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Local Citizens on Patrol Program Featured in Sou'wester

May 25, 2018

I was thrilled to see an article on the recently founded community patrol group, based on the Citizens on Patrol Program (COPP) principles in the latest Sou'wester…

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: Public Safety

Join Coun. Orlikow for a River Heights Day of Action - Home Safety Initiative with the Winnipeg Police Service

September 01, 2017

Join Councillor John Orlikow, the Winnipeg Police Service and your neighbours on Sept. 10 to work together to make our community safer! Come out to the River Heights Site of the C…

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, Public Safety

Community Safety Roundtable

June 23, 2017

The safety of our community is a top priority. Over the years, we have all worked together to overcome spikes in car break-ins, property damage and theft that too many of us have e…

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: Public Safety

Beginning this Year - City of Winnipeg to Use DeltaGard 20EW for Adult Mosquito Control

May 22, 2017

The City of Winnipeg will use DeltaGard 20EW for large scale adult mosquito control programs beginning this year, if fogging is required. DeltaGard 20EW will replace malathion. …

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, Public Safety

Watch for your Water Meter Reader

May 02, 2017

Starting Wednesday, May 3, 2017, and continuing until the end of August, City of Winnipeg staff will be visiting homes weekdays between 2:30 p.m. and dusk. Each meter reader will h…

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: Public Safety

Winnipeg Parking Authority Campaign Encourages Drivers to “Be Aware. Park with Care” Around Schools, Fire Lanes and Designated Spaces

April 05, 2017

Earlier this week, the Winnipeg Parking Authority (WPA) launched its “Be Aware. Park with Care” campaign which encourages drivers to follow parking laws when stopping o…

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: Public Safety, Roads, Traffic

City of Winnipeg: Flood Bulletin #2

March 29, 2017

The Province of Manitoba today released an updated flood outlook and advised that there is a risk of moderate to major spring flooding. The outlook noted that with the benefit of 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: Public Safety

River Heights-Fort Garry Sees Less Crime, Remains Vigilant

March 06, 2017

Congratulations to everyone in River Heights - we are seeing fewer break-ins and smashed windows than in past years. This has been a group effort with work done by residents…

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: Public Safety

City of Winnipeg - Flood Bulletin #1

March 04, 2017

In a news release this week, the Province of Manitoba advised that there is a risk of major spring flooding on the Red River main stem. The ice-induced peak at James Avenue is esti…

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: Public Safety

Animal Services Celebrates Banner Year

March 04, 2017

In 2016, 97 per cent of the dogs that entered Animal Services were reunited with their owner, adopted out, or sent to a rescue or animal shelter. This figure has dramatically incr…

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: Public Safety, Taxes and Fees

Halloween Safety Tips from the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and Winnipeg Police Service

October 26, 2016

Calling all ghosts, goblins, princesses, and superheroes – Halloween is just around the corner! Here are some tips to ensure your Halloween is fun and safe: Costume safety 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: Public Safety, Roads, Traffic

Northbound Median Lane of Maryland Bridge Closed for Maintenance - Sept. 14-30

September 15, 2016

The northbound median lane on the Maryland Bridge will be closed for bridge maintenance work from Sept. 14 to 30. For safety reasons vehicle traffic is not permitted to travel on 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: Infrastructure, Public Safety, Roads, Traffic

Upcoming Temporary Road Closure for Sherbrook Street Festival between Wolseley Avenue and Westminster Avenue

September 08, 2016

Sherbrook Street from Wolseley Avenue to Westminster Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. until Sunday, September 11 at 1:00 a.m…

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: Public Safety, Roads, Traffic, Transit

Citizen Online Crime Reporting System Expanded

July 26, 2016

  In October 2012, the Winnipeg Police Service launched the Citizen Online Crime Reporting System, an online reporting system that allowed citizens to electronically …

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: Public Safety

City fo Winnipeg Fraud & Waste Hotline

June 15, 2016

The City of Winnipeg has established a Fraud & Waste Hotline that is available to all citizens. It provides citizens with a convenient and confidential way to report …

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: Public Safety

Community Safety Tips from The Smashed Windows Club

June 06, 2016

I’m extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of the Smashed Windows Club (SWC) in our ward over the past year. Founded in February 2015, the SWC has served River Heig…

