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Ross Eadie said he is running again as a city councillor for the Mynarski Ward to ensure continued improvement to the neighbourhoods that make up the ward.
Eadie was first elected for council in 2010 and is now running for a third term. He said he likes to work with community people and leaders to make things better such as resolving crime issues. Eadie grew up in the North End and said he is proud of Winnipeg. He got into politics to lobby for better things for people with disabilities and accessibility.
Eadie, 58, was first elected city councillor in 2010.
"I work with the community. The things I would be proud of accomplishments are things that the community worked together," he said.
Eadie played a role supporting the Merchant’s Corner on Selkirk Avenue, rallied for the North Point Douglas Women’s Centre, continued to run and serve the people of North Point Douglas, continued to support Sel Burrows and the Powerline, as well as residents’ associations.
Eadie commented he has some ideas that would help solve the crime issues in his ward.
"The police service has gotten better at providing services… but in the meantime, over this period of time we now have this meth crisis which has resulted in a lot of property crime. We can’t pay enough police officers to take care of everything," he said, adding he moved a motion in council so that every area could have a safety strategy.
"Why should only downtown have a safety strategy which has items in it that are funded?"
Other priorities include infrastructure renewal, which encompasses the existing bridges, regional roads and local roads, back lanes and sidewalks; reducing crime and crime prevention; recreational services; and better public transit.
Eadie said the city needs to support community centres better, provide funding for the North End Hockey Program and other sports programs, which according to him, can help prevent children from getting hooked on drugs or joining gangs.
Eadie is rallying for growth in North Winnipeg and said the city needs to build the Chief Peguis Trail Extension because it will save on impact growth fees.
"It’s about growth in this part of this city so people can afford to live in our area. We need our opportunity to grow here, and that opportunity to economically grow is the Chief Peguis Trail Extension."
To learn more about Eadie, go to rosseadie.ca
Community journalist — The Times
Ligia Braidotti was the community journalist for The Times until 2019.