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Future location of the new River Heights Library, renamed Bill & Helen Norrie Library

July 16, 2018

The City officially revealed the location of the future River Heights Library, renamed the Bill & Helen Norrie Library. The new library will be situated northwest of the Pan Am…

Categories: City Hall, Development, Green Space, Infrastructure

JumpStart for Joy: New Accessible Playground Coming This Summer

June 14, 2018

I'm thrilled to announce that later this summer a new state-of-the-art, universally accessible playground, worth $1 million, will become a reality for our community.…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Brockville, Buffalo, Central River Heights, Chevrier, Crescentwood, Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Linden Ridge, Linden Woods, Mathers, Maybank, North River Heights, Parker, Pembina Strip, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin, Somewhere, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent, West Ft. Garry Industrial

Categories: Green Space

City Crews Begin Annual Grass Mowing Program to Keep Winnipeg Clean and Green this Summer

May 23, 2018

Parks and Open Space crews officially began the City’s annual grass mowing program on Tuesday, May 22 to keep Winnipeg clean and green this summer. Starting next week about …

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Brockville, Buffalo, Central River Heights, Chevrier, Crescentwood, Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Linden Ridge, Linden Woods, Mathers, Maybank, North River Heights, Parker, Pembina Strip, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin, Somewhere, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent, West Ft. Garry Industrial

Categories: Green Space

Protecting our Trees

February 23, 2018

We are all worried about the future of our trees — I believe that our deteriorating canopy is one of the most pressing issues we are facing as a city. In response, I have tak…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Brockville, Buffalo, Central River Heights, Chevrier, Crescentwood, Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Linden Ridge, Linden Woods, Mathers, Maybank, North River Heights, Parker, Pembina Strip, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin, Somewhere, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent, West Ft. Garry Industrial

Categories: Green Space, Sustainability

Grant Park Recreation Campus Plan & Feasibility Study Now Complete

November 21, 2017

The City of Winnipeg has completed a study on improving recreation and leisure options on land located west of Grant Park Shopping Centre. The current site, bounded by Grant Avenu…

Neighbourhoods: Grant Park

Categories: Community Centres, Development, Green Space, Infrastructure, Sustainability

Winnipeggers Asked to Help Shape Master Plan for Off-leash Dog Areas

November 11, 2017

The City of Winnipeg is seeking feedback on an Off-Leash Dog Areas Master Plan to address and respond to growing interest and demand for off-leash dog areas in Winnipeg. In rece…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Brockville, Buffalo, Central River Heights, Chevrier, Crescentwood, Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Linden Ridge, Linden Woods, Mathers, Maybank, North River Heights, Parker, Pembina Strip, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin, Somewhere, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent, West Ft. Garry Industrial

Categories: Green Space

Linden Ridge Park Playground Surfacing Updates

September 27, 2017

Centralized Park Services has started removing the play surfacing at Linden Ridge Park in order to complete improvements to the playground. This work involves removing the old pe…

Neighbourhoods: Linden Ridge

Categories: Development, Green Space

Fighting Dutch Elm Disease Any Way Possible

August 15, 2017

Some of the most notable hallmarks of our ward are our picturesque trees.  In many ways, they define our neighbourhood. When Winnipeggers think about River Heights-Fort Garry…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Brockville, Buffalo, Central River Heights, Chevrier, Crescentwood, Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Linden Ridge, Linden Woods, Mathers, Maybank, North River Heights, Parker, Pembina Strip, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin, Somewhere, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent, West Ft. Garry Industrial

Categories: Green Space, Sustainability

Winnipeg Canoe Club Golf Course Survey

July 07, 2017

Winnipeggers are being asked to help reimagine the future of the Winnipeg Canoe Club Golf Course. In April 2019, the current lease of the course to a private operator wi…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Brockville, Buffalo, Central River Heights, Chevrier, Crescentwood, Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Linden Ridge, Linden Woods, Mathers, Maybank, North River Heights, Parker, Pembina Strip, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin, Somewhere, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent, West Ft. Garry Industrial

Categories: Green Space

“ReLeaf” for Winnipeg’s Urban Forest Continues in Spring 2017

April 27, 2017

Trees Winnipeg is proud to continue the Winnipeg ReLeaf Tree Planting Program. Initially launched in 2015 as a pilot project with support from TD Friends of the Environment Foundat…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Brockville, Buffalo, Central River Heights, Chevrier, Crescentwood, Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Linden Ridge, Linden Woods, Mathers, Maybank, North River Heights, Parker, Pembina Strip, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin, Somewhere, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent, West Ft. Garry Industrial