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: Public Safety

Manitoba Hydro Scheduled Maintenance in River Heights on May 26

May 25, 2016

Manitoba Hydro will be performing scheduled maintenance from Lindsay St. west to Doncaster St., and Portage Ave. south to Grosvenor Ave. on Thursday, May 26. As a result, betw…

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

Categories: Public Safety

Winnipeggers Invited to Take Advantage of Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Routes Starting May 22

May 19, 2016

Winnipeggers are invited to take advantage of the City’s Sunday/holiday bicycle routes starting Sunday, May 22 until Monday, Oct. 10. There are four streets in Winnipeg desig…

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, By-laws, Public Safety, Roads

Annual Spring Clean-Up to Finish this Week, Report Missed Streets Until Friday, May 20

May 11, 2016

Starting on Friday May 13, until Friday, May 20, 311 will be taking reports of missed streets and deficiencies. If your street has not been swept by that time, please contact 311…

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: Public Safety, Roads, Waste Removal

Smashed Windows Club Issues Alert for River Heights Residents

March 15, 2016

With a spike in car break-ins across their neighbourhood, the Smashed Window Club in River Heights is issuing a warning to all community residents to be mindful of their vehicles. …

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: Public Safety

Upcoming Temporary Closure of McGillivray Boulevard from Fennel St./Irene St. to Pembina Hwy.

March 07, 2016

McGillivray Boulevard from Fennel St./Irene St. to Pembina Hwy. will be closed in both directions from Tuesday, March 8 at 10:00 p.m. to midnight (Wednesday, March 9 at 12:00 a.m.)…

Neighbourhoods: Chevrier, Linden Woods, Maybank, Parker

Categories: Public Safety, Roads

Budget 2016: Builds Winnipeg for the Future

March 02, 2016

The City of Winnipeg’s preliminary operating and capital budget tabled today is balanced, makes record investments in infrastructure, and maintains and invests in key…

Categories: City Hall, Development, Infrastructure, Public Safety, Roads, Taxes and Fees, Traffic, Transit

Waverley Underpass a Go!

February 24, 2016

The efforts of John Orlikow, City Councillor for River Heights-Fort Garry, to secure the proper design and funding for the Waverley Underpass have paid off as the project was offic…

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: City Hall, Development, Infrastructure, Public Safety, Roads, Traffic

Winnipeg Police Board Invites Public Input on New Policies

February 01, 2016

The Winnipeg Police Board has published a draft policy on bias-free policing and is asking the public for feedback. It is one of two draft policies the board is developing for th…

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: Public Safety

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

Halloween Safety Tips from the Winnipeg Police Service and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service

October 26, 2015

Winnipeg, MB – Get ready, boys and ghouls – Halloween is just around the corner! Here are some tips to ensure your Halloween is fun and safe.   Safety tips for t…

Categories: Public Safety

Learn About Crime Prevention through Environmental Design

October 06, 2015

The vandalism and vehicle break-ins over the past number of years have had a major impact in our community. It is a priority for me, together with the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS)…

Categories: City Hall, Public Safety

Crime Prevention Action Plan for River Heights

July 20, 2015

Purpose: Reduce incidents of crime in the neighbourhoods How: Implement a multi-prong approach captured in a Crime Prevention Action Plan that includesfour pillars outlining an in…

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

Categories: City Hall, Public Safety

Motion to Reinstate Barricades on Wellington Crescent Passed Unanimously at Council

July 15, 2015

Today at Council my motion to reinstate barricades at key access point to the Sunday Bike Routes passed unanimously.  I will be working with Public Works to have the bar…

Neighbourhoods: Wellington Crescent

Categories: Alternative transportation, By-laws, City Hall, Public Safety, Roads, Traffic

Winnipeg Police Service Project Comet

July 07, 2015

Last summer and again this spring The Winnipeg Police Services (WPS) have been knocking doors as part of Project Comet. The main thrust of Project Comet is to raise awareness of sa…

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

Categories: City Hall, Public Safety

Waiving MPI Deductibles related to Vandalism

July 06, 2015

A few months ago when the vandalism in River Heights spiked I contact MPI and the Minister of Justice on behalf of the constituents of River Heights. One of the things I asked for …

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

Categories: Public Safety

Doing Our Part to Make Our Neighbourhood Safe

June 09, 2015

Stopping the recent spike in vandalism and vehicle break-ins in our community is a priority for me, the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) and River Heights residents — and togeth…

