Whyte Ridge

Welcome to the neighbhourhood of Whyte Ridge! This page provides updates on issues I am working on and information Whyte Ridge residents may be interested in. The neighbourhoods of Linden Ridge and Whyte Ridge have an amazing group of volunteers that run the Whyte Ridge Community Center that is a hub of community activity. They can be reached at:

Facebook: @WhyteRidge     Twitter: @WhyteRidgeCC     Website: http://whyteridge.ca/wp-cc/ 

TWO SETS OF LIGHTS – McGILLIVRAY BLVD

TWO SETS OF LIGHTS – McGILLIVRAY BLVD

I speak to Reeve Brad Erb, of the RM of MacDonald on a regular basis because the City and RM are side by side. The neighbourhoods of Whyte Ridge, Bridgwater Lakes and Bridgwater Trails are alongside Brady Road. Brady Road is a city owned road, albeit a dirt road that...

Community Centre Rink Needs Volunteer Support

Community Centre Rink Needs Volunteer Support

Thank you The Sou’wester for covering this important news.  Community centre rink needs volunteer support By: Kelsey James     Posted: Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 The Whyte Ridge Community Centre has issued a call for community members to help with repairing the centre’s...

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...

Big Plans in the Works for Whyte Ridge Community Centre

Big Plans in the Works for Whyte Ridge Community Centre

Photo Credit: Winnipeg Free Press Thank you Nick for a great articles on the many exciting projects occurring at the Whyte Ridge Community Center! President Kim and board have a lot on the go and I’m very pleased to be supporting these improvements! Thank you...

Whyte Ridge Parks & Community Center Upgrades

Whyte Ridge Parks & Community Center Upgrades

Checked out the gravel pathways in Scurfield Park which are being prepared for asphalt surfacing! Very exciting – some great walking, and roller sports activities soon to happen – nothing like brand new asphalt! As many of you know, three years ago, ward boundaries...

Whyte Ridge Road Maintenance

Whyte Ridge Road Maintenance

I’d like to provide an update on street maintenance. I know this is an issue ‘near and dear’ to residents throughout the entire city. It is also a topic that often needs a bit more explanation as to why some streets and not others. Every year the public works...

Now HIRING – Pembina Active Living 55+

Now HIRING – Pembina Active Living 55+

 Absolutely wonderful news to share regarding Pembina Active Living 55+ (PAL)!  Pembina Active Living 55+ is continuing to evolve to enhance the quality of life for older adults in South Winnipeg!  SEE: PAL 55+ I’ve been working with and engaging PAL on my community...

Dr Clinic Development

Dr Clinic Development

This development is located on the north side of Scurfield Boulevard, in the Whyte Ridge Neighbourhood. The main floor of the subject building is currently vacant. The developer renovated the existing one-storey place of worship building on the site. The building now...

Exploring Winnipeg by Bike

Exploring Winnipeg by Bike

Bike rides are a great way to spend time outside and enjoy the many trails and active transportation paths that Winnipeg has to offer. Here are a few tips to keep in mind before you head out on your next bicycle trip: Bike registry The City recovers up to 1,000 bikes...

Canada Post Outdoor Parcel Lockers Coming to Waverley West

Canada Post Outdoor Parcel Lockers Coming to Waverley West

Photo: Outdoor Parcel Locker (right) beside a Community Mailbox (left) Canada Post is installing Outdoor Parcel Lockers in the Waverley West ward in response to the large growth in online shopping and e-commerce. These new Outdoor Parcel Lockers will be installed in...

UPDATE: Crossing McGillivray to FortWhyte Alive

UPDATE: Crossing McGillivray to FortWhyte Alive

For many years, prior to being elected, as Winnipeg Trails Coordinator, and now as a City Councillor I’ve been working with various groups, and FortWhyte Alive to secure a safe pedestrian crossing from the neighbourhood of Whyte Ridge to FortWhyte Alive.  This...

Traffic Study – Kenaston Common Drive and McGillivray Boulevard

Traffic Study – Kenaston Common Drive and McGillivray Boulevard

The Costco on Kenaston Common has recently expanded their parking lot to accommodate an increase in customers. South bound Kenaston Common traffic volumes do not have sufficient time for a left turn onto McGillivray Blvd. resulting in vehicles navigating the turn on...

Scurfield Turning Signal

Scurfield Turning Signal

There has been an increase in car dealerships on Waverley Street which has increased the traffic using Scurfield Boulevard. The nearby Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology has increased its campus size which has also led to an increase in traffic volumes. There...

Spray Pad at Whyte Ridge Community Centre

Spray Pad at Whyte Ridge Community Centre

Photo Credit: CBC Over the past few years, I’ve been receiving many calls from Whyte Ridge and Linden Ridge residents asking for a spray pad to be installed at Whyte Ridge Community Centre. Following discussions with President Curtis Rossow, the community centre...

Welcoming Pembina Active Living 55+ to Whyte Ridge Community Centre

Welcoming Pembina Active Living 55+ to Whyte Ridge Community Centre

Photo Credit: Douglas Little Photography This is excellent overview by the Sou’Wester of exciting new developments at Whyte Ridge Community Centre. I’ve been working with Pembina Active Living 55+ (PAL) for many years trying to secure a home base for their many...

Construction Notice – Pincarrow Rd – Scurfield Blvd to Eglinton Cr

Construction Notice – Pincarrow Rd – Scurfield Blvd to Eglinton Cr

2021 LOCAL THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO) PROGRAM PINCARROW RD – SCURFIELD BLVD to EGLINTON CR The above Thin Bituminous Overlay (TBO) project has been approved for construction as part of the City of Winnipeg’s 2021 Local Street Renewal Program. See the letter sent to...

