Weekly Updates

Potholes

Potholes

Thank you to the Winnipeg Free Press for covering this important issue. See a recent article: City can’t get its fill of potholes This more technical update was provided from the Manager of Street Maintenance. Please know this update is for ‘this year’ and we are...

2024 Update – Bridgwater Trails Fountain

2024 Update – Bridgwater Trails Fountain

Update July 8, 2024 We received the following update from Manitoba Housing regarding the Rose Lake Fountain. The fountain will be turned on whenever it is feasible in accordance with the work that is being undertaken at each stage of the project. For example, when...

Tennis / Pickleball Courts coming to Bridgwater Trails! 

Tennis / Pickleball Courts coming to Bridgwater Trails! 

Two new Tennis courts, which can also be used for pickleball, are being constructed at Bhagat Singh Park in Bridgwater Trails!  Waverley MLA David Pankratz,   South Winnipeg Community Centre Board President Masroor Khan & myself tossed some sod to launch...

Bridgwater Block Party

Bridgwater Block Party

Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 21st to join the Businesses of Bridgwater, myself and many others for an afternoon of music, food and family entertainment! We will be shutting down Centre Street to vehicular traffic, and turning the street into one big...

Bridgwater Trails Tennis Courts

Bridgwater Trails Tennis Courts

June 10, 2024 UPDATE: The tennis courts are scheduled to begin construction on Monday June 24th, site fencing may be up as early as June 21st. April 3, 2024 UPDATE:  Two new tennis courts which can also be used as pickleball courts – will be installed in summer 2024...

UPDATE on South Winnipeg Recreation Campus – May 2024

UPDATE on South Winnipeg Recreation Campus – May 2024

May 30 - 2024 UPDATE: The majority of Council voted to support adding an additional $23 Million to support the development of Phase One of the South Winnipeg Recreation Campus - which includes 3 gymnasiums, an indoor walking/running track, multi-purpose rooms, and an...

Chancellor Drive

Chancellor Drive

As of 2002 and going forward, many repairs have occurred on Chancellor Drive. The Public Work's engineers have provided an update map of the repairs. There are three sections that are not yet identified for repairs. The public service has provided comments on the...

Tree Planting on Lee Boulevard Median

Tree Planting on Lee Boulevard Median

Through the land dedication fund, I’m providing the Forestry branch a total of $9,000 to plant approximately 12 trees on the median between Lee Blvd and the service road in the Fairfield Park neighbourhood. There are trees already in the median, but it an accommodate...

Fire Paramedic Station Sod Turning

Fire Paramedic Station Sod Turning

On short notice, and with great support from the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, we held a sod turning event to kick off construction of the new portable / modular fire paramedic station in Waverley West. I very much appreciate all levels of government attending. I...

2024 UPDATE –  South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

2024 UPDATE –  South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

The South Winnipeg Recreation Campus is being developed on a 19 acre site in Bison Run – just west of the new high school and elementary school. At full build out, the vision for the site includes a multi–generational recreation facility with an aquatic components,...

Winnipeg’s 10 Cents & Provincial & Federal Budgets

Winnipeg’s 10 Cents & Provincial & Federal Budgets

I’m writing this update to make very brief comments on the recent Provincial and Federal budgets – and to share insight on the primary reason Winnipeg is ‘behind the times’ on building new recreation facilities, firehalls, a modernized sewer treatment facility, and...

Update – Calls for Fire Paramedic Service into Waverley West Ward

Update – Calls for Fire Paramedic Service into Waverley West Ward

   Photo Credit: James Turner See an update on what type of calls the Winnipeg Fire Paramedics Station 22 (1567 Waverley St.) and Station 23 (880 Dalhousie on Pembina) have been responding to over the past 5 years. These two stations predominately serve south and...

1365 Lee Boulevard

1365 Lee Boulevard

Assiniboine Community Committee approved a new 167 unit apartment block at 1365 Lee Blvd.  This development includes a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom units. The building is six (6) storeys. The building steps down to four (4) storeys on the northwest side and two...