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: City Hall, Public Safety

A new approach to Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Routes comes into effect this May‏

May 05, 2015

There are four streets in the City of Winnipeg (Wellington Crescent, Wolseley Avenue, Lyndale Drive and Scotia Street) designated as Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Routes to give cyclists …

Categories: City Hall, Public Safety

Community Meeting with the Winnipeg Police Service

April 30, 2015

Come meet with the officers from our district to talk about: - the car break ins that have been happening in the area - initiatives they have put in place to address the problem …

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

Categories: City Hall, Public Safety

Teens arrested for allegedly breaking into vehicles in River Heights

April 30, 2015

 Police have two teens in custody after a River Heights vehicle break-in was reported early Wednesday morning. In a press release, police said they were called to the 300 blo…

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

Categories: City Hall, Public Safety

Vehicle Break-In Arrests

March 17, 2015

In response to on-going property crime issues in the River Heights area, Winnipeg Police Service West District members have focused active patrols in the area in an effort to locat…

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

Categories: Community Centres, Public Safety

Rail Line Rationalization Update – Removing Rail Lines from River Heights

March 11, 2015

  The use of the two rail lines that go through River Heights for transporting rail cars and industrialization of the adjoining lands continues to increase as does the disrup…

Categories: Infrastructure, Public Safety, Traffic

Change Your Clock, Test Your Smoke Alarm

March 06, 2015

 On Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2:00 a.m., the clocks will ‘spring ahead’ one hour marking the beginning of daylight savings time. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service…

Categories: City Hall, Public Safety

Precautionary boil water advisory lifted for City of Winnipeg’s water system - Tap water safe and citizens no longer need to take special precautions

January 29, 2015

The Medical Officer of Health with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority advised the City at 2:51 p.m. today that the precautionary boil water advisory issued for Winnipeg’s…

Categories: City Hall, Public Safety

Winnipeg remains under a precautionary boil water advisory - Results negative for bacteria however second set of negative results required before precautionary boil water advisory can be lifted

January 28, 2015

Results received today are negative for bacteria in all the water samples retested. However, the provincial Medical Officer of Health advises that the precautionary boil water advi…

Categories: City Hall, Public Safety

Manitoba Health Boil Water Advisory

January 27, 2015

For those water users East of the Red River Issued by the Medical Officer of Health, Manitoba Health and the Office of Drinking Water, Manitoba Water Stewardship January 27, 2015…

Categories: City Hall, Public Safety, Sustainability

Recent neighbourhood vehicle break-ins

November 14, 2014

 Recently there has been an increase in reports of car windows being smashed in the area. I am writing to let you know that I have spoken to the Winnipeg Police Service and ra…

Categories: City Hall, Public Safety

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

Police Service & Community Coming Together to Combat Spike in Property Crime

May 20, 2014

The Winnipeg Police Service West District Crime Unit has noted an increase in property-related crimes, particularly in the River Heights area. This is part of a seasonal trend that…

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

Categories: Public Safety

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

Frozen Pipes Bulletin #9

March 12, 2014

Update on City services and support for citizens and businesses with frozen water pipes Winnipeg, MB – Yesterday afternoon, City officials advised that, to prevent an inte…

Categories: Infrastructure, Public Safety

March 12, 2014 Back lane Snow Clearing and Windrow Advisory

March 12, 2014

The City of Winnipeg will be plowing rutted back lanes to the pavement in the next few days. Many residents therefore need to prepare to clear icy windrows. Work will be done be…

Categories: Public Safety, Roads, Snow Removal

March 8, 2014 Update on City services and support for citizens and businesses with frozen pipes

March 09, 2014

Additional properties identified as being at an increased risk of an interruption in water service Winnipeg, MB – City of Winnipeg officials today advised that an addition…

Categories: Infrastructure, Public Safety

Orlikow Calls for Public Review of Snow Clearing

January 15, 2014

Solutions Needed so failures do not repeat Wednesday, January 15, 2014   Winnipeg, MB – John Orlikow, Councillor for River Heights - Fort Garry is asking the Mayor to…

Categories: Public Safety, Roads, Snow Removal, Taxes and Fees

One Step Closer to Sunday Bike route Street Closure

November 21, 2013

We are one step closer to making Sunday Bike routes safer for the increasing number of families and individuals that use Wellington Crs and other Sunday Bike routes. There ar…

