Vote Winnipeg 2018

New ideas, passion missing from civic election

Melissa Martin 6 minute read Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

The morning after landed like a hangover, glazed by the hazy yellow light of an overcast sky. One of those mornings where you lie awake for a few moments, blinking, piecing together fragments of memory: what happened last night?

Oh yeah, that’s right. We had an election. Strange, how quickly it feels like it didn’t happen.

The best thing that can be said about the 2018 civic election is that — like most Canadian elections — it ran smoothly, thanks to the dedication of poll workers. So many people in the world face so many barriers to vote; we are so lucky.

The second-best thing that can be said about this election is that it’s over.

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Referendum, plenty of incumbents lead to ‘unfortunate’ decrease in voter turnout, Wednesday

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Referendum, plenty of incumbents lead to ‘unfortunate’ decrease in voter turnout, Wednesday

Ryan Thorpe 4 minute read Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

A non-binding referendum on an intersection and a mayoral race some saw as foregone conclusions, along with a council field littered with incumbents, combined to create a perfect storm of voter apathy this municipal election.

Turnout for the 2018 Winnipeg civic election came in at 42 per cent, a decrease of eight percentage points – or 20,000 fewer votes – from 2014. It’s the lowest turnout the city has seen since 2006, when only 38 per cent of Winnipeggers hit a polling station.

“It was at the mark that I would have expected, given that an incumbent mayor was in place. Most people expected Brian Bowman would be re-elected. In a lot of ways that doesn’t really motivate people to turn up to vote,” said Shannon Sampert, a political science professor at the University of Winnipeg.

“That’s unfortunate, because there were some interesting races at the ward level. There were new councillors being voted in. It would have been nice to see the turnout go up for that.”

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Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

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Jonathan Hildebrand (left) and Tricia Chestnut, campaign volunteers, tear down the office for Brian Bowman's mayoral campaign the morning after the election.

Bowman’s strategy to focus on south worked

Aldo Santin 5 minute read Preview

Bowman’s strategy to focus on south worked

Aldo Santin 5 minute read Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

A poll-by-poll breakdown of the mayoral election results shows that Brian Bowman is well liked in south and southwest Winnipeg, and that’s no fluke.

Kelly McCrae, who managed Bowman’s campaign, said the team was uncertain about the depth of his support north of downtown and concentrated its efforts where it knew Bowman’s support was strongest.

“We did concentrate on areas where we knew we were strongest, to solidify that,” McCrae said.

Jenny Motkaluk registered her campaign May 1, the first day she was eligible, formally launched her campaign shortly after that, and then campaigned strongly throughout the summer.

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Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

PHIL HOSSACK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - Brian Bowman makes his way through supporters as they celebrate the his re-election as mayor Wednesday. See story.. - October 24, 2018

Browaty-led bullying won the Portage and Main battle, but the war will rage on

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Browaty-led bullying won the Portage and Main battle, but the war will rage on

Dan Lett 5 minute read Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

There was nothing ambiguous about this result.

In a plebiscite held in conjunction with Wednesday's civic election, Winnipeggers sounded a resounding No to the idea of opening Portage and Main to pedestrian traffic. The final vote tally wasn't close, with the No side enjoying a nearly 2-1 margin over those citizens who wanted pedestrians to stroll street level at the famed intersection

But even as the result of the plebiscite left no room for doubt, that does not mean the future of this intersection is settled. Far from it.

For example, the ballot proposition did nothing prescriptive for the infrastructure challenges at the intersection, largely due to its slowly decaying underground concourse.

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Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

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Pedestrians and traffic don't mix at Winnipeg's major and historic intersection of Portage and Main, and pedestrians cross the street by using an underground concourse. Winnipeggers are considering opening the intersection to pedestrians by voting in a plebiscite included on today's election ballot, Wednesday, October 24, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Winnipeg votes for same, but change is inevitable

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Winnipeg votes for same, but change is inevitable

Editorial 3 minute read Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

One of the undeniable attributes of the mostly rational but often conflicted human species is its aversion to change.

With their votes in this week's civic election, Winnipeggers put their humanity fully on display. Wherever the opportunity was presented, the local population — or, at least, the 42 per cent who bothered to cast a ballot — voted for more of the same.

More of Brian Bowman as the city's mayor. More representation from every incumbent (except one, who was competing in a reconfigured riding against another incumbent) whose name was on a civic ward ballot. And more of the same — meaning more vehicular traffic, and a lot less talk about allowing pedestrians to cross — at Portage and Main.