Commercial Zoning in Bison Run

Commercial Zoning in Bison Run

Assiniboine Community Committee approved the subdivision and rezoning of approximately 8 acres to create four (4) lots and rezone the land to the “C2” Commercial Community District, and to leave one (1) lot under the “A” Agricultural District. This commercial...

2024 Road Construction in Waverley West

2024 Road Construction in Waverley West

You can check where construction is occurring in the City by viewing the 2024 road construction map or the road construction list by street name. The City does regular reviews of all road condition in the City and provides an update on street conditions. SEE: Waverley...

Waverley West Fire Paramedic Station # 15

Waverley West Fire Paramedic Station # 15

Design is underway for the new permanent fire paramedic station in Waverley West!  The design of the station will be similar to the West Transcona Fire Paramedic Station # 21 as depicted in the above image.  The site for the new fire paramedic station will be...

Portable Fire Paramedic Station – Opening Fall 2024

Portable Fire Paramedic Station – Opening Fall 2024

See an artists drawing of what the new portable fire paramedic station will look like and the site location at 130 Eaglewood Drive.  This location is TEMPORARY until the permanent fire station is constructed. Work will begin mid summer on the portable fire paramedic...

South Winnipeg Community Centre Expansion – Richmond Site 

South Winnipeg Community Centre Expansion – Richmond Site 

Councillor Chambers and I are thrilled to announce two new exciting developments for the South Winnipeg Community Centre – Richmond site!  This site is located in Ft Richmond which is Councillor Chambers ward, but it serves thousands of residents from the entire...

Prairie Pointe Basketball Court – Eaglewood Park

Prairie Pointe Basketball Court – Eaglewood Park

Funding has been secured from the Federal Government and the City of Winnipeg, to construct a new regulation size Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association court at Eaglewood Park! We are working with City planners and engineers to try and coordinate with the installation...

Phase Two – Mother Language Plaza

Phase Two – Mother Language Plaza

Funding was secured through the Province of Manitoba to add six trees, five benches and an electrical outlet on the hydro pole. I joined city of Winnipeg landscape architects and determine the site for these new additions. This funding support will provide well needed...

Bridgwater Lakes Cricket Pitch

Bridgwater Lakes Cricket Pitch

With funding support from the Federal Government and City of Winnipeg,  a state of the art, regulation size cricket pitch will be installed in the Bridgwater Lakes park area in summer of 2024. This is the only regulation size cricket field in the City to date! A...

Chancellor Park Junior Cricket Field

Chancellor Park Junior Cricket Field

A Junior Cricket Field will be installed in Chancellor Park, beside Chancellor School in summer of 2024! We are grateful for the funding support from the Provincial Government, South Winnipeg Community Centre and the City of Winnipeg. This state of the art concrete...

Tree Planting at Whyte Ridge Community Centre

Tree Planting at Whyte Ridge Community Centre

Bravo to Whyte Ridge Community Centre board and volunteers for continuing to plant trees on the community centre grounds! The City of Winnipeg is providing $8,532.00 towards a 2024 tree planting through the Home Grown Grant program!   This is a great program for...

2024 UPDATE Bridgwater Forest Fountain

2024 UPDATE Bridgwater Forest Fountain

I was elected on fixing this issue in 2014 and its beyond ridiculous that it is taking this long – but it becomes understandable when you follow the history of Bridgwater Forest Fountain, and the countless attempts to repair a fountain that was not constructed to City...

295 Frontier Drive

295 Frontier Drive

Another new multi family complex for Bison Run! In March 2023 the developer was approved to construct six (6) separate townhouse buildings which will include a total of 36 dwelling units. Each of the proposed buildings will be three (3) storeys and have a maximum...

Regulation of Small-Scale Multi-Tenancy Dwellings

Regulation of Small-Scale Multi-Tenancy Dwellings

I’ve been working on increasing affordable housing since I was first elected in 2014. The University of Manitoba has the lowest number of on campus housing units in all of the large Canadian universities and students are always looking for affordable accommodations....

