Waverley Heights

Welcome to the Waverley Heights neighbourhood updates page! This page covers issues I’m working on that are specific to the Waverley Heights 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 Winnipeg Community Centre for all the advocacy, events and activities they do to improve the quality of life for residents!

Facebook: @SouthWinnipegCommunityCentre   Twitter: @swcc_wpg    Website: http://www.swcc1.ca/


 

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...

Chancellor Park Junior Cricket Field

Chancellor Park Junior Cricket Field

A Junior Cricket Field will be installed in Chancellor Park, beside Chancellor School in summer of 2024! We are grateful for the funding support from the Provincial Government, South Winnipeg Community Centre and the City of Winnipeg. This state of the art concrete...

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....

Gull and Markham

Gull and Markham

UPDATE April 2024:  The land is zoned and ready for development, but the developer has not yet made an application to the City to proceed with development. UPDATE:  November  20, 2022: During the public hearing, many residents came forward and were concerned about the...

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...

Chancellor Apartments

Chancellor Apartments

UPDATE January 2023:  939 Chancellor Drive The City approved a request to change the parking ratio to 0.63 stalls per unit, and to allow a lower level unit facing parking lot. Also noting:  36 indoor bicycle parking spots will be provided and 38 of the 95 proposed...

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...

Adopting a Park – Albrin Park

Adopting a Park – Albrin Park

Photos by Colleen Zacharias / Winnipeg Free Press Members of the Albrin Park Tree Enhancement Project, from left, Ian Wise, Debbie Innes, Stuart Innes, Loressa Klassen.   Thank you so much to area residents who have ‘adopted’ a park and are transforming a once...

2018-2022 Councillor Term Summary – Waverley Heights

2018-2022 Councillor Term Summary – Waverley Heights

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

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...

Construction Notice – Bonnycastle Pathway Replacement

Construction Notice – Bonnycastle Pathway Replacement

2022 ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PATHWAY RENEWAL - RHG BONNYCASTLE SCHOOL PATHWAY – SYRACUSE CRES. TO CHANCELLOR DR Very exciting news! Pleased to have been working with the City to have a replacement of the Bonnycastle pathway! This pathway runs along side the large...

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...

Construction Notice – Gull Lake Rd from East Lake Dr to Markham Rd

Construction Notice – Gull Lake Rd from East Lake Dr to Markham Rd

2022 LOCAL THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO) PROGRAM GULL LAKE RD FROM EAST LAKE DR TO MARKHAM RD The above Thin Bituminous Overlay (TBO) project has been approved for construction as part of the City of Winnipeg’s 2022  Local Street Renewal Program. See the letter sent...

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...

Construction Notice – Chancellor Dr from Augusta Dr to Quincy Bay

Construction Notice – Chancellor Dr from Augusta Dr to Quincy Bay

2022 LOCAL STREET RENEWAL PROGRAM CHANCELLOR DRIVE - FROM AUGUSTA DRIVE TO QUINCY BAY October 2022 Update:  Due to weather conditions, construction on Chancellor Drive from Augusta Drive to Quincy Bay ended for the 2022 season. Remaining work, including sidewalk and...

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,...

Traffic Study – Markham Road and Gull Lake Road

Traffic Study – Markham Road and Gull Lake Road

Residents of Gull Lake Road have brought forward concerns about traffic volumes related to Arthur A. Leach School, Blue Lake Park, and a recently approved transit-oriented multi-family development with 218 proposed units. The proposed multifamily development has a...

Speed Changing on Bison Drive

Speed Changing on Bison Drive

Speed limits will be changing from 80km/h to 60 km/h.  on Bison Drive. The speed will be reduced on Bison Drive to 60km/h between the entrance of Superstore and 100 metres west of Barnes Ave.  The Public Service recently conducted a review of speed limits on Bison...

Traffic Study – Augusta Drive

Traffic Study – Augusta Drive

January 13, 2022 Update: The Public Works committee conducted a study on Augusta Drive west of Chancellor Drive to determine if a 30 km/h reduced speed school zone could be installed. Augusta Drive does not meet the requirements set out in the Manitoba School Zone...

New Off-leash Dog Parks in Southwest Winnipeg

New Off-leash Dog Parks in Southwest Winnipeg

There are three new places to off leash your ‘woofie’ in Southwest Winnipeg! Through a new program, community centers are now able to convert hockey pens into an off leash area! Huge thanks to the Whyte Ridge and South Winnipeg Community Centre’s volunteer...

Waverley Heights / University Heights Update

Waverley Heights / University Heights Update

BellMTS has started a FTTP (Fiber To The Prem) project in the neighbourhoods of Waverley Heights and University Heights. The company has a multi year project to overlay the City of Winnipeg with fiber optic cables - bringing new services to the homes/residences in...

Encampment/Unsheltered Citizens

Encampment/Unsheltered Citizens

You may have noticed an encampment, tents set up in the Pembina / Bishop Grandin cloverleaf, just north of Lot 88 Restaurant.  This is the only encampment in the Waverley West ward that I am aware of. Please know this encampment is being actively monitored by the...