Categories: Development, Green Space, Sustainability

Less Basement Flooding, More Green Space

March 21, 2017

Over the next year, construction on the Cockburn Calrossie Combined Sewer Relief Works will transform our ward. Not only will the $94.6 million projectreduce the risk of basement …

Categories: Development, Green Space, Infrastructure, Waste Removal

Athletic Field Review Survey

March 11, 2017

The City of Winnipeg is currently reviewing how athletic fields are allocated and maintained and is looking for Winnipeggers’ feedback. The aim of the City’s Athletic F…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Brockville, Buffalo, Central River Heights, Chevrier, Crescentwood, Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Linden Ridge, Linden Woods, Mathers, Maybank, North River Heights, Parker, Pembina Strip, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin, Somewhere, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent, West Ft. Garry Industrial

Categories: Community Centres, Green Space

Ash Street Pocket Park - Community Feedback Opportunity

September 15, 2016

A new pocket park is coming at the southeast corner of Ash Street and Academy Road. The small green space was reimagined as part of the Academy Road Streetscaping Project and this …

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Brockville, Buffalo, Central River Heights, Chevrier, Crescentwood, Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Linden Ridge, Linden Woods, Mathers, Maybank, North River Heights, Parker, Pembina Strip, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin, Somewhere, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent, West Ft. Garry Industrial

Categories: Development, Green Space

Bonnycastle Park Selected as Winnipeg’s Downtown Off-leash Dog Park Site

July 30, 2016

A portion of Bonnycastle Park on Assiniboine Avenue has been selected as the site for Winnipeg’s Downtown off-leash dog park. “The selection of Bonnycastle Park brings…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Brockville, Buffalo, Central River Heights, Chevrier, Crescentwood, Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Linden Ridge, Linden Woods, Mathers, Maybank, North River Heights, Parker, Pembina Strip, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin, Somewhere, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent, West Ft. Garry Industrial

Categories: Development, Green Space

Sou'wester River Heights-Fort Garry Ward Report for July 2016

July 19, 2016

Summer always seems to fly by, with so much to do and see. While many families like to pack up and get out of the city, there’s plenty of ways to enjoy the season just outsid…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Brockville, Buffalo, Central River Heights, Chevrier, Crescentwood, Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Linden Ridge, Linden Woods, Mathers, Maybank, North River Heights, Parker, Pembina Strip, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin, Somewhere, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent, West Ft. Garry Industrial

Categories: Community Centres, Green Space

Winnipeg’s Urban Forest to See Some ReLeaf in 2016

June 06, 2016

The City of Winnipeg has been awarded a $20,000 grant from Tree Canada and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation to fund the Winnipeg ReLeaf program in 2016. In partnership wi…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Brockville, Buffalo, Central River Heights, Chevrier, Crescentwood, Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Linden Ridge, Linden Woods, Mathers, Maybank, North River Heights, Parker, Pembina Strip, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin, Somewhere, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent, West Ft. Garry Industrial

Categories: Bugs, Development, Green Space, Sustainability

Urban Forestry Branch to Conduct Inventory of Ash Trees on Private Property

May 11, 2016

The City of Winnipeg’s Urban Forestry Branch is conducting an inventory of Ash trees on private property to augment the City’s public tree inventory and to continue its…

Categories: Bugs, Green Space

City of Winnipeg Invites Feedback on Budget Priorities and Preferences

November 30, 2015

  The City of Winnipeg will once again be conducting budget consultations to help shape the direction of the 2016 City Budget. “I encourage all Winnipegger’s t…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Brockville, Buffalo, Central River Heights, Chevrier, Crescentwood, Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Linden Ridge, Linden Woods, Mathers, Maybank, North River Heights, Parker, Pembina Strip, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin, Somewhere, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent, West Ft. Garry Industrial

Categories: Alternative transportation, Bugs, City Hall, Community Centres, Development, Green Space, Infrastructure, Public Safety, Roads, Snow Removal, Sustainability, Taxes and Fees, Traffic, Transit, Waste Removal

Removal of Rail Lines from River Heights part of the 2015 Throne Speech

November 18, 2015

Coun. John Orlikow welcomes Provincial Throne Speech commitment to rail line rationalization, removal of spur line in River Heights   WINNIPEG, MB – The efforts to rem…