When it comes to the Portage and Main plebiscite, what's interesting — and surely, most discouraging to the urbanist thinkers who believe reopening the iconic intersection would contribute greatly to Winnipeg's character and promise — is that from the beginning of the election campaign to the final vote count, all the considerable efforts of the "Vote Open" movement, from advertising and brochures to bold traffic-realignment plans to a final-weekend pep rally gathering at the intersection, failed to move the public-opinion needle in any meaningful way toward reintroducing pedestrian traffic.

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Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

John Woods / The Canadian Press
Mayor Brian Bowman: four more years.

Women make strides in capital region elections

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Women make strides in capital region elections

Bill Redekop  4 minute read Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

Capital region governance has turned decidedly female, with women elected mayor or reeve in nine municipalities surrounding Winnipeg.

Women were elected Wednesday night to top posts in East St. Paul, West St. Paul, St. Clements, St. Andrews, Springfield, Teulon, Rosser, and Woodlands. (In voting in Victoria Beach -- held in late summer to include cottagers -- residents elected Penny McMorris in a landslide over incumbent Brian Hodgson, with 81 per cent of the vote.)

The biggest upset of the night was in the Rural Municipality of West St. Paul, where Cheryl Christian knocked off two-term mayor Bruce Henley, with 58 per cent of the vote. Three of five council seats in West St. Paul, located adjacent to the north side of Winnipeg, are now held by women.

"It's all women! We're taking over!" Christian quipped in a telephone interview Thursday. "It's historic. We've never had more than one women on council in West St. Paul."

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Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

PHIL HOSSACK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Cheryl Christian, newly elected Mayor of West St Paul.

Changes coming for Portage and Main despite vote: city official

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Changes coming for Portage and Main despite vote: city official

Aldo Santin 3 minute read Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

Winnipeg's resounding “no” on the election plebiscite question about reopening Portage and Main to pedestrians has left the civic administration in a quandary on how to improve accessibility and appearances for both the at-grade crossing and underground concourse.

John Kiernan, the City of Winnipeg's director of planning, property and development, said changes are coming for the intersection, but what those changes are is still unknown.

“We still have to do something with Portage and Main,” Kiernan told reporters Thursday. “I think that was commonly acknowledged during the last several months.”

Officially, council’s last formal position on the intersection was to study how it can be upgraded, with the objective of removing the barriers. When council ordered the plebiscite at its meeting in July, that direction wasn’t reversed, but the administration did put the matter on hold pending the outcome of Wednesday's vote.

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Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

Portage and Main (John Woods / The Canadian Press)

Map: Poll-by-poll data shows dividing lines in mayoral race, Portage and Main vote

Graeme Bruce 1 minute read Preview

Map: Poll-by-poll data shows dividing lines in mayoral race, Portage and Main vote

Graeme Bruce 1 minute read Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

Re-elected Mayor Brian Bowman's support came from across the city, while Jenny Motkaluk won many polling areas in north Winnipeg, unofficial polling data released by the city shows.

Without surprise, support for opening Portage and Main to pedestrians mainly came from core areas -- and one polling area in Waverley West.

See how your neighbours voted below.

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Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

Winkler, Steinbach among communities to say no to pot

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Winkler, Steinbach among communities to say no to pot

Ben Waldman 2 minute read Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

ONE week after Canada officially legalized the use and sale of recreational cannabis, eight Manitoban communities voted on whether to allow the retail of the substance through an election day plebiscite.

In Winkler, voters fell squarely in opposition to retail cannabis, with 2,112 residents choosing “no” and 923 choosing “yes.”

“We said from the get-go that we wanted the people to make the decision, and they have done that now,” Mayor Martin Harder, who faced no opposition for re-election to a fourth term, said. “We will live by that decision, and life will carry on.”

Earlier in the day, Harder had expected the decision to be a close call.

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Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

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Packages of cannabis purchased on the first day that cannabis can be sold legally in Canada.

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Bits and bites: turnout, poll comparisons and voting machine performance

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Bits and bites: turnout, poll comparisons and voting machine performance

Ben Waldman 5 minute read Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

Voter turnout lowest since 2006About 42 per cent of eligible voters cast a ballot in Winnipeg’s civic election Wednesday.

Of 510,275 adults who could have voted, only 214,303 did. It’s the lowest percentage since the 2006 civic election, when 38.2 per cent of potential voters went to the polls, and the second lowest turnout in the last quarter century.