100 South Town Road

100 South Town Road

Altea Fitness has subdivided their land and rezoned the southern 1.48 acres of their parking lot to residential and commercial use. The development plans are to allow a multi-unit residential development with 102 residential units and 7,975 square feet of commercial...

Southwest Corner of Waverley St. & Kenaston Blvd.

Southwest Corner of Waverley St. & Kenaston Blvd.

Council approved a subdivision & re-zoning at the southwest corner of Waverley St & Kenaston Blvd.  The landowner (Ladco) brought forward an application to sub divide and rezone the southwest corner of land at the intersection of Waverley & Kenaston –...

Sledding Continues at Scurfield Park!

Sledding Continues at Scurfield Park!

 I’m very pleased to ensure that sledding will continue on the beloved hill in Scurfield Park!  Thank you to the residents who spoke up and advocated to keep this great sledding hill for years to come! Sometime in January 2023, the City of Winnipeg Park Department...

2320 McGillivray Blvd

2320 McGillivray Blvd

Thank You Winnipeg Free Press for covering this important project. Engagement builds Whyte Ridge growth Paragon Designs is approved to construct a 7 storey apartment building with 246 units at 2320 McGillivray Blvd with a breakdown of approximately: 60% 1-bedrooms,...

Gull and Markham

Gull and Markham

UPDATE April 2024:  The land is zoned and ready for development, but the developer has not yet made an application to the City to proceed with development. UPDATE:  November  20, 2022: During the public hearing, many residents came forward and were concerned about the...

There’s Only One Taxpayer

There’s Only One Taxpayer

There is only one taxpayer, and it’s important to understand how your tax dollar is invested. I’ve attached some great reports* that go into how your tax dollar is spent in more detail – but will summarize the general concept Whether its roads, bridges, sewer systems,...

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Throughout Winnipeg, many women gathered to celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8th. It’s a day celebrated globally to recognize women’s achievements, to raise awareness of discrimination and to continue to raise awareness of women’s struggle for...

Cadboro Community Garden

Cadboro Community Garden

Cadboro Community Garden As spring approaches, it’s time to plan your summer gardening activities! The Cadboro Community Garden is managed by the Manitoba Buddhist Vihara and Cultural Association and is open to all. Gardening activities will commence as soon as the...

Development afoot in Whyte Ridge

Development afoot in Whyte Ridge

Thank you Nick Barnes for summarizing some great initiatives happening in Whyte Ridge!  I don’t have final design details related to the new upgrades coming to the Brady Rd and McGillivray Rd intersection, but will post when I have. I’ve worked for many years trying...

City Multi-Year Budget Speech – 2024

City Multi-Year Budget Speech – 2024

Today (March 20, 2024) we are passing the City’s four year budget. I will be providing a detailed update of key initiatives occurring in the Waverley West ward early next week. Councillors have the option to speak to the budget – this was my 8 minute speech!...

2025 Transit Expansion into Prairie Pointe

2025 Transit Expansion into Prairie Pointe

Transit will be expanding into Prairie Pointe in Fall of 2025. The Transit Service into Prairie Pointe report (and routing overview)  indicates an expansion MIGHT occur in 2024, but due to funding allocations and securing bus drivers make the reality for a Fall 2025...

Twinning McGillivray Blvd

Twinning McGillivray Blvd

MAY 2024 UPDATE: WSP Consulting and the Province will be presenting a preferred corridor alignment options for PTH 3 to stakeholders and the public in fall 2024.  We are advised there will be an opportunity to provide input on the preferred option during Phase 3...

Transit to Fort Whyte Alive!

Transit to Fort Whyte Alive!

Transit is finally coming to Fort Whyte Alive starting September 2024!  This is a long time coming and is going to enable so many people access to this great facility! Four way lights will be installed this summer at the intersection of Brady Rd and McGillivary Blvd....

