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This article was published 12/11/2021 (324 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

As we approach the end of the year, the magic of the holiday season begins. We see the magic in the little things — the colourful lights, the holiday displays, and even in the snow that covers our city. 
Many of us cannot picture the holiday season without snow and the City of Winnipeg’s snow clearing operations allow for the city to keep moving. 
The public works department will have daily operations updates on its website (www.winnipeg.ca/publicworks/snow) throughout the winter and from here you can track where snow removal and sanding is taking place. You are also able to find out which zone you belong to when it comes to the residential parking ban.
Snow clearing occurs in what the city refers to as the priority system. 
• Priority I streets include all regional streets, such as Regent Avenue West, Plessis Road, Dugald Road, Ravenhurst Street to Pandora Avenue East, Pandora Avenue East to Day Street, Grassie Boulevard, and Lagimodière Boulevard;
• Priority II streets include non-regional bus routes and collector streets based on traffic counts, although some streets in industrial areas are exceptions to the traffic count standard;
• Priority III streets include residential and/or little-used industrial streets. For accessibility and refuse collection, back lanes are usually given an accelerated priority.
The end of the calendar year also marks the annual budget process for the City of Winnipeg. 
A few weeks back, I held some community budget consultations at various Transcona parks to ask what residents would like to see included in the 2022 budget. 
Overall, the No. 1 budget priority for Transcona residents is more investment in active transportation paths — specifically, to finish the many disconnected AT paths scattered around Transcona. 
Another priority is roads. Transcona residents would like to see the City of Winnipeg invest more money in local street renewals. Park renewal and maintenance was another big priority, as Transcona is home to over 60 parks. Addressing these concerns in the budget that is tabled will be factored into any support for the budget. 
As always, I’m proud to represent Transcona at City Hall, and I hope you will find my articles informative. 
I currently have a Facebook Page, Instagram account, and a website — www.shawnnason.ca —to regularly inform our community on items of importance. Should you want to discuss this or other items of concern — please contact my office by calling 204-986-8087 or email snason@winnipeg.ca

As we approach the end of the year, the magic of the holiday season begins. We see the magic in the little things — the colourful lights, the holiday displays, and even in the snow that covers our city. 

Many of us cannot picture the holiday season without snow and the City of Winnipeg’s snow clearing operations allow for the city to keep moving. 

JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Winnipeg plows its streets based on a priority system, with regional streets plowed first, followed by collector and residential streets. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

The public works department will have daily operations updates on its website (www.winnipeg.ca/publicworks/snow) throughout the winter and from here you can track where snow removal and sanding is taking place. You are also able to find out which zone you belong to when it comes to the residential parking ban.

Snow clearing occurs in what the city refers to as the priority system. 

• Priority I streets include all regional streets, such as Regent Avenue West, Plessis Road, Dugald Road, Ravenhurst Street to Pandora Avenue East, Pandora Avenue East to Day Street, Grassie Boulevard, and Lagimodière Boulevard;

• Priority II streets include non-regional bus routes and collector streets based on traffic counts, although some streets in industrial areas are exceptions to the traffic count standard;

• Priority III streets include residential and/or little-used industrial streets. For accessibility and refuse collection, back lanes are usually given an accelerated priority.

The end of the calendar year also marks the annual budget process for the City of Winnipeg. 

A few weeks back, I held some community budget consultations at various Transcona parks to ask what residents would like to see included in the 2022 budget. 

Overall, the No. 1 budget priority for Transcona residents is more investment in active transportation paths — specifically, to finish the many disconnected AT paths scattered around Transcona. 

Another priority is roads. Transcona residents would like to see the City of Winnipeg invest more money in local street renewals. Park renewal and maintenance was another big priority, as Transcona is home to over 60 parks. Addressing these concerns in the budget that is tabled will be factored into any support for the budget. 

As always, I’m proud to represent Transcona at City Hall, and I hope you will find my articles informative. 

I currently have a Facebook Page, Instagram account, and a website — www.shawnnason.ca —to regularly inform our community on items of importance. Should you want to discuss this or other items of concern — please contact my office by calling 204-986-8087 or email snason@winnipeg.ca

Shawn Nason

Shawn Nason
Transcona ward report

Shawn Nason is the city councillor for Transcona ward.

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