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

Categories: By-laws, Public Safety, Roads, Traffic

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

New River Heights Crosswalk

September 27, 2013

 There is something new on Corydon at Elm, close to Corydon Community Centre and Ecole River Heights School: the long-awaited new crosswalk has finally been constructed. &nbs…

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

Categories: City Hall, Public Safety

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

FCM National Municipal Rail Safety Working Group

September 04, 2013

This information is for those concerned, as I am, about the expansion of the industrialization of the rail lines in River Heights. I am presently using many avenues to get the…

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

Categories: By-laws, Development, Public Safety, Taxes and Fees, Traffic

We Need to Work Together to Relocate Silos, Transloading Stations and possibly Rail Lines out of River Heights

June 26, 2013

The industrialization of rail line lands along Lindsay St. in Central and South River Heights needs to stop.  Storage silos and loading dozens of trucks from rail cars each da…

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

Categories: By-laws, Development, Public Safety, Traffic

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

Winnipeg Library Foundation CORNISH LIBRARY RENOVATIONS CAMPAIGN

June 06, 2013

Cornish and St. John’s Libraries are both Carnegie Libraries, built with money donated by businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. These libraries were built in 1915 a…

Neighbourhoods: Crescentwood, North River Heights, Wellington Crescent

Categories: Community Centres, Infrastructure, Public Safety

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

STEP ONE on the way to getting the Waverley underpass to be a reality

May 10, 2013

May, 2013 - Thank you everyone who wrote and called in expressing their support for the Waverly Underpass and continue to do so. There has been progress.  In the 2013 City of…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Grant Park, Linden Ridge, Linden Woods, Mathers, Parker, Rockwood, South River Heights

Categories: Alternative transportation, Development, Infrastructure, Public Safety, Roads, Taxes and Fees, Traffic, Transit

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

Notice of Upcoming Sewer Construction - 40 to 60 Yale Avenue

March 15, 2013

Starting the week of March 11, 2013, we will begin a six-week project to renew the aging sewer on Yale Avenue to keep it functioning properly.   Funds from the City’s …

Neighbourhoods: Crescentwood

Categories: City Hall, Infrastructure, Public Safety

Traffic Circle Educational Video Now Available

November 12, 2012

The City of Winnipeg has put up video and additional educational information on how to use a traffic circles and roundabouts. For more information go to: http://winnipeg.ca/p…

Categories: Alternative transportation, Infrastructure, Public Safety, Roads, Traffic

Police Lay Charges in Summer Break-ins

November 02, 2012

Over this past summer there had been a series of breaks and enters along with some property theft throughout the ward, specifically River Heights and Fort Garry. Over $180,000 …

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Central River Heights, Maybank, North River Heights, Parker, Pembina Strip, South River Heights

Categories: Public Safety

Serious Motor Vehicle Collision on Academy Road

October 24, 2012

On Tuesday October 23, 2012 at approximately 11:15 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service and other emergency responders, attended to the area of Academy Road and Wilton…

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

Categories: City Hall, Public Safety, Transit

Hockey Equipment Drive

October 12, 2012

For Immediate Release Friday, Oct. 12, 2012   Winnipeg, MB – Mayor Sam Katz and Councillor Thomas Steen today kicked off a two-week hockey equipment drive, calling o…

Categories: City Hall, Community Centres, Public Safety

Neighbourhood Watch

October 10, 2012

The Neighbourhood Watch program is a proactive concept designed to reduce residential break and enters and other property crimes within a community. For more information on this p…

Categories: Public Safety

Block Parent Program

October 10, 2012

For over 40 years, the Block Parent® Program has been helping to make our communities safer. Throughout Canada, the red and white Block Parent® sign is a symbol of a sa…

Categories: Public Safety

Citizens For Crime Awareness

October 10, 2012

Citizens For Crime Awareness is a not-for-profit, volunteer based community organization. Our aim is to vigourously promote crime prevention by providing crime awareness informatio…

Categories: Public Safety

Citizen's Action Network Provides Neighbourhood Safety Solutions

October 10, 2012

Citizen’s Action Network (C.A.N.) - is a Network formed by the Winnipeg Police Service in conjunction with the City of Winnipeg Community Services Department as a way of safe…

