Weekly Updates

Coyote Sightings

Coyote Sightings

I’ve been receiving many reports on coyote sightings and some confrontations where people have been chased or growled at.  I spoke with two conservation officers from the Government of Manitoba’s Conservation Department.  - here is a summary: Please read this...

Update: Waverley West Fire Station

Update: Waverley West Fire Station

I will add additional context to media articles on the Waverly West fire station (CBC: Waverley West Fire Station )  - as there are many other aspects not discussed at today’s committee meeting or included in media coverage. Media was not aware of all the factors...

Governance Update – 2022

Governance Update – 2022

The process to update the City of Winnipeg’s Governance model started in 2016 – the new Council of 2022-2023 is now tasked to finalize the City of Winnipeg Governance Review: On June 23, 2022 Council concurred in the recommendation of the Governance Committee of...

University of Manitoba – North Campus Lands Re-Zoning

University of Manitoba – North Campus Lands Re-Zoning

On July 21, 2022 Council unanimously passed the sub division and rezoning of the North Campus Lands (formerly know as the Southwood Golf Course lands). For over 100 years, these lands were owned and operated as the Southwood Golf and Country Club The total area (112.6...

Construction Notice – Bonnycastle Pathway Replacement

Construction Notice – Bonnycastle Pathway Replacement

2022 ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PATHWAY RENEWAL - RHG BONNYCASTLE SCHOOL PATHWAY – SYRACUSE CRES. TO CHANCELLOR DR Very exciting news! Pleased to have been working with the City to have a replacement of the Bonnycastle pathway! This pathway runs along side the large...

Recreation Update

Recreation Update

Young Luke, his dad and friends were having a great time dunking balls at the very busy basketball court in Bhagat Singh Park recently! That basketball court must be one of the busiest in the City! I’ve received many requests for new and upgraded recreational...

Many Factors – Maintenance & New Developments

Many Factors – Maintenance & New Developments

I’m receiving many emails on maintenance in Bridgwater Trails and Bridgwater Centre. Please know this is a top concern of mine also  - and that it is a weekly conversation with maintenance staff in the City and Province. I want to present the facts so residents can...

Telecommunication Tower in R.M. MacDonald

Telecommunication Tower in R.M. MacDonald

TELUS is proposing to construct a 50m (53.5m to top of lightning rod) lattice tri-pole telecommunications tower and supporting equipment shelter in the R.M of MacDonald. The proposed tower will be located on the west side of Brady Road, approximately 470m northwest of...

2022 Road Construction in Waverley West Ward

2022 Road Construction in Waverley West Ward

2022 is another year for record road construction! This year, $164.7 Million will be invested into regional and local streets city wide. You can check where construction is occurring in the City by viewing the 2022 Construction Map, which is updated at the start of...

Construction Notice – De Vos Rd from Pembina Hwy to End

Construction Notice – De Vos Rd from Pembina Hwy to End

2022 GRAVEL RESURFACING PROGRAM DE VOS RD FROM PEMBINA HWY TO END This street will receive gravel resurfacing and enhanced maintenance as part of the City of Winnipeg’s 2022 Local Street Renewal Program. In spring of 2022, the City of Winnipeg received $800,000.00...

Construction Notice – Markham Rd from University Cres to Snow St

Construction Notice – Markham Rd from University Cres to Snow St

2022 GRAVEL RESURFACING PROGRAM MARKHAM RD – FROM UNIVERSITY CRES TO SNOW ST This street will receive gravel resurfacing and enhanced maintenance as part of the City of Winnipeg’s 2022 Local Street Renewal Program. In spring of 2022, the City of Winnipeg received...

Long Grass Enforcement Process

Long Grass Enforcement Process

This applies to homeowners' FRONT YARDS and BOULEVARDS. For this season, the City will be continuing with the accelerated enforcement process for long grass. Last year (2019), the City piloted a NEW ENFORCEMENT PROCESS for Section 8 of the Neighbourhood Liveability...

Hiring – Full Time Assistant General Manager

Hiring – Full Time Assistant General Manager

South Winnipeg Community Centre is hiring!  South Winnipeg Community Centre (SWCC ) has a rare and exciting opportunity for a dynamic, self-driven individual to join the team. The position is for a Full -Time, in person -  Assistant General Manager This is a one year...

2022 Bridgwater Forest Fountain Update

2022 Bridgwater Forest Fountain Update

I will provide some frank and pointed comments on the Bridgwater Forest Fountain. I, like many of you – have come to have a love / hate relationship with this fountain. We love the fountain – but hate when its not working. Every year I focus long and hard on getting...

