All Sections

September 19, 2019

Winnipeg
16° C, Overcast

Full Forecast

Advertisement

Advertise With Us

Growth in Old Kildonan a natural progress

Councillor candidate wants to see lower taxes, better roads

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 9/10/2018 (344 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

A city councillor candidate for the Old Kildonan Ward said he has earned experience seeing the growth in other cities he’s lived in.

A city councillor candidate for the Old Kildonan Ward said he has earned experience seeing the growth in other cities he’s lived in.

Keep reading free:

Already have an account? Log in here »

Keep reading free:

Already have an account? Log in here »

Subscribers Log in below to continue reading,
not a subscriber? Create an account to start a 30 day free trial.

Log in Create your account

Your free trial has come to an end.

We hope you have enjoyed your trial! To continue reading, we recommend our Read Now Pay Later membership. Simply add a form of payment and pay only 27¢ per article.

For unlimited access to the best local, national, and international news and much more, try an All Access Digital subscription:

Thank you for supporting the journalism that our community needs!

Your free trial has come to an end.

We hope you have enjoyed your trial! To continue reading, we recommend our Read Now Pay Later membership. Simply add a form of payment and pay only 27¢ per article.

For unlimited access to the best local, national, and international news and much more, try an All Access Digital subscription:

Thank you for supporting the journalism that our community needs!

We hope you have enjoyed your free trial!

To continue reading, select a plan below:

All Access Digital

Introductory pricing*

99¢

per month

  • Unlimited online reading and commenting
  • Daily newspaper replica e-Edition
  • News Break - our award-winning iOS app
  • Exclusive perks & discounts
Continue

Read Now Pay Later

Pay

27¢

per article

  • Commitment-free
  • Cancel anytime
  • Only pay for what you read
  • Refunds available
Continue

*Introductory pricing schedule for 12 month: $0.99/month plus tax for first 3 months, $5.99/month for months 4 - 6, $10.99/month for months 7 - 9, $13.99/month for months 10 - 12. Standard All Access Digital rate of $16.99/month begins after first year.

We hope you have enjoyed your free trial!

To continue reading, select a plan below:

Read Now Pay Later

Pay

27¢

per article

  • Commitment-free
  • Cancel anytime
  • Only pay for what you read
  • Refunds available
Continue

All Access Digital

Introductory pricing*

99¢

per month

  • Unlimited online reading and commenting
  • Daily newspaper replica e-Edition
  • News Break - our award-winning iOS app
  • Exclusive perks & discounts
Continue

Mon to Sat Delivery

Pay

$34.36

per month

  • Includes all benefits of All Access Digital
  • 6-day delivery of our award-winning newspaper
Continue

*Introductory pricing schedule for 12 month: $0.99/month plus tax for first 3 months, $5.99/month for months 4 - 6, $10.99/month for months 7 - 9, $13.99/month for months 10 - 12. Standard All Access Digital rate of $16.99/month begins after first year.

We hope you have enjoyed your free trial!

To continue reading, select a plan below:

All Access Digital

Introductory pricing*

99¢

per month

  • Unlimited online reading and commenting
  • Daily newspaper replica e-Edition
  • News Break - our award-winning iOS app
  • Exclusive perks & discounts
Continue

Read Now Pay Later

Pay

27¢

per article

  • Commitment-free
  • Cancel anytime
  • Only pay for what you read
  • Refunds available
Continue

*Introductory pricing schedule for 12 month: $0.99/month plus tax for first 3 months, $5.99/month for months 4 - 6, $10.99/month for months 7 - 9, $13.99/month for months 10 - 12. Standard All Access Digital rate of $16.99/month begins after first year.

We hope you have enjoyed your free trial!

To continue reading, select a plan below:

Read Now Pay Later

Pay

27¢

per article

  • Commitment-free
  • Cancel anytime
  • Only pay for what you read
  • Refunds available
Continue

All Access Digital

Introductory pricing*

99¢

per month

  • Unlimited online reading and commenting
  • Daily newspaper replica e-Edition
  • News Break - our award-winning iOS app
  • Exclusive perks & discounts
Continue

*Introductory pricing schedule for 12 month: $0.99/month plus tax for first 3 months, $5.99/month for months 4 - 6, $10.99/month for months 7 - 9, $13.99/month for months 10 - 12. Standard All Access Digital rate of $16.99/month begins after first year.

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 9/10/2018 (344 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

 

A city councillor candidate for the Old Kildonan Ward said he has earned experience seeing the growth in other cities he’s lived in.

A city councillor candidate for the Old Kildonan Ward said he has earned experience seeing the growth in other cities he’s lived in.

Brad Gross is running for city councillor in the Old Kildonan Ward.

SUPPLIED PHOTO

Brad Gross is running for city councillor in the Old Kildonan Ward.

 

Brad Gross, 52, grew up in the Templeton-Sinclair neighbourhood before moving to St. Boniface after he finished high school. Since then, he’s lived in Ontario, Calgary, and Edmonton before coming back to Winnipeg to stay close to his kids.

Gross has worked in sales his entire life and has been in the real estate industry for over 20 years. He said a councillor needs to know how to listen to people and negotiate.

"I think it’s important to put somebody in city council that’s a good negotiator and makes sure that things are done properly for the residents and for the city," he continued. 

"I’ve experienced living in different cities and seeing how changes have been implemented, and growth has been implemented."

He listed some things that residents have identified as priorities and said he is not for opening the Portage and Main intersection.

"From the people that I’ve talked to when I went door-knocking, definitely road repairs, crime is creeping into the neighbourhood a little greater than it used to be and recreational parks and services could use an update or a facelift."

Also, he mentioned how North Dakota, across the border, has better roads than Winnipeg because they use better materials rather than just choosing what’s cheaper.

"Maybe the cost is a little higher but if it means that the cost is a little higher and they last longer, it makes sense to do it right the first time," he said. "We can’t open Portage and Main at this time when there are so many streets that need repair. Let’s just do the things that we need today and not the cosmetic things."

Old Kildonan is being affected by the fast growth happening in Winnipeg, Gross said. There are new developments and new businesses coming to the area, such as the Aurora at North Point developments and the Garden City Shopping Centre renovations.

"A lot of that growth is due to vacant land that’s been there for so many years. It’s a natural progress," Gross said.

With that, traffic has become more massive than before, and Gross said a solution would be leaving the lights on green for a little longer to get cars moving. As a way to increase traffic safety, he wants to end hidden red light cameras.

"They are meant to slow down speeders so that they are more aware of safety concerns. I would recommend bringing those to more visibility, so people aren’t being trapped or fooled."

Gross also mentioned the city needs to see its citizens as customers and do what is a priority for them to retain its residents.

"It’s important to treat our citizens as our customers because really, they are. That’s why so many people have decided to move out of the city, or communities outside for lower taxes. I think that’s one of the major reasons."

Ligia Braidotti

Ligia Braidotti
Community journalist — The Times

Ligia Braidotti is the community journalist for The Times. Email her at ligia.braidotti@canstarnews.com

Read full biography

Advertisement

Advertise With Us

You can comment on most stories on The Winnipeg Free Press website. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or digital subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

Have Your Say

Comments are open to The Winnipeg Free Press print or digital subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to The Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

By submitting your comment, you agree to abide by our Community Standards and Moderation Policy. These guidelines were revised effective February 27, 2019. Have a question about our comment forum? Check our frequently asked questions.

Advertisement

Advertise With Us