Neighbourhoods: Central River Heights, J.B. Mitchell, Mathers, Maybank, Sir John Franklin, South River Heights

Categories: Development, Green Space, Infrastructure, Public Safety, Traffic

Let's Chip In - Christmas Tree Recycling Program

December 29, 2014

 Depots open from December 27, 2014 to  January 20, 2015 Recycle your Christmas tree Don't throw your Christmas tree away after the holiday season. Recycle it  b…

Categories: City Hall, Community Centres, Green Space

Leipsic Dog Park and Parker Area Update

November 19, 2014

This is an update on the goings on at the Brenda Leipsic Dog Park and the Parker area. The area consist of a Heritage Forest, two other forest and wetlands that contain one of Win…

Categories: Alternative transportation, Development, Green Space, Infrastructure, Roads, Sustainability, Taxes and Fees, Traffic, Transit

Westridge playground renewal coming this September

July 31, 2014

 The Westridge playground renewal is scheduled to take place this coming September.   Weather and work permitting it will be completed late September/ Early October.

Neighbourhoods: Maybank

Categories: Green Space

Take a look at planned playground upgrades for Corydon Community Centre's River Heights site

May 23, 2014

Corydon Community Centre's River Heights Site playground, tennis courts and building are getting upgraded this summer due to the amazing work of the Corydon Community Centre Board …

Neighbourhoods: Central River Heights, Crescentwood, Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Mathers, North River Heights, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent

Categories: Community Centres, Green Space, Public Safety, Sustainability

2014 Budget Consultation Update Volume 2

May 20, 2014

Spending wisely, meeting collective needs, creating the future we want The City of Winnipeg’s engagement process for the 2015-17 Operating Budget and the 2015-2020 Capital B…

Categories: Alternative transportation, Bugs, City Hall, Community Centres, Development, Green Space, Infrastructure, Public Safety, Roads, Snow Removal, Sustainability, Taxes and Fees, Traffic, Transit, Waste Removal

Environment Act License Application for SWBRT

May 14, 2014

The City of Winnipeg is seeking approval and licensing under the Manitoba Environment Act for the proposed development of the City of Winnipeg's Stage 2 of the Southwest Rapid Tran…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Maybank, Pembina Strip

Categories: Development, Green Space, Infrastructure, Roads, Taxes and Fees, Traffic, Transit

Conceptual Vision for the Academy Road Streetscape Revitalization Strategy

April 25, 2014

McGowan Russell Group Inc. has been engaged by the City of Winnipeg to prepare a comprehensive Streetscaping Revitalization Strategy for Academy Road within the limits of the Acade…

Neighbourhoods: North River Heights, Sir John Franklin, Wellington Crescent

Categories: Development, Green Space, Infrastructure, Public Safety, Roads, Taxes and Fees, Traffic

Three New Neighourhoods planned for the River Heights/ Fort Garry Ward You Should Know About

February 19, 2014

I wanted to let my neighbours and constituents in River Heights / Fort Garry know about three new developments in the ward: • Parker Neighbourhood Secondary Plan • Broc…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Brockville, Grant Park, Linden Woods, Maybank, Parker

Categories: Alternative transportation, Development, Green Space, Infrastructure, Roads, Sustainability, Taxes and Fees, Traffic, Transit

Bishop Grandin Crossing Development

February 10, 2014

Hopewell Development is proposing to develop the Sugar Beets lands and continue to hold public meetings. The proposed development is located North of Bishop Grandin between Waverl…

Neighbourhoods: Maybank, Parker, Pembina Strip

Categories: Alternative transportation, Development, Green Space, Infrastructure, Taxes and Fees, Traffic

Bid to Retain SJF Green Space Not Successful

November 30, 2013

November, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg has received official correspondence from the Winnipeg School Division that Councillor Orlikow’s offer to retain the gree…

Neighbourhoods: J.B. Mitchell, Sir John Franklin

Categories: Development, Green Space

$455,000 Investment into Corydon Community Centre's River Heights Site Upgrade

November 21, 2013

This year we will be investing $455,000 of your tax dollars into Corydon Community Centre's River Heights Site playground and tennis courts. This investment continues my focus of …

Neighbourhoods: Central River Heights, Crescentwood, Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Mathers, North River Heights, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent

Categories: Community Centres, Development, Green Space, Infrastructure, Taxes and Fees