Encampments (2022)

Encampments (2022)

Encampments of unsheltered citizens are increasing throughout Winnipeg. This year, so far, I am aware of three locations in the Waverley West ward. The encampments are being monitored by multiple organizations (Main Street Project, Winnipeg Fire Paramedics, Winnipeg...

Mowing in Bridgwater Trails

Mowing in Bridgwater Trails

The majority of Bridgwater Trails’ public greenspace is still under the ownership, and maintenance responsibility – of the developer (Manitoba Housing – a division of the Province of Manitoba). The bulk of the public areas – beside pathways, soccer fields, boulevards,...

Waverley for Climate Workshop

Waverley for Climate Workshop

I am very pleased to be welcoming Dr. Durdana Islam and climate change leaders for a discussion on Manitoba’s climate change future - and specifically what is occurring – and what WE can do in the Waverley West ward related to climate change and emission reductions....

Canada Day Celebrations – Bridgwater Lakes Fountain and Park

Canada Day Celebrations – Bridgwater Lakes Fountain and Park

Huge gratitude to the Winnipeg Chinese Senior Association for hosting Canada Day and the global Canada Day Drumming event ! DATE: Friday, July 1st TIME: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (drumming event starts at 1:00pm ) LOCATION: 133 Bridgelake Drive (Bridgwater Lakes Fountain)...

Crime Prevention Funding Available – Your Ideas

Crime Prevention Funding Available – Your Ideas

The Community Safety and Crime Prevention Program was established to support community-level activities that: strengthen local crime prevention and community safety efforts, promote the exchange of information between community residents, help build closer...

Canada Post – Outdoor Parcel Lockers

Canada Post – Outdoor Parcel Lockers

Canada Post is moving through the Waverley West ward and installing additional outdoor parcel lockers – (good bye porch pirates!) Here are the locations: Rear of 103 Wittenberg Front of 948 Scurfield Boulevard Across from 63 Cedar Glen Road Side of 3 Inniscross Place...

Traffic Control Signal for Waverley Street and Lee Boulevard

Traffic Control Signal for Waverley Street and Lee Boulevard

Four way traffic control signals are being installed at the intersection of Waverley Street and Lee Boulevard this summer. Installation of traffic control signals are required to support the Bison Run development and the construction of two new schools. In addition to...

Status Update – Long Grass

Status Update – Long Grass

Here is the update / facts on why the city grass has not been cut. No excuses – just the facts. The grass mowing program typically starts in mid-May and continues until mid-October. This year, we had a very late spring – which meant the streets and boulevards were...

Traffic Study – Kenaston Common Drive and McGillivray Boulevard

Traffic Study – Kenaston Common Drive and McGillivray Boulevard

June 9, 2022 Update: A left turn signal will be installed summer 2022 at the intersection of Kenaston Common Drive and McGillivray Blvd. This left turn signal will reduce the number of vehicles turning on an amber or red light, and will improve traffic flow in the...

Crosswalk to Be Installed at Victoria General Hospital

Crosswalk to Be Installed at Victoria General Hospital

Since 2016, I’ve been working to have a crosswalk installed on Pembina Highway in order to provide safe access to Victoria General Hospital for southbound residents. (See Crosswalk at Victoria General Hospital Approved) I am now very pleased to announce that a...

Parks in Waverley West

Parks in Waverley West

We have just over 248 hectares of parks and open spaces just in the Waverley West ward – which is equivalent to 500 Canadian football fields!! Some are formalized parks that have official names and have amenities such as playstructure, firepits, and shade structures –...

Public Hearing Notice – 65 Kirkbridge Drive

Public Hearing Notice – 65 Kirkbridge Drive

The public can register to speak to the proposed rezoning on land located at 65 Kirkbridge Drive: PUBLIC HEARING ASSINIBOIA COMMUNITY, Council Building, 510 Main Street Monday, June 27, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. All persons who would like to submit their comments to a...

Public Hearing Notice – 230 University Crescent

Public Hearing Notice – 230 University Crescent

The public can register to speak to the proposed subdivision and rezoning on land located at 230 University Crescent: PUBLIC HEARING ASSINIBOIA COMMUNITY, Council Building, 510 Main Street Monday, June 27, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. All persons who would like to submit their...

News About Eaglewood Park – Public Works Yard

News About Eaglewood Park – Public Works Yard

I’ve received some interesting new information regarding the ‘proposed’ Eaglewood public works yards. As many of you know, I and others were not keen on having a public works yards in Eaglewood Park, but further discussions with the parks staff this winter brought...

New Spray Pad to Serve Whyte Ridge, Linden Ridge & Beyond!

New Spray Pad to Serve Whyte Ridge, Linden Ridge & Beyond!

Photos: Doug Little On a breezy Saturday morning, community members gathered to hold the ‘official announcement’ for a new spray pad – soon to be located on the grounds of the Whyte Ridge Community Centre! This project has been a few years in the making – starting...