Turned-off Aeration Fountains

Turned-off Aeration Fountains

Photo Credit: Sou’Wester Thank you Winnipeg Free Press – Sou’Wester, CTV and CBC for covering this very important issue on water protection.  Residents wanting to see the fountains turned back on should: email 311@winnipeg.ca  and REPORT smells / algae, etc. The...

Water Fountains in the Retention Ponds

Water Fountains in the Retention Ponds

Photo Credit: Whyte Ridge Community Centre July 23, 2020 - Update: Council unanimously approved funding to turn the retention pond fountains back on for the remainder of this summer! A HUGE thank you to everyone! In my opinion – and many others - this was an...

Albrin Park Pathway Reconstruction

Albrin Park Pathway Reconstruction

Albrin Park Pathway will close for reconstruction effective June 11, 2020. The pathway reconstruction will include widening, installation of a new asphalt surface, and installation of new benches. Details can be found in the letter sent to residents. ADDITIONAL...

Construction Notices – Chancellor Drive

Construction Notices – Chancellor Drive

The sidewalk renewal projects for Chancellor drive from Gaylene Place to rapid transit corridor (NORTH SIDE) and from rapid transit corridor to West Lake Crescent have been approved for construction as part of the City of Winnipeg’s 2020 Local Sidewalk Renewal...

Traffic Study – Chancellor Drive

Traffic Study – Chancellor Drive

Chancellor Drive is a busy street with two elementary schools located at either end. Residents were calling concerned about the number of speeding vehicles on Chancellor. On May 7, 2018, I moved a motion to have the Winnipeg Public Service conduct a traffic study to...

Lakeside Drive Rehabilitation

Lakeside Drive Rehabilitation

July 30th, 2020 UPDATE: Lakeside Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic for road construction this summer. The Contractor, Borland Construction Inc., is scheduled to begin construction the week of August 6, 2020 and will take approximately 7 - 9 weeks to complete....

Independent Living Complex Coming to Chancellor Drive

Independent Living Complex Coming to Chancellor Drive

A very very special development is coming to our community! In early July, the development of an ‘Independent Living’ complex at 920 Chancellor Drive in Waverley Heights was approved. A total of 98 units (one and two bedroom apartments), with parking, dining and...

Traffic Study – Chancellor Drive

Traffic Study – Chancellor Drive

In May 2018 I moved a motion: WHEREAS two elementary schools, Bonnycastle School and Arthur A. Leach School, as well as Waverley Heights Community Centre are located on Chancellor Drive (north and south) between Chancellor Drive (east and west) and Markham Road; AND...

Street Closures – Markham Drive & Chancellor Drive

Street Closures – Markham Drive & Chancellor Drive

Due to ongoing construction of the Rapid Transitway, Chancellor Drive and Markham Road will be closed to re-build the rail line crossing and road. Chancellor Drive Closure:  May 6 – June 3 Chancellor Drive will be closed to vehicular traff­ic at the CN Letellier Rail...

Upcoming Feedermain Work – Waverley Heights

Upcoming Feedermain Work – Waverley Heights

A section of the Shore Street feeder main has been off to facilitate work on the BRT project near the University of Manitoba campus. This work is now complete and Water and Waste staff will be turning the feeder main back on overnight on Saturday, October 13. This...

New Tennis Courts And Soccer Fields In Waverley Heights

New Tennis Courts And Soccer Fields In Waverley Heights

Shortly after being elected in 2014, I met with the Bonneycastle Parent Council to discuss upgrading the tennis courts and soccer field in Martha Call Park – situated directly beside Bonneycastle School. The school and Parent Advisory Committee were supportive.  I...

Pathway Upgrades – Lake Shore Park Pathway Network

Pathway Upgrades – Lake Shore Park Pathway Network

I’ve been working with Parks staff to identify needed park upgrades in the Waverley Heights neighbourhood. The recent tennis courts and soccer field at Thelma J Call Park are a welcome upgrade. This year I am investing $100,000 into the Lake Shore Park Pathway...

OPEN HOUSE at Southeast Collegiate for Area Residents

OPEN HOUSE at Southeast Collegiate for Area Residents

I reached out to Ms Sheryl McCorrister, of Southeast Collegiate to ask if area residents could have a tour of the facility and learn more about activities, and opportunities now associated with this beautiful brand new facility. Ms McCorrister and staff were extremely...

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...

UPDATE – Bishop Grandin Walk-Bike Bridge over Pembina Highway

UPDATE – Bishop Grandin Walk-Bike Bridge over Pembina Highway

CITY OF WINNIPEG - NOVEMBER, 2017 UPDATE:  The next phase of the project is detailed design. While the project is currently not funded, we anticipate it will be aligned with the rehabilitation of Pembina Highway Overpass of Bishop Grandin. which is currently planned...