Getting things done in 2023
A new year is upon us and I want to continue building on the momentum of the many accomplishments seen in 2022. I am excited for what 2023 has in store and I am working hard to get more things done in Fort Whyte, for you.
Last year was full of learning, but having now served as your MLA for nearly a year, I am feeling much more comfortable in this role. I appreciate all of the conversations I have been able to have with residents and they help me understand what is important to each and every one of you.
While I have many priorities for our riding, I remain focused on making our community safer, investing in the community and connecting with as many residents as possible. To kick off 2023, here are just a few things I’d like to highlight:
• Public safety – On Dec. 21, the new set of traffic lights at McGillivray Boulevard and McCreary Road became operational. These lights have drastically improved the safety for the many people turning on to and off McCreary on a daily basis.
While the safety of residents always takes priority, I also care deeply about your furry four-legged friends. In November, I passed my first private member’s bill that made it illegal throughout Manitoba to leave pets in car sduring extreme temperatures (unless the vehicle left running with climate control on). I hope all pets across Manitoba are as excited as I am over this bill.
• Coffee with Obby — I was happy to host “Coffee with Obby” events throughout 2022. These monthly coffee dates rotate through various locationsin the district and provide residents with an opportunity to come out and chat with me about anything. It is important to me that I am approachable and accessible and this casual, open dialogue between myself and residents allows me to learn about what is important to the individuals living in my riding. The next chat will take place on Feb. 24 from 9:45 – 11:15 am at the McDonald’s on Kenaston.
Many more exciting things are in the works for 2023, including a big winter event for late February, so stay tuned for more details on that. I am also looking for ideas on Fort Whyte gems to profile in my “Obby in Fort Whyte” videos. To date, I have been able to showcase Fort Whyte Alive and Oxygen Yoga and hope to do dozens more throughout the year. To stay up to date on all upcoming chats and other events, visit my website – obbykhan.ca.
As always, residents can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my new office at 143-99 Scurfield Blvd.
Obby Khan is the Progressive Conservative MLA for Fort Whyte.