Ryan Palmquist

Ryan Palmquist

St. Vital community correspondent

Ryan Palmquist is a community correspondent for St. Vital.

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Glenwood compost project will soon wind up

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Glenwood compost project will soon wind up

Ryan Palmquist 3 minute read Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2022

The sun is setting on Glenwood Community Compost project, but a new day of waste diversion and responsible climate action beckons.

Six years ago, as a new resident of the Glenwood neighbourhood, on Guay Avenue, I started a project called St. Vital Community Compost. Its genesis of the project was the political failure in 2015 of a proposed curbside organics pickup program in the City of Winnipeg. We remain the last major Canadian city without a program to divert organic waste from landfills to a central composting facility.

Why is this important? When organic material gets buried in a traditional landfill, it undergoes a process called ‘anaerobic decomposition’; in short: it gets no oxygen. Since it can’t breathe, different bacteria break it down than those found in the open air or in a properly managed compost pile. This releases methane, which is not only a big part of what makes landfills stink, but is also a greenhouse gas that is 10 times or more powerful as carbon dioxide.

Climate change was top of mind for many back in 2015 but the issue has never been more urgent as it is today. With extreme weather increasingly becoming the norm at home and around the globe, the threat to our future grow.

Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2022

The Glenwood Community Compost project will be available for users until the end of 2022.

Community centres offer dogs room to run

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Community centres offer dogs room to run

Ryan Palmquist 2 minute read Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021

Both Windsor Community Centre and Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre have converted one of their outdoor hockey rinks into off-leash areas for neighbourhood dogs.

South Winnipeg is home to the wonderful Maple Grove Dog Park along the south Perimeter Highway, which has been a popular destination for dog owners for many years. However, Winnipeg, St. Vital included, is very low on neighbourhood-based dog parks within communities.

Ironically, to take one’s dog for an off-leash walk most of us have to get in our cars and drive quite a distance. That problem is worse for those dog lovers who don’t own vehicles.

Many seniors, apartment residents, and others who rely on public transit and active transportation to get around have no legal or practical means of letting their dogs out for a run.  It may not seem intuitive, but in a neighbourhood with so many dog owners, having neighbourhood dog parks would reduce many car trips, cutting down on traffic and greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.

Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021

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Correspondent Ryan Palmquist and his family enjoyed a recent visit to the temporary off-leash dog park in one of the unused hockey pens at Windsor Community Centre.

Fermor tunnel an active transport thoroughfare

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Fermor tunnel an active transport thoroughfare

Ryan Palmquist 3 minute read Monday, May. 31, 2021

The new active transportation tunnel under Fermor Avenue is transforming the character of Niakwa Road and the movements of North St. Vital residents.

Since opening in 2019, the much-celebrated tunnel beneath Fermor at the foot of Des Meurons Street has had a big impact on its surroundings.

The intersection of its pathway with the existing east-west Niakwa Trail has created a meeting place of sorts, where plenty of smiles, waves and hellos are exchanged between walkers and cyclists crossing in one of four directions, and it is becoming busier every week amid the exploding popularity of cycling amid our third COVID-19 provincial lockdown.

Perhaps nowhere has the impact been more obvious than on Niakwa Road. The semi-paved road, once a sleepy access street for a dozen or so large-lot homes and the Niakwa Country Club, has become a buzzing corridor for young and old alike on foot and bicycle, as an alternative route to the similarly growing usership of the trail on the north side of Fermor.

Monday, May. 31, 2021

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Foot and bicycle traffic on Niakwa Road has increased since the tunnel under Fermor Avenue was completed in 2019.

Service Canada closure prompts questions

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Service Canada closure prompts questions

Ryan Palmquist 2 minute read Thursday, Apr. 29, 2021

The bilingual Service Canada location on St. Mary’s Road has closed its doors, Radio-Canada reported on April 16. The service has moved to an office on Taylor Avenue in River Heights. The move was announced by Service Canada in an ad in the St Boniface-based French weekly newspaper, La Liberté.

The closure follows the 2014 closure of the bilingual service Canada location in St. Boniface on Des Meurons Street. which relocated downtown.

This leaves the ‘Riel district’ of St. Boniface, St. Vital and St. Norbert with bilingual service now available only at the tri-governmental service centre on Goulet Street in the Accès–Access Saint-Boniface building.

