Prairie Pointe

Welcome to the Prairie Pointe neighbourhood updates page! This page covers issues I’m working on that are specific to the Prairie Pointe 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.


Much gratitude to the VOLUNTEERS of the Prairie Pointe Neighbourhood Association for all the advocacy, events and activities they do to improve the quality of life for residents!

Facebook: @PrairiePointeNA     Twitter: @PrairiePointeNA     Email: prairiepointegroup@gmail.com


 

UPDATE on South Winnipeg Recreation Campus – May 2024

UPDATE on South Winnipeg Recreation Campus – May 2024

The public service has provided an update on the South Winnipeg Recreation Campus for May 2024. I am providing a brief overview and additional perspectives.  See full report South Winnipeg Recreation Campus - New Recreation Centre Budget Status 2019:   the City...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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....

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 –...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

2018-2022 Councillor Term Summary – Prairie Pointe

2018-2022 Councillor Term Summary – Prairie Pointe

This is a very very brief summary of key issues I’ve been working on specific to the Prairie Pointe 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...

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...

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...

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...

Prairie Pointe – Skating Rink Update

Prairie Pointe – Skating Rink Update

Some not so good news combined with good news! I wanted to update residents on efforts to establish a skating rink in the Eaglewood Park. In new developments, the developer builds the parks, and maintains for a couple of years, then the City take on the responsibility...

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...

New Prairie Pointe Townhomes

New Prairie Pointe Townhomes

Plans for a new development were approved on July 21, 2021 special meeting of Assiniboia Community Committee where I represent Waverley West Ward residents. This development is located on the west side of Ken Oblik Drive, at the southwest corner of Ken Oblik Drive and...

Multi-family Complex on Ken Oblik Drive

Multi-family Complex on Ken Oblik Drive

A new residential complex is going to be built on the west side of Ken Oblik Drive, south of Waverley Street, in the Prairie Pointe Neighbourhood. The plan is to construct a multi-family development on the subject property, which will include three (3) separate...

Castlebrook Pointe Condos

Castlebrook Pointe Condos

This development is located at 200 Skyline Drive in the Prairie Pointe neighbourhood. The plan is to construct seven townhouse buildings comprising 55 units in total. Five of the townhouse buildings are proposed to be 2 storeys tall and will be located along the...

Multi-Family Development in Prairie Pointe

Multi-Family Development in Prairie Pointe

Plans for a new development in the Waverley West ward were approved in the May 3, 2021 meeting of the Assiniboia Community Committee. Hillside’s new project is located on the west side of Ken Oblik Drive, south of Waverley Street, in the Prairie Pointe Neighbourhood....

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...

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 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...

South Winnipeg Suburbs’ Amenities Take Hit In City, Developer Spat

South Winnipeg Suburbs’ Amenities Take Hit In City, Developer Spat

(Photo Credit: Mikaela Mackenzie - Winnipeg Free Press) Thank you to the Winnipeg Free Press for covering this very important issue. South Winnipeg suburbs' amenities take hit in city, developer spat Winnipeg Free Press        By: Aldo Santin              Posted:...

Construction Garbage in Growing Communities

Construction Garbage in Growing Communities

Growth is great but it sure brings challenges, especially on windy spring days!  Homebuilders are required to contain any of the construction garbage created from building new  homes in a cage or large garbage container on site. Most homes under construction have...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...