PAL Does a Lot For People in Waverley West

PAL Does a Lot For People in Waverley West

PAL does a lot for people in Waverley West Winnipeg Free Press By: Janice Lukes     Posted: Wednesday, May. 18, 2022 On the third Wednesday of every month I attend the Pembina Active Living 55-plus coffee café at Whyte Ridge Community Centre (170 Fleetwood Rd.) to...

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations – Bridgwater Centre

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations – Bridgwater Centre

Very exciting news! Today, we just approved the installation of two electric vehicle charging stations at the Bridgwater Red River Co-op site! These will be rapid charging stations able to fully charge a vehicle within 30 minutes, at the Co-op rate of 33 cents a...

Traffic Calming on Residential Streets

Traffic Calming on Residential Streets

I’ve been involved in improving the pedestrian and cycling environments, and traffic calming for almost 20 years. I can attest to the fact that the City of Winnipeg has come a long way in their approach to traffic calming, but for sure more needs to be done, but one...

Construction Notice – Shillingstone Rd from Columbia Dr to Columbia Dr

Construction Notice – Shillingstone Rd from Columbia Dr to Columbia Dr

2022 LOCAL THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO) PROGRAM GULL LAKE RD FROM EAST LAKE DR TO MARKHAM RD The above Thin Bituminous Overlay (TBO) project has been approved for construction as part of the City of Winnipeg’s 2022 Local Street Renewal Program. See the letter sent to...

Construction Notice – Gull Lake Rd from East Lake Dr to Markham Rd

Construction Notice – Gull Lake Rd from East Lake Dr to Markham Rd

2022 LOCAL THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO) PROGRAM GULL LAKE RD FROM EAST LAKE DR TO MARKHAM RD The above Thin Bituminous Overlay (TBO) project has been approved for construction as part of the City of Winnipeg’s 2022  Local Street Renewal Program. See the letter sent...

Construction Notice – Hillberry Bay from Columbia Dr to Columbia Dr

Construction Notice – Hillberry Bay from Columbia Dr to Columbia Dr

2022 LOCAL THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO) PROGRAM HILLBERRY BAY FROM 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. See letter sent to...

Your Feedback – Protecting & Growing Winnipeg’s Urban Forest

Your Feedback – Protecting & Growing Winnipeg’s Urban Forest

Over the past few years, I’ve held multiple tree plantings. Residents have planted upwards of 1,200 trees on City and private property. I encourage you to read Winnipeg’s Urban Forest Strategy – not only does it provide an excellent overview of the current status of...

Pop Up Pooch Park in Waverley West Ward

Pop Up Pooch Park in Waverley West Ward

I’ve received many requests to install an off leash dog park in the Waverley West ward.  This is a challenge because all the land designated for public parks space is designated for humans and not specifically for an off leash dog park. Doggies are allowed but only if...

Sandusky Drive Turning Lane

Sandusky Drive Turning Lane

I continue to receive many calls about the back up of traffic on Sandusky Drive entering onto Waverley.  In 2016, I had the Public Service study the area and they produced a Sandusky Drive report. At that time the volume of traffic did not merit a northbound turning...

Bison Run – Phase Two

Bison Run – Phase Two

The second phase of Bison Run was approved at Assiniboine Community Committee on April 27, 2022.  Minor adjustments were made at the May 9th Standing Policy Committee to the Subdivision and Rezoning plan  and active transportation plan and anticipate the final plans...

Flex Work, Downtown & Accountability

Flex Work, Downtown & Accountability

Photo Credit: CBC On Monday May 16,  2022, the CAO presented an overview of a Flexible Workplace Program to Councillors in the morning, then implemented the plan later that same day. To be clear, I fully support a flex work program, but it is important to taxpayers of...

Construction Notice – Lakeshore Rd – Frontage of Numbers 27 to 51

Construction Notice – Lakeshore Rd – Frontage of Numbers 27 to 51

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

Construction Notice – Chancellor Dr from Augusta Dr to Quincy Bay

Construction Notice – Chancellor Dr from 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 2022 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

April 20, 2022 Update:  The Executive Policy Committee directed the Winnipeg Public Service to report back in 180 days (October 2022) with respect to a plain language policy to be used by the City in all external communications and administrative reports. The City of...

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 $9.9 M reconstruction that has now been extended to occur over three years: Phase 1 occurred in 2021 and was a complete reconstruction of both north and south bound University Crescent between...

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

Photo Credit: Winnipeg Free Press Update: I am very disappointed that Public Service could not come up with a way to reduce the complexity involved in allowing residents to plant trees on public property. See details in their May 6, 2022 Requirements for Community...

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...

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