Councillor Orlikow supports Brock Corydon School Community Gardens Project

October 10, 2013

On October 1, 2013, the City Centre Community Committee recommended approval of funding in the amount of $1,000.00 to assist with the cost of the Community Gardens project at …

Neighbourhoods: Central River Heights, South River Heights

Categories: Green Space

Development Guidelines to Protect Mature Communities Takes a Step Forward

September 30, 2013

September 30, 2013 – John Orlikow, Councillor for River Heights - Fort Garry has been successful in getting Council to agree in creating guidelines that recognizes the s…

Categories: Development, Green Space, Infrastructure

Efforts to re-locate the rail lines from River Heights are moving forward

September 30, 2013

September, 2013 - River Heights residents will be happy to know that our efforts to re-locate the rail lines from River Heights are moving forward. There is a commitment from all…

Neighbourhoods: Central River Heights, J.B. Mitchell, Mathers, North River Heights, Sir John Franklin, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent

Categories: Development, Green Space, Public Safety, Roads, Taxes and Fees, Traffic

Phase 2 of Neighbourhood Park/Public Space Investments

September 27, 2013

 I am happy to announce the placement of a brand-new play structure in Biscayne Bay Park this year. This is the thirteenth structure in the ward that has been upgraded or repl…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, J.B. Mitchell, Sir John Franklin

Categories: City Hall, Green Space, Infrastructure

What is the City of Winnipeg Doing about Dying Shubert Chokecherry Trees?

September 20, 2013

September 2013, Shubert Chokecherry trees are dying from black knot fungus and need to be removed was the message I gave the City Forester at our recent meeting as part of my lobby…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Brockville, Linden Ridge, Linden Woods, Maybank

Categories: Green Space, Infrastructure, Sustainability

Montrose Street and Park Tree Banding Team receives grant in recognition of their support of our Neighbourhood

September 17, 2013

On September 10, 2013, the City Centre Community Committee approved a per capita grant in the amount of $100.00 to the Montrose Street and Park Tree Banding Team, to assist wi…

Categories: Bugs, Green Space, Public Safety, Sustainability

2013 RECREATIONAL WALKWAYS AND BIKE PATHWAYS RENEWALS

September 04, 2013

We are pleased to advise you that the Public Works Department will be renewing the asphalt pathway at the above noted location.   Commencement Date: Week of September 9, 20…

Neighbourhoods: Linden Woods

Categories: Green Space, Infrastructure

New Playstructure for Biscayne Bay Park

June 25, 2013

June, 2013 - The old play equipment at Biscayne Bay Park has been removed to make way for new play equipment to be installed by July.

Neighbourhoods: Maybank

Categories: Community Centres, Green Space

City of Winnipeg Budget Consultations Website

June 13, 2013

 The City of Winnipeg Budget Consultation website is at www.wpgbudget.ca/. There is background and public meetings information at this site. There are also other ways c…

Categories: Alternative transportation, Bugs, By-laws, City Hall, Community Centres, Development, Green Space, Infrastructure, Public Safety, Roads, Snow Removal, Sustainability, Taxes and Fees, Traffic, Transit, Waste Removal

Active Transportation 2013 Network Improvements

June 06, 2013

Three active transportation projects are underway this spring in the ward to  address gaps in the Active Transportation network and to separate cyclists from pedest…

Categories: Alternative transportation, Green Space, Infrastructure, Traffic, Transit

Geese at Van Wellingham School field.

May 21, 2013

In 2012 several teachers from Van Wellingham, as well as parents and students joined up with City Naturalist to start addressing the geese problem on the school grounds.  Las…

Categories: Community Centres, Green Space

Working with the Neighbourhood for Low Density Residential Guidelines for Mature Neighourhoods

May 17, 2013

 May, 2013 – John Orlikow, Councillor for River Heights - Fort Garry is initiating a neighbourhood effort to support the creation of in-fill residential guidelines that …

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Central River Heights, Crescentwood, Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Mathers, Maybank, North River Heights, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent

Categories: By-laws, Development, Green Space, Infrastructure, Public Safety, Roads, Sustainability, Taxes and Fees, Traffic, Transit

Corydon Crosswalk, DED and Spring Clean Up info

May 10, 2013

Spring is Sprung (fingers crossed) John Orlikow, Councillor River Heights – Fort Garry With the snow and ice finally gone (we hope!) and Victoria Day weekend around the cor…