When the St. Boniface location was moved in 2014, the change was defended on the grounds that the French-speaking populations most in need of its in-person assistance increasingly live in downtown, Fort Rouge, and other core neighbourhoods west of the Red River, due to the shortage of low-income and affordable housing in St Boniface, especially for new Canadian francophones.

Thursday, Apr. 29, 2021

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The bilingual Service Canada location on St. Mary’s Road has closed its doors.

Stay in the local loop online

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Stay in the local loop online

Ryan Palmquist 2 minute read Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2021

With the pandemic well over the year mark, we’ve all made big changes to how we connect and interact with one another.

Whether we’re having Zoom calls on a Saturday night with family, bonfires with neighbours or calling old friends we haven’t spoken to in years, there have been many ways we’ve adapted to on/off lockdowns and isolation.

Social media has figured large in many of our lives as well. The year has seen the rise of new opportunities to connect with neighbours, even as community clubs, sports leagues, and other events that bring  us together community have been shut down.

Check out some of the new or growing community based social media platforms to help you keep in touch with St Vital in the coming weeks and months while you await your vaccine:

Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2021

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Social media has become an even-more popular way of interacting with people in your communities.

Local strip mall is a neighbourhood hub

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Local strip mall is a neighbourhood hub

Ryan Palmquist 2 minute read Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2021

The unassuming strip mall called St. Mary’s Place at the corner of St. Mary’s Road and Bronstone Boulevard is home to five storefronts and has, over time, evolved into one of St. Vital’s most dynamic commercial spots.

In 2019, it saw the arrival of SWISH barbershop, owned and operated by Reagan Tran, whose company website bills him as “a multi-award-winning barber sponsored by Babyliss Pro, entrepreneur,  sneaker head, and founder. He has travelled across Canada educating many industry professionals. Graduating from MITT College, he has used the knowledge he has learnt from his 6+ years educating others in-person and on his youtube channel which garners 1M+ views.”

Neighbours and residents in the strip say the barbershop sees a steady stream of “really cool-looking” customers.

Next is Matrix Mobile, a cell phone and electronics repair shop, followed by Quality Pizza, a mainstay St. Vital business for many years that Is my personal favoUrite.

Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2021

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St. Mary’s Place is home to five very different storefronts.

New cannabis shop aims to offer craft products

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New cannabis shop aims to offer craft products

Ryan Palmquist 2 minute read Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021

Atomic Flower Cannabis opened its doors in Old St. Vital on Jan. 10.

Business partners Joel Lafond, Gabriel Fortin-Barbier and Peter Sloupski opened their store at the corner of St Mary’s Road and Kingswood Avenue as part of the further opening up of retail cannabis licenses by the in 2020.

They says there has been a learning curve to actually setting up shop.

“We are part-time smokers but it was mind-boggling, the amount of products that actually exist. (There were) over 800 products to choose from,” Lafond said.

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021

Atomic Flower Cannabis opened its doors in Old St. Vital on Jan. 10.

Business partners Joel Lafond, Gabriel Fortin-Barbier and Peter Sloupski opened their store at the corner of St Mary’s Road and Kingswood Avenue as part of the further opening up of retail cannabis licenses by the in 2020.

They says there has been a learning curve to actually setting up shop.

“We are part-time smokers but it was mind-boggling, the amount of products that actually exist. (There were) over 800 products to choose from,” Lafond said.

School liaison says farewell to working life

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School liaison says farewell to working life

Ryan Palmquist 3 minute read Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021

The upcoming retirement of Paulette Côté is an opportunity for readers of The Lance to learn about the work of this remarkable woman in the community.

Paulette has been the community liaison at École Varennes since the position was created. Her work there has defined the role in many ways for those who will follow her.

From a professional background in mental health at St. Boniface Hospital, Paulette brought a ‘systems approach’ to shaping this new role.

“You start with your base (school, students) work outward (families) then finally to the larger community,” she said.

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021

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Paulette Côté is pictured on a trip to the Mayan Riviera in Mexico, where she personally exchanged books, cultural artifacts and letters as part of the twinning of Grade 3 students at École Varennes and those at Puerto Aventuras.

2020 — the year of walking and kindness

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2020 — the year of walking and kindness

Ryan Palmquist 3 minute read Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020

2020 and (hopefully just) the winter of 2021 will be remembered as the year of walking.

Walking because that’s all there was to do, for the most part.