Construction Notice – Scurfield Blvd – Columbia Dr to Portwood Rd

Construction Notice – Scurfield Blvd – Columbia Dr to Portwood Rd

2021 LOCAL THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO) PROGRAM SCURFIELD BLVD – COLUMBIA DR to PORTWOOD RD The above Thin Bituminous Overlay (TBO) project has been approved for construction as part of the City of Winnipeg’s 2021 Local Street Renewal Program. See the letter sent to...

Construction Notice – Leamington Gt – Burlington Wy to Columbia Dr

Construction Notice – Leamington Gt – Burlington Wy to Columbia Dr

2021 LOCAL THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO) PROGRAM LEAMINGTON GT – BURLINGTON Wy to COLUMBIA DR The above Thin Bituminous Overlay (TBO) project has been approved for construction as part of the City of Winnipeg’s 2021 Local Street Renewal Program. See the letter sent to...

Construction Notice – Marygrove Cr – Columbia Dr to Columbia Dr

Construction Notice – Marygrove Cr – Columbia Dr to Columbia Dr

2021 LOCAL THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO) PROGRAM MARYGROVE CR – COLUMBIA DR to COLUMBIA DR The above Thin Bituminous Overlay (TBO) project has been approved for construction as part of the City of Winnipeg’s 2021 Local Street Renewal Program. See the letter sent to...

A Vision Realized for Pembina Active Living 55+

A Vision Realized for Pembina Active Living 55+

A Vision Realized Since Pembina Active Living (55+) moved to the Grace Christian Church in 2012, PAL (55+) has been offering programs there and at various other venues in South Winnipeg. By early 2015, the Board decided that PAL would need to find a new home, one that...

Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

Reaching out to my network to see if anyone is interested in an IT job opportunity. Pembina Active Living 55+ is seeking a developer/designer to help with their IT technical needs, which is even more necessary during the current pandemic. Please review the job...

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...

Students Secure Accessible Swing Set for Classmates

Students Secure Accessible Swing Set for Classmates

We have a super exciting project occurring because of a very thoughtful team of active and engaged students at HGI School in Whyte Ridge! Lili and Leilani, along with Mrs. Menzies have been working with classmates to raise money to install an accessible swing, a...

Scurfield Park Upgrades

Scurfield Park Upgrades

Scurfield Park is a well-loved greenspace that is in need of long overdue upgrades. It’s a large park so I’ve been working with the Parks Department to ensure an upgrade occurs each year.  Last year I upgraded the entrance signage to Whyte Ridge – at the park entrance...

Traffic Study – Kenaston Boulevard and Scurfield Boulevard

Traffic Study – Kenaston Boulevard and Scurfield Boulevard

Residents have contacted me concerned about the limited time allowed to turn southbound on Kenaston. Kenaston and Scurfield is a high collision intersection and with increasing traffic volumes due to the growth of Manitoba Institute of Trade and Technologies and the...

Traffic Study – McGillivray Boulevard and Front Street

Traffic Study – McGillivray Boulevard and Front Street

McGillivary Blvd. from Kenaston to almost McCreary Rd. is City owned. The Province owns the section from McCreary Rd to the South Perimeter. Over the years, McGillivary Blvd. has seen a tremendous increase in development, and traffic. Speed limits on the majority of...

High Collision Intersection – Kenaston & McGillivray Blvd

High Collision Intersection – Kenaston & McGillivray Blvd

I think about this data every time I drive through this intersection. Take some time to read, consider and share this information. Drive with caution. Between 2011 & 2015 on average there were 281 collisions a year – or 1.5 crashes ever two days at the...

Scurfield Park Upgrades

Scurfield Park Upgrades

Last fall – I biked and walked through Scurfield park and worked with the Parks department to conduct an assessment. I’ve been to Scurfield park many times, as I used to live on Bessboro many years ago. I must say, I don’t think any upgrades have occurred in the park...

Whyte Ridge Community Centre opens new accessible fitness park

Whyte Ridge Community Centre opens new accessible fitness park

(Photo credit: Global News) Thank you to both the President, and Director of Whyte Ridge CC, Curtis and Chris, and Nino from Movement Generation Inc. for helping to bring this project to fruition. What a great addition to the park for all to enjoy! Thank you also to...

Traffic Study – McGillivray Boulevard And Front Street

Traffic Study – McGillivray Boulevard And Front Street

On May 7, 2019 - The Assiniboia Community Committee passed the following motion: WHEREAS within the past five years significant new commercial development has occurred on McGillivray Boulevard west of Kenaston, both within and outside of City limits; AND WHEREAS the...

Traffic Study – High-Collision Intersection Pilot Project

Traffic Study – High-Collision Intersection Pilot Project

On November 20th, 2018 - The Public Works committee directed the public service to report back on the matter within 180 days (May-June 2019). The Community Committee passed the following motion: WHEREAS in efforts to heighten road safety and reduce collision counts,...

Lukes Lays Out Priorities For Whyte Ridge

Lukes Lays Out Priorities For Whyte Ridge

Thank you to Canstar Community News for covering this story Lukes lays out priorities for Whyte Ridge By: Nick Barnes - Community Correspondent      Posted: 10/1/2018 11:36 AM   Whyte Ridge is now officially part of the new Waverley West Ward, with Janice Lukes...

Which Ward Is Whyte Ridge In?

Which Ward Is Whyte Ridge In?

Many of you know I’ve been struggling to keep up with e-mails and phone call responses to all constituents since being elected in 2014 because of the rapid population growth in South Winnipeg – St Norbert Ward. You will also recall that a ward boundary review was...

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