Bridgwater Centre

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Commercial Development – South End of Centre Street

Commercial Development – South End of Centre Street

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

Modular Fire Station Arriving Soon – Waverley West 

Modular Fire Station Arriving Soon – Waverley West 

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

Update – Advance Warning Flashers on Kenaston Blvd

Update – Advance Warning Flashers on Kenaston Blvd

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

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...

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...

Commercial Mall on North Town Road

Commercial Mall on North Town Road

This is an exciting new strip mall coming to the northern end of the commercial area in Bridgwater Centre! Located on North Town Road, the development will include four (4) multi-tenant commercial buildings. Each of the proposed four (4) buildings are to be one storey...

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,...

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...

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...

The Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater – a Provincial Development

The Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater – a Provincial Development

Since being elected to office in 2014, I’ve been involved in the development of three communities: 1. The final phases of River Park South – developed by Qualico (private developer) 2. South Pointe and Prairie Pointe being developed by Ladco (private developer) 3. The...

WHO Maintains Boulevard, Median & Parks in Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater

WHO Maintains Boulevard, Median & Parks in Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater

In a new development, figuring out WHO is responsible for maintenance can be a challenge.  311, City staff and my office have access to maps that show ‘Summer Maintenance’ responsibilities.  There are a few things to note: The developer – Manitoba Housing, is...

Bridgwater Fountains – Update June 2020

Bridgwater Fountains – Update June 2020

Please see update on all fountains - contact me if you have any questions.  Bridgwater Forest Fountain: Has now been turned on and is still being monitored by City for leaks & ongoing upgrades-this fountain is now the responsibility of the City. For history on...

Traffic Study – Centre Street at Park West Drive and Park East Drive

Traffic Study – Centre Street at Park West Drive and Park East Drive

Increasing residential and business growth in Bridgwater Center is resulting in increased traffic at the intersection of Centre Street and Park West Drive and Park East Drive (north ends).  Residents have been calling to request a four way stop sign be installed. On...

Open Letter to Parents – Bridgwater Speed & Racing

Open Letter to Parents – Bridgwater Speed & Racing

This message is for everyone, but is directed to parents  with a request that you talk to your kids about the deathly dangers of speed. In my graduating year, two classmates died when a powerful car they were passengers in crashed and rolled. The following year, when...

Pilot Project – 30 KM/HR Speed Limit within the Waverley West Ward

Pilot Project – 30 KM/HR Speed Limit within the Waverley West Ward

I’ve piloted many projects over the years seeking to improve traffic safety in Winnipeg. The idea of a ‘pilot’ is to test out the theory.  Many positive results can come from pilots, and while they might cause a bit of disruption for some, overall pilots are necessary...

New Commercial & Office Space in Bridgewater Town Centre

New Commercial & Office Space in Bridgewater Town Centre

On Tuesday night, another new exciting development in Bridgwater Town Centre was approved! The location of this new commercial (no residential) development is directly east of Altea Active – near Center Street and South Town Rd.     The first phase of...

New Multi-Family Residential and Commercial Developments

New Multi-Family Residential and Commercial Developments

This has been an incredible year for multi-family and commercial development applications in the Waverley West ward. Our community has many highly desirable neighbourhoods to live in and the development community is bringing forward products to support the market...

Bridgwater Town Center – New High End Development

Bridgwater Town Center – New High End Development

This complex was approved for development on Oct 8th, 2019. This development will be located on the west side of Centre Street, at the northwest corner of Centre Street and Bison Drive (160 Centre St) in the Bridgwater Centre Neighbourhood. The complex will be built...

Altea Active – Open for Business!

Altea Active – Open for Business!

Altea Active opened for business this past weekend. It is an incredible, multi multi million dollar investment in our community. Providing 200+ jobs. No government funding. Built in record time. STUNNING facilities. With much more to come for grand opening in January!...

The Bravado – Ironclad Development in Bridgwater Center

The Bravado – Ironclad Development in Bridgwater Center

Over the past 6+ years, many of us have watched Bridgwater Centre’s multi-family residential and commercial developments rise up. I remember the thrill of the Co-op opening -  the very first business in the area! And the largest crane in Western Canada construct the...