In March, April and May the city expanded its Open Street program, which meant Lyndale Drive and Egerton Road in southeast Winnipeg were preserved as pleasant walkable and bikeable streets every single day until Labour Day.

That was nice. Fingers crossed it comes back in the spring.

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020

2020 and (hopefully just) the winter of 2021 will be remembered as the year of walking.

Walking because that’s all there was to do, for the most part.

In March, April and May the city expanded its Open Street program, which meant Lyndale Drive and Egerton Road in southeast Winnipeg were preserved as pleasant walkable and bikeable streets every single day until Labour Day.

That was nice. Fingers crossed it comes back in the spring.

Elm Park intersection rehabilitated

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Elm Park intersection rehabilitated

Ryan Palmquist 2 minute read Monday, Nov. 16, 2020

The rehabilitation of the intersection of Rosewarne Avenue and Kingston Row in the Elm Park neighbourhood is now complete.

The previous V-shaped intersection, where Kingston Row split into two, one-way streets, has been redesigned. I believe we can learn a lot about how ‘traffic calming’ works on our residential streets from this experience, and use this as an example of how to slow vehicle speeds through design rather than enforcement.

Historically, the intersection featured a wide street with a gentle curve that sloped into Rosewarne from Kingston Row. At some point, the wide intersection was narrowed with concrete bollards, which helped to properly define the lane. Narrower traffic lanes are one of the most common and widely accepted methods of slowing down vehicles.

The recently completed road rehabilitation has created a strict 90-degree-angle intersection where Kingston Row meets Rosewarne with a stop sign. It has also ended parking a short distance from the intersection, creating a single-vehicle-width lane.

Monday, Nov. 16, 2020

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The intersection at which Rosewarne Avenue meets Kingston Row has been turned into a 90-degree-angle corner controlled by a stop sign.

‘Bonne fête’ to Brasserie La Shoppe Brewery

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‘Bonne fête’ to Brasserie La Shoppe Brewery

Ryan Palmquist 2 minute read Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020

This month marks the first anniversary of Brasserie La Shoppe Brewery, a new craft brewery launched by Glenwood resident Marcel Dupas.

Produced in partnership with Torque Breweries, another popular Manitoba craft beer maker, La Shoppe sells Caddy pale ale, a delicious brew that your correspondent has bought and enjoyed more than once from the Riverside Inn vendor, where it can be found along with most places that sell local craft beer in Winnipeg.

Marcel’s craft beer journey began six years ago when his wife bought him a simple, one-gallon all-grain kit.

He began making recipes and learning from others in the craft beer community, including at the Brew Bombers club where he met new friends at brew parties where craft brewers met to share and taste their wares.

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020

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Marcel Dupas is celebrating the first anniversary of the launch of his own craft brewery, Brasserie La Shoppe Brewery.

Handyside block party proves a big hit

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Handyside block party proves a big hit

Ryan Palmquist 3 minute read Monday, Sep. 14, 2020

On Sat., Sept. 5, the Handyside Avenue block party was reborn after a decade-plus hiatus.

Community members Meghan (my wife), Tara, Suzanne, Karen and Doug put together the petition, collected the application fee and arranged to close the street to cars for the day in order that young and old alike could come out their front doors and take part in a community event.

An afternoon of family friendly games and events began with a street art and chalk contest, and concluded with an amazing porch concert by Sierra Noble, who livened up the day on what may have been the last day of truly nice summer weather of 2020.

The party was planned through the City of Winnipeg’s block party template. Residents who want to organize one collect signatures from their block (over 50 per cent support is required), pay a $250 fee, make a deposit for the barricades and get started.

Monday, Sep. 14, 2020

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Friends and neighbours came together to enjoy a block party on Sept. 5 on Handyside Avenue in St. Vital.

Strive to keep active even after the pandemic

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Strive to keep active even after the pandemic

Ryan Palmquist 3 minute read Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020

As we wind down towards the end of a summer like none other, I wanted to look back with the hope that our community might apply some hard-earned lessons from recent months as we head into our first autumn of COVID-19.

In March, dealing with an essentially unknown virus, scientific experts, governments and health agencies did the best they could with the information available to craft responses and recommend what actions were needed to keep safe.

Some months on, some reliable observations have been made about how and where the virus is transmitted, and air flow seems to be key. The virus is less likely to be transmitted outdoors than in the stale, recycled air and poor circulation of many indoor environments.

