2018-2022 Councillor Term Summary – Linden Ridge
This is a very very brief summary of key issues I’ve been working on specific to the Linden Ridge 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 neighbourhoods safer, healthier and a great place to live and play! Thank you!
- Over the past four years, I’ve hosted multiple community events and produced videos on crime prevention, your role in crime prevention, what is happening in our neighbourhood and more.
- To review many updates on crime, please go to www.JaniceLukes.ca and use the search engine and enter the word CRIME
- The Waverley West ward is one of the safest areas of Winnipeg – but we still have crime. I will continue to host education events, and work with any groups of residents who want to develop a more detailed crime prevention plan for their neighbourhoods.
- Linden Ridge is a unique neighbourhood, so close to commercial yet, set back from the hustle and bustle. Crime is low, but there is still crime.
- Residents in Linden Ridge access Whyte Ridge Community Centre, and we’ve got some amazing recreation projects on the go!
- I’m thrilled to have secured $1 million for a new spray pad which is being constructed at the community centre! Residents were calling me, I found city funding, then worked with our Provincial and Federal partners and we are going to have a beautiful spray pad opening in 2023.
- Major renovations are occurring at the community center – I’ve provided funding to upgrade windows / walls / the kitchen and more!
- Upgrades and tree plantings are occurring in Linden Ridge park, accessible sidewalk infrastructure has been added so Simkin Centre residents and other can safely cross and access Falcon Ridge Drive.
- Benches and more trees are planned for installation next year (2023)
- Brightwater Developments is building one of the largest senior care and 55+ developments in Winnipeg.
- They are building one of Winnipeg’s largest underground parking lots – in the wettest summer Winnipeg has ever experienced. To say there are challenges for everyone would be an understatement
- This ‘campus’ facility, being developed to care for our aging population – is direly needed for our aging population.
- I recognize there are many headaches associated with construction, and am working with the developer and area residents on an ongoing basis to resolve issues as they come up.