 

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Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

No problems were reported with Winnipeg's ballot tabulation machines. (Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press files)

A mix of old and new: Diverse new council to be dominated by veteran voices

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A mix of old and new: Diverse new council to be dominated by veteran voices

Carol Sanders 6 minute read Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

The orange glow of a full moon was low in the sky over the city as the ballots began to be counted that would determine the shape of the next city council.

But the so-called lunar effect that is part of urban legends appeared to have no sway on voters — at least those who bothered to show up at the polls on a day that was filled with sunshine and warming winds.

There was little in the way of surprises. The only real drama was in the wide-open race in Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry to replace the retiring Jenny Gerbasi and a neck-and-neck race for the newly-created St. Norbert-Seine River ward.

Brian Bowman easily won a return to the mayor’s office. His preference for Portage and Main reopening to pedestrians was soundly defeated, as the polls had long suggested. And the power of incumbency plus the acclamation of Janice Lukes means eight of the 15 seats on council will be filled by veterans.

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Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

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John Orlikow celebrates with supporters after being re-elected as city councillor in River Heights.

‘We did it again’: Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman wins second term

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‘We did it again’: Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman wins second term

Aldo Santin 5 minute read Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

Four more years.

Brian Bowman won his second term as Winnipeg’s mayor Wednesday night, pushing back a strong challenge from Jenny Motkaluk.

"Well we did it. We did it again. Winnipeg has decided to keep building for the future," Bowman told the crowd of enthusiastic supporters gathered at the downtown Metropolitan Theatre.

Bowman’s victory had been predicted by local political observers and polling data, which had him comfortably ahead of seven largely unknown challengers throughout the campaign.

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Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

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Mayor Brian Bowman and his wife Tracy and sons Austin, left, and Hayden celebrate a win in Winnipeg's election Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Bowman will serve another four years as Winnipeg mayor. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Winnipeggers vote resounding ‘no’ on reopening Portage and Main

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Winnipeggers vote resounding ‘no’ on reopening Portage and Main

Melissa Martin 5 minute read Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

It was one of the most divisive issues of the 2018 civic campaign, a public debate that was exhausting, bruising, stubborn.

Now, a key chapter in the Portage and Main saga is over. By a nearly 2-1 margin, Winnipeggers voted Wednesday against reopening the city's famous intersection to pedestrians. The final tally: 65 per cent "no" to 35 per cent "yes."

At Team Open's election-night party at Bailey's Lounge, news of the defeat was met with scattered jokes and tired, self-aware smiles. It is not the result advocates wanted — but it is the one they were prepared for, and expected.

"We knew it was a tough hill to climb," co-chairman Adam Dooley said. "Opinions were pretty entrenched. We did our best to try and move them, and tried to run a positive campaign. It's too bad we weren't able to persuade more people."

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Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

JOHN WOODS / The canadian Press
Pedestrians and traffic don't mix at Winnipeg's major and historic intersection of Portage and Main, and pedestrians cross the street by using an underground concourse. Winnipeggers are considering opening the intersection to pedestrians by voting in a plebiscite included on today's election ballot.

Election results: Winnipeg school trustees

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Election results: Winnipeg school trustees

3 minute read Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

Below you'll find live 2018 election results for school trustees in Winnipeg divisions. 

Please note that we can display results only for wards in which Winnipeg voters cast a ballot; outside of Winnipeg we do not have access to live results reporting.

School Trustee for Louis Riel Ward 1Louise JOHNSTON

32.33%

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Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

(Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press)

Election results: Winnipeg mayor, council and plebiscite

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Election results: Winnipeg mayor, council and plebiscite

2 minute read Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

Below you'll find all results for the ward, mayoral and plebiscite in the 2018 municipal election.

MayorBrian BOWMAN

53.30%

114,222 votesJenny MOTKALUK

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Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

(Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)

Polls closed, vote-counting begins

Aldo Santin 4 minute read Preview

Polls closed, vote-counting begins

Aldo Santin 4 minute read Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

The polls have closed on the 2018 Winnipeg mayoral election and now the candidates and the public wait for results.

Mayor Brian Bowman faced an aggressive challenge from unknown Jenny Motkaluk, who used every opportunity to raise her public profile while bashing Bowman and blaming him for everything that’s gone wrong in Winnipeg over the past four years: the meth crisis, violent crime, raw sewage discharges into the rivers.

“So far what Winnipeggers have seen from (Bowman’s) campaign is, frankly, somebody who’s out of ideas,” Motkaluk told reporters at a campaign event last week. “I don’t believe Brian Bowman has mounted a very serious campaign. I don’t think he’s shown Winnipeggers a vision forward.”

