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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

Beaumont Neighbourhood Development Updates

January 07, 2018

As you may know, several major construction projects are currently underway in the Beaumont neighbourhood. These projects will result in the development of rapid transit in the are…

Neighbourhoods: Beaumont

Categories: Infrastructure, Roads, Sustainability, Waste Removal

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

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

“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

City of Winnipeg Celebrates Earth Day at Pacific 4R Winnipeg Depot with Compost Giveaway

April 19, 2017

To celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, the City of Winnipeg is giving away free compost at the Pacific 4R Winnipeg Depot. Citizens will have the opportunity to take home u…

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: Sustainability, Waste Removal

New 4R Winnipeg Depot Now Open

January 28, 2017

Winnipeggers have a new 4R Depot available to them to drop off items that can be recycled, reused, composted, or resold.  Located at 1120 Pacific Ave., the second such…

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: Sustainability, Waste Removal

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

New Opportunities for Engagement with the City of Winnipeg

March 14, 2016

Walk Bike Projects Committed to developing a pedestrian and cycling network that is safe and accessible for people of all ages and abilities, the City of Winnipeg is inviting Winn…

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, Infrastructure, Roads, Sustainability

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

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

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

Free Access to City's Aquatic & Recreation Facilities for National Health & Fitness Day

May 28, 2014

The City of Winnipeg will participate in National Health and Fitness Day on Saturday, June 7th, 2014, supported by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. For the entire day, City of Win…

Categories: Community Centres, Sustainability

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

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

Public asked for input into City's Pedestrian and Cycling Strategy

October 18, 2013

Survey now available online Winnipeg, MB - The City of Winnipeg is continuing the development of Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies to identify priorities for infrastructure and to…

Categories: Sustainability, Traffic

Brock Street Block Party connecting neighbourhoods one street at a time

October 10, 2013

On October 1, 2013, the City Centre Community Committee approved a per capita grant in the amount of $217.00 to the Brock Street Block Party to assist with the cost of the City of …

Categories: Sustainability

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

Waverley Underpass - Why it is needed and What is needed

September 20, 2013

September 2013, Winnipeg and the Capital Region around Winnipeg are growing and much of that growth is occurring in the South of the Ward.  The result is increased traffic co…

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

Categories: Infrastructure, Roads, Sustainability, Traffic, Transit

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

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

Signalized Cross Walk on Corydon a Reality

May 24, 2013

May 2013, After many years of advocacy by parents at Ecole River Heights School, the Community Centre and various Councillors we have secured approval and funding for installation …

Neighbourhoods: Central River Heights, North River Heights, South River Heights

Categories: Community Centres, Sustainability, Traffic

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

Curbside yard waste collection begins next week

April 26, 2013

For Immediate Release Friday, April 26, 2013     Winnipeg, MB – The new seasonal yard waste collection program begins Monday, April 29, 2013, and will continue …

Categories: Sustainability, Waste Removal

Start of curbside yard waste collection postponed

March 27, 2013

 Winnipeg, MB, 2013 – Due to lingering snow and cold temperatures this spring, the seasonal yard waste collection program, scheduled to begin next week, has been po…

Categories: Sustainability, Waste Removal

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

City Supports Keeping ELA Open

December 05, 2012

Winnipeg mayor to send letter in support of keeping ELA open while ... MetroNews Canada John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) brought the original motion to the executive pol…

Categories: City Hall, Sustainability

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

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

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

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

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 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

Transportation Master Plan Goes on Shelf?

November 01, 2011

November, 1, 2011, I am going through the Plan and have difficultly understanding what more it is then a compilation of various other reports into one. The other issue is that the…

Categories: Alternative transportation, City Hall, Development, Infrastructure, Roads, Sustainability, Traffic, Transit

Transportation Master Plan Released for Public Input

November 01, 2011

The City's Transportation Master Plan is available for public input. The Purposes of the Plan are: - Ensure that traffic does not use our neighbourhoods to cut through to an…

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

New Waste and Recycling Service Proposed

April 18, 2011

On June 23, 2010, City Council directed Adminstration to develop a garbage and recycling master plan before proposing any more changes to existing services.  The goal is have…

Categories: Sustainability, Waste Removal

How do you want your garbage and recycling picked up?

December 27, 2010

Winnipeg is developing a Garbage and Recycling Master Plan. The environmental, economic and social impacts of garbage affect all of us. A Master Plan will: outline the futur…

Categories: Infrastructure, Sustainability, Waste Removal

City of Winnipeg Transportation Master Plan

December 27, 2010

Have your say in how the City will allocate resources, determine priorities and complete a Transportation Master Plan that will: - Ensure that traffic does not use our neighbourho…

Categories: Alternative transportation, Infrastructure, Roads, Sustainability, Traffic, Transit

Winnipeg Residents Invited to "Speak up Winnipeg on Garbage"

December 01, 2010

Public Participation Process Continues Winnipeg, MB. – Winnipeg residents are invited to share their thoughts on the future of garbage and recycling services in our city by …

Categories: City Hall, Sustainability, Waste Removal

Next Curbside Giveaway Weekend just around the corner

September 05, 2010

 September 11 and 12, 2010 Winnipeg, MB. – Getting ready for the school year?  Planning to clean out your house over the long weekend and prepare for fall?  R…

Categories: Sustainability, Waste Removal

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

SIDEWALK RENEWALS AND ASSOCIATED WORKS FROM STAFFORD STREET (WEST SIDE) FROM HARVARD AVENUE TO YALE AVENUE

July 09, 2010

 The City of Winnipeg is pleased to advise you that the Public Works Department will be renewing the sidewalk at the above noted location.    Commencement Dat…

Neighbourhoods: Crescentwood

Categories: Alternative transportation, Infrastructure, Sustainability

New summer yard waste depots now open in northwest Winnipeg

July 09, 2010

For Immediate Release Friday, July 9, 2010     Winnipeg, MB. – Residents in the northwest area of the city can now recycle their summer yard waste by dropping i…

Categories: Sustainability

Our Winnipeg draft plan consultation begins

May 27, 2010

Our Winnipeg is Winnipeg’s 25-year blueprint that will guide the physical, social, environmental, and economic development of our City of Winnipeg. There are also associat…

Categories: Alternative transportation, City Hall, Development, Roads, Sustainability, Traffic, Transit, Waste Removal

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

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

Street Changes associated with the Fleet/Warsaw Avenue Bike Boulevard

March 07, 2010

Fleet/Warsaw Avenue Bike Boulevard   Changes are underway to  Fleet and Warsaw Avenues to create a new bikeway system in your neighbourhood.  This type of bikewa…

Neighbourhoods: Central River Heights, Crescentwood, Grant Park, Mathers, Rockwood, South River Heights

Categories: Alternative transportation, Sustainability, Traffic

Street Changes associated with the Grosvenor Bike Boulevard

March 06, 2010

Changes are proposed to Grosvenor Street to create a new bikeway system in our neighbourhood. New painted bike lanes, curb bump-outs and traffic circles are key component…

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

Categories: Alternative transportation, Roads, Sustainability, Traffic

Ensuring Rapid Transit is on the agenda

December 27, 2009

During Council's debate on accepting the 2010 Capital Budget, Bus Rapid Transit was supported by a majority of Councillors in principal and the future is promising. The goal was t…

Categories: Sustainability, Traffic, Transit

Compost Program

October 13, 2009

Categories: Sustainability