South Pointe

Welcome to the South Pointe neighbourhood updates page! This page covers issues I’m working on that are specific to the South 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 South Pointe Residents’ Group for all the advocacy, events and activities they do to improve the quality of life for residents!

Facebook: @southpointegroup  Twitter: @southpointegr


 

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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 – South Pointe

2018-2022 Councillor Term Summary – South Pointe

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

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...

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...

Payworks Moving to South Pointe!

Payworks Moving to South Pointe!

Plans for the new head office of Payworks were approved this past September! Payworks is a workforce management solutions company, providing cloud-based Payroll, Human Resources, Employee Time and Absence Management to businesses across Canada. It is anticipated the...

South Pointe Community Garden

South Pointe Community Garden

Thank you Sou’wester for covering this important issue. If you build it, they will garden By Vicki Nemeth - SPECIAL TO CANSTAR - SOUTH POINTE The new South Pointe Community Garden is ploughed, plotted and busy with 56 gardeners in the mornings and evenings. The garden...

The Brio

The Brio

Ten new town houses are being constructed in the South Pointe neighbourhood. This development which is located on Eaglewood Drive includes 2 traditional two-storey townhome buildings with 10 units, 2 stacked three-story townhome buildings with 20 units, 4 stacked...

South Pointe Community Garden

South Pointe Community Garden

A large piece of land has been made available to the community for use as a community garden by Qualico Developers. This is not a ‘city run’ garden as there is no available city land in the Waverly West ward to install a community garden. As this is the first year,...

Traffic Calming to Access Jinnah Park

Traffic Calming to Access Jinnah Park

January 2022 Update: I am very pleased to announce that a pedestrian crosswalk will be installed crossing Tim Sale Drive at the path between Cattail Cove and Waterstone Drive, in front of Jinnah Park. The motion (see below) I moved in 2020 to facilitate access to...

Traffic Calming at Ecole South Pointe School

Traffic Calming at Ecole South Pointe School

Photo Credit: CBC Ecole South Pointe School is over capacity with students. On the other hand, a new elementary school will not be constructed and available for occupancy for a minimum of 2.5 years. And the pedestrian and vehicular traffic surrounding Ecole South...

Kirkbridge Drive Traffic Calming

Kirkbridge Drive Traffic Calming

Kirkbridge Drive provides a key connector access route to the neighbourhood of South Pointe and the new community of Waverley West. Kirkbridge Drive is a collector street with multiple curves and blind spots. There is a 30 km school zone, but excessive speeding is...

Syracuse Crescent Road Reconstruction

Syracuse Crescent Road Reconstruction

Work on Syracuse Cr - between Chancellor Dr and Chancellor Dr -  is scheduled to begin late May. See the letter sent to residents.  Construction Start: Late May Duration:  To be determined and will be detailed in next notice Traffic implications: Syracuse Crescent...

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...

Community Gardens are Coming to South Pointe Neighbourhood in 2021

Community Gardens are Coming to South Pointe Neighbourhood in 2021

Are you interested in having a garden plot? Better book it now! I know there are a lot of keen gardeners in our community, but have no idea how many are interested in having a garden plot for the 2021 growing season. I have a feeling there will be high demand – so if...

Southview Crescent Road Reconstruction

Southview Crescent Road Reconstruction

Work on Southview Crescent Road is scheduled to begin on June 30, 2020. The work will be a full road reconstruction around the curve on Southview Crescent from the beginning radius to the end of radius, and new roadway construction south of curve for the new...

Traffic Study – Tim Sale Drive and Kirkbridge Drive

Traffic Study – Tim Sale Drive and Kirkbridge Drive

With the opening of Ecole South Pointe School, traffic patterns were changing. School catchments for Ecole South Pointe School extend into Richmond West and children must cross Tim Sale Drive (formerly Waverley Road) to reach South Pointe School. With the growth of...

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...

New Commercial Development coming to South Pointe

New Commercial Development coming to South Pointe

Some exciting news for South Pointe – Prairie Pointe and our surrounding neighbourhoods! Many residents are familiar with the large field on the northeast corner of Waverley Street and Kenaston Boulevard. This parcel of land is zoned ‘C3’ which means Commercial...

Tim Sale/Kirkbridge/Stan Bailie Intersection Improvements

Tim Sale/Kirkbridge/Stan Bailie Intersection Improvements

Update: Four-Way Stop Signs were put at the intersection. My office has received many calls on improving the safety of the intersection of Time Sale Drive / Kirkbridge Drive / Stan Bailey – in close proximity to Ecole South Pointe School. In spring of 2018 we...

New Play Structure For Ecole South Pointe School

New Play Structure For Ecole South Pointe School

A HUGE HUGE congratulations to Christa, Cindy and all the Parent Committee team at Ecole South Pointe School!  BRAVO – they have raised all the funds and groundbreaking will start this week (May 27th, 2019)! As a former fundraiser for many projects over the years...

Traffic Study – Tim Sale Drive And Kirkbridge Drive

Traffic Study – Tim Sale Drive And Kirkbridge Drive

On January 8, 2019 – The Public Works Committee asked that the public works department study and report back in 180 days (June or July). The Assiniboia Community Committee passed the following motion: WHEREAS school catchments for South Pointe School extend into...

Funding Support For École South Pointe School Playstructure

Funding Support For École South Pointe School Playstructure

I’m very pleased to have worked with École South Pointe School on a number of issues since the school’s opening and look forward to continuing to provide support! I met with Parent Council and Staff to discuss installation of traffic calming and signalization around...

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:...

Requesting Mayor’s Support To Resolve Impasse – Waverley West

Requesting Mayor’s Support To Resolve Impasse – Waverley West

(Original Publish Date: June 13, 2018) As area Councillor, I have reached the limits of my power to resolve an impasse between the Public Service and developers of the Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater and South Pointe. I have requested the Mayor’s support to use his...

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...

Bike Clinic at South Pointe School

Bike Clinic at South Pointe School

(Image courtesy of Danielle De Silva - Sou'wester) Thank you gym teacher extraordinaire Mr. Spiers! So proud and appreciative of your leadership, and thank you to Pembina Trails School Divison for use of your space and opening it up to the neighbourhood! BRAVO! I am...

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...

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...

Traffic Lights Being Installed by École South Pointe School

Traffic Lights Being Installed by École South Pointe School

I'm very pleased to have worked with residents, École South Pointe School and the City of Winnipeg to enable the installation of traffic control signals (traffic lights) at the intersection of Waverley Street and Tim Sale Drive/John Angus Drive.  Approval for this...

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...

Traffic, Snow & École South Pointe School

Traffic, Snow & École South Pointe School

The long awaited opening of this brand new school is just days away!  As I’ve received many traffic related inquiries, I'm providing a detailed summary of transportation aspects below.  PLEASE TAKE EXTRA CAUTION AND DRIVE SAFELY around École South Pointe School!  ...

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...

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...

Update – New School in South Pointe

Update – New School in South Pointe

There's always something happening in SW Winnipeg, as the area continues to grow, develop and attract more residents.  That includes the construction of a new school - Ecole South Pointe School! First announced in July, 2015, the K-8 school at 615 Kirkbridge will be...

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....

New School: Waverley West Ecole South Pointe

New School: Waverley West Ecole South Pointe

Pembina Trails School Division has named its new school in Waverley West École South Pointe School.  Premier Greg Selinger broke ground last month on the $30 million kindergarten to Grade 8 school and early learning child care centre at 615 Kirkbridge Drive. The...

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...