Neighbourhoods: Central River Heights, Crescentwood, Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Mathers, North River Heights, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent

Categories: Community Centres, Green Space, Sustainability, Traffic, Waste Removal

Improved Playground on the Way

May 08, 2013

The Sou'wester Canstar Community News - ONLINE EDITION By: Steph Crosier Posted: 05/1/2013 12:00 AM | Comments: 0 Enlarge Image Linden Woods father Mar…

Neighbourhoods: Brockville, Linden Woods

Categories: Community Centres, Green Space, Infrastructure

Compost bins on sale at a 'down to earth' price

May 08, 2013

May 8, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg’s one-day compost bin sale is Saturday, May 11, 2013.  More than 45,000 compost bins have been sold since the first annual one-day sal…

Categories: Green Space, Waste Removal

Grosvenor Fire Hall, Relocation of Bus Loop and Sir John Franklin School Field update

April 10, 2013

April, 2013, Last September I brought forward the idea of moving the bus loop before the Fire Hall on Grosvenor St. was declared surplus. Two reasons for relocating the bus l…

Neighbourhoods: Central River Heights, J.B. Mitchell, Sir John Franklin

Categories: Community Centres, Development, Green Space, Infrastructure, Public Safety, Transit

Southwest Bus Rapid Transit - 2nd leg

March 06, 2013

March, 2013 - The City of Winnipeg is in the process of approving the recommendation of the "Final Report on the Southwest Bus Rapid Route" that the second leg of the Sou…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Maybank

Categories: Alternative transportation, Green Space, Infrastructure, Roads, Sustainability, Taxes and Fees, Traffic, Transit

Orlikow: No More "Digging First, Asking Questions Later"

February 26, 2013

City Must Set Up Functional Design Committee for Bus Rapid Transit For Immediate Release - Feb 27 2013   WINNIPEG - John Orlikow, Councillor for River Heights- Fort Garry s…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Maybank

Categories: City Hall, Development, Green Space, Infrastructure, Traffic, Transit

Rapid Transit through Parker Land Information

January 31, 2013

 The City of Winnipeg is considering running the 2nd leg of the South West Bus Rapid Transit line East/West parallel to Parker Ave. and North/South along the ex…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Maybank

Categories: Green Space, Infrastructure, Transit

What is happening to improve Linden Woods Neighbourhood Parks?

November 05, 2012

October, 2012 Update There are a number of exciting fixes and improvements going on in Linden Woods Parks. They include Ecole Van Welleghem School  Ecole Van Welleghem…

Neighbourhoods: Linden Woods

Categories: Green Space

Should the Fire Hall on Grosvenor St. be declared surplus?

September 28, 2012

On September 18, 2012 I held a neighbourhood meeting to discuss if the Fire Hall on Grosvenor Ave should be declared surplus by the City. Alternatives were presented and other opt…

Neighbourhoods: Central River Heights, J.B. Mitchell, Mathers, North River Heights, Sir John Franklin, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent

Categories: Community Centres, Development, Green Space, Infrastructure, Public Safety, Transit

Nominate Your Favourite Winnipeg Tree

August 26, 2012

St. Boniface-based Rivers West Red River Corridor — in partnership with the Manitoba Forestry Association — is accepting nominations for its 2nd Annual Amazing Tree Que…

Categories: Green Space

Winnipeg School Board Begins Formal Process to Sell SJF land

July 16, 2012

June 2012, The School Division has sent a letter out to area residents indicating that they are proceeding with the sale of the school board lands located off Grosvenor St. previou…

Neighbourhoods: J.B. Mitchell, Sir John Franklin

Categories: Development, Green Space, Roads, Transit

Alternative Service Delivery Committee to consider Public Service recommendations for City-run golf courses

July 10, 2012

The City of Winnipeg Public Service is taking next steps in the process of its review of City-owned golf courses.   The City Auditor’s November 2010 Operational Revi…

Categories: City Hall, Green Space

Joe Malone Park - Boulton Bay to Mathers Pathway

June 03, 2012

I am pleased to announce that the City of Winnipeg will construct a walking path between Boulton Bay and Mathers Avenue, just north of the senior's centre. The high need for a pa…

Neighbourhoods: Mathers, South River Heights

Categories: Green Space

Changes to Cyclist/ Pedestrian Crossing Omand's Creek Park

June 01, 2012

Baffles are being installed on either side of the railroad tracks at the south west corner of Omand’s Creek Park. The changes being made are a Transport Canada requiremen…