Landscaping Front Yards In Neighbourhoods Of Bridgwater

Landscaping Front Yards In Neighbourhoods Of Bridgwater

Some neighbourhoods in Winnipeg – not all – have ‘Architectural Guidelines’ set out by the developer. The developer (Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation) has set out architectural guidelines for homes, front yards and fencing in the Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater...

Bridgwater Centre – My Comments On Bus Routes – Please Share Yours

Bridgwater Centre – My Comments On Bus Routes – Please Share Yours

RESIDENTS OF BRIDGWATER CENTRE TODAY Transit starts a series of 'public engagements' regarding the PROPOSED bus route changes to connect to the new Southwest Transitway opening in 2020. These public engagements will take place in a converted BUS - find the 'Ideas in...

Bridgwater Fitness Centre Goes Big

Bridgwater Fitness Centre Goes Big

Thank you to the Winnipeg Free Press and Bill Redekopp for covering this significant investment in our community. Bridgwater fitness centre goes big Startup planning a $30-million, 80,000-square-foot facility By: Bill Redekop                Posted: 09/10/2018 4:00 AM...

Leading-Edge Fitness Facility Coming To Bridgwater

Leading-Edge Fitness Facility Coming To Bridgwater

Without a doubt this is one of the most exciting projects I’ve been working on this year! its been almost impossible to keep the details ‘under wraps’ because this is such an exciting project! But now, I can share details about the new Altea Fitness Facility! I know...

70,000 Sq Ft Recreation Centre In Waverley West

70,000 Sq Ft Recreation Centre In Waverley West

I’m very excited about the new 70,000 sq ft recreation center that is being planned for construction in Waverley West. This recreation centre is a privately owned facility, and is anticipated to open Fall 2019. I’ve been working with the owners and planners and expect...

Moving Filming in Bridgwater

Moving Filming in Bridgwater

Lights, camera, action, Bridgwater! See the below notice letter from Location Manager, Bernie Narvey: Channel Zero, the dream door DEAR BUILDERS & CONTRACTORS re: Bridgwater Development NBC Universal Cable of Los Angeles and Original Pictures of Winnipeg are...

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...

Lifting the Building Cap in Bridgwater

Lifting the Building Cap in Bridgwater

Lifting the Cap in Bridgwater In 2012, City Council placed a building cap on Bridgwater Trails and Bridgwater Center. See details. January 14th 2018 Riel Community Committee: I requested support from Riel Committee Members to lift the building cap in Bridgwater Trails...

Development Permits in Bridgwater Remain Capped

Development Permits in Bridgwater Remain Capped

In 2012, three conditions placed a cap on the issuance of building permits in the Bridgwater Community. Three years later, in 2017, Manitoba Housing (developer of the Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater) requested the cap be lifted and they NOT comply with the following...

Waverley West Communities & Updating the ‘Our Winnipeg’ Vision

Waverley West Communities & Updating the ‘Our Winnipeg’ Vision

In 2009, the City of Winnipeg reached out to citizens to obtain their feedback in creating a long term plan for our community.  The City invested upwards of $3M to develop OurWinnipeg, a 25-year plan to guide our growth and physical, social, environmental, and...

UPDATE – Personal Care Home in Bridgwater

UPDATE – Personal Care Home in Bridgwater

As our office receives enquiries from residents regarding a wide variety of projects, I wanted to provide an update regarding the personal care home project in Bridgwater.  Below is an excerpt of the September 8th, 2017 article in the Winnipeg Free Press. For more...

Building Permit Cap in Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater

Building Permit Cap in Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater

Bridgwater is the fastest growing community in the City of Winnipeg. Since being elected in fall, 2014, I’ve been dealing with many challenges related to a rapidly growing community. In my opinion, the City of Winnipeg was not ready and continues to be ill prepared to...

Pre-Canada Day Celebrations at Bridgwater Town Centre

Pre-Canada Day Celebrations at Bridgwater Town Centre

Please join us on Saturday, June 24, as we mark the lead up to Canada’s 150th birthday with the opening of the Bridgwater Centre promenade with City Councillor Janice Lukes in attendance. Visit your participating Bridgwater Town Centre shops to shop and prepare for...