Bowman, meanwhile, didn’t take Motkaluk’s bait. He played a safe and low-key campaign, which for him didn’t get underway until mid-September. He made few promises and often pointed to the successes in his first term as an indicator of what to expect over the the next four years.

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Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

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Jenny Motkaluk votes with her husband, Trevor Sprague, and daughter, Emily, 9, at St. Mary's Academy Wednesday morning.

Everything you need to know before you vote

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Everything you need to know before you vote

Carol Sanders and Ryan Thorpe 10 minute read Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

The race to the polls began 5 1/2 months ago, when two challengers — Jenny Motkaluk and Doug Wilson — filed their papers on opening day to run for the job of mayor of Winnipeg.

By the time the nomination period closed Sept. 18, seven nominated candidates had stepped up to challenge incumbent Brian Bowman.

On Wednesday, Winnipeg voters will decide if Bowman returns for a second term, or if Motkaluk, the front-running challenger, can pull off an election-night upset: much like Bowman did in 2014.

If polling is any indication, Bowman should win.

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Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

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Advance voting signage at City Hall in Winnipeg on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.
Winnipeg Free Press 2018.

CBC-TV’s half-baked election decision

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CBC-TV’s half-baked election decision

Brad Oswald  5 minute read Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

Wednesday is election day in Winnipeg and across Manitoba, and candidates have made their final pitches to voters. It’s now up to the public to decide who will govern at the municipal level in this province. People will, no doubt, be very interested in the outcome of various races in hotly contested wards or the plebiscite on the future of the Portage and Main intersection.

Meanwhile, over on CBC Television, it’s Chocolate Week!

That’s right, Chocolate Week. On The Great Canadian Baking Show. At 8 p.m., when the polls close on election night.

As was the case Monday in Ontario, when results-seeking viewers who flipped over to CBC-TV’s primetime block in search of election coverage were greeted instead by three intriguing whodunits — Murdoch Mysteries, Frankie Drake Mysteries and The Mystery of the Disappearing Commitment to a Public-Broadcasting Mandate — TV-watchers in Manitoba looking for live primetime coverage of Winnipeg’s civic election will only find what they’re looking for on privately owned CTV Winnipeg, which will air a two-hour municipal election special from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

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The CBC building on Portage in Winnipeg on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018.
Winnipeg Free Press 2018.

Mayoral front-runners take parting shots

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Mayoral front-runners take parting shots

Aldo Santin 4 minute read Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

Mayoral candidates Brian Bowman and Jenny Motkaluk used part of the last day of the 2018 civic election campaign to lob criticism at each other.

While Bowman spent Tuesday on a hectic meet-and-greet schedule (accompanied by his wife, Tracy), Motkaluk was relaxing with her team in her St. James-area headquarters.

However, when questioned by reporters, each pulled their campaign knives out one last time.

“I like Brian Bowman. He’s a nice guy. I’ve never questioned his character. I have however questioned his leadership -- and that is why I’m here right now,” Motkaluk said, as she criticized the incumbent's political tactics at city hall, saying it focused his attention only on those councillors willing to support his initiatives and labelling anyone who questioned him an a threat to the public good.

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Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

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Candidate Jenny Motkaluk holds a campaign wrap-up press conference at her headquarters Tuesday afternoon.

Voters should look to local heroes

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Voters should look to local heroes

Peter Denton 5 minute read Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

When election time rolls around, I really do my best to avoid repeating the lines from Simon and Garfunkel’s Mrs. Robinson in my head:

“Laugh about it, shout about it/When you’ve got to choose/Every way you look at it, you lose...”

Politics of all kinds these days, not just the American variety, leave us wondering where the heroes have gone, why the leaders we have today seem so far removed from the ones we remember.

When people reminisce with fondness about the arrogant disdain Pierre Trudeau had for mere mortals, or hail Jean Chrétien as the “green” prime minister, or remember Stephen Harper for his humility, there is something seriously wrong with our political compass — and with our moral compass — as well as with our memory.

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Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

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William Nordhaus, one of the winners of 2018’s Nobel Prize in economics, was recognized for working climate change into long-term macroeconomic analysis.

Mayoral candidates bring little to North End table

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Mayoral candidates bring little to North End table

Niigaan Sinclair 5 minute read Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

The Bear Clan patrol found six grams of methamphetamine Friday night, in a garden in the North End.

