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This article was published 23/9/2019 (327 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Bravo to a spectacular summer of warm beautiful weather, fun with friends and a whole lot of festivals!
I hope everyone had time to enjoy our sunny Manitoba summer and celebrate the wonderful city, province and country we live in. Committee meetings have started up again at City Hall and like always, a lot is happening! There are two special events I would like to invite residents to.
On Wed., Oct. 2, please join the Winnipeg Police Service, myself and Coun. Markus Chambers for a crime prevention discussion. The Winnipeg Police Service will be providing an update on recent crime activities in south Winnipeg, and will be available to answer questions. The event will be held at the St. Norbert Community Centre (3450 Pembina Hwy.) and starts at 7 p.m. sharp. South Winnipeg has one of the lowest crime rates in Winnipeg, but we still experience crime and this session will ensure you are aware of the many ways to protect and report if need be. Residents from south Winnipeg are invited to attend.
I’m also holding a community conversation the following week on Wed., Oct. 9, on speed, traffic calming and road safety. A representative from the Winnipeg Police Service, Manitoba Public Insurance, Winnipeg Transportation Division and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service will be in attendance. Each representative will provide an update to residents on what they are doing to reduce speeding and to improve road safety. There will be an open mic for residents to also ask questions.
Just this summer, we’ve seen many crashes due to speed in the neighbourhoods of Bridgwater and surrounding neighbourhoods. Powerful cars, Audis, BMWs, and Mercedes to name a few, have crashed into hydro poles, flipped over and landed on front lawns, and crashed into parked vehicles.
It’s very concerning to everyone driving on the roads. For the past three years I’ve been advocating to have a Winnipeg Road Safety Strategy developed to improve road safety. This spring, funding was approved and the public service is now working on a strategy. The Speed, Traffic Calming and Road Safety event will be very informative and a start to many more community conversations I look forward to having. I encourage you to attend.
I’d like to congratulate the three Members of the Legislative Assembly whose boundaries overlap the City’s Waverley West ward and who I will be working with for the coming years: Sarah Guillemard, Jon Reyes and Mark Wasyliw. I’d also like to congratulate all candidates who put their names on the ballot. I know it takes courage and conviction to put your name forward, but also know our society is better because of your efforts. Thank you!
Please visit my website at www.janicelukes.ca to learn more about what’s going on in the community and at City Hall. I’ve posted updates on the new schools, the new community centre, an incredible report on the high collision intersections on Kenaston Boulevard and much more information directly related to our neighbourhoods. And of course — dates and locations of many upcoming celebrations and cultural events. Folklorama never ends in south Winnipeg! Enjoy the passing of summer and the colours of fall.
Waverley West City Councillor Ward Report
Janice Lukes is the city councillor for Waverley West.
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