Towing Vehicles with Outstanding Parking Tickets

Towing Vehicles with Outstanding Parking Tickets

Just over $11 million dollars are owed to the City in outstanding parking tickets. To attempt to recoup this funding, the City has a new program that was launched on February 15, 2024. IF your vehicle is parked on the street illegally AND you have three or more unpaid...

Prairie Pointe rezoning and update of commercial sites

Prairie Pointe rezoning and update of commercial sites

UPDATE Rezoning This week at Assiniboine Community Committee - the landowner (Ladco) brought forward an application to subdivide and rezone the southwest corner of land at the intersection of Waverley & Kenaston - from commercial zoning to residential zoning. This...

Man, Machines, Mother Nature & Icy Sidewalks

Man, Machines, Mother Nature & Icy Sidewalks

A mid- winter thaw, climate change, call it what you will – the temperatures are soaring for February!  While many are enjoying this incredibly mild weather, it brings many challenges that the City is working to overcome! There is much discussion about icy sidewalks...

Waverley Street and Pine Hills Intersection

Waverley Street and Pine Hills Intersection

UPDATE January 2024: Engineers studied traffic control signals, all-way stop, and pedestrian crossing controls to see if any met criteria but none met the required criteria for installation. See final Pine Hill report. Based on a traffic count conducted in September...

Sandusky Drive Turning Lane

Sandusky Drive Turning Lane

UPDATE: We received the Sandusky and Waverley Intersection engineering report back on Sandusky June 8, 2023.  This is the second time (2016, 2022)  I’ve asked the engineering department to study the intersection of Sandusky and Waverley as we received many calls about...

Safe Pedestrian Access to Victoria Hospital

Safe Pedestrian Access to Victoria Hospital

I’m very pleased to announce greatly improved pedestrian access to and from the Victoria Hospital!  You may have noticed a new set of traffic lights in front of  the Victoria Hospital. These lights are called a Half Signal. Half signals are installed on high traffic...

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...

New Basketball Court in Bridgwater Forest

New Basketball Court in Bridgwater Forest

Many of you have noticed some construction work near the playground in Bridgwater Park on North Town Road. Crews are preparing the lot to install a dual purpose Basketball Court in Spring 2024. This court will have the added feature of hockey net bump outs on both...

2023 Road Construction in Waverley West

2023 Road Construction in Waverley West

2023 is another year for record road construction! This year, $155.8 Million will be invested into regional and local streets city wide. In addition, the Provincial government has provided an additional $7.5 M for a total of $163.3 M.  You can check where construction...

Left turn arrow –off Columbia onto westbound McGillivray

Left turn arrow –off Columbia onto westbound McGillivray

Public works recently conducted a study to see if there was enough traffic volume to meet criteria to install a left arrow off Kenaston Common Drive onto eastbound McGillivray. The study indicated all criteria was met and a left green arrow was installed at Kenaston...

Short Term Rental Regulations

Short Term Rental Regulations

UPDATE Thank you Winnipeg Free Press for covering this important issue: Short-term rentals long-term headaches Council voted on regulating short term rentals on Feb 23, 2023. I will say I am disappointed in the final outcome related to the number of short term rentals...

Kenaston Blvd and Bishop Grandin Safety

Kenaston Blvd and Bishop Grandin Safety

A ‘search’ of  Kenaston Blvd on my website www.jlukes@winnipeg.ca brings up many studies and improvement made to Kenaston Blvd over the years.  I will say, it is frustrating to deal with so many issues that in my opinion, should have been considered PRIOR to adding...

Intersection Lights & Re-alignment:  Lee & Waverley

Intersection Lights & Re-alignment:  Lee & Waverley

Traffic lights are being installed at the intersection of Lee Blvd and Waverley Street. Roadwork is being done to align Lee Blvd on either side of Waverley to accommodate the traffic lights. We anticipate this project to take a couple of weeks. This is a highly needed...

Clarifying Who Mows City Boulevards

Clarifying Who Mows City Boulevards

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

Encampments (2023)

Encampments (2023)

Thank you Global News for covering this important topic: Homeless Camps 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...