“That kind of find is becoming commonplace,” Bear Clan co-founder James Favel told the CBC.

Leading walks four nights a week through Winnipeg’s inner city and North End neighbourhoods, the Bear Clan patrol is more than a bunch of “community watch” volunteers: it’s a youth mentorship program, public safety body, and educational institution, all at the same time.

This week, the Bear Clan opened up its first storefront on Selkirk Avenue, with plans to make residential spaces (with laundry facilities), spaces for workshops and resumé writing, and a safe and warm place for those who need it.

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Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

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Members of the Bear Clan Patrol found this bottle of 5.87 grams of methamphetamine in a community garden on Selkirk Avenue, last Friday night.

Publicly funded CBC to air murder mystery, pastry-making instead of election results

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Publicly funded CBC to air murder mystery, pastry-making instead of election results

Dylan Robertson 7 minute read Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

OTTAWA — When the polls closed across Ontario this evening after voters cast ballots for their mayors and councillors, CBC television airied Murdoch Mysteries — a prime-time whodunit in place of a who-won-it.

And when the polls close at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Manitoba, the national broadcaster will serve up a baking show to local voters who may otherwise hunger for election results.

This week, the public broadcaster is shunning its raison d'etre by putting most of its election-night coverage on Facebook and other online platforms, none of which are part of the Crown corporation’s mandate.

The CBC cited “commitments to our advertisers” in deciding which “competing priorities” shape its schedule. That’s part of a years-long trend that has the CBC putting out less original content over its airwaves, and reaching fewer regions in Canada.

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Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

Departing incumbents, ward changes open doors for more women, immigrants on council

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Departing incumbents, ward changes open doors for more women, immigrants on council

Carol Sanders 6 minute read Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

Winnipeggers are guaranteed to see at least five new faces on city council come election night, after four incumbents decided not to run again, along with the creation of new ward boundaries.

It won't be as big of a makeover as the 2014 municipal election, when a new mayor — Brian Bowman — and seven new councillors: Matt Allard, Shawn Dobson, Scott Gillingham, Marty Morantz, Cindy Gilroy, Jason Schreyer and Janice Lukes.

But there's a chance the 2018 vote may better reflect the makeup of the city, political analysts say.

In Point Douglas and Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry — wards long held by Mike Pagtakhan and Jenny Gerbasi, respectively — the outgoing councillors have backed their favoured replacements.

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Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

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The last meeting of the current council membership at City Hall in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018.

‘Winnipeg is in a crime tailspin,’ Diack supporter says

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‘Winnipeg is in a crime tailspin,’ Diack supporter says

Aldo Santin 2 minute read Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

A man whose step-son survived a vicious stabbing and beating in Central Park this summer is endorsing Tim Diack for mayor.

Mike Enns joined Diack at a noon-hour news conference Monday in the downtown Winnipeg park, steps away from the site of the attack, where he blamed incumbent Brian Bowman for a spike in violent crime in the past four years and urged Winnipeggers to vote for Diack for mayor.

“Our current mayor, Brian Bowman, has done very little to address the fact that Winnipeg is in a crime tailspin,” Enns said. “There is no way to sugarcoat it: under Brian Bowman, Winnipeg is rotting from the inside out.”

Enns’ 19-year-old step-son and his girlfriend were beaten and robbed just before 2 a.m. on Aug. 18. The teen suffered 20 stab wounds and was taken to hospital in critical condition, but later upgraded.

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Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

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Mayoral candidate Tim Diack

A campaign of hotly contested opinions

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A campaign of hotly contested opinions

Abigail Byle 3 minute read Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

Winnipeg had a brisk start to fall this year, but the cool weather and October snow didn’t slow down campaign efforts or the civic election on Oct. 24.

In addition to the mayoral election, which has been a hotly contested race between eight candidates, there is the referendum on opening Portage and Main, which seems to face widespread opposition throughout the city.

Candidates in St. Vital have been making the rounds to talk with residents and to get their signs out. In St. Vital, there are two candidates running for the St. Vital city council seat — Brian Mayes, the incumbent since 2011, and Baljeet Sharma.

Mayes and Sharma and their teams, have been braving the cold and going door to door, to talk to residents in person, hear their concerns, and hopefully to get their vote. There is more ground for candidates to cover this year, too, as the St. Vital ward was recently expanded to include Royalwood and Sage Creek.

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Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

Photo by Abigail Byle
Signs supporting various candidates have dotted lawns throughout St. Vital during the civic election campaign.

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