Categories: Public Safety

Upgrades to Traffic Circles along Grosvenor

October 02, 2012

The City of Winnipeg continues to monitor and make Traffic Circle upgrades that will further reduce speed and improve pedestrian safety. The City of Winnipeg will be introducing m…

Neighbourhoods: Central River Heights, North River Heights, Wellington Crescent

Categories: Alternative transportation, Public Safety, Roads, Traffic

External Audit of how Winnipeg Sales land Approved

September 29, 2012

September 27, 2012,  An external audit has been approved to respond to the fact that many Winnipegges have lost faith that their City government is working in their best…

Categories: By-laws, City Hall, Development, Public Safety

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

City to Commission Operational Review of the Winnipeg Police Service

September 10, 2012

Committed to ensuring efficient and effective use of taxpayers’ funds through its investments in public safety, the City of Winnipeg is launching an operational review of th…

Categories: City Hall, Public Safety

Signalized Cross Walk at Elm and Corydon Takes One More Step to Becoming Reality

June 29, 2012

A signalized Cross Walk at Elm St. and Corydon Ave. must be installed to make it safer for children and others to cross the street in order to access to River Heights Junior H…

Neighbourhoods: Central River Heights, Crescentwood, North River Heights, Rockwood

Categories: City Hall, Public Safety, Roads

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

Councillor Orlikow says no to Public Money for the Water Park

April 18, 2012

April 18, 2012, Councillor Orlikow today asked the Executive Policy Committee to rescind the $7 million in public funding from the Water Park proposal and allocate those dollars eq…

Categories: City Hall, Community Centres, Development, Infrastructure, Public Safety, Taxes and Fees

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Reminds Residents to be Cautious Around Ice-Covered Bodies of Water

March 21, 2012

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds residents to be cautious around ice-covered bodies of water including rivers, streams, creeks, ponds and ditches.   As spring a…

Neighbourhoods: Linden Ridge, Linden Woods, Wellington Crescent

Categories: City Hall, Public Safety

Sleep Tight Linden Woods and Brockville - Train Whistles at the Sterling Lyon CPR Crossing to Stop

February 20, 2012

The City of Winnipeg has received clearance from Transport Canada to end the CPR train whistling at the Sterling Lyon Crossing. Since 2009 I have heard concerns from Linden Woods …

Neighbourhoods: Brockville, Linden Ridge, Linden Woods

Categories: Public Safety, Traffic

Winnipeg Police Service Launches New 'Just Slow Down' TV Campaign

January 30, 2012

                                      The …

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont, Brockville, 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: Public Safety, Traffic

Fire in Lindenwoods Destroys Home

December 16, 2011

A fire early this morning has destroyed a home on Shoreline Drive. No cause has been determined as of yet. I would like to thank the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) fo…

Neighbourhoods: Linden Woods

Categories: Public Safety

Stop the Sell Out

December 11, 2011

December 10, 2011 - Winnipeg Council is about to open up land for Rural Municipalities, so more people and business from Winnipeg can move there, thanks to Winnipeg selling our wat…

Categories: Alternative transportation, City Hall, Community Centres, Development, Infrastructure, Public Safety, Roads, Sustainability, Taxes and Fees, Traffic, Transit

Selling City Arenas - The Introduction

November 28, 2011

The City of Winnipeg will be getting out of the arena "business" by divesting the 15 City owned arenas to another party. The process has begun with a tender process to d…

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

Selling out our City and no need for Councillor's to know about it?

November 25, 2011

On November 30, 2011 a motion is going before the Executive Council Committee that will increase the existing infrastructure deficit, drive more traffic into Wi…

Categories: City Hall, Development, Infrastructure, Public Safety, Roads, Sustainability, Taxes and Fees, Traffic, Transit, Waste Removal

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

Councillor Orlikow and the Mayor agree to provide River Heights residents additional education on how to safely use traffic circles

October 03, 2011

After a year of requesting and lobbying for traffic circle education for River Heights residents, the Mayor has agreed that the education as of yet is not and has not been sufficie…

Categories: Alternative transportation, Public Safety, Traffic

Arson Arrest

August 06, 2011

        I am pleased to report that an individual is in custody being charged with 20 arson offences in the Rockwood and Earl Grey areas.     &…

Neighbourhoods: Crescentwood, Rockwood

Categories: Public Safety

North River Heights Graffiti

August 06, 2011

A rash of Graffiti happened in the North River Heights area over the past long weekend. If you were tagged and would like information on City programs to help remove the tag, ple…

Neighbourhoods: North River Heights

Categories: City Hall, Public Safety

Safety Concerns associated with traffic on Nathanial St. from Grant to Fleet.

