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Churchill hoping to transport his skills

Transport engineer in the running in St. Norbert-Seine River

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Glenn Churchill is pledging to bring his expertise to City Hall on behalf of the residents of the St. Norbert-Seine River ward.

As a transportation engineer, infrastructure and transportation issues in the city are sharply in Churchill’s focus when he’s talking about his priorities for the ward.

Glenn Churchill is one of five candidates running in the St. Norbert-Seine River ward in the Oct. 24 civic election.


Glenn Churchill is one of five candidates running in the St. Norbert-Seine River ward in the Oct. 24 civic election.

"With my background as an engineer, having someone on council who understands infrastructure projects on both a local and citywide level would be invaluable," said Churchill, 50, who has four children with his wife, Barbara.

Churchill said issues such as road construction, the condition of roads, active transportation elements including bike paths and bike lanes are all on his radar.

"A big one is the South Perimeter Highway project, which will cut through the middle of the ward," he said, noting his knowledge and skills will help council "improve its due diligence on major projects, and spend our tax dollars wisely."

A former board member of Dakota Community Centre and St. Vital Minor Hockey Association, and a founding member of the River Park South Community Association, Churchill grew up in Fort Richmond and is a longtime resident of River Park South, so he has a lifelong connection to what is now the St. Norbert-Seine River ward.

"I grew up in Fort Richmond, and I went to Fort Richmond Collegiate, so I have ties to all areas of the ward, which is a diverse one," Churchill said.

"In certain areas, there is a lack of transit services, especially in the evenings and on weekends and in the middle of the day."

Churchill said there is a transit master plan that has been commissioned, which will address different aspects of transit services across the city and take around a year to complete.

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Ward Councillor for St. Norbert - Seine River


34.49%5,391 votes


30.88%4,827 votes


34.63%5,414 votes

Glenn CHURCHILL: 24.53% - 3835 votes
Nikolas JOYAL: 6.21% - 971 votes
Chris DAVIS: 3.89% - 608 votes

Last Updated: 9:25 PM 24/10/2018)
Eligible Voters: 34442 | Total Ballots Cast: 16226 | Turnout: 47.11%| Tabulators: 48/48

St. Norbert

St. Norbert-Seine River replaces the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward, which was partially absorbed into the newly created Waverley West ward.

The race is wide open since incumbent Janice Lukes was acclaimed in Waverley West.

The five candidates vying for the seat are all political newcomers – Nancy Cooke, a former occupational therapist who is currently a managing partner in her husband’s dental practice, courier driver Chris Davis, public servant Markus Chambers, engineer Glenn Churchill and University of Manitoba political studies student Nikolas Joyal.

The redrawn ward now includes the St. Vital ward neighbhourhoods of Dakota Crossing and St. Vital Perimeter South.

The Free Press invited all council and mayoral candidates to fill out a questionnaire about themselves, their platforms and what they hope to achieve in office. Read their responses below.


Nikolas Joyal

I have been a resident of the St Norbert-Seine River my entire life. I went to school in the Louis Riel School Division and graduated from Collège Jeanne-Sauvé. For the past 11 years my Dad and I have made annual trips to Minneapolis to cheer on the Minnesota Vikings, and I am an avid (but not very good) participant in my fantasy football league.

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Chris Davis

I was born and raised in Winnipeg. I spent the majority of my life in Transcona, but I have been a St. Norbert resident for the past 16 years.

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Nancy Cooke

Nancy has crafted a strong connection to south Winnipeg and the St. Norbert-Seine River community over the last 20 years. She wants to use her love for the area and the skills she’s built working in professional public and private sector environments to bring growth, vitality, and vibrancy in the role of your city councillor.

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Markus Chambers

Markus is a 25 year resident of River Park South where he and his wife raised their two sons. Markus has spent countless hours volunteering his time coaching sports and connecting with kids and families or sitting on a variety of boards where he has gained valuable experience and developed extensive networks. Professionally, Markus has been employed with the province of Manitoba for 29 years and currently manages the Employer Engagement Program which assist small, medium and large business to recruit skills of internationally trained workers to bring their talents to the province to assist in business growth. Markus has developed extensive interpersonal and communication skills and can effectively assert the interests of the St Norbert - Seine River ward at City Hall.

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Glenn Churchill

I grew up in Fort Richmond and am a long time River Park South resident. I'm a Professional Engineer who has a unique understanding of infrastructure and transportation issues in our City. I'm committed to our community, and have given many years of volunteer time to youth recreation. I'm not a politician, but a neighbour who cares about our city. I want to bring my knowledge and skills to help City Council improve its due diligence on major projects, and to spend our tax dollars wisely.

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