Traffic Calming on Bridge Lake Drive

Traffic Calming on Bridge Lake Drive

We've heard high speeds are an issue on this street. Help us decide what solutions could work for your neighbourhood. For more information and to provide feedback visit: winnipeg.ca/trafficcalming Existing conditions Bridge Lake Drive is a two-lane, undivided,...

2023 Bridgwater Forest Fountain Update

2023 Bridgwater Forest Fountain Update

I’ll be frank and to the point in this update.  I’ve been working on repairing this fountain since 2014 seeking the most economical way to repair it. SEE HISTORY of Bridgwater Forest Fountain 2022 Chief Administrative Officers -  Update Many may recall Manitoba...

Bison Run Community Garden

Bison Run Community Garden

Looking for a spot to garden? A quiet peaceful location in South Winnipeg - First year, come and book a plot! Gardening plots will be available in two sizes: Standard plots: 14ft x 24ft plots ($75/season) Small plots: 14ft x 14ft plots ($50/season) Water included If...

Coyote Warning

Coyote Warning

Please be aware that there has been increased coyote activity in this area between Bridgwater Lakes and Whyte Ridge. The coyotes have exhibited aggressive behavior towards people and dogs using the pathway that runs behind the Kenaston overpass. The Provincial...

Brady Landfill Community Discussion

Brady Landfill Community Discussion

Community Discussion on 'Brady Landfill' Please join myself and Mr. Mike Gordichuk - the Manager of Solid Waste to discuss neighbourhood liveability issues and opportunities for residents living in close proximity to Brad Resource Management Facility (Brady Landfill)....

Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee Awards

Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee Awards

I was recently invited to attend a Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee awards ceremony at the Legislative Building to celebrate the contributions of many Manitobans. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal (Provincial) commemorates the 70th anniversary of the accession of...

Want Fresh Veggies without the Work?

Want Fresh Veggies without the Work?

Want Fresh Veggies without the work? Everyone is looking for quality affordable food as part of staying healthy and feeding a family ! One solution is to buy directly from the farm. A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm distributes its fresh picked products to...

Spring Clean Up in the City!

Spring Clean Up in the City!

City staff will be scrubbing, sweeping & cleaning our city over the next 5-6 weeks! 500 staff and 300 machines cleaning 7,000 km of streets, 1,600 km of walkways & countless kms of boulevards! STREET CLEANING: Your streets will be washed & swept! To find...

Neighbourhood Spring Clean up 2023

Neighbourhood Spring Clean up 2023

Who wants to organize a spring cleanup in their neighbourhood? A few extra hands helping to cleanup will be greatly appreciated! A Spring Cleanup is very easy to organize:  We can drop off bags, gloves and have about 10 pickers to lend out - or Contact Take Pride...

South Pointe Community Garden Rentals

South Pointe Community Garden Rentals

There are a few garden plots still available to rent for the 2023 gardening season.  The garden is located at the end of North Ridge Rd. If you are interested, please contact  Barb at southpointecommunitygarden@gmail.com Annual Rental Fees (includes water) Half Plot...

Prioritizing Painting of Pedestrian & Cycling Crossings

Prioritizing Painting of Pedestrian & Cycling Crossings

Update: March 2023 Public Works prepared a Painting Pedestrian and Cycling Crossings report – including a breakdown of cost to purchase an additional a line painting machine, to staff it and to operate the machine.  The summary of the report indicates it will be more...

Expanding Transit into Prairie Pointe

Expanding Transit into Prairie Pointe

As our neighbourhoods continue to grow, residents are requesting expanded transit service. Currently transit Route 672 covers the north east area of Prairie Pointe, but much development has occurred in Prairie Pointe since that initial expansion. I have requested a...

Multi Family in Prairie Pointe – 50 Ken Oblik Dr.

Multi Family in Prairie Pointe – 50 Ken Oblik Dr.

The second phase of Hillside Development has been approved! This development is located beside the first phase, on the west side of Ken Oblik Drive, south of Waverley Street, in the Prairie Pointe Neighbourhood.  The multi family development will be backing onto a...