Manitoba’s own guidelines make it clear that much larger gatherings are permitted outdoors (100) than indoors (50).

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020

As we wind down towards the end of a summer like none other, I wanted to look back with the hope that our community might apply some hard-earned lessons from recent months as we head into our first autumn of COVID-19.

In March, dealing with an essentially unknown virus, scientific experts, governments and health agencies did the best they could with the information available to craft responses and recommend what actions were needed to keep safe.

Some months on, some reliable observations have been made about how and where the virus is transmitted, and air flow seems to be key. The virus is less likely to be transmitted outdoors than in the stale, recycled air and poor circulation of many indoor environments.

Manitoba’s own guidelines make it clear that much larger gatherings are permitted outdoors (100) than indoors (50).

Goal of an off-leash dog park remains in sight

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Goal of an off-leash dog park remains in sight

Ryan Palmquist 2 minute read Monday, Jun. 22, 2020

The Friends of King George V Dog Park continue to work toward the vision of an off leash area at the southernmost end of Des Meurons Street.

Our association conducted a successful fundraiser, partnering with Windsor Park- based small business Planet Pup, a baker of artisanal dog treats. Between dozens of orders and a profit-sharing agreement with the bakery, the committee made $286 in profit. Our attention is now turning to our next fundraising initiative.

To that end, the association is putting out a call for new volunteers and board members to supplement those who signed up at the founding meeting a little less than a year ago.

The board wishes to thank Rene Bisson for his tireless work and vision in pursuing the idea. Rene has stepped away from the group following a move, but everyone in the area knows this idea would be nowhere without him.

Monday, Jun. 22, 2020

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The Friends of King George V Dog Park aim to continue their campaign to have a portion of King George V Park designated an off-leash dog park.

Active transportation routes are a big hit

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Active transportation routes are a big hit

Ryan Palmquist 3 minute read Tuesday, May. 26, 2020

On May 4, the City of Winnipeg opened St. Vital’s Egerton Road as a Sunday/holiday style active transportation route, seven days a week for the duration of the month.

In this arrangement, non-emergency vehicle traffic is restricted to one block, and encouraged to enter and exit the street at the nearest available intersection.

It is one of nine such routes opened up in Winnipeg during the pandemic shutdown —  the city’s four permanent summer active transportation routes (Lyndale Drive, Scotia Street, Wellington Crescent, Wolseley Avenue) plus five new (Egerton, Kildonan Drive, Assiniboine Avenue, Kilkenny/King’s Drive, Churchill Drive).

The concept was first pitched by Egerton resident Christian Robin, whom I interviewed for an article published in September 2017.

Tuesday, May. 26, 2020

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The temporary active transportation route along Egerton Road in St. Vital has been welcomed by area residents.

How Pokémon Go reflects our community

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How Pokémon Go reflects our community

Ryan Palmquist 3 minute read Monday, Apr. 27, 2020

My wife Meghan recently started playing Pokémon Go.

As a millennial in my early 30s, I am obviously familiar with the Pokémon universe from my childhood, but I mostly allowed the 2016 summer of Pokémon Go to pass me by. No longer, however, as our family has joined the estimated six million active users worldwide.

For those who don’t know, Pokémon Go   is an “augmented reality” game, in which players use their phone to catch Pokémon (pocket monsters) while walking through real world physical space. Real destinations exist in the game as Pokestops where you get useful items, and “Gyms” where your Pokémon can battle other players.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing which has kept us away from friends and extended family, walks with the kids and our dog around our Old St. Vital neighbourhood and other Winnipeg areas have been the extent of our outdoor activity.

Monday, Apr. 27, 2020

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Our dog Kleo with an “Absol” (a Pokémon) lovingly hatched while getting our steps in on Handyside Avenue.

Strange days indeed in St. Vital

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Strange days indeed in St. Vital

Ryan Palmquist 3 minute read Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020

Every community event is cancelled. Most neighbours are hidden from view. We have a group chat with some people on our street chat it’s buzzing like crazy. Mostly jokes about isolation but often checking in, asking if we need anything. It’s nice.

Our neighbours started a window art schedule for neighbourhood kids taking a walk. Flowers on the first day, rainbows two days later, and so on. It was inspired by some St. Patrick’s Day cloverleafs we saw when walking the dog in Sage Creek.

