News • February 2012

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Kenaston Expansion

February 27, 2012

On January 25th, City Council approved the Route 90 expansion, including additional lanes and an active transportation pathway, as a response to the increasing overcapacity of traf…

Neighbourhoods: Brockville, J.B. Mitchell, Linden Ridge, Linden Woods, Mathers, Sir John Franklin

Categories: City Hall, Infrastructure, Roads, Traffic

Dovercourt Truck Traffic

February 27, 2012

I am happy to announce that I have recently had ‘not-a-truck-route’ signs posted along Dovercourt. After hearing numerous residents’ concerned about the high volu…

Neighbourhoods: Linden Ridge

Categories: Roads, Traffic

Academy Road Fix

February 27, 2012

In October 2011, the City of Winnipeg provided an asphalt over-lay as a temporary fix to the vibration and noise issue along this stretch of Academy Rd between Oak Street and Oxfor…

Neighbourhoods: Wellington Crescent

Categories: Roads

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

Sir John Franklin Community Centre Upgrades

February 27, 2012

I am happy to announce that the Sir John Franklin Community Centre will undergo some improvements this upcoming summer, funded through the Building Communities Initiative. The proj…

Neighbourhoods: J.B. Mitchell, North River Heights

Categories: Community Centres

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

Secret Meetings, Phony Consultation No Way to Plan for City, says Orlikow

February 23, 2012

 February 23, 2012 WINNIPEG - A plan for the City of Winnipeg cooked up by the Mayor and select councillors during a secret retreat raised concerns that a six-hour “Str…

Categories: City Hall

How Does the Corydon Osborne Neighbourhood Plan Affect Your Neighbourhood?

February 20, 2012

The Corydon Osborne neighbourhood plan is a neighbourhood vision process that began in 2011. Based on the feedback from the spring design workshop and public open house, the City …

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

Categories: Alternative transportation, Development, Traffic, Transit

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

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

Cel Tower Proposal for the Neighbourhood

February 18, 2012

 There is a public open house by SBA to provide you with information on the details of their proposed facility, and how they selected the location in your community. The …

Neighbourhoods: Linden Woods

Categories: Infrastructure

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

Kenaston Widening from Taylor to Ness Approved

February 07, 2012

A motion to accept Option 4 for the widening of Kenaston Blvd from Taylor to Ness was presented to Council and approved. Preliminary information about this plan is available on the…

Neighbourhoods: Brockville, J.B. Mitchell, Linden Ridge, Linden Woods, Mathers, Sir John Franklin

Categories: City Hall, Infrastructure, Roads

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

Winnipeg Art Gallery Celebrates 100 Years

February 07, 2012

The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada’s oldest civic art gallery, will celebrate its 100th anniversary from September 2012 through August 2013. Officially opened on December 16, 1…

Categories: City Hall

Taxes, Program Cuts and Other Options - Have Your Say On-Line

February 01, 2012

The City of Winnipeg is currently undertaking a public consultation on the 2012 Operating Budget. A public forum was held on Tuesday, January 31, at the Winnipeg Convention Centre,…

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, Taxes and Fees