South Pointe

Welcome to the neighbourhood of South Pointe! This page provides updates on issues I am working on, and information South Pointe residents may be interested in. 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! I know the Association is looking for more volunteers, if you are interested please contact me (jlukes@winnipeg.ca)  and I will connect you with the volunteers.

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In new developments, the developer is responsible for maintenance for a period of years following final construction of ie: parks, fountains, playstructures, mowing of boulevards, etc. At various points over the years, the City takes on maintenance of different areas. It can be complicated understanding who is responsible. Please see South Pointe Maintenance Map that identifies who is responsible for maintenance of certain items. Feel free to contact me at any time if you are unsure.

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...

New Town House Buildings in South Pointe

New Town House Buildings in South Pointe

Ten new town houses have come to 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 three-story...

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

Tim Sale Drive is a main transportation corridor in South Pointe. And the community of South Pointe’s primary park, Jinnah Park is located on Tim Sale Drive. The main linear active transportation path for South Pointe also connects into Jinnah Park. And Ecole South...

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

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 requested the Public Works department to conduct a traffic study...

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...

South Pointe – My Comments On New Bus Routes – Please Share Yours

South Pointe – My Comments On New Bus Routes – Please Share Yours

RESIDENTS OF SOUTH POINTE 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 Motion...

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 ‘OurWinnipeg’ Vision

Waverley West Communities & Updating the ‘OurWinnipeg’ 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...

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