Categories: Green Space

Joe Malone Park Tree Update

June 01, 2012

  The redevelopment of Joe Malone Park is now complete. The project has seen the installation of a new playground, walking trails, parking lot, benches, renewal of the tennis…

Neighbourhoods: Mathers, South River Heights

Categories: Green Space

What Parcel 4 (City's Land @ the Forks) Could Be

May 23, 2012

2011 Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award   St. Louis’ Citygarden, a 2.9-acre richly landscaped sculpture garden and park that has altered the perception of the city&…

Categories: City Hall, Community Centres, Development, Green Space, Infrastructure, Public Safety

Measuring Green Space and What Counts

May 23, 2012

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2012/05/best-city-parks-systems-america/2052/ This article provided an interesting insight on the vital role that playgrounds play a…

Categories: Community Centres, Green Space, Infrastructure, Sustainability

Forks Water Park Proposal taken off the table

May 14, 2012

Thank you for your comments this past month regarding the Water Park Proposal and I share many of your concerns.  Earlier today the proposal submitted by Canalta was withdra…

Categories: Development, Green Space, Infrastructure

Water Park file political fiasco foreshadows Golf Course file fiasco

April 27, 2012

April 26, 2012 - The article regarding concerns in how the Water Park file was managed, attached below, outlines a political problem at City Hall.  I have and do not hav…

Categories: By-laws, City Hall, Development, Green Space

Councillor Orlikow's Position Regarding Lack of Dutch Elm Disease Funding in the 2012 Operating Budget

April 04, 2012

There have been previous motions made through the River Heights/Ft. Garry Ward regarding the need to address the issue of properly funding and replanting our tree stock to ensure t…

Categories: City Hall, Green Space

Save Our Green Space Update

March 06, 2012

There has been a number of Motions to request that public consultation begin before developer proposals are identified and to identify lands that are not for sale due to heritage, …

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Crescentwood, Grant Park, North River Heights, Pembina Strip

Categories: City Hall, Green Space

Joe Malone Park Upgrades

February 27, 2012

I am happy to announce that Joe Malone Park has undergone major improvements through the Building Communities Fund, making this green space a true jewel of the neighbourhood. Impro…

Neighbourhoods: Mathers, South River Heights

Categories: Green Space

Beaumont Park Upgrades

February 27, 2012

I am happy to announce that Beaumont Park will be undergoing some play structure upgrades this summer through the Parks and Open Space capital program. The older play structure wil…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont

Categories: Green Space

Hodgson Park Upgrades

February 27, 2012

I am happy to announce that Hodgson Park will be undergoing some play structure upgrades this mid-summer, replacing the older play structure which has reached the end of its natura…

Neighbourhoods: Sir John Franklin

Categories: Green Space

Farwell Bay Greenspace

February 27, 2012

After hearing concerns about the poor drainage and poor tree condition in Farwell Bay Greenspace, I contacted the department for a solution. As a result the department will do a gr…

Neighbourhoods: Maybank

Categories: Green Space

TR Hodgson Park Survey

February 27, 2012

The City of Winnipeg is working to improve the playground area in TR Hodgson Park (north of Carpathia School playing fields). We are very interested in your ideas and would like …

Neighbourhoods: Sir John Franklin

Categories: City Hall, Green Space

Does Winnipeg have too much Green Space?

February 20, 2012

There is a City of Winnipeg report about selling golf courses that says so.  The “report” was about assessing present municipal golf services however a portion of…

Categories: Development, Green Space, Sustainability, Taxes and Fees

2012 draft Operating Budget to be released Feb. 28

February 16, 2012

There is will be a Council Seminar on February 28, 2012 in which non-EPC members of Council will be able to have the first look at the 2012 Operating Budget. The budget will …

Categories: Community Centres, Development, Green Space, Infrastructure, Roads, Sustainability, Taxes and Fees

Examples of Transforming Urban Green Space

February 07, 2012

The city of Phoenix has been recognized with the 2011 ULI Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award.  Please take at look at the link and see how they were able to use urban green…

Categories: Green Space

What's the Matter About Giving You a Say?