July 25, 2011

On June 1, 2011 over 40 residents took time out of their day on a beautiful spring evening to meet with me to discuss traffic and parking issues in their neighbourhood. Residents …

Neighbourhoods: Rockwood

Categories: Public Safety, Traffic

Waverley St. Residents Want People to Slow Down

July 25, 2011

The amount and speed of the traffic using Waverley St. between Grant Ave and Fleet Ave. in the Central River Heights Neighbourhood is causing safety concerns for those living on th…

Neighbourhoods: Central River Heights

Categories: Public Safety, Traffic

Neighbourhood Safety Meeting Regarding Arson

July 22, 2011

A Community Safety Meeting was advertised through our office and then held at the Crescentwood Community Centre on June 30, 2011. The meeting was held in quick response to concer…

Neighbourhoods: Rockwood

Categories: Public Safety

Osborne Bridge Rehabilitation Construction Begins Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April 12, 2011

Residents are advised that construction on the east side of the Osborne Bridge and Osborne Street from Broadway to River Avenue will run from April to October 2011. Traffic will be…

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: City Hall, Public Safety, Roads, Traffic, Transit

City Flood Response - Call for Volunteers

April 12, 2011

As river levels are rising, the City is calling for volunteers to help with crucial sandbagging efforts in vulnerable neighbourhoods.  If you have time outside working hours t…

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: City Hall, Public Safety

Flood Response Update #2 - April 8, 2011

April 08, 2011

Latest River Conditions An ice jam at the Redwood Bridge which raised water levels yesterday, which increased the James Avenue water level by approximately 1.5 feet, has aba…

Categories: Public Safety

Fire Station No. 12 on Grosvenor to be Relocated

April 01, 2011

The fire hall to be constructed as the new Fire Paramedic Station No. 12 to be located in South River Heights. "At the very latest, we want the new station open by March 2012…

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

Categories: City Hall, Public Safety

New Traffic Signal on Academy at Harrow

February 13, 2011

The new traffic signal on Academy at Harrow will begin flashing this week (February 13 – 19).  The signal will be flashing amber for Academy and red for Harrow.  …

Neighbourhoods: Central River Heights, Crescentwood, North River Heights, South River Heights, Wellington Crescent

Categories: Public Safety, Transit

Council to find extra money for Policing

January 27, 2011

Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION By: Bartley Kives WINNIPEG — City council has approved Mayor Sam Katz's motion to find money in future operating budgets to hire…

Categories: Public Safety

POLICE HELICOPTER UNVEILED

December 06, 2010

 December 6, 2010 Timeline   December 15, 2009 - City Council: Concurred in the recommendation of the Executive Policy Committee "That an Aerial Support Unit, in…

Categories: City Hall, Public Safety

Photo-Radar on Academy Road at Stafford Street

September 13, 2010

A photo-radar has been installed at the intersection of Academy Road and Stafford Street, facing all three approaching directions. 'Photo-Enforced' signs are intended to…

Neighbourhoods: North River Heights, Wellington Crescent

Categories: Public Safety, Traffic

Making streets safe, step by step

August 29, 2010

By: Gabrielle Giroday Posted: 23/08/2010 1:00 AM | Const. Jean Boulet (left) and Sgt. Stan Parag detain a drunk woman on Graham Avenue.As the smell of Tim Hortons morning co…

Categories: City Hall, Public Safety

Man on bicycle assaults woman in River Heights

June 25, 2010

June 25, 2010, Winnipeg Free Press WINNIPEG -- A woman was assaulted in River Heights by a man on bicycle Wednesday night. Police say a 41-year-old woman was on foot at 11 p.m.…

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

Categories: Public Safety

Read your Speed - New electronic driver feedback signs to encourage drivers to slow down

June 17, 2010

In an effort to give Winnipeg drivers a sense of how fast they are driving in areas such as school zones, the City of Winnipeg is installing seven electronic driver feedback signs …

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

Categories: Public Safety, Roads, Traffic