Bison Run

Welcome to the Bison Run neighbourhood updates page! This page covers issues I’m working on that are specific to the Bison Run neighbhourhood.

WEEKLY UPDATES: Please also check my Weekly Updates page which contains many local topics and issues occurring in the Waverley West ward – and some relevant City issues.

Please also know you can contact me anytime with questions or concerns.

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...

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,...

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. Each year the Public Works department provides me with a street conditions map. As you can see, Waverley Heights, ...

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 Hall – Opening Fall 2024

Portable Fire Paramedic Hall – Opening Fall 2024

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

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...

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....

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,...

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...

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!...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

2018-2022 Councillor Term Summary – Bison Run

2018-2022 Councillor Term Summary – Bison Run

This is a very very brief summary of key issues I’ve been working on specific to the Bison Run neighbourhood, and initiatives that I look forward to working on. I am very thankful to have had the support of many many residents who’ve been also working to make our...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Waverley Construction – Bison Run Servicing

Waverley Construction – Bison Run Servicing

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

Virtual Open House: Bison Run Phase 2

Virtual Open House: Bison Run Phase 2

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

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...

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

December 1, 2021 Update: On September 15, 2021, Council concurred in the recommendation of the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works to direct the Winnipeg Public Service to report back to the Standing Committee in 90 days on the costs...

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...

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...

New Elementary & High School – Another Major Milestone

New Elementary & High School – Another Major Milestone

Final design plans have been submitted to the City for ‘plan approval’. The architects, landscape architects, and a host of others who’ve been developing the plans will be presenting these plans to myself and Councillors Klein and Gillingham on March 3rd at 9:30 am....

Major Milestone in Development of New Elementary & High School

Major Milestone in Development of New Elementary & High School

Years and years and years of work is culminating with another major milestone in the development of two new schools in the area of Waverley West B!  A conditional use permit has been granted to establish an elementary, junior and senior high school. This is a huge...

Bison Drive Build Out

Bison Drive Build Out

Since elected in 2014, I estimate I’ve brought forward over 40 requests to have engineers in Public Works study traffic issues ranging from: Traffic calming (speeding) Installing stop signs (due to increased traffic volumes) Installing turning signals (arrows in...

Update – South Winnipeg Recreation Centre – Video

Update – South Winnipeg Recreation Centre – Video

The development of Waverley West is fast approaching 45,000 people, and soon will be larger than the City of Brandon! Currently, with no gymnasiums, few meeting places, or any aquatic facilities, the new recreation centre is a much-needed addition to the community!...

Anticipated Traffic Levels at Bison Drive and Waverley Street

Anticipated Traffic Levels at Bison Drive and Waverley Street

It's incredible to think that an entire new community can be built and there are no plans or studies underway to identify how the main ‘connector street’ and associated ‘intersection’ is to be designed.  Many many other streets (Lee Blvd, Bairdmore Blvd, Hawstead Rd...

Restricting Through-Traffic on Lee Boulevard

Restricting Through-Traffic on Lee Boulevard

In the first phase of development in Waverley West B – North Town Road will be extended south to Lee Blvd. North Town Road will collect traffic from the two new schools, and direct the traffic onto an upgraded section of Lee Blvd (west of Waverley). See image of new...

Public Hearing Notice – Waverley West B

Public Hearing Notice – Waverley West B

  The public can register to speak to the proposed plan and zoning to facilitate a new neighbourhood. Please contact 311 to register. For any inquiries, you can contact the area planner, Devin Clark at (204) 986-5684. Location: Council Building, 510 Main Street...

The ‘Next New Neighbourhood’ in Waverley West

The ‘Next New Neighbourhood’ in Waverley West

I find the development process, whether it be construction of buildings, transforming empty fields into neighbourhoods, or the planning of community amenities a fascinating and complex process. So much development is happening in our community and I like to share as...

Proposed New Neighbourhood in ‘Waverley West B’

Proposed New Neighbourhood in ‘Waverley West B’

Landmark Planning Design and Qualico Communities invite the community to attend the Tuesday, December 3rd Open House to learn more about upcoming plans for a new community in the area south of Cadboro and north of Lee Blvd. See proposals on how the new neighbourhood...

South Winnipeg Recreation Campus – Update & Next Steps

South Winnipeg Recreation Campus – Update & Next Steps

A brief update on the South Winnipeg Recreational Campus. Since 2014, I’ve posted updates on my website regarding the long and complicated process - from lifting a clause prohibiting development, to acquiring City land (19 acres), to partnering with the Province on...

Postponed – Pakistan Independence Day Celebrations

Postponed – Pakistan Independence Day Celebrations

DATE: Saturday, August 31st, 2019    TBD TIME: 3:00 pm  TBD LOCATION: 781 Crescent Drive, Winnipeg, MB  TBD Please join me for this very exciting celebration with our growing Pakistani community! My good friend Mehmood put out a spectacular description of what will be...

Waverley West ‘B’ Secondary Plan – Final Approvals

Waverley West ‘B’ Secondary Plan – Final Approvals

Unanimous Council approval on June 20th to proceed with the 7th & final neighbourhood (Waverley West ‘B’) in the community of Waverley West. See final approval plans (June 20, 2019): Secondary Plan – Waverley West Neighbourhood B Appendix B – Recommended...

Residential Streets Public Speed Discussion – Waverley West

Residential Streets Public Speed Discussion – Waverley West

DATE:  Tuesday, August 27th , 2019 TIME:  6:30 p.m. LOCATION: Water Bend Park – Bridgwater Lakes Fountain To the residents of the Waverley West ward: You are invited to join me at Water Bend Park, beside Bridgwater Lakes Fountain to discuss your concerns about...

Waverley West ‘B’ Development – Update

Waverley West ‘B’ Development – Update

Unanimous Council approval last Thursday to proceed with the development of the 7th & final neighbourhood (Waverley West ‘B’) in the community of Waverley West. See Waverley West 'B' In Final Planning Stages Over a year of consultations and discussions with...

Waverley West B In Final Planning Stages

Waverley West B In Final Planning Stages

We are now entering the final planning stages of just over 430 acres of land in the last developable area in the community of Waverley West. Extensive work by the City Planning department, the public, consultants and Qualico are now passing through the various levels...

Public Open House – Waverley West ‘B’ Secondary Planning Process

Public Open House – Waverley West ‘B’ Secondary Planning Process

Following multiple landowner and stakeholder meetings, the City will now be holding a Public Open House on the land use planning process for Waverley West Neighbourhood ‘B’.  The City of Winnipeg is conducting Secondary Plan By-law for the area known as Waverley West...

Expropriation of Land Moving Forward for Recreation Campus

Expropriation of Land Moving Forward for Recreation Campus

It is important to understand, the City is able to secure additional land to expand the site. Qualico is an excellent 'city building partner' and extensive negotiations are occurring on a regular basis to ensure this site will be built to meet the communities growing...

Developing Land in Waverley West Neighbourhood B

Developing Land in Waverley West Neighbourhood B

The City of Winnipeg is undertaking a process to develop a Secondary Plan By-law for the area known as Waverley West Neighbourhood 'B'.   A Secondary Plan By-law relates to land use and provides policy direction on how land is to be developed (ie: location of roads,...