January 27, 2012

January, 2012 It was with amazement and disappointment that the Executive Policy Committee decided to "kill" my motion about protecting our green space and putting a pub…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Brockville, Buffalo, Central River Heights, Chevrier, Crescentwood, Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Linden Ridge, Linden Woods, Mathers, Maybank, North River Heights, Parker, Pembina Strip, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent, West Ft. Garry Industrial

Categories: Green Space, Infrastructure, Sustainability

OURS - Winnipeg Launches Petition to Protect our Green Space

January 23, 2012

OURS-Winnipeg was created to Stop the sale of Winnipeg’s public golf courses/green spaces. OURS does not believe that prime public space should be open to the highest bidde…

Categories: Green Space, Infrastructure, Sustainability

River Heights/Ft. Garry Ward - Neighbourhood Park Structures Replacement Program

January 18, 2012

As your representative for the River Heights / Fort Garry ward, I have taken a keen interest in preserving and improving parks and play structures, making this a priority. One of m…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Central River Heights, Crescentwood, Grant Park, Linden Woods, North River Heights, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin

Categories: Community Centres, Green Space, Infrastructure

Your Green Space Threatened

January 16, 2012

The City of Winnipeg has embarked on a process to sell public green space (golf courses) to developers through an Expression of Interest (E.O.I.) process. images/userfiles/497-201…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Brockville, Buffalo, Central River Heights, Chevrier, Crescentwood, Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Linden Ridge, Linden Woods, Mathers, Maybank, North River Heights, Parker, Pembina Strip, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent, West Ft. Garry Industrial

Categories: City Hall, Development, Green Space, Sustainability

Budget shows city borrowing more to pay for infrastructure projects

November 23, 2011

  Councillor Orlikow talks about the budget and infrastructure. The backup is astronomical, let alone t…

Categories: Alternative transportation, City Hall, Community Centres, Green Space, Infrastructure, Public Safety, Roads, Sustainability, Traffic, Transit

3-Point "Positive Plan" 2012 Capital Budget Recommendations

November 21, 2011

I presented a three-point 2012 Capitial Budget plan that should be adopted by the City to ensure that any funds raised from the sale of City’s properties - like arenas a…

Categories: City Hall, Green Space, Infrastructure, Roads, Taxes and Fees

Peanut Park Restoration

November 20, 2011

The restoration of Peanut Park is one of our communities great stories. After years of neglect the Friends of Peanut Park (FFP) community group was created with the intent of rest…

Neighbourhoods: Crescentwood

Categories: Green Space

Commitment to Saving our Urban Forest

October 26, 2011

I was able second a motion by Councillor Russ Wyatt to protect and retain our Urban Forest. The motion includes improved pruning and replacement of existing trees and preventi…

Categories: Bugs, Green Space, Infrastructure

Idea of new Garbage and Recycling Program for You.

September 20, 2011

The City of Winnipeg will be considering an automated waste and recycling program. Since last November, the City has asked for residents to share their thoughts on garbage, recycl…

Categories: Green Space, Taxes and Fees, Waste Removal

City to Mark Arbor Day with Tree Planting

June 17, 2011

June 17, 2011 - River Heights councillor John Orlikow and Deputy Mayor Justin Swandel will preside today over a formal  ceremony and planting of a Linden tree will mark Arbor …

Categories: City Hall, Green Space

Planned Improvements to Joe Malone Park with Exit Survey Responses

March 15, 2011

  Exit Survey Responses -      images/userfiles/Survey_replies-_Open_House_.doc   As you may be aware, the City of Winnipeg and Province of Ma…

Neighbourhoods: J.B. Mitchell, Mathers, South River Heights

Categories: Green Space

$188,000 worth of grants provided to Linden Woods Community Centre

March 10, 2011

March, 2011 - A $20,000 grant has been approved for additional landscaping for the new gym expansion at Linden Woods Community Centre. This $20,000 grant brings Councillor Or…

Neighbourhoods: Linden Woods

Categories: Community Centres, Green Space

Traffic and Development Pressures continue to grow as Winnipeg's Population continues to grow

February 14, 2011

Winnipeg’s population has grown by almost 10,000 people in the past year surpassing the expected forecasts for population growth. As of July 1, 2010 Winnipeg’s populati…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Brockville, Buffalo, Central River Heights, Chevrier, Crescentwood, Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Linden Ridge, Linden Woods, Mathers, Maybank, North River Heights, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent, West Ft. Garry Industrial

Categories: Alternative transportation, City Hall, Development, Green Space, Infrastructure, Roads, Traffic