New Left Turn Signals

New Left Turn Signals

Huge thanks to local resident Robin, who contacted me requesting the city investigate the installation of left turn signals at the intersection of Kenaston Blvd and Kenaston Common Drive E and Lindenwoods Drive E. The traffic engineers conducted a study and determined...

Crime and Community Safety Discussion

Crime and Community Safety Discussion

Crime and Community Safety Discussion DATE:  Thursday March 9, 2023 TIME:  7 pm - 9 pm LOCATION: South Winnipeg Community Centre – Waverley site – 1885 Chancellor Drive Southwest Winnipeg has the lowest crime rate on average, in the City of Winnipeg , BUT we still...

Calling for a Governance Overhaul

Calling for a Governance Overhaul

  I am more than pleased to say we are finally making excellent progress on the governance review! Mayor Gillingham understands the need for good governance and is not restricting progress, ad the former Mayor did. Key milestones that have been made: January...

Coyote Discussion with Manitoba Conservation Tuesday July 18th 7pm

Coyote Discussion with Manitoba Conservation Tuesday July 18th 7pm

Please join Minister Reyes & a team from Conservation Manitoba to discuss the increase in coyotes we are seeing in our neighbourhoods. The Government of Manitoba’s Conservation Department oversees wildlife in the City of Winnipeg. The City of Winnipeg has no...

Chancellor Apartments

Chancellor Apartments

UPDATE January 2023:  939 Chancellor Drive The City approved a request to change the parking ratio to 0.63 stalls per unit, and to allow a lower level unit facing parking lot. Also noting:  36 indoor bicycle parking spots will be provided and 38 of the 95 proposed...

Multi Family in Bison Run

Multi Family in Bison Run

Another multifamily complex has been approved in Bison Run! This complex is located on Frontier Trail.  There will be three (3) separate townhouse buildings and will include a total of 36 dwelling units. Each of the buildings will be three (3) storeys in height. The...

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

As tragic and  horrific details come to light, we are all feeling the pain and heartache of the loss of lives of Morgan Harris, Marcedes Myran, Rebecca Contois, and Mashkode Bizhiki’ikwe,  and just recently of Kayla Rae who was found unresponsive in a bus shelter....

South Winnipeg Recreation Campus UPDATE – December 2022

South Winnipeg Recreation Campus UPDATE – December 2022

A lot of work is underway to gather community input into the development of this new regional recreation facility, being designed to serve upwards of 120,000 people!  This is the first phase of the campus - if you have any questions, please email me at...

Touring Manitoba Recreation Centres

Touring Manitoba Recreation Centres

Thanks, MLA Jon Reyes, for lining up a tour of the Meridian Exhibition complex in Winkler and the Niverville Community Resource & Recreation Centre in Niverville Manitoba for myself and South Winnipeg Community Centre Paramjit Shahi! It was a stormy windy day, but...

Touring Winkler Recreation Centre

Touring Winkler Recreation Centre

Thank you, Jon Reyes MLA for Waverley, for organizing tour of Meridian Exhibition complex in Winkler, Mb with South Winnipeg Community Centre Paramjit Shahi & Winkler Mayor Siemens & municipal team!  As Winnipeg embarks on building a new recreation campus,...

Touring Niverville Recreation Centre

Touring Niverville Recreation Centre

MLA Jon Reyes organized a day of touring recreation facilities in southern Manitoba. Pleased to join SWCC President Paramjit Shahi, and Warren & his Niverville team to tour the Niverville Community Resource & Recreation Centre. As Winnipeg embarks on building...

Transit Delays

Transit Delays

The Director of Transit has provided a comprehensive update on delays we are experiencing in the transit system. The situation is similar to what the City is experiencing in other departments (recreation, library services, etc.) and that many businesses and...

Residential Street Plow – November 2022

Residential Street Plow – November 2022

Plowing of residential streets will begin Thursday morning to improve overall roadway conditions. As a result, a Residential Parking Ban has been declared and will be in effect Thursday, November 24, 2022 at 7 a.m. until Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 7 p.m. Residents...