New 120-Bed Personal Care Home in Bridgwater

New 120-Bed Personal Care Home in Bridgwater

There's lots happening in the Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater!  On the horizon is a new personal care home, to be constructed at Bridge Lake Drive and South Town Road. For more information regarding this initiative, contact your elected MLA or the Province of Manitoba....

Waverley West Impact Fees – Open House

Waverley West Impact Fees – Open House

Please join myself and a panel of experts who will present an overview on Winnipeg’s new Impact Fees, their purpose and how the fees will affect residents and businesses in the communities of Waverley West (Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater and South Pointe). DATE: ...

Street Blown-In With Snow in Bridgwater and South Pointe?

Street Blown-In With Snow in Bridgwater and South Pointe?

YOUR assistance in REPORTING snow blockages is greatly appreciated! New communities on the outer edges of the City experience unique snow challenges, as open areas blow in more frequently than areas protected by surrounding buildings and trees. Snow fencing is...

Transit Expansion – Bridgwater & South Pointe

Transit Expansion – Bridgwater & South Pointe

Transit funding for routes in Bridgwater and South Pointe WAS APPROVED in the 2017 budget process! This is welcome news for thousands of transit users in these growing communities! Since being elected, I’ve been working to secure funding in the City's budget for...

BLOWING SNOW in Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater & South Pointe

BLOWING SNOW in Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater & South Pointe

These new communities in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward have many open areas - open fields awaiting development, open areas with young small trees, and limited overall protection from wind. I am told by the City's Public Works Department that snow removal occurs...

Bridgwater Holiday Lights Contest

Bridgwater Holiday Lights Contest

Enter the 2016 Holiday Lights photo contest, hosted by the Bridgwater Forest and Bridgwater Lakes neighbourhood associations!  Join in the fun, and you could win a prize!  For all the details, see the poster below. For more information on residents' groups and...

Transit Update in Bridgwater & South Pointe

Transit Update in Bridgwater & South Pointe

This overview is to provide an update on efforts to secure an extension of Winnipeg Transit service in South Winnipeg. Expanding transit service is a top request from residents in the Bridgwater and South Pointe communities - it's also listed as 1 of 2 top priorities...

Drainage from Sump Pumps & Downspouts

Drainage from Sump Pumps & Downspouts

Our office receives many questions from residents regarding drainage off properties, from both sump pumps and downspouts.  To assist, we are providing below some links to the Water and Waste Department's page on the City of Winnipeg website. Residential Lot Grading It...

Retail Shops in Bridgwater Town Centre – Opening Soon!

Retail Shops in Bridgwater Town Centre – Opening Soon!

Some great news for the neighbourhoods of Bridgwater and South Pointe!  Hopewell Development Corporation, developer of the Bridgwater Town Centre on North Town Road, has just announced that a great line up of retail tenants is coming soon!  Business openings will...

Taking Action on Transit in Bridgwater & South Pointe

Taking Action on Transit in Bridgwater & South Pointe

A recent article in The Sou’Wester Community newspaper (see below) provides some insight on  Winnipeg Transit’s current position related to route expansion. I’d like to update you and provide you with additional information on what is occurring in the Bridgwater and...

Development and Maintenance of Bridgwater & South Pointe

Development and Maintenance of Bridgwater & South Pointe

The Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater and South Pointe are Winnipeg’s newest residential communities. This high level overview provides simplified background information on the development and maintenance of these communities which are located in the South Winnipeg-St....

Taking Action on Transit in Bridgwater & South Pointe

UPDATE – Transit in Bridgwater and South Pointe

On June 23, 2015, I chaired a meeting of the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works.  One of the issues on the agenda was the need for increased transit service in the communities of Bridgwater and South Pointe. The Winnipeg Public...

Increased Transit Service to Bridgwater/South Pointe Communities

Increased Transit Service to Bridgwater/South Pointe Communities

On January 19, I brought forward a motion (Increase Transit Motion 2015) to have the Winnipeg Public Service research and report back (in 120 days) on their findings related to improving transit service in these communities.  A motion is a formal request to ‘get the...

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