My wife — a teacher at École Varennes — is making YouTube science lessons in French for kids home from school.

Pretty much every business is closed. Except Superstore of course. The atmosphere inside the store is tense, quiet. There’s a short lineup outside. People go about their business, fast and efficiently. It’s a well-organized operation. Lines are taped to the floor. Staff direct traffic. I see the familiar faces, employees I used to see nearly every day. I hope they’re OK.

Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020

Every community event is cancelled. Most neighbours are hidden from view. We have a group chat with some people on our street chat it’s buzzing like crazy. Mostly jokes about isolation but often checking in, asking if we need anything. It’s nice.

Our neighbours started a window art schedule for neighbourhood kids taking a walk. Flowers on the first day, rainbows two days later, and so on. It was inspired by some St. Patrick’s Day cloverleafs we saw when walking the dog in Sage Creek.

My wife — a teacher at École Varennes — is making YouTube science lessons in French for kids home from school.

Pretty much every business is closed. Except Superstore of course. The atmosphere inside the store is tense, quiet. There’s a short lineup outside. People go about their business, fast and efficiently. It’s a well-organized operation. Lines are taped to the floor. Staff direct traffic. I see the familiar faces, employees I used to see nearly every day. I hope they’re OK.

Thinking about French language in community

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Thinking about French language in community

Ryan Palmquist 3 minute read Monday, Mar. 2, 2020

Festival de Voyageur concluded on Feb. 23, and with it, another opportunity to celebrate and embrace the history and culture of the francophone community in Manitoba.

Though I myself am not a fluent French speaker, my wife Meghan is a native speaker, and both our two boys are growing up fully bilingual, with the oldest — my step son Felix — preparing to begin kindergarten in la DSFM this fall.

Situated in Whittier Park in the heart of St. Boniface, the connection to that community is deep and obvious. However, over a caribou or four last weekend, I found myself reflecting on the French language in my St. Vital community, both historically, today, and into the future.

I’ll begin in one of my favourite places; the census! In a previous article I wrote about the City of Winnipeg neighbourhood census profiles, which tell interesting stories about who exactly it is we are, broken down into basically every neighbourhood piece of St. Vital (and all of Winnipeg).

Monday, Mar. 2, 2020

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Ryan Palmquist and family recently took in Festival du Voyageur, which got him thinking about the prominence of the French language in his community.

King George V dog park group raising funds

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King George V dog park group raising funds

Ryan Palmquist 2 minute read Monday, Feb. 3, 2020

The latest chapter in the long running saga of the proposed King George V off-leash dog park has opened.

As readers may know, your author was elected co-chair of the newly formed Friends of King George V Off-Leash Dog Park group in late 2019.

A board of community members was also elected and in late January the group — with the support and skills of board member Jennifer Young, in particular — launched a fundraising campaign which will run until late February.

The group seeks to establish an off-leash dog park in the back corner of the large semi-wooded park area to the rear of Superstore, at the foot of Des Meurons Street. The project was first conceived of by area resident Rene Bisson (now the other co-chair of the group) and, last year, was successful in obtaining over 80 per cent support via petition of residents within 150 metres of the park, as per the City of Winnipeg’s dog park master plan requirements.

Monday, Feb. 3, 2020

The latest chapter in the long running saga of the proposed King George V off-leash dog park has opened.

As readers may know, your author was elected co-chair of the newly formed Friends of King George V Off-Leash Dog Park group in late 2019.

A board of community members was also elected and in late January the group — with the support and skills of board member Jennifer Young, in particular — launched a fundraising campaign which will run until late February.

The group seeks to establish an off-leash dog park in the back corner of the large semi-wooded park area to the rear of Superstore, at the foot of Des Meurons Street. The project was first conceived of by area resident Rene Bisson (now the other co-chair of the group) and, last year, was successful in obtaining over 80 per cent support via petition of residents within 150 metres of the park, as per the City of Winnipeg’s dog park master plan requirements.

Talking to locals about infill housing

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Talking to locals about infill housing

Ryan Palmquist 3 minute read Monday, Jan. 6, 2020

In the ongoing debate about the pros and cons of infill in Old St. Vital, we’ve heard many voices on different sides of the issue.

Politicians, developers, longtime residents, urban planners and activists. One voice conspicuously missing however, are the opinions of the people who actually have bought and live in these new homes.