Skate with Santa

Skate with Santa

Bring your family and join the South Winnipeg Community Centre Executive, board and staff for a fun time! We will first have breakfast and then skate with Santa! I will be attending and look forward to seeing some happy smiling faces! Date: December 17, 2022 Time:...

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Bring your family and join the South Winnipeg Community Centre Executive, board and staff for a fun time! There will be games for the children and Santa will arrive for photos! I will be attending and look forward to seeing some happy smiling faces! Date: December 10,...

Your Input– South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

Your Input– South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

The South Winnipeg Recreation Campus (SWRC) is a new regional recreation facility that will be built on Bison Drive west of Frontier Trail and east of Kenaston Boulevard. Communities in southwest Winnipeg are growing and a new recreation facility is needed to meet...

Adopting a Park – Albrin Park

Adopting a Park – Albrin Park

Photos by Colleen Zacharias / Winnipeg Free Press Members of the Albrin Park Tree Enhancement Project, from left, Ian Wise, Debbie Innes, Stuart Innes, Loressa Klassen.   Thank you so much to area residents who have ‘adopted’ a park and are transforming a once...

Changes Are Coming to the Annual Snow Route Parking Ban

Changes Are Coming to the Annual Snow Route Parking Ban

Nov 18 Update: The Annual Winter Route Parking Ban has been declared and will start Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 2 a.m. Once in effect, the ban prohibits parking on designated routes between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. Prior to parking overnight at any on-street location,...

Information Session: Temporary Fire Paramedic Station

Information Session: Temporary Fire Paramedic Station

Waverley West residents are invited to an information session to learn about plans for new temporary fire paramedic station. To better serve the residents in Waverley West, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) is seeking to install a temporary, pre-built fire...

St. Norbert Remembrance Day

St. Norbert Remembrance Day

This years’ St. Norbert Remembrance Day will be in person. Join us this Friday and honour the men who fought and died in World War I. Date: November 11, 2022 Time: 10:45 am Location: St. Norbert Cemetery - St. Therese Avenue, Winnipeg, MB To learn more about the work...

Gillingham Follows Through On Vow to Cut His Cabinet

Gillingham Follows Through On Vow to Cut His Cabinet

Thank you to the media for covering this important issue.  CBC: Waverley West councillor back in, 2 Murray supporters out as Winnipeg's new mayor announces inner circle EPC Reforms: Mayor Gillingham’s Remarks Gillingham follows through on vow to cut his cabinet...

Crime Prevention in Waverley West Ward & Winnipeg

Crime Prevention in Waverley West Ward & Winnipeg

The pandemic has amplified many social issues in our city. More and more people are experiencing poverty, homelessness, and addiction. Many resort to criminal activities to support themselves and their addictions. I will work with the new Mayor and Council, and to...

WHY I Support Strategic Investments in Roads

WHY I Support Strategic Investments in Roads

I will work with Council to support investment in key economic trade routes – specifically Kenaston Boulevard and the extension of Chief Peguis Trail.  I have been and always will be a supporter of investing in economic trade routes. We need to focus on avenues of...

Poverty, Homelessness, Addiction and Crime

Poverty, Homelessness, Addiction and Crime

There is no quick fix to solving poverty, homelessness, addiction and crime. Being on City Council for two terms (8 years) and involved in many societal issues, I strongly believe all levels of government need to do a better job of working together and using resources...

Calling for a Strategic Plan

Calling for a Strategic Plan

I along with many Councillors have been calling on the Mayor to initiate a strategic planning process with all of Council. Winnipeg City Council has never engaged and delivered a strategic plan, yet – virtually every similar sized City in Canada has developed a...

First Multifamily Development in Bison Run

First Multifamily Development in Bison Run

The first multifamily development has been approved in the new neighbourhood of Bison Run! Access to this new development will be from Lee Blvd and Frontier Road. The site is approximately 8.4 acres and is being rezoned to have three separate lots. Lot 1 is zoned...