$76,000 in funding for the Lubovitch Centre

November 29, 2010

The office of Councillor Orlikow is pleased to announce the funding of $76,000 to the Lubovitch Centre. On November 16, 2010, Councillor Orlikow approved a Community Incentive Gra…

Neighbourhoods: Mathers, South River Heights

Categories: City Hall, Community Centres, Green Space, Infrastructure

JOE MALONE PARK REDEVELOPMENT

November 08, 2010

The City of Winnipeg is currently in the process of planning future improvements to Joe Malone Park and the adjacent rail bed lands. Based on previous stakeholder consultations in…

Neighbourhoods: J.B. Mitchell, Mathers, South River Heights

Categories: Green Space

New Play structure for Fleet-Harrow Park

September 17, 2010

2010 - The outdated play equipment was removed at Fleet-Harrow Park (River Heights – Fort Garry ward) to make way for a new play equipment, funded by City of Winnipeg capital…

Neighbourhoods: Crescentwood, Grant Park, Rockwood

Categories: Green Space

2011 Dutch Elm Disease Outbreak in North River Heights and Crescentwood

July 27, 2010

The City of Winnipeg is battling the spread of dutch elm disease and River Heights is a hot spot. Councillor Orlikow is working with many groups to put a stop to the sprea…

Neighbourhoods: Central River Heights, Crescentwood, Grant Park, North River Heights, Rockwood, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent

Categories: Green Space, Sustainability

Tot Lot , pathways, soccer field and community gardens for Joe Malone Park

July 06, 2010

July 2010 - I am very pleased to announce that funding has been approved for upgrading Joe Malone Park including: - New tot play area - Upgraded soccer fields - Trails connectin…

Neighbourhoods: Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Mathers, South River Heights

Categories: Community Centres, Green Space

Flower Power Contest

June 19, 2010

2010 marks the 13th year of the Winnipeg in Bloom Contest (aka Flower Power). The Home Depot is Title Sponsor, with City Press Ltd, Rainbow Stage, Starbucks Coffee, Winnipeg Free P…

Categories: Green Space

Soccer field upgrades to Grant Park fields

June 10, 2010

Work will involve complete redevelopment of the field and buffer areas including an enhanced growing medium that will result in a turf that can better withstand the wear and tear f…

Neighbourhoods: Grant Park, South River Heights

Categories: Community Centres, Green Space

Join the "Friends of Peanut Park"

May 20, 2010

“Friends of Peanut Park” is set up by the community as an organization that has adopted the park and works with the City to restore "Enderton Park" and recapt…

Neighbourhoods: Crescentwood

Categories: Green Space

The River Heights Community Centre and St. Andrew's River Heights United Church are organizing a farmers' market

May 18, 2010

Calling all fruit and veggie farmers!  The River Heights Community Centre and St. Andrew's River Heights United Church are organizing a farmers' market be…

Neighbourhoods: Crescentwood, Grant Park, J.B. Mitchell, Mathers, North River Heights, Rockwood, Sir John Franklin, South River Heights

Categories: Community Centres, Green Space, Sustainability

New Playstructure for Van Walleghem Park

May 11, 2010

2009 - The City of Winnipeg has replaced the playstructure at Van Walleghem Park. "The old playstructure was past its time and needed to replaced" said Councillor Orliko…

Neighbourhoods: Linden Woods

Categories: Green Space

City transfers Parker lands to developer

May 06, 2010

The City of Winnipeg has confirmed that title has been issued to the respective parties involved in the land exchange. The land therefore is now transferred to the developer …

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont

Categories: Development, Green Space

City fails to assess pristine area

April 26, 2010

Winnipeg Free Press Parker lands to be turned into housing By: Bartley Kives 26/04/2010 1:00 AM | Comments: 27 Print E–mail Share This …

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont

Categories: Development, Green Space, Sustainability

Tree pruning on Academy Road

April 26, 2010

We have been removing the poplars on Academy over the past few years and have some more slated for removal this year as they continue to decline in health. Most of the work we have…

Neighbourhoods: Crescentwood, North River Heights, Wellington Crescent

Categories: Green Space

New Playstructure for Harrow Park in 2010

April 03, 2010

I am pleased to announce that the playground at Harrow Park will replaced in 2010. "This playground has had a good life but it is time for a safer and more accessible play st…

Neighbourhoods: Rockwood

Categories: Green Space