I sat down with Glenwood residents Adam and Ava, who bought an infill house three years ago.

“We moved into one of the first infill houses on the street. We had been looking in different areas, like Fort Rouge after a few years in a Corydon apartment.”

Monday, Jan. 6, 2020

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Glenwood residents Ava and Adam recently bought an infill home in the area.

Poor planning keeps pedestrians away

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Poor planning keeps pedestrians away

Ryan Palmquist 3 minute read Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019

In St. Vital, there is a big box commercial zone containing four stores, a restaurant and a veterinarian’s office — a Sobeys, a Home Depot, a Michaels, a PartSource, a Boston Pizza and WinRose Animal Hospital.

These businesses are accessible mostly by car, with limited access points via St. Annes Road. A traffic light on St. Anne’s accommodates the large volume of vehicle traffic which enters their private road and parking lot and yield lanes to and from Bishop Grandin Boulevard.

While the entire area is hostile to pedestrians and those visiting on foot, there are two aspects to this which are particularly egregious.

Behnke Road is a short stub, dead-end street, running south off Beliveau Road. It leads directly to a concrete wall that separates the Beliveau area from the Home Depot parking lot (and the rest of the commercial area).

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019

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The concrete wall separating Behnke Road from the big box development at St. Anne's Road and Bishop Grandin Boulevard is a barrier to pedestrian traffic from the Beliveau neighbourhood.

Is an off-leash dog park on its way?

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Is an off-leash dog park on its way?

Ryan Palmquist 2 minute read Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019

On Nov. 3, supporters of a King George V Park off-Leash dog park formally founded an advocacy and stewardship group. (Advocacy for now, stewardship if and/or when we are successful.)

Your correspondent was elected co-chair, along with Rene Bisson, the champion of the project for the last five years.

With about 20 people in attendance, a board was elected and resolutions in favour of various features and amenities adopted.

For some background — a group of St. Vital residents have been advocating for the creation of an off -leash dog park in the park located at the south end of Des Meurons Street.

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019

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The first meeting of a King George V Park off-leash dog park advocacy and stewardship group attracted about 20 people on Nov. 3.

The miracle of St. Vital’s Birth Centre

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The miracle of St. Vital’s Birth Centre

Ryan Palmquist 3 minute read Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019

On Sat., Sept. 21, at 10:18 p.m., my wife, Meghan Waters, gave birth to our second child, Léon Lorne Palmquist.

This article is to express our gratitude to the many friends, family, neighbours and staff of the birthing centre who made the experience of growing our family in Old St. Vital such a good one.

Our midwife had told us that walking — lots of walking — might help induce Meghan’s labour, so our final day together before he was born was spent out and about on foot. From a garage concert at Cafe Postal on Provencher, we walked to the Forks Commons to get a snack for Meghan and a beer for me.

We walked to the bus stop at Main Street and Broadway where, one minute before the No. 14 showed up, Meghan’s water broke. So we hopped on the bus and headed directly to the Birth Centre at the junction of St. Anne’s and St. Marys roads to meet with Meghan’s midwife.

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019

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Community correspondent Ryan Palmquist and Meghan Waters were thrilled that their son, Léon, was born at the Birth Centre in the heart of Old St. Vital.

Census profiles make fascinating reading

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Census profiles make fascinating reading

Ryan Palmquist 2 minute read Tuesday, Sep. 3, 2019

The City of Winnipeg’s neighbourhood census profiles are out and ready for your analysis.

I believe that they are an invaluable tool for knowing our communities, and provide essential information to those trying to serve them and make them better places.

Some context; every four years Statistics Canada conducts a Canada-wide census. The City of Winnipeg purchased 2016 Statistics Canada census data and used it to produce “neighbourhood profiles” which take a deep dive into each significant Winnipeg neighbourhood.

The current set of data is from 2016, when the last census was taken.

Tuesday, Sep. 3, 2019

The City of Winnipeg’s neighbourhood census profiles are out and ready for your analysis.

I believe that they are an invaluable tool for knowing our communities, and provide essential information to those trying to serve them and make them better places.

Some context; every four years Statistics Canada conducts a Canada-wide census. The City of Winnipeg purchased 2016 Statistics Canada census data and used it to produce “neighbourhood profiles” which take a deep dive into each significant Winnipeg neighbourhood.

The current set of data is from 2016, when the last census was taken.