crescent Road Reconstruction

Work on Syracuse Cr - between Chancellor Dr and Chancellor Dr -  is scheduled to begin late May. See the letter sent to residents.  Construction Start: Late May Duration:  To be determined and will be detailed in next notice Traffic implications: Syracuse Crescent...

Construction Notice – Glenacres Cr – Millstream Wy to Millstream Wy

Construction Notice – Glenacres Cr – Millstream Wy to Millstream Wy

2021 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. Construction Start:...

Construction Notice – Scurfield Blvd – Columbia Dr to Portwood Rd

Construction Notice – Scurfield Blvd – Columbia Dr to Portwood Rd

2021 LOCAL THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO) PROGRAM SCURFIELD BLVD – COLUMBIA DR to PORTWOOD 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. Construction Start: TBA...

Construction Notice – Leamington Gt – Burlington Wy to Columbia Dr

Construction Notice – Leamington Gt – Burlington Wy to Columbia Dr

2021 LOCAL THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO) PROGRAM LEAMINGTON GT – BURLINGTON Wy to COLUMBIA DR 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. Construction Start:...

Construction Notice – Marygrove Cr – Columbia Dr to Columbia Dr

Construction Notice – Marygrove Cr – Columbia Dr to Columbia Dr

2021 LOCAL THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO) PROGRAM MARYGROVE CR – COLUMBIA DR to COLUMBIA DR 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. Construction Start: TBA...

Construction Notice – Meadowbank Rd – Marygrove Cr to Columbia Dr

Construction Notice – Meadowbank Rd – Marygrove Cr to Columbia Dr

2021 LOCAL THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO) PROGRAM MEADOWBANK RD – MARYGROVE CR to COLUMBIA DR 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. Construction Start: TBA...

2021 Road Construction in Waverley West Ward

2021 Road Construction in Waverley West Ward

There will be much construction throughout the City in 2021. You can check on where construction is occurring in the City by viewing the 2021 Construction Map, which will be updated at the start of construction season. Each year the Public Works department provides...

Residential Cultivation of Cannabis

Residential Cultivation of Cannabis

Photo Credit: CBC April 7, 2021 If you have any issues related to Cannabis sale or production (odour and security) please use the Cannabis Reporting Form. March 16, 2021 The Public Service presented a Cannabis Cultivation in Residential Areas report. Councillors...

Public Greenspace

Public Greenspace

Please know I am acutely aware of the importance of protecting green space and will do all I can to ensure greenspace is protected, and made available for public use. For years prior to being elected, and now in this role – I’ve worked to protect greenspace – here are...

Safety Improvements to North Bound Kenaston Blvd

Safety Improvements to North Bound Kenaston Blvd

All major collision intersections in Winnipeg are being studies as part of the Master Transportation Review. Due to the many crashes that seem to be occurring at the intersection of Kenaston and Bishop Grandin, I am requesting the traffic engineers study and apply...

Elementary & High School  Site Plan Approval

Elementary & High School Site Plan Approval

On Wednesday, March 3rd, detailed site plans were approved for the new elementary and high school in Waverley West B.  A robust team of presenters discussed many details about the both schools, including traffic flows, landscaping, site servicing, the child care...

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